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.

Articles

Everyday Price Index Outpaces the CPI in July

“AIER’s Everyday Price Index rose again, led by food and energy. Prices for many goods and services are still distorted by the lingering effects of government shutdowns. As these distortions fade, price pressures are likely to ease.” – Robert Hughes

Who Fact Checks the Fact Checkers? A Report on Media Censorship

“When we see fact checkers like NewsGuard, who not only fail to uphold their high-sounding principles but even publicly encourage working with the government to suppress speech, we should raise red flags.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & Ethan Yang

A Deficit of Clear Thinking About Loss of Freedom

“We are running headlong in the direction of a far more comprehensive paternalistic state, and farther away from a world in which government would basically leave us alone in our peaceful and voluntary actions and activities with our fellow human beings.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling 

How to Be a Green Economist, Nordhaus-Style

“Is there a way to be a concerned environmentalist without falling prey to the ‘It’s all a scam’ on one side and ‘It’s the apocalypse’ on the other? I believe so; deep down, I believe Professor Nordhaus does so too. The Spirit of Green shows it, but you need to dig a bit to find it.” ~ Joakim Book

Populist Prophets, Public Profits, and the Pied Pipers of Lucre

“Keith Gill and the WallStreetBets horde aren’t going anywhere, and their crusade is not unique. They are preceded by many other campaigns, the earliest of which were Thomas Lawson’s in early 20th century Boston.” ~ Peter C. Earle