The Enduring Relevance of Mises and Hayek’s Critique of Socialism

– September 25, 2021

“The fact that the market, thankfully, is so robust as not to grind to a halt at the slightest provocation ought not be mistaken as evidence that government interventions into the economy are harmless unless and until they begin to resemble full-on socialism.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


The Curse of Resources, Coups, and Business

– September 24, 2021

“Unruly ambitions degrade the institutions and norms that would contribute to successful negotiations with multinational firms and investors essential for the development of the economy.” ~ Todd Myers


Coin Can’t Save US from Debt Crisis

– September 23, 2021

“If Treasury can just slap a figure on a hunk of metal and demand that the Federal Reserve credit its account with that figure, it could force the creation of as much money as the politicians controlling it want.” ~ Robert E. Wright


A Tale of Two Letters

– September 22, 2021

“I can imagine writing, and have written, two letters of advice to my two sons upon their graduations from high school and college, the first if the trajectory of February 2020 had continued and the second given what has actually transpired since.” ~ Robert E. Wright


The Great Ivermectin Flap Reveals the Tribalism of American Politics

– September 21, 2021

“A skeptic is simply a person who is willing to be persuaded by the evidence, not someone who is pre-committed to a particular outcome, or who misrepresents the facts of the case. I encourage you, whatever your tribe, to become a proper skeptic, too.” ~ James E. Hanley


When Diktats and Conscience Conflict

– September 21, 2021

“Grotius was a great liberal because he saw that everyone has moral agency, as an individual: Rulers are to be judged by the ruled. Everyone has the capacity and the responsibility to judge.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


Why Totalitarians Promote Hate

– September 20, 2021

“As human cooperation decreases and hatred increases, you too, not just the people the mandates are directed against, will suffer. The oxygen of capitalism is cooperation. The oxygen of totalitarians is hatred for differences.” ~ Barry Brownstein


Tax Increases Cannot Pay for the Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill

– September 19, 2021

“During the pandemic, Congress passed multiple trillion-dollar bills to help keep the economy afloat. With the economy recovering, America does not need another one.” ~ Travis Nix


Treason and Its Misprision

– September 18, 2021

“All Americans had better tell POTUS or a judge right quick that they may have witnessed treason during the Afghanistan debacle or we may all need amnesty for misprision of treason!” ~ Robert E. Wright


Angry about Unspent K-12 Education Funds? Support ESAs.

– September 17, 2021

“If you’re angry about these ludicrous spending bills, the time to demand another option is now, and it all starts with schools. We’re in a mess, but ESAs could help guide us out.” ~ Garion Frankel


Spendthrift Uncle Sam No Longer Can Afford to Run the World

– September 16, 2021

“Washington should stop trying to run the world and concentrate on defending Americans. The U.S. would be safer- and save money in the process.” ~ Doug Bandow


Test of Time: The Most Important Failure of US Covid Response

– September 15, 2021

“It is becoming clear that the U.S. failure to yoke up with the private sector is the most important, but least-commented on, failure of Covid response overall.” ~ Michael Munger