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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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AIER Teaching Teachers

– September 19, 2018

In my lifetime, I’ve never observed more confusion over the issue of international trade. That’s an indicator of a more serious problem, the dearth of economic knowledge among the general public.

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Making America Broke (More Than It Already Is)

– September 18, 2018

Social Security is in the hole. It’s time to stop digging. 

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The Market’s Beautiful Response to Hurricane Florence

– September 18, 2018

Long before governments entered the disaster scene, private citizens and entities took responsibility whenever they saw their fellow residents in trouble, oftentimes putting their own safety at risk to help save lives.

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Microfoundations in Macroeconomics

– September 17, 2018

Paul Krugman is a little too quick to dismiss the need for microfoundations in rigorous macro models.

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The Greatest Service Economists Perform

– September 17, 2018

When done well, economics regularly reveals that that which appears to the popular mind to be undeniably true is often a mirage, or at least highly questionable. No service performed by economists is as important as this one.

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Three Undeniable Problems with Anti-Gouging Laws

– September 15, 2018

Anti-Price Gouging Laws are either useless or harmful.

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Three Burning Questions about Political Economy

– September 10, 2018

Can you explain why we Americans today, who are so much richer than were our great-great grandparents, are also so much more fearful than they were of peaceful immigrants?

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Max Stirner’s Enduring Relevance

– September 7, 2018

Collectivism left horrifying stains on the 20th century. With the new technologies of supervision and control now available, the dominance of collectivist beliefs in the new century would be outright devastating. It is time to ban the curse of collectivism. We need an individualist turn in philosophy and politics and must abandon the mystical beliefs in false abstractions. To this end, Max Stirner is the indispensable guide.

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It’s Not Only about Markets vs. the State

– September 4, 2018

“Voluntary collective action” should be our motto. This obviously includes markets, to be sure. But there is no reason to cede the vitality, attractiveness, and exuberance of the non-profit independent sector to ownership by the state. Voluntary private organizations belong to everyone.

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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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