How the Market Drives Down Costs

– June 24, 2021

“The market forces of competition and price sensitivity, combined with increasing productivity that leads to higher wages, allow living standards to rise. However, government policies and perverse incentives can shield service providers from market forces, undermining competition and eroding U.S. standards of living.” ~ Ethan Yang

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The Political Paternalists Take Aim at Milton Friedman

– June 23, 2021

“How very disappointed Mr. Carter will no doubt be, when the policies he espouses end up, once again, having the disastrous effects they have always produced in the past. Much to Mr. Carter’s chagrin, it will be Milton Friedman’s ideas on liberty that will be shown to be the far more enduring ones.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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When I Wanted to Work in a Food Truck Instead of the Senate

– June 23, 2021

“Sometimes government might be preferable to the private sector, such as protecting our universal rights. However, for the vast majority of other concerns, we would be far better off looking to ourselves for answers than running towards the arms of the state.” ~ Ethan Yang

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It’s Appropriate to Demand That Intellectuals Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

– June 22, 2021

“Whenever I encounter intellectuals who declare that their econometric research or armchair theorizing reveals that workers are underpaid or that consumers are overcharged, I feel fully justified by responding with: ‘Prove it! Put your money where your mouth is.'” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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A Policy Wishlist for Summer 2021, Initially Composed While Stuck in Traffic

– June 21, 2021

“These may not be very likely, but a man can dream, can’t he–especially when he’s stuck in stop-and-go traffic? If, by some miracle, some of these actually happen, we can move on to other improvements when Fall rolls around.” ~ Art Carden

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Decentralized Cryptocurrency Systems and Hayek’s Unplanned Economy

– June 19, 2021

“Pure free market money is emerging upon the world to compete from a position of zero against a Goliath establishment. If it wins, the debate is settled. With luck, but thankfully without the permission of any planner, we all get to witness Hayek’s ideal of decentralization bear out across financial markets in all of the years ahead.” ~ Erik Voorhees

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A Conversation On Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

– June 17, 2021

“Dr. Darcy W.E. Allen, a vocal proponent of innovative digital technologies and the economics of blockchain, joins Ethan Yang for another rigorous discussion about his new book ‘Unfreeze: How to Create a High Growth Economy After the Pandemic and more.'” ~ AIER

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Taking a (Lemonade) Stand for Free Enterprise

– June 17, 2021

“The summertime lemonade stand serves more than just refreshing beverages. It stands as a quintessential reminder of how people of all ages love to barter and exchange, as Adam Smith once reminded us. It is in our nature. If we only had the imagination to perceive a world free from commercial barriers, much like our young entrepreneurs do, the world would be less sour and much more sweet.” ~ Anthony Gill

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United’s Bid for Supersonic Supremacy Vivifies Burden of Government

– June 16, 2021

“It’s something to keep in mind in consideration of the massive size of the federal government. Trillions in annual spending by politicians logically limits the amount of capital available for businesses trying to improve the present, or in Aerion’s case, striving to create a much better future.” ~ John Tamny

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This Claim of Market Failure Deserves No Credit

– June 15, 2021

“If you who claim to identify a market failure could, but don’t, voluntarily put your own money where your mouth is in an attempt to address that alleged failure, why should anyone listen to your pleas for government to coercively put other people’s money where your mouth is?” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Saving America From the Counterrevolution

– June 14, 2021

“Defenders of the great revolution of enlightenment values and modernity have our work cut out for us. Harwood’s book is just as relevant today as it was in 1951 and at less than 100 pages, it is a manifesto for those who are up to the task of standing watch over the well-being of our society.” ~ Ethan Yang

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The American Public Favors Competitive Energy Markets – So Does the Environment

– June 12, 2021

“With public opinion lining up with the practical advantages of competitive energy markets, deregulating energy markets and promoting competition among energy sources and producers is a no-brainer – both for consumers and the planet.” ~ Christopher Barnard

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