Biodiversity and Prosperity Go Together

– December 16, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is clear: there is a loss of biodiversity globally. The losses are expected to increase as a result of climate change. As a result, there are some researchers who advance the idea that we may be in t …

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Twenty Crazy Beliefs on Economics and Politics

– November 25, 2019

Why do so many American Progressives, fearing that rich people abuse state power, aim to reduce the riches of rich people, instead of the state power that Progressives admit is subject to being abused?Why do so many American Progressives wish to put ev …

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Proof That Tariffs Flood the Swamp

– November 13, 2019

Recently talking from the Senate floor, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) candidly acknowledged what most AIER readers have known for a long time: politicians are influenced by special interest groups, and, in many cases, this influence prevents them fro …

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We Need More Free-Market Experiments Now

– October 24, 2019

An idea to disrupt cloistered markets, ideologically-induced psychological barriers, and suboptimal policies through radical innovation.

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The Solution to Blackouts and Wildfires in California

– October 23, 2019

It is time to liberate electric utility customers and bring innovation back to the once innovative electric utility industry that was pioneered by great inventors and businessmen such as Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse.

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How the WeWork Mess Proves that Markets Work

– September 23, 2019

WeWork is one of the most high profile examples of a once high-flying organization that was first humbled, and then dragged back to earth due to internal issues that eventually came to light.

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Massachusetts’ Addiction to Regulation Keeps Most Pot Sales on the Black Market

– August 19, 2019

Massachusetts has not legalized cannabis products so much as entered the drug market via a handful of chosen franchisees, with the extra competitive advantage that you could be fined or jailed if you buy from the competition. Let freedom ring.

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Social Media’s Bumpy Ride to Better Ideas

– August 15, 2019

Social media is a dynamic evolutionary process that can lead to better ideas, but the path often isn’t pretty.

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A Job Is Not Alienating; It Is Empowering

– August 11, 2019

Beware: every theory that posits that your job is alienating is a ruse to draft you into a new form of collective identity in which you will have fewer choices.

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An Answer to That Viral Equality Meme

– August 9, 2019

Free market capitalism naturally seeks ways to be inclusive by trying to attract a wider consumer base.

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The FTC’s Strategy Against Facebook is Bad Economics

– August 2, 2019

The theory that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp primarily to squelch future competition represents a view of antitrust that is simplistic and naive. It also endangers a startup business model that has produced incalculable benefits through innovation.

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To Put Down People’s Jobs Is Brutal and Uncomprehending

– July 16, 2019

Should I ever have the chance to meet Faye Lewis, I will soundly congratulate her for her fabulous striving, for her inevitably imperfect, yet wildly-admirable journey.

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