Boettke Makes Economics Life-Affirming and Intellectually Adventurous

– March 25, 2020

For centuries, economists have struggled for ways to impart economic lessons to the general public, with the hope of impressing upon people who are not studying formally the need to grasp the logic and meaning of economics.


Introducing The Harwood Reader

– January 12, 2020

To form The Harwood Reader, we took Harwood’s own list of readings and put together what amounts to a Harwood-style education in economic theory, history, and policy. The result is spectacular in my view. Many of these readings are difficult to find, and they’ve never been put together in this way before.


2019 AIER Book Catalog

– January 11, 2020

Our publishing program is part of an entire suite of services provided by AIER, as a supplement to our daily articles, our programs around the world, our local care for students and professors, and our daily media appearances. The ethos of it all is a principled commitment to good theory, integrity, liberality, and enthusiasm for the role of ideas in shaping history.


AIER Books Published in 2019

– January 2, 2020

Twice in the 1930s, censors in Washington, D.C., sent letters to the American Institute for Economic Research demanding that we shut down our presses. Twice our founder E.C. Harwood refused to do so. Twice government backed down. What were we doing wro …


Some Great Books for Stuffing Stockings

– December 16, 2019

This is a lucky day for those of you who have procrastinated until the last minute to finish your Christmas shopping: I offer here a list of seven superb books published in 2019 that your open-minded friends and family members are sure to love. Deirdre …


Growth Is Good

– December 12, 2019

In his 2018 book Stubborn Attachments, Tyler Cowen defends a thesis that is likely to be as unpopular as it is misunderstood: over the long run, differences in growth rates swamp just about everything. Therefore, increased economic growth is a moral im …


Bourbon for Breakfast After 10 Years

– November 19, 2019

It was last year when I was invited to address a dinner party. I arrived to find a copy of this book at every place setting. I was momentarily mortified: this is surely not my best material. What even is in this book? This attitude does reflect my outl …


Bourbon for Breakfast: How to Love Liberty and Love Life

– November 19, 2019

Are you bothered by bureaucrats, but do you still love life? If so, Bourbon for Breakfast is for you. Jeffrey Tucker’s essays are a masterful parody of government and a celebration of little things that make the world a better place. Murray Rothbard re …


Why Is AIER Publishing Karl Marx?

– October 14, 2019

Reading the source helps you find the root errors and not get buffeted about by fake arguments that turn up on the news daily. In general, this task just granted me more confidence in a similar way that reading the right-Hegelians did.


A Book and a Message that Can Save the World

– August 21, 2019

The word over time became corrupted, and still is to a great extent, by people who try to enlist their pet cause in the idea. But nothing can take away that great first principle of liberalism: that society can manage itself to bringing dignity to the lives of individuals and communities without overlords scripting and planning.


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.


A Measly Five Bucks to Bust Out of the Ideological Bubble

– July 26, 2019

Apparently nobody, not even the Gray Lady, rigorously fact checks anymore. Or is it that only books reviewed in a few elite outlets count and none happen to critique finance from the non-left? Heck, I can almost hear the editors ask themselves: Only people on the left write the right kind of books, right?