Industrial Policy on Parade

– October 23, 2022

“The fact that past industrial policy attempts were abandoned due to grotesque failure to achieve their goals seems to make no difference to those who are intent on reviving this practice.” ~ Veronique de Rugy


Teaching the Value of Business

– October 22, 2022

“The extent of wokeness in business—from employees to executives and across many sectors of our economy—indicates a systemic problem. A systemic problem suggests a deficiency in business education.” ~ Daniel Sutter


Can Granny Flats Make California Affordable?

– October 21, 2022

“The century-old fetishization of single-family homes on orderly lots had badly distorted the housing supply, and Californians both want housing and want to build housing. All the government had to do was get out of the way.” ~ Laura Williams


PayPal and the Purpose of a Corporation

– October 21, 2022

“Whether the damage to PayPal will be fleeting or chronic is yet to be seen. But perhaps this incident will be a cautionary tale for corporate managers. Their first job must be to mind the store.” ~ Jarret Decker


Getting W.H. Hutt’s Life And Work All Wrong

– October 20, 2022

“Their argument falls apart under scrutiny. The version of Hutt they present is like the version of Buchanan that MacLean presents in her book Democracy in Chains: an unrecognizable caricature.” ~ Art Carden


Cities Sidestep Property Rights With This One Trick

– October 19, 2022

“If the goal is to fix a city’s image, attacking safe, ordinary small businesses is not the way to achieve it. Regardless of the excuses, amortization is ugly. U-Hauls look beautiful in comparison.” ~ Daryl James & Bob Belden


Review of Superabundance by Marian L. Tupy and Gale L. Pooley

– October 18, 2022

“To update Simon’s analysis, they ‘calculate the hours and minutes needed to earn the money to buy goods and services’ and discover that over time, people have been getting progressively more for the sweat of their brows.” ~ Art Carden


Good News, the World Is Getting Better

– October 17, 2022

“Climate change fear is causing life-changing anxiety. You might be hearing nothing but bad news, but that doesn’t mean that you’re hearing the full story.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg


The Division of Labor and the Diminution of Man

– October 16, 2022

“Every job is more than just a job. It is also an opportunity to help another human being develop as a member, a contributor, and perhaps even a leader in a society dedicated to freedom and responsibility.” ~ Richard Gunderman


There’s No Such Thing as Free Breastmilk

– October 15, 2022

“We can learn many things from the formula shortage. For example, perhaps it’s time to examine the FDA restrictions on imports. But at least let’s stop treating breastfeeding as though it were free.” ~ Abigail R. Hall Blanco


U.S. Receives Lowest Economic Freedom Ranking Since 1975

– October 14, 2022

“We need a return to the classical liberalism that has advanced people’s livelihoods through capitalism and limited government. Those principles helped set the stage for billions of people to be brought out of extreme poverty, so let’s get back to them.” ~ Vance Ginn


Economic Essentials and Economic Errors

– October 13, 2022

“Economics has sometimes been described as ‘the painful elaboration of common sense,’ and while I don’t think ‘painful’ is accurate, economics often just applies common sense.” ~ Art Carden