The Rising Importance of the A...

Jul 3, 2019 by

Hunter Hastings – Jeff Deist recently penned a metaphorical comparison of Austrian economics to the punk rock bands of the 70’s...

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New Study Finds a Modest Carbo...

Jun 27, 2019 by

  Robert P. Murphy – One of the main themes of my writings on climate change at IER has been warning the public that the...

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As Democrats Push a “Wea...

Jun 27, 2019 by

Daniel J. Mitchell – I wrote five years ago about the growing threat of a wealth tax. Some friends at the time told...

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Homelessness and the Problem o...

Jun 26, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Last month, 82 percent of Denver voters voted down Initiative 300, which would have overturned the city ban on...

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How to Destroy a Civilization

Jun 25, 2019 by

Jeffrey Harding – There are lots of ways to kill off a civilization. Wars, politics, economic collapse. But what are the actual...

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Black Markets Show How Sociali...

Jun 25, 2019 by

Allen Gindler – If we consider economics to be an objective science, its rules should also have universal significance and use,...

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Homelessness and the Failure o...

Jun 15, 2019 by

Ryan McMaken – Homelessness today is often blamed on both “gentrification” and “neoliberalism.” When...

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What Universities Won’t ...

Jun 10, 2019 by

Robert P. Murphy – I recently gave a talk to a student group at Connecticut College on the economics of climate change. (The...

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Brazil’s Left Wants to C...

Jun 8, 2019 by

Matheus Fialho Vieira – In the words of Albert Jay Nock, the state “claims and exercises the monopoly of...

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Two Years After Trump’s ...

Jun 6, 2019 by

Robert P. Murphy – Two years ago, President Trump announced he would begin the formal process of withdrawing the...

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Economists Have Been “Us...

Jun 1, 2019 by

Robert P. Murphy – In the old Soviet Union, the Communists allegedly used1 the term “useful idiot” to describe Westerners whose...

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Two Reasons Why Socialism Repe...

May 29, 2019 by

Jorge Besada – Socialism will always encounter two big problems when regimes attempt to implement it: 1) the impossibility of...

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End School Compulsory-Attendan...

May 25, 2019 by

Jacob G. Hornberger – Imagine if Congress were to enact a law that required everyone to attend church on Sundays. The...

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Confronting the Myths about &#...

May 25, 2019 by

Bill Tallen – There is a disproportionate buzz about the newly signed Florida legislation that allows its school districts...

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Envy, Inc.

May 22, 2019 by

Jeff Deist – Presidential aspirant Kamala Harris promises to compel private companies with more than 100 employees to disclose...

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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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