Should We Be Worried about Big Tech?

Should We Be Worried about Big Tech?

– June 8, 2020

“AIER itself has faced throttling by Google, YouTube, and perhaps Twitter, and videos we’ve needed for science-based postings have been deleted. We steadily worked to build our own outlets, preparing for the possibility of full censorship.” ~ Donovan Choy

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Protest Also Against Police Unions and Qualified Immunity

Protest Also Against Police Unions and Qualified Immunity

– June 8, 2020

Surprising myself, I write here about the murder of George Floyd.  My surprise springs from my long-held belief that I, a professional economist who now specializes in studying trade and trade policy, likely have nothing useful to add to public di …

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Open Letter to the Charleston Protestors

An Open Letter to the Charleston Protestors

– June 6, 2020

“Your cause is just and we hope we can work together in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Will Social Security Go Bankrupt?

Will Social Security Go Bankrupt?

– June 6, 2020

“Where are we now? Is Social Security going bankrupt? Not literally, since bankruptcy law does not apply to government agencies or programs. But it is unquestionably true that Social Security is headed for a fiscal calamity.” ~ Warren Gibson

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Argentina in Default, Economists Call for Good Faith Negotiations

With Argentina in Default, Economists Call for Good Faith Negotiations

– June 5, 2020

“Argentina’s economic troubles are self-imposed. They are not the fault of its creditors, who just want to be repaid as promised. Any good-faith solution to Argentina’s problems must start by recognizing the real problem: large fiscal deficits.” ~ Nicholas Cachanosky

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Devastation Wrought on Small Business

The Devastation Wrought on Small Business

– June 5, 2020

“The brutalism of the initial coronavirus lockdown orders, as well as the soft extension of the quarantine disguised as “Phased Reopenings,” have put SBO’s in an inhumane position. It’s neutered their ability to attract not only patrons, but employees.” ~ Taleed Brown

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The Simple Logic of Free Markets and Retaliation

– June 2, 2020

“If the U.S. retaliates against Chinese industrial policy with American industrial policy, both countries end up in the box in the lower left-hand corner – for each, the worst possible outcome.” ~ Donald Boudreaux

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Resistance Isn’t Futile, It is Necessary

– May 26, 2020

“Resistance is a necessary part of democratic self-governance, and it becomes even more so at a time when all the calls are for increased centralization and the voices of the technocratic elite grow louder and stronger in insisting that such resistance is futile.” ~ Peter Boettke

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Pandemics and the Liberal Path

– May 21, 2020

“What is needed now more than ever is an immediate restoration of free trade, free enterprise, freedom of movement, commercial rights, and human rights.” ~ Jeffrey Tucker

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Lord Sumption: The Lockdown Is Without Doubt the Greatest Interference with Personal Liberty in Our History

– May 9, 2020

These have been trying times for those who believe that individuals have a right to work and see one’s loved ones. In a mere few days in March, we watched as many of the rights and principles we believed we could take for granted were swept away at the …

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Should Government Go Medieval During Pandemic Disease?

– March 4, 2020

It is high time that Americans stop pretending government can protect everyone, in every possible way, all the time and tell Washington to stop overstepping.

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Biodiversity and Prosperity Go Together

– December 16, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is clear: there is a loss of biodiversity globally. The losses are expected to increase as a result of climate change. As a result, there are some researchers who advance the idea that we may be in t …

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