Economic Education

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Human beings have contradictory impulses. On the one hand, we want to be “free”; on the other, we want to be led, and by a powerful and charismatic leader.

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Pope Francis has been consistently against capitalism and not just capitalism; his target since at least 2014 has been the whole system of human liberty insofar as it impacts commercial life.

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

I don’t want a fighter in the Oval Office, I want a thinker.

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

What happens when you fight economics? Economics pushes back. It cares nothing for your visions, speeches, songs, hats, and rallies; indeed, not even the world’s biggest guns and armies can stop the forces of supply and demand.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

If you care about the environment, you should put your bottles and other glass in the regular garbage, every time.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Ideologies of control and hate have targeted commercial life because of its best feature of breaking down tribes and substituting in its place an ever-evolving universal cooperation.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Compared to beneficiaries, the victims of government interventions are indeed typically more difficult to see — which is why good economists spend so much time and energy explaining the reality of these victims.

Monday, August 5th, 2019

For many firms, their reputation is their most valuable asset. They will go to great lengths to protect it.

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Imagine there are two people, Jason and Namor, and they have these production possibilities for crimes prevented and movies made per year.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

The labor problems facing the Sanders campaign should make us pause for just a second and ask what it says about our ability to deliberate over, form, and articulate a Glorious Plan that will cure people’s ills, correct injustices, and secure domestic tranquility.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The US women’s national team have claimed their second consecutive World Cup. Exciting fans with a brilliant run throughout the season. Unfortunately, the celebration of female accomplishment cannot exist without being shadowed by the fake gender war politics of the current year.

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A government could, undoubtedly, make beer. But the right beer with the right flavor profiles for a world of nearly infinite variety of tastes — not all of them consistent? For that, you need a market.

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

What right have any politicians to intervene in voluntary wage bargains?

Friday, July 19th, 2019

You’re not spreading prosperity when you choose the labor-intensive option just because it’s labor intensive. You’re actually wasting resources.

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Bosses are part of firms, which are hierarchies, small self-contained networks of command within the larger system of market chaotic and unplanned market processes.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

When asked about how fans can support the fight for equal pay, Rapinoe basically said that fans could pay them more.

Friday, July 12th, 2019

We aren’t respecting others’ liberty, dignity, and autonomy as independent and independently valuable moral agents when we coerce them.

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

This cartoon has some surprisingly sound arguments on social issues and economics. 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Trading is the very soul of the market economy. Taxing it is a sure path to killing that soul.

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Keep in mind what “progressive” means in this political context: an increase in the size, scope, and cost of government in American society.