The Progressive Left and the Push to Reset the Federal Reserve’s Legal Mandates

– August 8, 2022

“It is puzzling why former Federal Reserve officials have not vocally denounced these developments for what they are: a direct attack on capitalism, free market driven investment, and Federal Reserve independence.” ~ Paul H. Kupiec


Markets vs. Marxism and “Stakeholder Capitalism” | Samuel Gregg & Kate Wand (Video)

– August 7, 2022

“Dr. Samuel Gregg and Kate Wand explore how government interventions such as protectionism and tariffs do not provide incentives to be creative and lead to higher prices, cronyism, and inefficiency.” ~ AIER


The Lottery Life: Creating Lucky Housing Winners at the Expense of Everyone Else

– August 5, 2022

“Inexpensive new housing can be built again if only the government will get out of the way. End the ‘Lottery Life’ in housing and watch market entrepreneurs do the rest.” ~ Raymond C. Niles


Price Ceilings of $0

– August 2, 2022

“Whatever particular objections might be raised to legalization of the likes of prostitution or the selling of transplantable body organs, clarity of thought is enhanced by recognizing that the prohibitions in question are really price ceilings of $0.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


A Simple Guide for Aggregate Demand Management

– July 31, 2022

“We’ve advanced little beyond the classical-liberal prescriptions of free markets, sound money, and peace. ‘Keep it simple, stupid,’ is good enough for government work.” ~ Alexander William Salter


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


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


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


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


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


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


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