capitol hill

Surrounded by Government Failure, Why Do People Still Believe?

– June 27, 2020

“We should continue fighting the battle of ideas because when we are deep into the mess that both parties, and their underlying ideologies, are creating, some people will look for answers and for solutions outside the state.” ~ Veronique de Rugy

outdoor market, croatia

Puzzles about Trade that Make Me Wonder

– June 23, 2020

“What would be the public reaction if the headlines daily announced, say, the number of people who died within the past 24 hours from some virus other than COVID, and reported these daily deaths with vivid bar charts? How would the public react to increased testing of some virus other than COVID and to breathless reports of rising numbers of people testing positive for this other virus?” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

jets, planes

The ExIm Bank is Still the Bank of Boeing

– June 22, 2020

“The bank has a long track record of serving mostly large foreign and domestic airlines in higher income nations, and distorting capital markets to fund projects that would likely be funded otherwise. It’s called cronyism.” ~ Veronique de Rugy

soldiers, marching

The Dangers of National Service

– June 20, 2020

“There is no acting entity called “the nation” to be served. The reality: what is called national service means doing the bidding of the particular politicians and bureaucrats who hold the reins, issue the orders and reap whatever sadistic satisfaction they gain from so doing.” ~ Warren Gibson

chess board

Managing the Chessboard of Human Society: Lessons from the Online Chessboard

– June 19, 2020

” It seems reasonable that we will never actually master every possible detail of chess, Monopoly, and other games. If games that happen within very well-defined spaces according to very well-defined rules present such insurmountable difficulties, I’m definitely skeptical of the notion that we can design and control a great society.” ~ Art Carden


Rush Limbaugh Again Cites AIER

– June 17, 2020

“AIER has been a crucial alternative platform for rational discussion of this topic, and this has been useful for alternative voices on all sides. Broadcaster Rush Limbaugh cites AIER at some length in his radio show today. Here is the transcript.” ~ AIER