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March 2, 2021
Post-Covid Policy Advice from Ludwig von Mises for Developing Countries
The policy paradigm that he lays out there is as applicable and relevant to lesser developed economies today as when he wrote this monograph in the mid-1940s
Government & Politics
February 24, 2021
Covid-19 Relief Bills to Cost $41,036 Per U.S. Household
The federal government has passed five laws to address the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of government-mandated lockdowns
Education
February 23, 2021
Equity = Inequality, Discrimination and Mediocrity
The fixation on equity is a loser for all concerned
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Government & Politics
February 8, 2021
The Uyghurs as Victims of Chinese National Socialism
The news has been filled with additional information on the oppression and persecution of the Uyghur ethnic minority in the western region of China known as Xinjiang
Economy
February 2, 2021
Who Does A Minimum Wage Hike Really Help — The Poor, Or Those Who Push It Out Of Self-Interest?
Employers who already pay more than the increased federal minimum wage also gain from increasing the labor costs of rival employers in their region.
Economy
February 1, 2021
GameStop: All the Bigs Will Do Anything to Stay Big - and Screw We the Littles
We all saw what happened last week with the GameStop short squeeze incident

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Economy
March 2, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
The policy paradigm that he lays out there is as applicable and relevant to lesser developed economies today as when he wrote this monograph in the mid-1940s
February 24, 2021
By James Agresti
The federal government has passed five laws to address the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of government-mandated lockdowns
February 23, 2021
By Larry Sand
The fixation on equity is a loser for all concerned
February 8, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
The news has been filled with additional information on the oppression and persecution of the Uyghur ethnic minority in the western region of China known as Xinjiang
February 2, 2021
By Gary M. Galles
Employers who already pay more than the increased federal minimum wage also gain from increasing the labor costs of rival employers in their region.
February 1, 2021
By Seton Motley
We all saw what happened last week with the GameStop short squeeze incident
January 26, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
Joe Biden has come out of the starting gate with a slew of executive orders and planned legislation for the Democrat-controlled Congress to pass
January 7, 2021
By Richard Ebeling
At a time when a wide variety of misguided and wrong-headed economic ideas are swirling around the arenas of public policy, it is worth taking note of 2021 being the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Austrian School of Economics
December 11, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
This year has been wrought with financial turmoil for nearly all Americans
December 2, 2020
By Joseph Bast
Dr. Walter Williams, a distinguished economist and long-time friend and advisor to The Heartland Institute, died December 2. He was 83.
November 17, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
Why is the gold standard hated so much by these critics?
November 4, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
A number of European governments are reinstituting degrees of new social and economic lockdowns in the name of slowing down a new wave of Coronavirus cases
November 3, 2020
By Christopher P. Casey, CFA
Regardless as to which candidate secures the Presidency on November 3rd (or some subsequent date), the administration must cope with unprecedented federal debt.
October 28, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
He claimed that the U.S. has suffered from almost 9 million Coronavirus cases and experienced 230,000 deaths all because Ayn Rand and libertarians in general teach a philosophy of misplaced “freedom”
October 21, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
There is no doubt that 2020 has become a unique event in almost everyone’s life due to the Coronavirus and the response of almost all governments everywhere in the world
October 14, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The COVID Tracker website reports 201,000 deaths through October 4 for a value of $2 trillion using the VSL
September 9, 2020
By Seton Motley
The Year of Our Lord 2020 – has been a long stretch of very bad road
September 8, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
The Congressional Budget Office has recently issued a federal “Budget Outlook Update”
September 1, 2020
By Justin Haskins
These actions don’t merely represent protests run amok — America is now in the midst of a left-wing revolution
August 25, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The policies of the COVID-19 lockdown were not without historical precedent
August 14, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Our world is more prosperous than ever, or at least was before the economic disruption from COVID-19.
August 4, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
Paul Krugman may hide behind rude and crude ad hominem attacks on those who do not share his views, but that does not prove his case. It only serves to harm his own reputation and legitimacy in the arena of public policy debate.
August 4, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
California just experienced a catastrophic loss from the COIVD-19 impact on the economy, as one of its major refineries, Marathon Martinez, has just announced it will be idled indefinitely.
July 31, 2020
By David Wojick
Biden’s multi-trillion dollar climate action plan is full of promises that the law says he cannot keep. Promising to do what you cannot do is a false promise. Here are some big-ticket examples.
July 28, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
In spite of the declared “independence” of the Federal Reserve from the political control of either Congress or the White House, America’s central bank is a branch of the U.S. government that is responsible for setting monetary policy.
July 22, 2020
By Paul Driessen, Ned Mamula
The Green New Deal would make US reliance on China much worse.
July 21, 2020
By Clifford Thies
Retailers are asking customers to use credit or debit cards, and some are refusing to make change in coins. They say it’s because of the novel coronavirus. The virus may be playing a part; but, there’s more to the coin shortage.
July 17, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is reading that non-pharmaceutical interventions like social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and business closures are saving lives. They are not.
June 24, 2020
By Seton Motley
The American economy is too dependent upon China to quickly reverse course.
June 24, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
Despite the constant failures of Keynesian economics and statist policies, people still haven't realized that free-market economics is the way forward.
June 17, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
The issue of race relations in America has reached a new high pitch with the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, followed by mass peaceful demonstrations and instances of violence, looting, and arson in cities around the country.
June 9, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
People are being forced back into a new tribalism and a new racial and ethnic collectivism in the public arena due to the renewed insistence on “group-think” that is reinforced by a variety of government policies.
June 5, 2020
By Joseph A. Morris
Adam Smith was born on this day in 1723.
May 29, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Trumpnomics is it's own unique mix of economics values. Darren Brady Nelson breaks down how this has worked for the United States.
May 27, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Whether school closings and stay-at-home orders slow an outbreak is an important and really challenging research question. This question must be answered before we compare economic costs and health benefits.
May 20, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
The long-term economic effects of the COVID-19 shutdown will be felt for years to come.
May 6, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
The collectivism virus need not destroy us, if we immunize ourselves with the philosophy of liberty and market liberalism.
April 28, 2020
By Matthew L. Kelly
The Colloquium for the Advancement of Free-Enterprise Education at the University of Texas-Dallas teaches students about the foundations and history of the nation's economic system
April 23, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
We have experienced unprecedented economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing policies. Twenty two million Americans lost jobs in four weeks.
April 20, 2020
By Clifford Thies
The results of the first scientific survey of serology in a well-defined population has been conducted and – guess what? – the mortality rate for Coronavirus is not much different from that of the ordinary flu.