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Do We Really Have a Decade Lef...

May 17, 2019 by

Robert P. Murphy – Wise alecks on social media noted with amusement how Beto O’Rourke recently claimed humans had...

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How College Profs Push Student...

May 11, 2019 by

Chris Calton –  After the collapse of the housing market in 2008, professional historians gave birth to a new sub-field of...

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Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez Decla...

May 10, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveiled sweeping new legislation on Thursday that would...

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A History Lesson: Comparing So...

May 6, 2019 by

Daniel J. Mitchell – Donald Trump is an incoherent mix of good policies and bad policies. Some of his...

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Why Social Democracy is Failin...

May 2, 2019 by

Alasdair Macleod – There is a certain tension in the phrase, “social democracy,” and the description of someone as a social...

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Why Do Socialists Hate Familie...

Apr 27, 2019 by

Jonathan Newman – One of Ludwig von Mises’s most important contributions was to point out that economic calculation is...

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Countries with “Free Tui...

Apr 27, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says she wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free....

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Government Spending on College...

Apr 26, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both come out in favor in “free”...

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Hysteria Over School Safety Wo...

Apr 20, 2019 by

James Bovard – Numerous Indiana elementary school teachers were shot in January as part of a “safe schools” training program....

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Krugman Needs a Lesson on Why ...

Apr 19, 2019 by

William L. Anderson – One of the first lessons I give my economics students in the principles courses I teach or in my MBA...

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Selectiv...

Apr 12, 2019 by

José Niño Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez never misses the opportunity to bash capitalism. At the 2019 South by Southwest festival, the...

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A Conspiracy of Silence on The...

Apr 10, 2019 by

Joseph T. Salerno  – There exists today in Anglo-American economics a veritable “conspiracy of silence”...

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Keynes and the Versailles Trea...

Apr 8, 2019 by

Edward W. Fuller – April 7, 2019, marks the hundredth anniversary of Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles — the infamous...

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Capitalism (aka Self-Ownership...

Apr 5, 2019 by

Gary Galles  – With all the “turn that over to the government, too, so someone else will have to provide it for you” proposals...

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3 Reasons Why Facebook’s...

Apr 3, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more government regulation of social media. In a March 30 op-ed for the...

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How Countries Fall into the We...

Apr 1, 2019 by

Antony P. Mueller – People like the welfare state because they suppose that it comes at no costs and provides many benefits. If...

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“Objective Journalism...

Mar 30, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – One of the great myths of modern journalism is that it is possible for journalists to report facts and make...

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A College “EducationR...

Mar 16, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – An old friend of mine, who taught political science for 25 years at the University of Colorado, was known to...

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Student Loan Debt for Seniors?...

Feb 28, 2019 by

Andrew Moran – There’s a retirement crisis in America today. The national savings rate is at a putrid 3%, consumer debt levels...

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No, You Don’t Need a $20...

Feb 27, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – A female supporter of Bernie Sanders is advertising on Twitter the fact that she went 226,000 in debt to get a...

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