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

Some Classical Liberal Priors

“A mark of wisdom is to be aware of one’s priors and to struggle to prevent these both from obstructing one’s own personal quest for a better understanding of reality, and from impeding productive discussion with other persons.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

A Conversation on the Intersection of Physics and Freedom

“On this episode of the Authors Corner, Ethan speaks with Dr. Adrian Bejan, an award-winning physicist and the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, on his book Freedom and Evolution: Hierarchy in Nature, Society, and Science.” ~ AIER

Is It Democracy if Ballots Aren’t Secret?

“If Covid or some other ‘public health crisis’ can be used to justify anything and everything and if the same entity asserting emergency powers can also rubber stamp their powers and ignore SCOTUS, what can’t that entity do if so inclined?” ~ Robert E. Wright

Prominent Law Professor Sues His School Over Vaccine Policy

“The significance of this case cannot be overstated with vaccine mandates and passports being considered and implemented across the country. One does not need a background in law to understand that the pandemic has sent the country into another constitutional inflection point.” ~ Ethan Yang