The Trouble with Politics in Pop Culture
“With massive audiences and considerable influence, these networks and productions are responsible for the misinformation they distribute.” ~ Blake BallREAD MORE
Economic Growth Theories Fall into the Dustbin of History (And That’s Okay)
“So, while prominent economists were spinning their unsatisfying theories and lamenting the vicious cycle of poverty, the world got better—on its own.” ~ Jane Shaw StroupREAD MORE
Are GOP Presidential Contenders Prepared to Take On the Fed?
“There’s no time to lose. Aspiring Republicans must get serious about fixing the Fed.” ~ Alexander W. SalterREAD MORE
Decentralization and Bitcoin
“Bitcoin itself is a currency that might best be considered existing in a state of anarchy.” ~ Emile PhaneufREAD MORE
Don’t Listen to De-growthers — Economic Growth Is Healthy!
“The wealthier we are, the easier it is to tackle the ‘hard’ health issues. ” ~ Vincent GelosoREAD MORE
Before Joining the Boycott Bandwagon, Consider This
“We should all be thankful to live in a country where there are plenty of options for beer and bargain buys and that we have the power to vote with our dollars and voice our concerns.” ~ Kimberlee JosephsonREAD MORE
The Spurious Efficiency of Dishwashers
“To economists, labor is a resource that is to be used efficiently, just like any other resource.” ~ James HanleyREAD MORE
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 BordersREAD MORE
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 GulkerREAD MORE
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 GelosoREAD MORE
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.”READ MORE
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. SalterREAD MORE