Economics and Economic Freedom
A free and prosperous society requires a functioning market economy at its foundation. Using a broad array of tools drawn from price theory, public choice analysis, Austrian theory, and classical empiricism, our study of economics and economic freedom explores the underpinnings of the market system, the roots of economic prosperity, and emerging threats to the same in the public policy sphere. Our work includes the measurement of freedom and providing practical economic information for people to make better decisions.
“In summary, and with the caution that should attend social science empirics: a weakening US job market on top of the increasingly encumbered financial circumstances of many US citizens renders the continuation of robust consumption doubtful.” ~ Peter C. Earle
“Entrepreneurs thrived during the era of free banking in the United States, even with restrictive banking laws, which handicapped private banks from being more efficient.” ~ Michael N. Peterson
“ESG is a segue into global governance, but there is growing decentralized resistance against hyper-centralization.” ~ Kate Wand and Allen Mendenhall
“Almost every imaginable economic indicator was sharply affected by the pandemic. But in just the past year, both college enrollment and teenage labor force participation show signs of what may be to come.” ~ Edward Lopez and Kevin Lavery
“During normal times, when inflation is low and stable, the floor system increases the burden on taxpayers. The burden is even larger when inflation is high, as it has been over the past two years.” ~ Louis Rouanet
“Not all differences are due to injustice. We can improve our own situation, both individually and collectively, by acting prudently, wisely, and productively.” ~ Per Bylund