Research Briefs

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The Penn State University climate scientist known for his “hockey stick” computer model and hair-trigger litigiousness has suffered a stiff check within the Canadian court arena.

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The death of manufacturing in the United States is being postponed, even reversed, by foreign investment including that coming from China.

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Human dignity, autonomy, and social cooperation are best left to the tender hands of politicians and bureaucrats. Not!

Monday, July 31st, 2017

President Trump recently signed a G-20 statement that supports international regulation of U.S. financial institutions, something that flies in the face of his domestic political positions.

Friday, July 28th, 2017

The Trump and Obama administrations agree on at least one point: occupational licensure harms Americans both as consumers and as producers.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Trends in crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies are converging into a mechanism catapulting cash-poor young companies and fashioning a new financing landscape.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

What is a market economy? We often talk about it as though it were a thing, perhaps a machine or a vehicle. Business reporters say it heats up or cools down. Sometimes it even gets stuck in a ditch. But it’s not a thing subject to heating or cooling or running off a road.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Some of Europe’s biggest electricity operators plan to start trading on a blockchain platform before the end of this year, although a collision with the European Union’s regulatory apparatus remains a possibility.

Friday, July 21st, 2017

With the meteoric rise of Bitcoin over the past few years, the seams of the system have begun to strain.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Blockchain technology introduces a portfolio of options that may enable critical steps toward economic development.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

The free market — indeed, a free society — is founded on individual rights, including the right to one’s justly acquired property. If the government’s rules regarding the use and disposal of property are “flexible,” a free society is doomed. 

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The American Revolution is still being fought, and the Washington-based administrative state is the biggest enemy.

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Uncertainty surrounding Obamacare and the Republican effort to reform its health-insurance rules has given an opening to those who want the government to be the sole payer of Americans’ medical bills.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

History is something you can try to escape, but sometimes you can’t, as millions of train riders find out every day.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Texans’ writing checks as good as gold is just a few months from reality.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

The movement to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour has suffered a blow with a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper evaluating the recent experience in Seattle, Wash.

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

President Trump has begun to flesh out his promise to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Borrowing for education has more than doubled in the last 20 years, from $42.6 billion for the 1995–96 school year to $106.8 billion in 2015–16, although that figure has fallen fr

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Business decisions should be made in the marketplace, not in the halls of government.

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Less than two weeks after being unmasked as Washington’s biggest producer of regulations, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a report calling for lessening regulation.