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Do You Donate Out of Fear or Love?

– September 20, 2019

Donors to AIER know that it is not enough to fund the lesser of two evils; we also need to donate to the good to make the world a freer and better place.

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Price Controls Attack the Freedom of Speech

– September 17, 2019

There are few government interventionist policies as likely to disrupt, distort, and imbalance the actions of tens of millions, indeed, hundreds of millions, of people dependent upon each other for the everyday things of life as much as price controls.

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In Markets, Your Vote Counts; in Politics, Not So Much

– September 16, 2019

Democratic voting gives no individual any influence whatsoever over the manner in which he or she is treated, or how he or she fares, in society.

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Face It, We Are All Spoiled

– September 15, 2019

Let’s go easy on the young. There is nothing wrong with being spoiled. We all are. What’s inexcusable is the ignorance that drives us to take it all for granted and utterly fail to understand the source of the greatness of our lives and opportunities.

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What Vexes Small Business More than Taxes and Regulations?

What Vexes Small Business More than Taxes and Regulations?

– September 11, 2019

The depressing data actually amounts to a fantastic opportunity for those who choose to take advantage of it.

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For Politicians, Bad Ideas are Low Risk and High Reward

– September 10, 2019

Is there any way that they can be held accountable for their bad ideas?

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Listen to AIER Every Day

– September 4, 2019

Earlier this year, some of us wondered how we could make the voice of the American Institute for Economic Research become part of people’s lives in their homes as well. I’m thrilled to announce that this is a reality right now!

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The Media Cannot Talk Us Into Recession

– September 4, 2019

Phillipson’s comment is a reminder that some conservatives can unsheathe the victim card as ably as their reliably outraged opponents on the left.

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The Middleman Serves an Essential Economic Function

– September 3, 2019

Because in our modern economy every one of us purchases from others nearly everything we use, our economy is a vast complex of middlemen.

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If You Don’t Understand It, Don’t Mess with It

– September 2, 2019

It is precisely those who (plausibly) preach prudence in manipulating the natural world who are most cavalier about smashing and rebuilding social institutions.

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What Economic News Can You Trust?

– September 2, 2019

In the advertising-driven market of Internet news, the incentives of mainstream media to say what is true are misaligned. 

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Luce Brings Light to the Age of Anxiety

– September 1, 2019

The film Luce is beautiful, haunting, and profound precisely because it doesn’t take the easy path. It doesn’t disguise the underlying truth that our endless search for saints to canonize and witches to burn is nothing but a cover for our failure to deal with the much less dramatic troubles in our own lives. 

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