Topic: Media

‘Consumer Reports’ Jettisons Objectivity on Climate Change

– May 17, 2024

“Scaring the public into action simply does not work — indeed, Chicken Little can proclaim only for a short time that the sky is falling until people begin to see through the ruse that Chicken Little is really Chicken Liar.” ~David Legates and E. Calvin Beisner


NAFTA: 30 Years of Driving Free Trade Critics Crazy

– March 13, 2024

“If the United States has been harmed by NAFTA, it is perhaps found in the misplaced attention it receives. Energy devoted to the trade deal’s alleged harm is attention deflected from actual policy missteps.” ~Colin Grabow


Mr. Jones and the Soviet Lie

– January 24, 2024

“Socialism not only hollows out economies, but also makes truth the enemy of the people. And when silence overwhelms a nation, the few who are brave enough to speak can shape history.” ~Michael Peterson


Chris Rock Portrays the Tragicomedy of the Minimum Wage

– January 15, 2024

“Much has improved in race relations since Martin Luther King. But the same cannot be said of the laws governing labor markets.” ~Scott Drylie


Tucker Carlson’s Dollar Store Takedown

– January 13, 2024

“The best way to help those with lesser means is to provide them with more options. Dollar stores don’t create low-income households, they serve them.” ~Kimberlee Josephson


The Red Pill for Pill Ad Headaches

– November 28, 2023

“Suppose all Americans and Kiwis look to their own self-interest by avoiding advertised drugs whenever possible. In that case, drug manufacturers would have an incentive to stop DTCA of their own accord.” ~Robert E. Wright


How to Rationally Consume News

– November 21, 2023

“Most information is noise, and the human brain isn’t equipped for the overload that the modern world throws at us. Don’t clutter your brain with unnecessary stuff.” ~Joakim Book


Fact-Checkers Are Gaslighting You on the Feds’ Vehicle ‘Kill Switch’ Mandate

– November 17, 2023

“In a world where traffic cameras, license plate readers, NSA mass surveillance, intelligence-gathering ‘fusion centers,’ and warrantless searches are ubiquitous, privacy might seem like a quaint idea. But it’s one the Framers of the American system took seriously.” ~Jon Miltimore


Critical Race Theory in Data: What the Statistics Show

– October 17, 2023

“While CRT may have been a niche subject as recently as the 1990s, academic journal citations of CRT scholars exploded around the time of the ‘Great Awokening’ (2013-2014).” ~Phillip W. Magness


Worst US Bond Selloff Since 1792

– October 13, 2023

“The failure of numerous banks at once can damage the economy, as bank failure waves did during the Great Depression, the Savings and Loan crisis in the 1980s, and the 2007-10 meltdown.” ~Robert E. Wright


Orwell Exposed the Cowardice of Journalists and Intellectuals 

– September 15, 2023

“Orwell warned, ‘It is the literary and scientific intelligentsia, the very people who ought to be the guardians of liberty, who are beginning to despise it.’” ~Barry Brownstein


Beware Especially of Claims Made By Politicians

– September 1, 2023

“The public’s inability to ‘see’ with the naked eye any but the most obvious consequences of government interventions ensures that politicians confront only very weak incentives to be truthful and concrete about the likely full consequences of their interventions.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux