Topic: Free Markets

The FDA Is Funding and Approving Cigarettes

– July 30, 2022

“Prohibiting vapes while increasing the number of reduced nicotine combustible cigarettes is as counterproductive as it is political. It doesn’t need to be.” ~ Mazen Saleh

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ESGs: Social Credit for Corporations? | Liberty Curious (Video)

– July 29, 2022

“Robert Wright and Kate Wand discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives and how they distort markets by directing companies to focus on Woke objectives rather than profits.” ~ AIER

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Entry Barriers: A Personal Disappreciation

– July 29, 2022

“What I know, though, without any sophisticated econometrics, is that my own encounter with indirect grants of special privilege is not one I wish to repeat any time soon—or ever.” ~ Caleb S. Fuller

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Is America in a Recession?

– July 27, 2022

“Traditionally, NBER calls recessions and other phases of business cycles, but only retrospectively, and mostly just for scholars. Nobody actually involved in trading securities or making policy waits for its decisions and voters certainly won’t.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Take the Money and Run: Taxpayers in AZ Will Fund Students, not Schools

– July 26, 2022

“Arizona has turned a corner in its understanding of public education. The one-size-fits-all factory model won’t have an iron grip on the state’s whole concept of education – nor its budget.” ~ Laura Williams

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Re-Imagining Medicine

– July 24, 2022

“We are not selecting for, nurturing, or rewarding imagination in medicine to the degree we should, and patients, physicians, and our society are paying the price for it.” ~ Richard Gunderman

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Planning Fails Because Rules Rule

– July 23, 2022

“What, then, are organizational leaders to do? Think like classical liberals and align incentives carefully! Give workers autonomy by allowing them to make decisions where they have superior information.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Why Job Turnover Is So High for Gen Z and Millennials

– July 23, 2022

“As stated by Thomas Sowell, in Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, ‘Transferring the fruits of human capital is not as fundamental as spreading the human capital itself.'” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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A Pay-it-Back Plan for Teacher Pay

– July 22, 2022

“A pay-it-back plan probably won’t solve teacher pay problems, but it does help us to think about how we already have a stable way to compensate teachers.” ~ Michael J. Douma

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On the Negative Consequences of Price Floors

– July 21, 2022

“As with price ceilings, if more people understood the full economic consequences of price floors, public support for the especially pernicious piece of legislation called ‘the minimum wage’ would plummet.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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If You Want To Get Climate Serious, Get Nuclear Serious

– July 21, 2022

“Utilities are having to produce more electricity while giving up coal and gas to do it. Nuclear is the strong third leg of the future electricity stool.” ~ Llewellyn King

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Micro-Microeconomics

– July 20, 2022

“A renewed examination of the most basic economics—the theory of the good—might yet generate a revolutionary micro-microeconomics.” ~ Caleb S. Fuller

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