The Shady Side of Student Loan Forgiveness

– December 10, 2021

“There are better solutions to address this debt than pushing the burden into taxpayers through loan forgiveness schemes. Instead, policymakers should address the rapidly rising costs of college by closing the loopholes within Borrower to Defense Repayment.” ~ Elizabeth Hicks


Democrats’ Minimum Tax Proposal Won’t Force Amazon to Pay More In Taxes

– November 12, 2021

“A domestic minimum tax is not good for America. Legislators should find it a plot in the ever-growing graveyard of bad Democratic tax proposals.” ~ Travis Nix


Can You Even Be An “Informed” Citizen?

– October 10, 2021

“The issues we’re considering are far, far more complex than you can fit on a bumper sticker, and this suggests that we would do better to move things into the commercial sphere rather than the political sphere.” ~ Art Carden


The Great Barrington Declaration One Year On

– October 5, 2021

“Because science has been so completely politicized, it will take years longer to arrive at the truth than would have otherwise been the case. Here, we are left to offer advice with a nearly 2,500-year track record: First, do no harm.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & James R. Harrigan


Behind Seemingly ‘Objective’ Statistics

– October 5, 2021

“The seemingly objective and straightforward reality is, in fact, a distorted reality. Government policy based upon such a distorted understanding of reality is likely to worsen the true reality.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


People Have Few Protections Against Law Enforcement Civil Asset Forfeiture Practices

– October 1, 2021

“It doesn’t have to be this way. A few states – Maine, Nebraska, North Carolina, and New Mexico – have abolished civil forfeiture entirely. Perhaps more states will someday pass reforms to protect the property of their citizens.” ~ Dan Greenberg


Fumento Misdiagnoses Remdesivir

– September 30, 2021

“Remdesivir gives a story of the triumph of innovation during a difficult period. The lesson we should take away is not ‘Do something, anything,’ it is to get government out of the way so we can find solutions.” ~ Raymond J. March


Opportunity Costs and the Economic Impact Report: They Didn’t See That Coming

– September 19, 2021

“Good reporting helps people because they intuitively understand cost overruns are bad. What would also help people are more council members and commissioners who know to ask about what is not seen: opportunity costs.” ~ Jon Sanders


Incremental or Radical Policy Reform?

– August 30, 2021

“Incrementalists and radical advocates of liberty should not joust each other too much because they face a formidable common enemy, paternalistic statists who assume, rather than establish, the superiority of top-down, one-size-fits-all government ‘solutions’ to individual problems.” ~ Robert E. Wright


The Refusal to Acknowledge Trade-Offs

– August 5, 2021

“In every policy discussion including those around public health, understanding that trade-offs will occur is an important part of the policy process. When we refuse to engage with that reality, we will almost always pay far higher costs than are warranted.” ~ Amelia Janaskie & Ryan M. Yonk


Explaining Ranked Choice

– July 10, 2021

“Ranked-choice voting, sometimes referred to as ‘single transferable vote,’ and sometimes as ‘instant run-off,’ is vulnerable to candidates that aren’t disliked by the majority but aren’t loved by many. Ranked-choice voting tends to favor candidates that are less disliked.” ~ Clifford F. Thies


India Could Be Our Most Important Geo-Political Partner

– June 29, 2021

“It is becoming increasingly more difficult as well as imprudent to be the world’s policeman, which has placed a significant strain on American taxpayers as well as the health of America’s limited government. If both countries can play their cards right, US-India cooperation could become an unstoppable force, accomplishing everything from containing China to fostering a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.” ~ Ethan Yang