The Distorted Market for Woke Capitalism

– October 17, 2021

“The process of awakening corporate America from wokeness will need to be as much a cultural enterprise as it is an exercise in returning business to its proper function in the economy and society more generally.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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In Defense of Bank Deposits: An Open Letter to Professor Omarova

– October 16, 2021

“I can’t help thinking that someone placed in charge of a quarter of the nation’s banks ought to recognize the valuable services they perform, and recognize them well enough to be willing to oppose any plan that would prevent them from continuing to perform those services.” ~ George Selgin

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Inflation and Consumer Welfare: Don’t Forget the Supply Side!

– October 15, 2021

“Let’s keep our eye on the supply side. We should be making every effort, policy-wise, to ease restrictions on production and exchange. That will help both in the short run and the long run.” ~ Alexander W. Salter

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Marijuana Legalization: Corporate America Now Leading the Way

– October 15, 2021

“Although government plays a role in confronting abuse, civil institutions have an even more important role in creating informal rules for drug use. We increasingly see this process at work, illustrating an important expansion of liberty in Americans’ lives.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Five College Campus Myths

– October 14, 2021

“Many college students and young people are remarkably receptive to economic theory, but lack the experience with mainline economic education and research to come to sound economic conclusions on their own.” ~ David Gillette & Lauren Frazier

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Pennsylvania’s Road to Serfdom (and Freedom’s to Perdition)

– October 14, 2021

“Pennsylvania’s updated ‘climate action plan,’ as were all previous plans, is a recipe for economic disaster and society’s mutual demise. Never has such ‘forward thinking’ been so utterly backward and ignorant.” ~ Colin McNickle

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Assessing Market Expectations of Inflation

– October 13, 2021

“Those denying any risk that inflation will remain above target or confidently predicting that 4 percent inflation will be the new normal, are not within the range of reasonable. They are rightly ridiculed.” ~ William J. Luther

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Capital Accumulation and the Reconciliation Package

– October 13, 2021

“Misguided tax hikes on businesses and individuals that discourage saving and diminish funds for private investment must be avoided. Neglecting this legislation’s adverse impact on capital accumulation means robbing future prosperity for the sake of the present social ends.” ~ Theodore A. Gebhard

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Eyes on the Politicized Prize

– October 12, 2021

“We may conclusively establish that the monopsony scenario of the minimum wage was directly anticipated and discussed by economists for decades before Card and Krueger’s paper.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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What Are the Nobel Journalists Doing?

– October 12, 2021

“I’m always surprised at the unbelievably poor quality of questions journalists pose to the newly minted laureates. The profession of the Fourth Estate is indeed in hopeless decline; nowhere is this as clear as in watching the econ Nobel be announced.” ~ Joakim Book

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The IMF Should Be Eliminated, Not Expanded

– October 12, 2021

“There are many good economists who work for the IMF and they often produce high-quality research. Sadly, their sensible analysis doesn’t seem to have any impact on the decisions of the organization’s top bureaucrats.” ~ Daniel J. Mitchell

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Malthusian Misanthropy

– October 11, 2021

“Perhaps the most baleful feature of this benign man’s theory is the scarcity mentality it both posits and reinforces, and which has crept into contemporary thinking in biology, environmentalism, and economics.” ~ Richard Gunderman

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