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A Graduate Student’s Review of Jason Brennan’s Good Work if You Can Get It: How to Succeed in Academia

– June 21, 2020

“This book is also a beneficial read for newly minted PhD candidates to aid in their productivity skills and advisors of graduate students to learn how to best mentor, guide, and be a valuable resource to their advisees. As a current doctoral student, I recommend this book wholeheartedly.” ~ Justin T. Callais

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Free Speech Is Not Just Partisan Speech with Which You Agree

Free Speech Is Not Just Partisan Speech with Which You Agree

– May 29, 2020

“President Trump — and your supporters — lay off Twitter, and the other tech media platforms. All politicians of every political party should stop attacking the media and declare their support for the First Amendment.” ~ Raymond Niles

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The World Health Organization Was Against Quarantines Only Last Year

The World Health Organization Was Against Quarantines Only Last Year

– May 28, 2020

“The real problem is epistemic: who is to decide what is normal, mild, moderate, or severe pandemic? Leave that decision to politicians and bureaucrats, and you have a problem. They do not know, and, as we’ve seen, immediately adopt the most extreme measures and go beyond them.” ~ Edward Peter Stringham

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Micromanaged Business Reopenings Could Cause More Harm

– May 25, 2020

“In attempting to convey that the adults in the room have spent a long time thinking about this difficult issue, Massachusetts instead exposes just how little regulators’ blunt instruments can possibly add.” ~ Max Gulker

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The Guns of August: A Look Back at the Financial Shock of the Great War

– May 24, 2020

“Many of the extraordinary policies we see governments wielding right now are not as unprecedented as some commentators may think.” ~ Joakim Book

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Visualizations are Powerful, But Often Misleading

– May 23, 2020

“To make improper transformation of data can lead observers of data to incorrect conclusions. The data must be allowed to speak without being distorted.” ~ James Caton

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Want to End Book-Selling Scams? Stop Relying on Copyrights

– August 9, 2019

Outdated intellectual property (IP) laws severely restrict the production of books and material that should be easily accessible to the public.

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AIER, This Year and Next

– December 19, 2018

The atmosphere at AIER makes for a welcome contrast with the civic culture of division and anger that dominates politics and mainstream news. We are focused on the long term, and on truth and integrity as the desiderata of intellectual value.

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AIER Helps Bring Economics to the Classroom

– September 24, 2018

Students don’t learn enough economics, neither as a subject nor as a way of thinking across the curriculum. AIER was proud to co-sponsor and partner on an event last week with two organizations working to change that fact: the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE), and the Economic Education Center at Lindenwood University’s School of Education in St. Charles, Missouri.

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How a New Definition of Personality Wrecked a Generation (or Two)

– September 23, 2018

“Without entirely knowing what we were doing, that in the course of a few decades, we replaced a view of the human project that was inspired by choice, personal ambition, and individual achievement with a completely different view that insists that aspiration is utterly pointless and probably even dangerous.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker 

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An Education in One Evening, Courtesy of Jordan Peterson

– September 8, 2018

Politics promised to give us a meaningful life. It failed. Now we have to find it elsewhere. As the poet Virgil led Dante through Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell, Jordan Peterson is the tour guide of the modern world in its confrontation with our inner selves.

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AIER Scholars on The Rubin Report

– August 31, 2018

The Rubin Report has been an important source for the dissemination of sound economic ideas.  

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