The Spurious Efficiency of Dishwashers 

“To economists, labor is a resource that is to be used efficiently, just like any other resource.” ~ James Hanley

– June 2, 2023

The Constitution Is Dead. We’re Giving Away $20,000 to Create a New One.

“Too many intellectuals and activists play fast and loose with terms like ‘social contract,’ which is why a Constitution of Consent is one people will literally sign.” ~ Max Borders

– June 2, 2023

A Higher Minimum Wage, More Unions, and More Public Housing. Review of ‘Poverty, by America’ by Matthew Desmond

“Desmond’s policy proposals almost all double down on collaboration between big government, big business, and big labor–the ‘system’ against which the American left first cut its teeth protesting.” ~ Max Gulker

– June 1, 2023

Media Independence Does Not Really Mean Media Independence

“No politician needs to bribe a journalist. All that is needed is a politician’s power to sculpt the shape of the news market in ways that are to his advantage.” ~ Vincent Geloso

– June 1, 2023

Continuing to Get Straight the Facts About the American Economy

“Despite governments at the local, state, and federal levels all obstructing, in various ways, the process of entrepreneurial wealth creation, the robustness of the American economy continues to impress.”

– May 31, 2023

Two Cheers for Gramm and Solon

“Excessive government spending makes us less productive than we otherwise would be, resulting in a permanently lower level of employment and output.” ~ Alexander W. Salter

– May 31, 2023

Business Conditions Monthly April 2023

“AIER’s April Business Conditions Monthly indicators reflect the disparate, and to some extent offsetting economic signals emergent within the US economy today.” ~ Peter C. Earle

– May 30, 2023

The Socialist Generation Debate

“The information required to ‘calculate’ the correct choice literally does not exist until market processes are allowed to generate information about the relative opportunity costs of various resources.” ~ Michael Munger

– May 30, 2023

Waller Offers Common Sense View on Financial Risks of Climate Change

“Climate-related innovation does not seem to pose a unique risk to the financial system. And lenders have a long history of adapting to technological innovation.” ~ Bryan Cutsinger

– May 29, 2023

Bill and Ted Take Joan of Arc to Walmart

“What I think is most striking about Walmart – and what I would hope Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Socrates, and others would notice – is that the floor-to-ceiling cornucopia is not restricted to the elites.” ~ Art Carden

– May 29, 2023


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