Operation Climate-Change Choke Point

– May 11, 2022

“The Fed—an institution that, time and again, has proven that it cannot forecast the inflation rate or GDP growth over the next three months let alone years into the future—gets to decide what level of individual bank losses are ‘accurate’ in these hypothetical climate apocalypse scenarios.” ~ Paul H. Kupiec


Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Case for Compromise

– May 11, 2022

“Perhaps it’s time for CTFK to return to the negotiating table to reduce the number of people who smoke by guaranteeing adults access to safer tobacco alternatives, including flavored vapor products.” ~ Kim Murray


The PFAS Packaging Predicament: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving It

– May 5, 2022

“Experimentation is necessary for firms to advance their offerings, which can lead to an improved society. Consumers should be wary of using the power of the courts rather than the power of their purse to influence business practices.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Decriminalizing Cannabis Won’t Stop the Black Market

– April 25, 2022

“High taxes and meddling restrictions will limit the economic and humanitarian benefits associated with cannabis reform, retrench the black market, and continue the discriminatory impact of cannabis criminalization on the poor.” ~ Laura Williams


The True Cost of a Hamburger

– April 20, 2022

“Subsidies’ dollar value, unfortunately, do not cover their full cost. Meat production costs reach the environment, the neighborhood, and the market.” ~ David Gillette & Warren Barge


The Panic Reveals So Much: Elon Musk, Twitter, and the Digital Public Sphere

– April 18, 2022

“The proposed buyout of Twitter – targeting the curated reality of the powerful – pushed the aggressively anti-free-expression agenda out into the light. Censorship serves the powerful, and, as Greenwald notes, ‘the panic reveals so much.'” ~ Laura Williams


Correcting Oren Cass on Adam Smith

– April 17, 2022

“It makes more sense to think that Smith, in propounding a presumption of liberty, assured readers and lawmakers that liberalizations would not lead to an exodus of capital or widespread disruptions of economic life.” ~ Daniel B. Klein


On Securing Sources of Supplies: Should Government Repatriate ‘Supply Chains?’

– April 15, 2022

“Private firms already have powerful incentives to ensure that they are optimally secured against supply disruptions. Any government intervention would then upset these optimal private arrangements.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Antitrust Crackdowns On Big Tech Won’t Help Consumers

– April 14, 2022

“If antitrust actions go too far, it wouldn’t deliver us an era of perfect competition or vast choices. It would deny internet consumers of innovative options and stall the entrepreneurial forces that have allowed them to grow and provide value.” ~ Yaël Ossowski


Why ESG Ratings Are like Netflix’s Inventing Anna

– April 4, 2022

“ESG is intertwined within the upper crust of global institutions, and despite the exposure of data discrepancies within intergovernmental organizations or mounting concerns regarding ESG efficacy, the UN isn’t about to give up its plans.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Fear of Hobgoblins Doesn’t Justify Zoning

– April 1, 2022

“Zoning gives government massive power, which has been used arbitrarily. Self-interest, self-selection and differing transportation and infrastructure needs resolve many scare stories when property rights are defended.” ~ Gary M. Galles


Do Voters Make Poor Choices?

– March 31, 2022

“The choices individuals make do not affect election outcomes. They make the choices that make them feel the best—and its difficult to say that by doing that, they are making bad choices.” ~ Randall G. Holcombe