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Pandemic Moves University of California to Lower Admission Requirements
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Gov. Newsom Outsources Decision to Close Gun Stores
Defense Production Act, the Constitution, and the Voluntary Way
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California Would Have Low-Cost Housing If Government Allowed It: The Mortenson Experiment
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California Goes Easy on Corrupt Highway Patrol Chief
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California’s Regulations Against Affordable Housing
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Presidential Candidates Miss Teachable Moment on Cuba’s Human Rights Abuses
What Will the Coronavirus Reveal About Our Healthcare System?
California’s Anti-Gig-Worker Law Is Also a State Money Grab
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Family Crime Drama Illuminates California Pension Crisis
Federal Confiscation Reflects Mission Creep and the Expanding Police State
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Court Hinges Privacy Rights on Smartphone Settings
Parasite Makes Worthy Run for Best Picture Academy Award
Protestors Rail Against California’s New Restrictions on Freelancers and the Gig Economy
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Capitalism: Getting Ahead and Staying Ahead
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Trump Administration Finds That Deregulation Is Getting Harder and Harder
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Federal Reserve Underwrites Washington’s Spending Binge
Iran’s Greatest Myth: Moderates Waiting in the Wings
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Little Women Shows Timelessness of “Coming of Age”
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Democrats Duel Over Taxes and Wealth Creation
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Why Don’t Climate Change Alarmists Promote Nuclear Power?
California’s Polyglot Ballot Ruling Increases Likelihood of More Voter Fraud
Are Wealthier Americans Ditching Health Insurance?
President Trump and the Popularity of Socialism
Fed Chief Warns That National Debt Trend Will Choke Economic Growth
Is Elizabeth Warren’s Proposed Wealth Tax Constitutional?
The Berlin Wall Still Teaches Invaluable Lessons 30 Years After Its Fall
Civil Libertarians Worry that Facial Recognition Tech Is Inaccurate, but Fears May Worsen After It’s Perfected
“Medicare for All” Is Not Free Health Care
Will New District Attorney Chesa Boudin “Transform” San Francisco?
Elizabeth Warren’s Proposed Wealth Tax
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Gov. Newsom Appoints “Energy Czar” Ana Matosantos to Completely Transform PG&E
Telemedicine Continues to Reach New Heights
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Former California Governor Jerry Brown Stokes His Climate-Change Backfire
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Prohibition and Gangs Make Marijuana a Deadly Business
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More Freedom, Not More Government (or Persistent Blackouts), Needed to Fight Wildfires
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Children’s Crusade of UN Global Climate Week Gets a Cold Shot
Can the Fed Handle the Next Financial Catastrophe Arising from Politicians’ Addiction to Spending?
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Blazing Blaster Buyback BS
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Government Virtue-Signaling Severely Misallocates Resources
The Return of Quantitative Easing
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Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities: This Isn’t Our Fight
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Africans on the Move: Impressions versus Facts
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San Francisco Supervisors Bust Dangerous Domestic Terrorist Group
Axis of Politicians and Union Bosses Targets Independent Contractors of “Gig” Economy
Single-Payer Bureaucracy Shelters Deadly Misconduct at the VA
$3 Billion State Stem Cell “Flop” Now Wants $5.5 Billion More
Who Are the U.S. Government’s Biggest Creditors?
State-Funded Researchers Shift Aim from Gun Owners to Gun Stores
My Tragic Encounter with Brett Kavanaugh Over Cancer Treatment
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Do Migrants Drain Wealth from America When They Send Money Home?
Memo to San Francisco Board of Supervisors: What About the “Justice-Deprived” Persons?
Can Congress Restrain Its Promiscuous Spending?
Airport’s Ban on Plastic Water Bottles a Flight of Fancy
Recession Prophecies Good News for Trump Haters, Bad News for California
Accountability for California Lawmakers Soon to Grow Dimmer
Why the DMV Is Now the Prime Exhibit on California “Corruptour”
FDA Investigates Supposed Link Between Vaping and Seizures
Trump’s Trade War Makes Us All Losers
How Uncle Sam’s Borrowing Binge Might Spark a New Financial Crisis
How Government Prolonged the Lobotomy
All Gain for Criminals, All Pain for Motorists: California’s Prop 47 Prompts Catalytic Converter Thefts
Three Assumptions the Left Makes About Economic Inequality
Universal Won’t Release The Hunt, but the “Satirical” Movie’s Backstory Is Eerily Familiar
U.S. Government Sets New Records for Spending and Revenues
Worst Mass Shooting in North America Still Unsolved
With California’s Public Pensions, Nothing Exceeds Like Excess
Fatal Bureau of Investigation: A Retrospective
Is the Administrative State Keeping the Nation Safe?
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New Study Finds FDA in Contempt of the U.S. Constitution
“Chief Manufacturing Officer,” a New Twist in Presidential Candidates’ Debate Dialectic
Alexis de Tocqueville on “Democratic” Socialism
World Bank Study Finds That Deregulation Reduces Extreme Poverty
Worried About Big Pharma? Then Reduce the FDA’s Regulatory Power.
Bernie Sanders’ Windsor Trip, an Infomercial for Government Monopoly Health Care
Bullet Train Bosses Rush to Cover Their Tracks
Inequality: Capitalism’s Biggest Challenge
Berkeley Is No Longer a Gas – and You Better Watch Your Mouth
The Worst Budget Deal in History
The “Right” to “Free” Health Care and Education: A Brief History
The Scariest Words in Washington, D.C.
Congenial Communications—Another Miracle of the Market
How to Talk to Millennials About Socialism
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Boon for Growth or Threat to Civil Liberties?
Spies, Federal Grants, and Cronyism
Greece’s New Leader Promises Free-Market Reforms
Bernie Sanders Plans Trip to Windsor, Ontario, to Tout Canada’s Lower Drug Prices
“We’re Number 50!” In Friendliness to Business, California Comes in Last Place
The Facebook Settlement: Is This Justice?
Unplanned Searches for a Broad Audience but Gets Lost in Its Advocacy
Trump’s Tax Returns
States Enjoying an Unexpected Benefit of Federal Tax Reform
U.S. Government Could Max Out Its Credit by Early September
Taxpayer Alert: Does Failed State Stem Cell Agency Deserve $5 Billion in 2020?
As Insulin Prices Rise, Diabetics Turn to Black Markets
Cori Gauff’s Great Wimbledon Victory Offers Lessons for Athletes, Politicians and Bureaucrats Alike
Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success
Are Bernie Sanders and Socialist Democrats Really Using the Language of the Right?
My Country, Wrong and Right
Congress Should Nix Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force
San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Is Doomed To Go Up in Smoke
Nonpartisan Congressional Agency Is Pessimistic About Nation’s Long-Term Fiscal Health
Town with a “Libertarian Streak” Is California’s First “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.” It Shouldn’t Be the Last.
Apollo 11 Highlights Human Capacity for Technical Achievement
California Legislators Shelter DMV from Intrepid State Auditor Elaine Howle
New Spying Charges Against WikiLeaks Founder Demand Espionage Act Reforms
Trump’s Executive Orders Won’t Lower Healthcare Prices, but Deregulation Will
California Public College Bosses Still up to Hidden Money Tricks
No Spending Growth Restraint in Sight on Capitol Hill
Anna Is All Action in Quest for Personal Freedom
Can Trump Cut the Office of Personnel Management, or Any Federal Agency?
Shattering Federal Bureaucrats’ Shield of Executive Immunity
Right-to-Try Legislation Helps Patient Battling Bone Cancer
Governor’s Appointed Commission Boosts Ruling-Class Pay Raises
California Air Resources Board Evades Public Oversight
Historic Landmark Status Punishes Manhattan’s Iconic Strand Bookstore
California Farmers Waiting on a Train That Will Never Come
Trump’s Mexican Poodle
California Coastal Commission Fines Ritz-Carlton $1.6 Million for Sins of Omission
Even in Reverse, California’s Bullet Train Rips Off Landowners and Taxpayers
U. S. Defense Contractor Shows How Government Regulation Can Lead to Price Gouging
California Triple Manslaughter Case Shows Need for Judicial Oversight
Cigarette and Soda Taxes Don’t Save Many Lives
Bogus Bonuses Still Abound in Federal Government. Just Look at Bruce Ohr.
Tax Cuts and Tariffs: Policies at Odds with Each Other
The Craziness of Pork Barrel Spending
Chicago’s Road to Dystopia Is Paved with Public-Pension Promises
Mexican Tariff Tiff’s Backstory Includes 2016 Election Interference
Don’t Forget the Tlatelolco Massacre—Mexico’s Tiananmen Square
It’s Time for Congress To Put an End to Trump’s Tariffs
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What Millennials Need to Know About China’s Totalitarian Rulers
Remembering the Tiananmen Square Massacre
Trump’s Trade Policy—A Reductio ad Absurdum
NCAA Exploits Women Athletes
Death, Taxes, and Government Waste
FDA Approves $2 Million Drug. Blame the Price on Excessive Regulation.
The Adachi Papers: SF Police Raid Attacks Free Press and Reveals Hypocrisy
BS Plus AOC Plus USPS Equals Socialist Banking
Government Bailouts by Another Name
Federal Agency Blames Diversity, Ignores Cause of Deadly 2017 Amtrak Derailment
Tim Draper: Venture Capitalist, Venture Philanthropist, and Poet
Unaccountable Bureaucrats Running Amok
For Pete’s Sake, Ensure Tax Fairness for the Workers
Reducing the U.S. Government’s Regulatory Burden
Saudi Call for the United States to Attack Iran Is Out Of Line
Wisconsin Choice Schools Deliver Better Achievement for Less Money
California Luddite Legislators Disrespect Crime Victims
What Happens If China Triggers Its Nuclear Option for U.S. National Debt?
Child Safety Accounts Would Protect School Children in Washington, DC
Will Corporate Debt Set Off the Next Financial Crisis?
FDA To Stop Regulating the Amount of Cherries in Frozen Cherry Pie
Contrary to News Reports, California Is Actually a Loser in Its 26-year Tax War Against Tech Inventor Gilbert Hyatt
Jerry Brown Appointee Allows Bail for Triple Manslaughter Suspect
Booming Spending Outweighs Record Tax Collections
Government Unions Keep Costs High for Taxpayers
Federal Bureaucrats Keep Placing Green Energy Bets on the Wrong Horses
Political Rhetoric Against Right-to-Try Laws Continues, Undermining Support for Medical Treatments of Last Resort
California’s Governor Plugs Up Jerry Brown’s Water Tunnel Plan
Five Years to the National Debt Death Spiral
Comparative Economic Systems
California Online College a Great Deal for No-Bid Recruitment Boss
Medicare Trust Fund Is Running Out of Money
Is the Right to Work “Controversial”?
Governor Newsom and CARB Queen Mary Nichols Like High Gas Prices
NFL Draft Drama
Wave of Red Ink Set to Strike Social Security
A Check-Writing, Wealth Redistribution Machine
Counting the True Cost of Government Monopoly Health Care
Shampoo, the Sequel
If You Love Forests, Let Them Burn
What Government Doesn’t Know About Health Care
Never Look Away: A Cinematic Masterpiece for Our Times
Why 2018 Federal Tax Collections Rose Even Though Corporate Tax Revenue Fell
You Can Fight City Hall, but You’ll Almost Certainly Lose
Federal Judge Shoots Down His Own Second Amendment Ruling
Mick Jagger Has Heart Surgery in New York
Proportional Voting for the House of Representatives?
The CBO’s Ideas for Saving Money
Poll-ar Opposites on Death Penalty
Ramping Up State Revenue Volatility in California
Judge Shoots Down Restrictive California Gun Law
Federal Agency Fines Robocallers $208 Million, but Collects Only $6,780
Hotel Mumbai and the Face of Terrorism
Government Thinking Versus the Real World
You Don’t Make the Tax Laws, but You Do Pay the Taxes
Bad Judgment on Deadly Violence
FDA Approves Ketamine-Based Drug to Treat Difficult Cases of Depression
Justice for College Athletes?
Two Years After the UK’s Landmark Vote to Leave the European Union, Brexit Is a Farce
Generic Insulin Now Available After Nearly One Hundred Years of Regulatory Protection From Competition
Should Tax Disclosure Rules Apply to All Politicians?
Court-Packing: Democrats Ignore Painful Lessons
Weaponizing Socialist Medicine
California’s Anti-Green Land-Use Policies Increase Global Warming
Community, True and False
Captive State Probes Depths of Despair Under Oppression
Bureaucrats Licensed to Spend Your Tax Dollars
National Emergencies Act: Flawed from the Beginning
Gov. Newsom Grants a Mass Reprieve for Death Row Inmates
Resurgent Thomas Sowell Weighs In on Socialism, Venezuela
FDA Wants More Sunscreen Regulations, but Would Consumers Get Burned?
Warren’s Commission Ignores Government Monopolies
Another Really Bad Idea in Illinois
Shortfalls in Funding State Government Employee Pensions
Media Hostility Could Help Trump Win Reelection
How Good Is Your State’s Credit Rating?
Pension Ruling Reveals Robed Politburo
Real DMV Audit Still Waiting Down the Road
Time for California’s DMV to Enter the 21st Century
Should Trump Block Federal Funds from Universities that Deny Free Speech?
First Class Flying and Dining on Taxpayer Dollars
Illinois’ Really Bad Idea
Venezuela on the Brink
Does Ideological Dystopia Await Us?
University of California Still Bulking Up on Diversity Bureaucrats
FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Based Treatment for Depression
A New Ally in the Quest for Honest Reporting
In Sacramento County, Bureaucrats “Correct” Their Error with Property Tax Clawback
How Did Liberty Fare at Oscars 2019?
The Federal Government’s Great American Cheese Stockpile
Amazon in New York? I’m with AOC
Let Competition, Not Politicians, Bring Insulin Prices Down
My Personal Trade Deficit Is Killing Me—or So Trump Would Have You Believe
Seriously Delinquent Student Loan Debt
Tariffs Cause Americans to Accept Inferior Deals
Tariffs Remove Options and Necessarily Reduce Economic Well-Being
Ding-Dong! California’s Bullet Train Is Almost Dead!
Dodge a Bullet, Dig a Tunnel, Dole Out Dollars
A VAT Is a Crock
Nothing Changes at the TSA
The 70 Percent Solution
Did Racism and Sexism Cause Oroville Dam Spillway Failure?
Who Owns $21.5 Trillion of the U.S. National Debt?
Russia in Venezuela: Good for the US; Bad for Russia
All Hail the Entrepreneurs (and the Carnitas They Bring Us)
CBO: Autopilot Spending To Send National Debt Soaring
USDA Imposes the Worst Regulation Ever
Super Bowl Schools America
Nationalism, the Ideological Delusion at the Heart of Protectionism
Right-to-Try Laws Help Patient with Terminal Brain Cancer
How Much Did the Government Shutdown Cost the Economy?
50 Years after the Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Leviathan Is Slick as Ever
Latest Reactionary Jive on Janus
Why President Trump Should Give Up on the Wall, and Why He Won’t
Green Book Wins by Embracing Individual Human Dignity
Charter Schools Strike Out
America’s Reduced Regulatory Burden
A Mexican Crash Course on Free Markets
Many Different “Problems,” Identical “Solution” in Every Case
Should California Lower the Bar?
Trump’s Wars After Mattis
The Wasteful Priorities of Bureaucrats
Red Seals in the Sunset
The DEA’s New $42,595 Vacuum Cleaner for Spies
Corruption Is Inherent in the Government Education System
FDA Approves Record Number of Generic Drugs in 2018
Teen Vaping Is Bad, but the Alternative Is Worse
The Vice in Vice
Congress’ New “PAYGO” Rule
Can the FDA Prevent Teens from Vaping?
Governors Get Graded on Fiscal Policy
Honoring the Emancipation Proclamation with Educational Freedom
The Historian and His Times
Final Acts Reveal the True Jerry Brown
A Very Bad Start in 2019
Deregulation Is the Only Cure for High Drug Prices
The Fed and the U.S. National Debt
Is California’s Travel Ban a Bust?
Red Flag Laws and Predictive Policing
Take Pity on the Economist
Sidestepping Congress to Build the Wall
Crowdfunding the Government
California Chief Justice Weak on Presumption of Innocence, but Strong on “Social Justice”
Nicaragua’s Ortega Assaults Remaining Champion of Free Speech
China—Americans’ Economic Bugaboo du Jour
Interest Due on U.S. National Debt Starts to Explode
Immigration-Policy Politics Is Local, Too
Demolished ACA was Demolition from the Start
Promises, Promises: Financing President Trump’s Wall
CPUC Touts Tax on Text Messages
Federal Government Shutdown Theater 2018: The Drama Really Begins
A Star Is Born Lifted by Performances of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Whistleblowing in the Wind
Bohemian Rhapsody Shines When Queen Connects to Audiences
Federal Government Shutdown Theater, 2018 Edition
Are Unions the Same as “Labor”?
Will Politicians Reform California’s Worst Pro-Criminal, Anti-Victim Laws?
FDA Vaping Regulations Will Do More Harm than Good
Common Sense 8, Phantom Frog 0 in Federal Land Grab Case
Will California’s New Governor Stem the Tide of White-Coat Waste and Cronyism?
Post Office Has Boom Year, Loses More Money Than Ever
Nationalism Is a Weird Ideology
Reduce Ethanol Subsidies to Clean the Environment
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Marbury, Crackpots, and Judicial Supremacy
Can California’s Next Governor Gain Victory over Revenue Volatility?
Where Is Latin America Going?
No One Owns a Culture
Sacramento Slashes Fees on Housing Development
Leviathan and the Budget Deficit
To Help the Terminally Ill, the FDA Must Deregulate
Does Your Vote Matter?
A Disarming New Governor Greets a More Dangerous State
The Fifty-Cent Fix for the Air Force’s Broken $1,200 Coffee Cups
The National Debt and the Control of the House
The E15 Mandate Is Poor Environmental Policy
Identity Groups: Am I Eligible for This Award?
Law of the Land: Feds Can Sell to Private Developers
Bolton: National Debt Constitutes “Economic Threat”
Why America Is Increasingly Divided (and James Madison Would Have Predicted It)
Government Obstructions on Importation and Immigration Are Parallel Forms of Plunder
Judicial Waste, and a Warning for Post-Brown California
What Bitcoin Taught the Public and Economists
Exploiting Elections to Expand Government Power
The Rise of Zombie Governments
Proposition 209 Postscript: How the Unqualified Thrive in Government
Is Brazil About to Elect a Right-Wing Populist for President?
Timber Subsidies Like “Crack for the Agricultural Community”
The Federal Student Loan Fiasco
‘Grand Bargain’ Is Bay State’s Grand Disaster
W.E.B. DuBois on States Rights and the CSA
Three Surprises About Nobel Laureate Nordhaus’s Model of Climate Change
What Is Your State’s Fiscal Health Ranking?
For Most Americans, U.S. Defense and Foreign Affairs Take Place in a Parallel Universe
What California Can Teach Harvard
More Evidence of FDR’s Hostility Toward Free Speech
Federal Spending Drives Budget Deficit in 2018
How Does Your State Rank on Individual Taxes?
When Healthy Policy Neglects Economic Principles, Patients Suffer
Proposition 47 Backstory to Mac Attacks?
Will Justice Kavanaugh Roll Back Russian Influence?
Trump’s Ethanol Plans Double Down on Bad Environmental Policy
Jerry Brown’s ATF
FDA Still Hooked on Meddling in Nicotine Markets
Debt Trap Diplomacy
What Do Judges Maximize?
The Return of Trillion Dollar Deficits
What Melania Trump Should Not Do on Her Trip to Africa
CalPERS Gives Unqualified CEO a Bonus and Raise
Binge Spending by Government Bureaucrats
Home and Business Owners Deserve a Tax Break for Defending Themselves
Latest Pro-Criminal Bill Awaits Jerry Brown’s Signature
Another Problem with the War on Drugs
FDA Struggles to Develop “Sugar Added” Labels for Honey and Maple Syrup
Sham Audit of DMV Will Leave Californians in the Dark
President Trump Starts Signing 2019 Spending Bills
The Growth of Discretionary and Mandatory Spending
Do Food Stamps Reduce Corporate Labor Costs?
Ten Years after Lehman—Will It Happen Again?
Real Women Don’t Want the Government to Get Them in the Boardroom
The Last Refuge of Payment in Kind
Gratitude in an Unfree World
The Silence of the Deficit Hawks
California’s Degrees of Separation from Truth and Accountability
Lehman Brothers and the 2008 Financial Panic: Learning the Right Lessons
A Boom in Small Business Optimism
Let Competition, Not the FDA, Resolve the EpiPen Shortage
Climate Policy and the Case for Humility
Crazy Rich Asians and an American in Singapore
Oroville Dam Repair Costs Surge to $1.1 Billion
Is Trump Dismantling the Regulatory State?
Federal Government versus Private Sector Compensation
Nonprofits Should Leverage Big Data for Bigger Impact
Elimination of Cash Bail Bulks Up Government
Illinois’ Growing Public Employee Pension Liability Crisis
Construction of California’s Stonehenge Costing $3.1 Million Per Day
Education Waste Leaves Taxpayers No Choice
Government vs. Private Efforts to Promote Breastfeeding: My Response to a Critic
FDA Considers Regulating E-cigarette Juices
The Golden Retriever Index
America’s Nazi SS Korps
Unlawful Obamacare Fees to Add to National Debt
Federal Judge Reinforces Ruling-Class Privilege
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How the VA Wastes Medical Care for Veterans
Federal Fiscal Year-End Spend-a-Thon About to Begin
CalPERS Hides the Ball on Disability Fraud
FDA Approves Medical App for Contraception
Astute Socialists Opt for Participatory Fascism in Practice
“We have clearance, Clarence.”
The Truth about Turkey
National Employee Freedom Week
WaterFix Tunnels Deeper Hole for Taxpayers
Federal Bureaucrats Behaving Badly
How Is President Trump’s Regulatory Rollback Coming Along?
Government-Pushed Ethanol Harms People, Environment
Spy Case Confirms No Limit to Federal No-Fire Zone
Mining Regulations Hamper Access to America’s Own Rare Earth Metals and Minerals
Strike Three for DMV
Dozy DMV Wants More Dollars
Open Up Off-Label Drug Communication and Let the Market Work!
Paying at the Pump
How to Better Control the Growth of Medicare Spending
Time to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Sports Stadiums
Won’t You Be My Neighbor Chronicles the Life of One of the Good Guys
Three Reasons To Be Optimistic about Pharmaceutical Policy
Two Worlds—Politics and Everything Else
California Parents Need Educational Choices, Not Court Battles
Mission: Impossible–Fallout and Deep State Redemption
A Sleeping Watchdog at the VA
Do California’s Homeless Need a New Cabinet-Level Position?
Pay for Play on Capitol Hill
The Delusion of a Win-Win Trade War
Why Dozy DMV Is Dangerous
Proposition 47 a Smashing Success for Criminals
Will Janus Decision Mean Payback Time for Workers?
The Fiscal Impact of President Trump’s Tax Cuts
The Equalizer 2 Is More Than Just Another Vigilante Movie
Rearmed Pillage People Ride Again
Feds Spend $3M to Find Out Why Clubbers Get Drunk and Aggressive
Stockton, Chicago Money Giveaways a Guaranteed Bust
Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity
Lessons for California from Canada’s Killer Nurse Cover-Up
Soccer Champions … and Immigrants
U.S. Collects Record Tax Revenue, but Deficits Keep Piling Up
Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Hidden Tolerance for Gay Rights
The Key to Kavanaugh: Rolling Back the Administrative State
Caltrans Signs Up for Waste
If Telemedicine Is Underachieving, Government Is to Blame
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises Ethical Questions about Technology and Life
The Myth of “Money the Government Owes Itself”
Facebook Censors the Declaration of Independence
I Hope Russia Wins
Brave New World of Nuanced Genders and Binary Ideas; or: Fiddling with Roe v. Wade While Rome Burns
DOJ Dishes Out Taxpayer Dollars
Politicians Have Abolished the Abolition of Federal Agencies
Putting Right-to-Try Drug Prices in Perspective
VA Nursing Home Scandal Exposes Substandard Government Health Care
Cesar Chavez: Sanctuary City Hero or Bully?
Want to “Steal Back” a Job Now Held by an Immigrant Worker?
The CBO Agrees: It’s the Spending, Stupid!
Victory for Public Workers at SCOTUS
SCOTUS Ruling in Janus Gives Power to the Workers
Wishful Thinking on Fake News
SCOTUS Ruling on Sales Tax a Gift for In-State Retailers
Paul Richard Theroux (1922 – 2017)
National Council of La Raza Cronies Bag Big Bucks Warehousing Kids at the Border
Growing Public Employee Benefits to Force School Cuts
EpiPen Pricing Controversy Reveals Ignorance about Market Competition
An Ugly Hockey Stick of Student Loan Debt
Dear Congress, Please Don’t Keep Up with the Kardashians!
What to Do About Drones: A Symposium
Obama Presidential Center a Monument to Waste
Mounting Debt Isn’t Just Italy’s Problem
FDA Moves Closer to Approving Ecstasy
Seattle Strives to Be More Like Detroit
Right-to-Try Law Signed!
The Fight for Freedom Must Continue Post-Janus
It’s the Spending, Stupid!
Hey Millennials: Here’s the Truth About Socialism, Kim Jong-un, and Nicolás Maduro
Trade Wars Put Prosperity in the Cross Hairs
NEA Grants for Clown College
FAA Puts “Diversity” Over Safety
Homeless Get House Calls, Courtesy of Taxpayers
Adrift Testifies to the Strength of the Human Spirit
Should Uncle Sam Set Up a GoFundMe for the National Debt?
Cutting Out Corruption by Cutting Pay for Federal Execs
Pope Francis Film Promotes Tolerance but Flawed Thinking on Poverty
Drinking Water Tax the Last Straw for Californians?
Power to the Workers: Shut Down the Farm Labor Board
New Poll Suggests Lessons Teachers Unions Should Remember in November
Religious Liberty Wins at SCOTUS…Sort Of
“Hell to Pay” for Hurricane Death Statistics in Puerto Rico
Solo: A Star Wars Story Entertains with Grounded Individualism
Golden Deep State
Avengers: Infinity War Drops the Population Bomb
SCOTUS Arbitration Decision
Johns Hopkins University: Launching Pad for My Fifty Years as a Professional Economist
The Balance of International Payments Is Economic Nonsense
Sports Betting Decision and Federalism
Can History Survive Duke University’s Nancy MacLean?
Another Latin American Tyrant: Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega
Washington, DC: Where Torture Is More Forgivable than Harassment
A Hidden Cost of Inflation
Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Imperialism
Free Traders Should Be More Careful When Defending Trade Deficits
Why Have Gasoline Prices Risen Lately?
Curing Diseases Is Sustainable, Government in Healthcare Is Not
The Republican Advantage That’s Easy to See but Nobody Notices
On Coming to Grips with the Nature of the State
Review: Little Pink House Shows How Machinery of Government Undermines Civil Liberties
FinCEN Form 114—I’m Not the Criminal Here
Leland B. Yeager: 1924-2018
The Blindness of Social Wealth
Despite Enviable Safety Record, Chernobyl’s Ghost Still Haunts the Nuclear Power Industry
FDA Issues First Mandatory Recall for Contaminated Food
What Gun Control Advocates Can Learn from London’s Knife Attacks
California Threatens Free Speech with AB-2943
FDA Restricts Sale of Contraceptive Device
The Other Money Heist
U.S. War Making: What’s in It for You?
Think Twice about Bringing Back U.S. Manufacturing Jobs
Review: Ready Player One Entertains Using Fear of Tech Oligarchy
Statism’s First Casualty Is the Truthful Use of Language
FDA Cracks Down on Online Eye-Exam Company
The FDA Plans to Regulate Nicotine in Cigarettes
Making a Statement on Gun Control
Economic Equality—Socialism’s Unattainable, Undesirable Pie in the Sky
Against the Whole Concept and Construction of the Balance of International Payments
On Socialism’s Rhetorical Appeal
Florida Becomes First State to Offer Student Safety Scholarships
The Two Types of Socio-economic Problems
Give Freedom a Chance
Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers
Free Market Think Tanks, Persuasion, and Big Data
The Gender Gap: Discrimination or Choice?
A Catch-22 in Organizing for the Pursuit of Liberty
Trump’s Trade War Has Ugly Consequences
A Straightforward View of Morality and the Government
Questions and Answers in Regard to Assault Weapons
The Role of Luck in Life Success
Politics Is Costing Lives by Delaying Right-to-Try Legislation
Review: Black Panther’s Box Office Success Is Well Earned
Frederick Douglass: Lion of Individualist Liberalism
Commonsense Firearm Regulation
Misdiagnosing Right-to-try Laws
Roving Bandit, Stationary Bandit, and Income Tax
Panic Attacks Startle Wall Street
Markets Provide Care for an Aging Population
Five Recent Movies that Explore Race in America
Surprise: Obamacare Projections on Student Loan Profitability Hit a Snag
Trump: The State of Our Union Is Strong
Review: Darkest Hour Probes Depths of Political Courage
The Full Cost of the Anti-Immigrant State
Unsung Heroes of the Market
Trump: Invest in the United States
Review: Pro-Liberty Themes Thrive in Molly’s Game
Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists
Sacramento Should Celebrate National School Choice Week with Bold, Student-Centered Thinking
Review: The Post Puts Freedom of the Press in Spotlight
Nativists Don’t Know the Future
How a Charity Uses Fake Money and Auction Markets to Help Feed America
Medical Apps: Improving Healthcare on a Global Scale
Tax Cut Doomsayers Need a History (and Economics) Lesson
Rule of Law: Order Versus Justice
Brexit—Everything Changes so It Can Stay the Same?
Optimality—The Mainstream Economist’s Holy Grail
California Should Retire the Secure Choice Program Before It Begins
FDA Greenlights Testing ‘Ecstasy’ for PTSD Therapy
New Blood-Pressure Guidelines Raise Concerns about Interest-Group Lobbying
A Reconsideration of “The Personal Is Political”
Against the Maternal State
Fundamental Principles of Income Tax Reform
France’s New Organ Registry and the New Paternalism
Our Land, Our Infrastructure, Our Country—a Lot of Loose Talk
Partisan Politics Disenfranchises the Minority Party
My Interview with Lenin, One Hundred Years after the Revolution
Want a Choice Not an Echo in Education? Then Keep the Feds Out
Consent of the Governed, Revisited
Review: The Florida Project Shines Light on Underbelly of American Labor Market
Voluntary Provision of a So-called Public Good
Knowledge Better Left Unknown
A Poor Politician
Review: Marshall Spotlights Neglected Part of Civil Rights History
Why Subsidize the U.S. Department of Education When We Could Be Funding ESAs Ourselves?
The Boon of Growing U.S. Imports from Mexico
The JFK Files
Enabling California K-12 Students to Thrive through Education Savings Accounts
A Few Thoughts on Catalonia
Fred S. McChesney, Rest in Peace
A Brief History of Silicon Valley
Don’t Shed Any Tears over the Repeal of Cook County’s Soda Tax
Spanish Central Government Threatens Catalonia
Google Scientist Takes On “Robogeddon”
Crisis in Catalonia Caused by Judiciary
The Core of the Classical Liberal Tradition: Adam Smith’s Concept of Justice
Tax Reform Is a Scam: Tell Us What We Really Pay!
Response to Vegas Attacks Shows the Heart and Mind of the Left
Black Lives Matter?
Trump’s Tax Reform: On the Right Track
Lincoln Smiles on Madrid’s Effort to Prevent Independence Vote
Transcending Government — A Future of Competitive Governance Driven by “Governance Entrepreneurs”
How the UK Can Benefit from a Free Trade Future After Brexit—Even Outside the Single Market
The EU’s Thousands of Senseless Tariffs Simply Serve to Punish the Poor
You Can’t Go Home Again, but . . .
National Idolatry and Constitution Day
Is Trump Destroying the GOP?
Compounding California’s Student Preparation Problem
Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and the Ethics of Assassination
$13 Billion in the School Supplies “Poorhouse”
Transcending Government — Consensual Governance and New Technology
How NYU Can Learn from China
Sanctuary Cities and Recreational Marijuana
Progressive Democracy Works for the 1%
Illinois Passes Its First, Country’s 18th, Tax-Credit Scholarship Program
Want a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Society? Try Freedom, Innovation and Incentives
A Plea for Do-Nothing Government
Wonder Woman Schools James Cameron on Strength in Character
A Plea to My Male (and Female) Colleagues in Economics
Review: Detroit Shows How Violence Opens Door to Injustice
Principal-agent Theory and Representative Government
Localize, Don’t Federalize, Educational Choice
Sex and Economics: Is Capitalism Less “Bang” for Your Buck?
Europe’s Lessons for Economic Growth
The Double Tax on Saving
Parental Choice Smear Campaign Falls Flat
A Unilateral Free Trade Policy Would Be Hugely Beneficial for Brexit Britain
Slavery and Justifications for Southern Secession in Their Own Words
Tax Reform V: Eliminate the Estate Tax
Tax Reform IV: Corporate Tax Reform
Review: Atomic Blonde‘s Stylish Action Bolstered by Duplicity of War
Tax Reform III: Tax Employer Health Care Benefits; Offer a Tax Credit to Health Insurance Purchasers
Tax Reform II: Lower Rates; Eliminate Deductions
The Inclusive LGBTQ Community?
The School Choice Deplorables
Tax Reform I: Expand the IRA
Checks and Balances: Assessing Trump’s First 200 Days
Forgive and Forget Won’t Fix College Debt
Not a “New Deal,” a “Fair Deal” or a “Square Deal,” but Supposedly a “Better Deal”
Is Jeff Sessions Still Attorney General?
Parents Lack Actionable Information about Their Children’s Academic Performance
Review: Baby Driver’s Wild Ride With Heart
Atomic Bombs: What My Momma (Never) Told Me
What Would the Iron Lady Do with the U.S. Department of Education?
Review: Valerian Entertains with Focus on Visual Effects and Personal Dignity
Review: Dunkirk Immerses Viewers in Military Disaster
50 Years Ago Today: The Detroit Riot and the Decline of Civil Rights Liberalism (III)
50 Years Ago Today: The Detroit Riot and the Decline of Civil Rights Liberalism (II)
Socialism Is Dead; Participatory Fascism Has Triumphed
College: Investment in the American Dream or an Escape from Reality?
50 Years Ago Today: The Detroit Riot and the Decline of Civil Rights Liberalism (I)
Public Choice Analysis a Scheme for Imposing Racist Oligarchy on the USA? Preposterous!
Review: Book of Henry Breaks from Convention to Ask Important Questions
Writers Who Cannot Swim Should Stay Out of the Deep Water
What Is Kim Jong-un Thinking?
Simple Democracy versus Racial Justice in the USA
Review: All Eyez On Me and Hip Hop’s Shakespearean Tragedy
Three Times Interventionists Moved the Goalposts, Part 3
Three Times Interventionists Moved the Goalposts, Part 2
Three Times Interventionists Moved the Goalposts, Part 1
Review: Megan Leavey Explores Emotional Trauma of War
The Funding Fallacy
SCOTUS and Trinity Lutheran: Should We Celebrate?
One Nation . . . Indivisible?
Will the Workday Shrink to Four Hours?
A Kind Word on Behalf of the Mexicans
Review: Wonder Woman’s Anti-War Theme Elevates Superhero Action Film
Playing Offense: Defeating the Assault on Free Speech
“The Slants” Win on Free Speech
Death by Government Housing (Policy)
Can Christians Serve in Bernie Sanders’s Amerika?
How Soviets in 1960 Imagined 2017, and the Biggest Changes They Missed
Young Americans and Hope for the Future
Jeremy Corbyn’s Hardcore Socialism Would Render Britain Destitute
Prosperity, Not Soda Taxes, Fosters Good Health
Response to Gordon Lloyd’s Review of Crossroads for Liberty
TSA Treatment of Gun-Toting Travelers
In U.S. Universities, a Divorce Is Needed
Hollywood Versus the Real History of Pirates
Confederate Monuments and Civil Discourse
SCOTUS Slaps Patent Trolls
Three Haiku on Regime Uncertainty
Another Bubble in the Making?
Trinity Lutheran and a Response to Michael Stokes Paulsen and NRO
Pope Francis’s Failure to See Entrepreneurs as Good Samaritans Undercuts the Poor
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Romps Through Space with Purpose
Carl Christ—Eminent Yet Sensible Econometrician and Mentor Supremo
The Health-Care Insurance Quagmire as a Linguistic Problem
Government Schools: Sowing the Seeds of Our Destruction
Trump Looks Forward to 4% GDP Growth
Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?
Interest Groups and Tax Reform
Is the Largest Cost of Federal Regulation Not Measured? Insights from the (Growing) Wells Fargo Bank Scandal
Trump’s Tax Plan: A Move in the Right Direction
Brexit Can Herald a New ‘Golden Era’ for the City of London as a Global Powerhouse
Review: The Promise, the Armenian Holocaust, and the Origins of Genocide
Think Twice before You Find Fault with Modernity
State Governments Are Becoming the Biggest Drug Lords of All
Thoughts on the Trinity Lutheran Case and SCOTUS
UK News Special: Theresa May Calls a General Election
The Fed’s Inflation Fixation
Sanctuary Cities and Federal Dollars
The Real Educational Choice Debate Isn’t About Money. It’s About Government Control
Economic Analysis Cannot Justify Immoral State Actions
Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson!
Review: The Liberty That Drives A United Kingdom
The Dignity and Value of Work in La La Land and Moonlight
I Reject the Right of the Government to Choose My Friends and Enemies for Me
The Tangled Web of Anti-immigration Argumentation
Oppose Your Enemies, or Look for Common Ground?
Average Wait Time to See a Doctor up 30 Percent in Three Years
Is a National Government Necessary for National Defense?
Where Does Your Health Insurance Premium Go?
Who Are the Demanders of Local Government Services?
Veterans Health Administration Realizes It Should Buy, Not Build Software
Negative Balance of Trade? So What?
Health Insurance Contributes to Past-Due Medical Debt
Review: Did Can We Take a Joke? Forewarn Middlebury College?
Four Years after Chavez’s Death, Venezuela Sinks Deeper into the Abyss
New Study Misdiagnoses Elevated U.S. Drug Prices
The Mullibuster Option
Replacing Obamacare with a Means-Tested Tax Credit
Politics without Romance? Yes and No
Charles Murray and Middlebury College
Review: Logan Shows Superhero Films Can Also Have Soul
Why Do Late Middle-Aged Women Allow Obamacare to Gouge Them?
Employer-Based Coverage Does Not Equalize Access to Health Care
Why Health Coverage Does Not Equal Healthcare Access
The USA—Best Not to Go There Unless You Have an Urgent Reason to Do So
The State, No Friend of Harmony and Peace
Health Spending and Prices to Rise, 2018 through 2025
Medicare, Medicaid and VA at High Risk for Waste, Fraud and Abuse, Says GAO
Michael John Novak, Jr. (1933 – 2017)
Was Hillary Clinton’s Progressive Presidential Bid Doomed from the Start?
Review: Moonlight’s Focus on Drugs, Sexuality Make It a Film for Our Times
Will Ecuador’s Voters Reject Failed Populism?
American Patients Can Access Far More New Cancer Drugs than Others Can
Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics
Tariffs, Pickpockets, and the Nationalist Snake in the Moral Grass
PC Cowards at Yale Rename Calhoun College
Filling the Federal Reserve Board Vacancies?
Ninth Circuit and the Immigration Order: One Thing Missing
Capping Federal Medicaid Funding Would Save $110 Billion to $150 Billion in 5 Years
I’m Not a Pessimist. I’m an Economist.
Review: The Founder and the Questionable Ethics of Business
American Health Insurance Is Upside Down
The Neil Gorsuch Nomination: Does a Protestant Seat Matter?
Fixed-Dollar Tax Credits Would Reduce Individual Health Insurance Premiums
Review: Hidden Figures Exposes Social Cost of Prejudice
Over a Decade Later, Tax Hikes Still Proposed to Pay for Romneycare
Term Limits for Supreme Court Justices?
How Many Americans Have Refugees Killed?
Pre-Existing Conditions and High-Risk Pools
Calexit 2018? The Movement Is Beginning
My Vagina Doesn’t Care for Your Identity Politics
Trump’s Wall—an Attempt to Insult and Humiliate Mexicans
Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
Review: Silence Explores Religious Liberty in Feudal Japan
Communists March with Democrats in Atlanta, but the Media Doesn’t Care
Senator Sanders, There Is No Right to Health Care in Canada
Hate Corporations and Love Governments—an Ideological Monstrosity
Obamacare’s Bureaucracy: The Amazing Rise in Health Insurance Jobs
Ideology, Identity, Solidarity, and Collective Action
Escaping Philly’s Soda Tax
Obamacare’s Individual Mandate and Tax Credits Are Really, Really Inefficient
Members of Congress Boycotting the Inauguration: What Are They Protesting?
What Trump Can Learn from the Treaty that Created America
Fake News, Fake Politics, and Fake Policy
Obama Economists’ Bad Obamacare Economics
More Money, More Problems: Venezuela’s Minimum Wage Won’t Help Inflation
Why Donald Trump Is Obama’s Logical Successor (And How an App Might Help)
Another Shooting in a “Gun Free” Zone
Putin’s World and Syria’s Nightmare
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops First Time since 1993
NPR Blows a Chance to Teach Sound Economics
EPA Undermines the Fight Against Zika Virus
Sexism and Zombie Economics
A Post-Holiday Health Policy Vignette: Eye Surgery
Identity Politics, Public Choice, and Ideology
Donald Trump: Product of Progressivism
William Easterly and the Pitfalls of Foreign Intervention
The Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex Takes No Holidays
Rogue One Is a Rousing Addition to Star Wars Saga
Colombia Joins Argentina and Venezuela in Adopting Backward Economic Policies
Illustrating Obamacare’s Effect on Employers’ Health Costs
USA to Crown Absolute Monarch
Congress Just Punched a Big Hole in Obamacare
Zeke Emanuel, Obamacare Architect, Visits Trump to Urge One-Term Presidency
Russia’s Election Hacks Are Child’s Play
Geert Wilders Convicted of Hate Speech: Will It Happen Here?
If You Have Nothing to Hide . . .
The Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the Importance of Precedent
Bill of Rights Day: Opportunities Missed
More Good News for Health Reform: HSAs Continue to Grow
The Season of Giving and the Economic System that Fosters Great Generosity
Trump’s Pick for Labor Secretary Another Win for Health Reform
Loving Exposes Dark Side of Legislating Morality
Try Parental Choice to Reverse Poor Global Rankings
Sorry, Vegan Eatery—Good Intentions Don’t Absolve Your Economic Sins
Banning Human Organ Sales in Free Countries Encourages Coercive Organ Harvesting in Unfree Ones
We Should Pay Teachers More
Cuba, What Next?
Trump’s Tactic Is Certain to Create “Regime Uncertainty”
Ben Carson and the Future of Cities
Castro’s Death and Cuban Health Care
Introduction to Public Choice
Free to Burn the Flag
The Price Is Right! Trump’s Choice of Health Secretary Indicates Push to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Ideology, Identity Politics, and Politico-Cultural Conflict
“Surprise” Medical Bills a Big Problem
Students for Democratic Society?
Make No Mistake: Fidel Castro Was a Horrible Person
Tax Reform for Investment Income
Political Power Takes a Hit in J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts
The White Man’s Burden: More Drinking, Drugs, and Suicides Since 2000
The Pharmaceutical Industry and Access to Medicines
Government Failure in Health Systems Is Widespread
On Virtue Signaling
Apocalypse—Probably Not Now
The Trump Transition and a Red Apocalypse?
Almost All Increase in Health Coverage Due to Return of Benefits: An Update
Perspectives on the President Elect
Money in Politics
In Politics, Innovation Isn’t Always Progress
Faith and Courage on Hacksaw Ridge
Will More Government Oversight Prevent Medicaid Abuse of the Disabled?
Reflections on Donald Trump’s Election
Is a Trump Revolution in the Offing?
The U.S. Military: The Cost of the Sacred Cow
I Voted . . .
Rolling Stone Defamation Conviction Reveals Danger of Dogma When Addressing Campus Sexual Assault
The FDA Cannot Hire Staff with Starting Salaries of $160,000
Political and Governmental Corruption Is a Feature, Not a Bug
Are Obamacare Plans Cheaper than Private Coverage?
The Return of Protectionism
Deepwater Horizon Shows Dangers of Hubris, Not Capitalist Greed
The Never-Ending Contest in Politico-Economic Life
Cubs Fans Swing and Miss on Understanding Basic Economics
The Federal Budget in Plain English
Say What?! Global Charity Rejects Free Vaccines
Obamacare Premiums to Increase 25 Percent
Trump and Clinton Are Both (Partly) Right on Economics
Whether You Know It or Not, You Are a Tax Slave
Everybody Gets a Medal: Performance “Incentives” in Medicare Reform
Easterly, Buchanan, Hayek, and Economic Development
Bureaucratic Insolence at the Border: Five Haiku
Why Aren’t Consumer-Driven Health Plans More Popular?
Can Christian Adherents of the Freedom Philosophy Support Trump?
SCOTUS, the Presidential Debate, and The Formula
The Last of Those Entertaining Presidential Debates
New Book Reveals the Timely Wisdom of America’s First Constitution
Good and Bad News on Generic Drug Approvals
Doctors Leaving Private Practice for Hospitals
Obstructions of Trade and Migration: Who Is Hurt?
When Government Fails, Papa John’s Delivers
Why Pro-Soda-Tax Ad in Bay Area Is Misleading, Part II
Bill Clinton Is Right: Obamacare Is Crazy. Here’s a Sane Reform
What Trump’s Taxes Really Tell Us about Politicians
A Sandy Beach and Constitutional Political Economy
Krugman’s Bite on Dentistry Lacks Teeth
How Marxism Corrupts The Magnificent Seven
Consumer-Driven Health Plans Reduce Health Spending One-Eighth
Who Benefits from “Right to Try” Laws?
Premiums for Employer-Based Family Health Insurance Up One-Fifth Since Obamacare
Colombia Voters ‘Just Say No’ to Peace Pact with Narco-Terrorists
Both Presidential Candidates Fail Econ 101
Mises, Military, and Market
Ban Guns, Come Hell or High Water
One Solution to the EpiPen Crisis: Repeal Durham-Humphrey!
Specialization and Free Trade Enhance Our Productivity—It’s Just That Simple
Why Michael Bloomberg’s Pro-Soda-Tax Ad Is Misleading
Snowden Spotlights Dangers of Privacy-Security Trade-Off
Hillary Clinton’s Exit Tax
Your Friendly Neighborhood Drone?
How Occupy Wall Street Nearly Scuttles Hell or High Water
More than One in Five Americans “Churn” Through Health Coverage within a Year
Conflicted Feelings about Colin Kaepernick
A Headline You Won’t See in the U.S.
Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations Still Underwhelm
Gary Johnson Finally Gets Some Media Attention
A Cantaloupe Illustrates the Key to Prosperity
EpiPen: A Case Study in Health Insurance Failure
Shades of Healthcare Future: Irish Government May Fall for Lack of a New Diagnostic Lab
9/11 and the Political Uses of Crisis
The World after 9/11
First World Problems
9/11’s Legacies: Fewer Civil Liberties and Bigger Banks
What Star Trek Beyond Tells Us about the Luster of Naive “Progressivism”
Almost All Increase in Health Coverage Due to Return of Benefits
The Three Basic Means by Which Ruling Elites Maintain Their Control
How Rage Fuels the Incarceration State
Medicaid Expansion and Obamacare Premiums
Should Conservatives Give Up on Narrative Filmmaking?
What Really Creates a Peaceful, Orderly, and Prosperous Society?
Do Individuals Measure Value? Ludwig von Mises vs. David Friedman
Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? Offers Message of “Cautious Optimism”
EU Ruling on Apple: Time for a Second Irish Rebellion?
Even a Dimwit May Be Right and a Genius Wrong about Some Things
EpiPen: A Case Study of Government Harm
Why One in Five Americans Are on Government Assistance (in One Image)
Alcohol Bans Won’t Put Dent in Campus Sexual Assault
Telehealth Opportunity versus Telehealth “Parity”
Caltrans Wins Golden Fleece Award for Its $10 Billion Highway Robbery
Single-Payer Setback: Canadian Doctors without Contract for Two Years and Counting
What the Prague Spring Teaches Us Today about Liberty
Obamacare Authorities Actually Think Health Costs Fell
Dealing with Mistakes: Government Action versus Private Action
U.S. State Department Endorses Uber
The “Right to Shop” for Health Care
So-called Police Misconduct
A Civil Society Agenda for Campus Sexual Assault
Medicare Changes Have Reduced Hospital Readmissions, but More Reforms Are Needed
Economists Mustn’t Forget the Fallacy of Decomposition
The Dead-Weight Cost of Obamacare’s Loopy Tax Credit
The Carbon Tax: Welfare Triangle, or Welfare Obelisk?
Another Obamacare Architect Recognizes Its Unintended Consequences
Chemotherapy Payment Reform: Medicare Is Missing the Elephant in the Room
First, Do No Harm
Privacy Rights, Cronyism, and Jason Bourne
Voting Reform: Putting Lipstick on the Collective Pig Is a Dumb Idea
When Should We Have to Present a Photo ID?
Politics and American Surveillance
The Democratic Platform on Health Care: Bad, but Not Universally Bad
Should the Feds Regulate Physicians’ Scope of Practice?
Marginal Steps to a Better World
Arkansas Medicaid Expansion Improved Access to Care — but at a Very High Price
Trump’s Nomination and Backward Immigration Policy
Trump’s Talk: Aspirations, Not Policies
The Republican Platform on Health Care: Good, Bad, and So-So
Mere Optimism Is Not a Good Substitute for Sound Theory and Far-reaching Evidence
Clinton Cash Film Premieres
Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 4: The EU Enters Its Endgame
Big Government, Racial Violence, and the Police
Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 3: Bust Banks, Banksters, & Bailouts
Rulers the People Deserve?
Black Lives Matter
Medical Marijuana Saves Taxpayers Money
Yet Another Socialist Regime Turns Military Despot
Obamacare’s Perverse Job-Creation Program
Adversarial Justice and Police Misconduct
Grateful Remembrances of My Government High Schooling
Does Pell Propel College Graduates?
Government Price Controls and Drug Addiction
Even When School Choice Works, Critics Call It a Failure
A Glimpse into the College Entitlement Mentality
What Iran Can Teach Us about Selling Kidneys
Have a Student Loan Question? Take a Number and Wait in Line
The USA’s Trifurcated Legal System
School May Be Out, but the Criticism of Common Core Isn’t Taking a Vacation
Don’t Blame “Underfunding” for Soaring College Prices
Brexit’s Opponents Echo the Arguments of Loyalists Fearful of American Independence
Hospitals and Insurers Are Dropping the Ball
Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 2: The Disunited Kingdom
Rock Music, Censorship, and Zimbabwe’s War of Independence
The Business Case for Health Insurance Is Weakening
Spain Defeats the Extreme-Left Populists
PBS Debate: Why We Should Embrace Human Organ Sales
Fathers Matter: More Evidence on their Importance
Brexit, Sexit, Texit
Decisive Brexit Referendum: What Happens Next? Part 1: UK Politics
State’s Two-Way Mirror
Ambulatory Surgery Centers Saved $38 Billion in Private Health Spending
Califor-ni-ED May Be Coming to a Classroom Near You
Should Dissent Be Allowed in Health Care?
Does Uber Reduce DUIs?
Which States Get the Biggest Piece of the Federal Education Funding Pie?
The Uneasy Relationship Between Progressivism and Freedom
More Evidence Against Health Insurance
Vanderbilt, Stanford Rape Cases Show Need for New Approach to Campus Sexual Assault
Gov. Jerry Brown Proves Me Right on Public Pensions
Gary Johnson’s Road to the White House
Why I Am Voting for Brexit
Parental Choice, Not Compulsory Preschool, Is “The Way of the Future”
Is It Now Okay to Sell Your Kidney in the U.S.?
Scotland’s Looming Regulatory Hangover
Stop Coddling My College Students!
I, Peach: A Lesson in Comparative Advantage
The Regulatory State Reaches the Wellness Industry
The Real Lesson of John Oliver’s Medical Debt Forgiveness Stunt
Four Questions for the Rulers
The Stanford Sexual Assault Case and the Limits of the Incarceration State
Obamacare Slightly Increased Short-Term Uninsured
Confirmed: Obamacare’s 2016 Average Rate Hike Was Eight Percent
What Bible School Taught Me About Taxes
You’re Stupid, So We Are Going to Take Away Your Freedom
Peter Boettke’s Splendid Essays on Learning and Teaching Economics
Is a Dystopian World Closer Than We Think? Thoughts from Hiroshima
The Rape of Nanking and the U.S. Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Obamacare Silver Plan Premiums to Rise 16% on Average in 2017
Historical Understanding versus Moral Appraisal
Remembering Arthur Seldon, Champion of Capitalism
Don’t Be Fooled by Misleading Rhetoric on Medicare Payment Reform
An 1883 Memo to Bernie, Hillary, and Donald on How to Help Ordinary People: Leave Them Alone!
Venezuela’s Problem Isn’t Oil—It’s Government
Billions of Dollars Later, Veterans Health Administration Still Failing
Europe Sees the Long March of the Extreme Right
Expanding the Schooling Monopoly One Toddler at a Time
Fed ED Flunks
You Aren’t Entitled to a College Education
A Defense of “Big Bad Pharma”
Must We Work for Nuns If We Wish to Dodge Obamacare’s Mandates?
When Is Living in Terror Defined as Living in Harmony?
All Monocausal Theories of Economic Growth Are Wrong
Parental Choice: A Better Way to Fulfill the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education
Workers Increasingly Prefer Pay More Than “Benefits”
Litmus Test for Liberty: Is Exchange Willing or Unwilling?
Old Enough to Choose a President, but Not to Buy Cigarettes?
For the Love of Teaching and Economics
Another Hit on Price Transparency in Health Care
Captain America’s Civil War and Political Principle
Against the Feel-Good Study of History and Literature
Federal Health Bureaucracy Growing? Don’t Blame (Just) Obamacare
The Latest Innovation in Education: Empowering Parents
Against “We,” “Us,” and “Our” in Policy Discourse
NSA Spying: Another Foreign Intervention Come Home
Fed ED: Boon or Boondoggle for Teachers?
California Charter School Breaks Away from District
California’s Dream World
Is Consumer-Directed Health Care Going the Wrong Way?
Warren Buffet’s Non Sequitur on Taxes
My Political Endorsement, as It Were
Dog Barks, Your Fourth Amendment Rights Disappear
Insurers Increase Taxpayers’ Costs in Obamacare Exchanges
Harriet Tubman and America’s Immigration Hypocrisy
Wall Street Enabled Detroit’s Collapse?
Are Prescription Drug Prices Becoming as Meaningless as Hospital Charges?
Tax Freedom Day 2016
Obama Administration Continues to Bail Insurers Out of Exchanges
Death to “Safe Spaces”
Health Status Is Associated with Income, Not Health Insurance
U.S. Customs Cash Declarations: Just Another Routine Government Outrage
“Eye in the Sky” Confronts Complicated Ethics of Drone Warfare
Should People Be Allowed to Reveal What Their Government Is Doing to Them?
Private Businesses Are Not “Public Accommodations”
Note to Brazil’s Embattled President: It’s Time to Go
DOD vs. CIA: Syria Edition
California’s High-Speed Rail Authority Wins Dishonor of the California Golden Fleece Award
Obamacare’s Unintended Consequences: People Buy Short-Term Policies
Guard Your Liberty
Chicken and Egg in Consumer-Driven Health Care
Medicare Pays for Prevention – For the First Time
Statism—the Broken Window Fallacy Writ Large
Reconsidering “Must Vote” Arguments
Blue Cross Blue Shield Confirms Obamacare Death Spiral
Beware Survivorship Bias
Trump’s Health Reform Won’t “Make America Great Again”—or Do Anything
The Constitutional Economics of the “Divergent” Films
Ideology—a Lens with Blinders
The Myth of All-Payer Claims Databases
Apple Encryption and the Erosion of Privacy
Here’s an Argument for Not Nationalizing Health Care
Two-Thirds of Patients’ Hospital Debts Are Unpaid
Say No to Reparations: Remembering Slavery, Forgetting the Classical-Liberal Values that Abolished It
Obamacare Exchange Plans Lose One-Fourth of Enrollees in 2015
Can the State Enforce Virtuous Behavior?
Nonvoter Manifesto: Don’t Vote!
Are NYC Stabbings the Result of Gun Control?
Why the Worst Get on Top: Comparative Advantage
Obamacare’s Death Panel: Deferred, but Not Dismissed
How Not to Make America Great Again
What Is Consent? Edison’s Light Bulb
Traditional Medicare Is Disappearing Faster than Expected: Does It Matter?
So You Think Public Education Is Failing? It Helps to Understand Its Goals
Giancarlo Ibárgüen S. (1963 – 2016): A Champion of Liberty
Title IX Privacy Ban Thwarts Campus Sexual Assault Policies
Trumped on Health Care!
Why the Disadvantaged Bear the Cost of Police Militarization
The USA Is Going to the Dogs, as It Always Has in the Past
Ten Percent of Cancer Drug Spending Is Wasted
Why Bernie Sanders Is Morally Unfit to Be President
The Big Short’s Oscar Win and Capitalism in Film
Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Get an “F”
Evo Morales and the Populist Domino
Massive Fraud Likely in Obamacare Exchange Subsidies
Populist Fascism and the Politics of Class Resentment
The “Joy” of Entrepreneurship
How Socialism is Destroying Baseball in Venezuela
Who’s the Bigger Witch Doctor? Gerald Friedman or Paul Krugman?
Fear and Trembling in Phoenix: A Common Core Cautionary Tale, Part I
Drug Companies’ Pricing Firewall Is Melting
Keep the Immigrants, Dump Trump’s Immigration Policies
An Interstate Compact for Health Insurance
Apple vs. the FBI: Three Reasons to Side with Apple
The Hot-Air Barrier: A Major Reason for the Infeasibility of Representative Government
Increasing Medicaid Dependency Does Not Reduce “Uncompensated” Care
Obama’s Supreme Court Appointment
The “Bern” Unit
CBO’s Big Mistakes Highlight Need to Privatize Economic Data Series
Big Government Creates Political Polarization
The Benefits of Intellectual Property Protection
Active Shooter Drills and Terrorizing Children
Politics Creates Conflict
Will Congress Fix Its Electronic Health Records Fiasco?
Trumping Washington Won’t Make America Great Again
Imprisoning the Messenger
Section 1332, Where Are You?
No, Senator Sanders, the Fed Was Always a Creature of Cronyism
Ted Cruz and Health Reform
Mandated Paid Maternity Leave . . . Again
Reflections on National School Choice Week
On Her 111th Birthday, Ayn Rand on Individual Rights, Liberty, and Government
Obamacare’s Cost per Beneficiary Explodes with Shrinking Enrollment
The Truth about Tesla Motors
Alcohol Prohibition and the Rise of KY Meth Labs
Private Sector Vigilance, Not Government Regulation, Protects Patients
Another Reason to Scrap Obamacare’s Exchanges
“El Chapo,” Cartels, and the Consequences of the War on Drugs
Time to Privatize Federal Public Land
Government Investment in Self-Driving Cars: Leading from Behind
Guess Who Pays the “Slacker Mandate”? Workers with No Kids!
The 2016 “Handicapper General”
Is Sean Penn Guilty or Innocent?
The Difference Between the State Department and Me
Two Years into Obamacare, No Change in Share of Working-Age Americans with Trouble Paying Medical Bills
Powerball and the Lucas Critique
US Drug Laws Destabilize Other Nations
Health Insurers’ Consensus on Obamacare Is Collapsing
Friedrichs v. CTA Could End Compulsory Union Dues
Parental Choice Is a Better Path to Student Proficiency
New Video on History of Police Militarization
Dear Mr. Obama: I’m Not the NRA, and Keep Your Hands Off My Gun Rights
Education Results, Not Spending Rankings, Count Most
Unpopular Individual Mandate Fails to Make People Buy Insurance
Barack Obama: Firearms Industry’s Best Friend
Paying for Drugs: Long-Term Benefits vs. Short-Term Costs
The Reconciliation Distraction
Ryan Gosling’s Shorts
Economics and Resolutions
Douglass C. North (November 5, 1920 – November 23, 2015)
Third-Party Bureaucracies Can’t Discipline Healthcare Prices
French Doctors Lose Strike Against “Free” Health Care
“Fleeced Navidad” Government Wastes Taxpayer Money Tracking Santa
What Is Driving Health Prices?
Congress Set to Deficit-Fund Obamacare by Almost $40 Billion
The Quality of American Education: Two Types of Evidence
Why Employer Benefit Costs Are Rising Slowly
Privatize the Marriage Market
The Stock Market Reacts to the Fed’s Interest Rate Hike
Obamacare Crushes Working Class Job Opportunities
Serpent in the Supreme Court: The Folly of “Strict Scrutiny,” from Japanese Internment to Affirmative Action
Venezuela’s “New” Government: Don’t Get Too Excited
“Free They Must Remain”: John Milton’s Enduring Wisdom
Why Are Prescription Prices Higher in the United States?
Trading Votes in Congress to Get Everything Politicians Want
Marcus Welby, Where Are You? The Decline and Fall of House Calls
Asset Forfeiture and Police Corruption
One in Five Primary-Care Doctors Not Taking New Medicare Patients
The Paris Summit on Climate Change: Another Kyoto?
Prostate Cancer Screening: Can the Government Get It Right?
The Cost of Obamacare’s “Slacker Mandate”
A Minor Victory for Privacy: NSA’s Bulk Phone Collection Ends
Hospital Ownership of Physicians Drives Up Costs
Giving Thanks for Stores that Open on Thanksgiving
The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson
Police Take More Property from People than Burglars
How Lord Acton Trumps George Orwell in The Hunger Games
U.S. Department Flunks Data Security … Again
Rosa Parks Day: The Triumph of Colorblindness and Capitalism
The Hobgoblin of Separation of Ownership and Control
K-12 Course Choice: The Next Evolution in School Choice?
Health Prices Continue to Rise Faster Than Others
We Need to End, Not Mend, the ESEA
Is an Interest Rate Hike Overdue?
War Is the Antithesis of Freedom
What “The Hunting Ground” Gets Right and Wrong About Campus Sexual Assault
Shiller’s Irrational Faith in Government Regulation
Paid Patriotism: The Artist Formerly Known as “Propaganda”
Honoring Veterans with Parental Choice in Education
We Need Free Enterprise in Banking
University of Missouri Police to Investigate Hurtful Speech
Rock Star Physician Rebels Against Medicare Bureaucracy
D.C.’s “Missing” Memorial
Significant Drop in Private Health Facilities Construction in September
Right Problem; Wrong Solution. Obama’s Push for Reduced Prison Sentences
Health Services Accounts for One-Fifth of Weak Q3 GDP Growth
No More Common Core in Arizona
High-Deductible Health Insurance Crushes Health Spending
Israeli Restaurant Owner Uses Market Incentives to Advance Peace
The Cascading Collapse of Obamacare’s COOPs
The Silliness Surrounding Mascot Nicknames Continues
Whistleblower Reveals Drones Are Deadly and Poorly Used
Children Are Not Creatures of the State: New Hampshire Edition
Canada’s Turn Left
Milton Friedman’s Solution for Social Security Would Work for Government Pensions, Too
Peak Obamacare? We’re There
Data Show Deflation Except in Health Care (Again)
Data Show Deflation Except in Health Care
STD Dating Sites: Helpful or Harmful?
Debate: Hillary Clinton’s Judgment, as Secretary of State
Actuary Hands Gift to Pension Reformers
Smith on Jones
The Gender Wage Gap–A Myth that (Still) Just Won’t Die
FDA Driving Drug Prices into Stratosphere
Safe, Legal, and Rare, Part 3: Rare?
Health Jobs Dominate Terrible Jobs Report
Is Seeing Believing in Planned Parenthood Videos?
Health Construction Spending Picks Up in August
College Campuses Are Not Gun-Free Zones
Taxation and Wealth Redistribution as Lowbrow Morality
Understanding the Climate Science Boom
Producer Price Index: Big Gap in Hospital Inpatient & Outpatient Prices
Health Spending an Increasing Share of GDP
Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Modern Civilization
Employee Health Benefits on a Winning Streak?
Hollywood Joins the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
Health Plan Deductibles Grew Seven Times Faster Than Wages
Time for Bond Investors, Especially in Chicago, To “Know What You Own”
Be Prepared for Active Shooter Threats
“But They’re Illegal!” The Worst Argument Against Immigration
Freedom, Fairness, and the Transitional Gains Trap
Happy Birthday, US Department of Education…Now Go Away
The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike Is Overdue
Clinton’s Pitching $350 Billion in “Free” College
Some Constitution Day Reflections about Government’s Role in Education
Ronald Coase and the Battle of Breastfeeding
Is China Really Crashing?
British National Health Service Stops Paying for Lifesaving Drugs
U.S. Has Less Economic Freedom than Chile, Jordan, or Taiwan
Hospital Profits Rise 9 Percent
Health Services Make Up One-Fourth of August’s New Jobs
Commonwealth Fund’s Red Herring on Risk Selection in Obamacare
An Apology to an Immigrant
What You Don’t Know about Immigrants and Medicaid Usage
Free Kim Davis… And Fire Her!
Lessons for Taxpayers from Record Low SAT Scores
Many Americans Don’t Pay Income Taxes
California’s Proposed $2 per Pack Excise Tax on Cigarettes
When Government Fails—Venezuela Edition
The Mountain of Legal Injustice in the USA
Health Spending Slows to a Less Alarming Pace
The Government’s Tax on Peace of Mind
Obama Is Half Right about Katrina
Safe, Legal, and Rare, Part 2: Legal?
Follow the Silk Road
In Memoriam: Nathan Rosenberg (1927-2015)
The Decline in R&D Efficiency in the Drug Industry
Aspirations and Policies
Bobby Jindal’s Attack on Scott Walker’s Health Plan Is Off-Base
Anthony de Jasay: Political Philosopher Par Excellence
CalSTRS Boss Jack Ehnes Deceives Californians About Funding
Game Developers Face Final Boss: The FDA
Bundled Payments, Barely Hatched, Go the Way of the Dodo
The Prime Importance of Private Property Rights
Victory for Free Speech in Medicine
In Memoriam: Robert A. Conquest (1917–2015)
Safe, Legal, and Rare, Part 1: Safe?
Price Transparency Laws Don’t Work
A Call to Order in the Hobbesian Jungle
Obama Supports Worker Freedom?
Hospital Job Growth Up versus Other Health Jobs
Democrats and Republicans to Blame for Public Pension Crisis
Government Failure Compounds Denial in Abortion Policy
FreedomFest Recap: Why Obamacare Stifles Healthcare Innovation
Ai Weiwei Goes to London
New Evidence that Obamacare Is Working?
Tennessee’s Fracking Controversy
Still Won’t Stand with Rand
Health Spending Growth Moderate in Second Quarter (Maybe)
Janet Napolitano Makes History as University of California Pension Reformer
Medicaid’s Poverty Trap Illustrated
Remembering Alexis de Tocqueville — and Civil Society in Early America
Love Gov: “Too Real”?
Patent Reform Is Not a Left Wing Thing
Is Denial a Good Basis for Abortion Policy?
Harassment Ruled a Protected Union Activity
Will 11 Million Pay Obamacare’s Mandate Penalty?
Standing with Rand? Maybe Take a Seat.
Obamacare Exchange Plans Have 34 Percent Fewer Providers than Non-Exchange Plans
Did 15 Million — Not 6.6 Million — Pay Obamacare’s Mandate Penalty?
The CSA and Symbols: Learning from History
Love, Marriage, and Green Cards
Let’s Hope Arizona’s New Health Law Is Contagious
Government’s Burden on Young Americans
None “Heil” Trump
Ten States Join Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Zeke Emanuel Hammers Obamacare Again
Pay Attention to History
Health Jobs Outpace Soft Employment Report
Red Light Cameras: Safety or Revenue?
Oregon Judge Attacks Free Speech in Wake of Obergefell
What Happened to the Midwives? (Hint: Government)
Why Frédéric Bastiat Still Matters
Justices Breyer and Ginsburg Would Hold the Death Penalty Unconstitutional
41 Percent of Obamacare Silver Plans Have ‘Small’ or ‘Extra Small’ Networks
Should Gone with the Wind Be Banned?
When Thinking about Obergefell We Must Distinguish between Policy and Law
Libertarians Should Be Cautious in Celebrating Obergefell
Health Spending as a Share of Personal Consumption Keeps Rising
The War of Ideas
CBO: Repealing ACA Would Grow U.S. Economy; Reduce Number of Insured by 10 Million
Donald Boudreaux’s The Essential Hayek
Obamacare’s Shrinking Revenues: Medical Device Excise Tax
Which Countries Prefer Capitalism?
Just How Bad Has Post-9/11 America Become? Some Insights from Eritrea
Pennsylvania, Delaware to Identify as State-Based Obamacare Exchanges
Render unto Caesar: Obama Preaches to Catholic Health Association
Government’s Demonstrated Security Incompetence Warrants Abolishing Its Powers
Government Charges Hastert with “Crime” of Withdrawing His Own Money
Whose Fossil Fuel Use Will G7 Leaders Reduce by 70%?
New TV Show Sparks Unnecessary Moral Outrage (and Proves People Don’t Understand Basic Economics)
Health Jobs Double Growth in Jobs Report
The Avengers of Civil Society?
Racehorses and Circus Animals — Stifle Your Outrage
Net Neutrality Can Harm Your Health
Health Spending Unscathed in Shrinking Economy
Impacts of Sexual Assault on Civil Society Go Beyond Statistics
Maybe the Government Just Shouldn’t Ask People if They’re Uninsured
What Abercrombie and Fitch Can Teach Us about the Same-Sex Marriage Controversy
Hackers Stole Data from Whom? An Example of Media Bias
Commonwealth Fund: “Underinsurance” Unchanged under Obamacare
Planned Rate Hikes Presage a Health Insurance ‘Death Spiral’
Military Education Savings Accounts: A Great Way to Provide Educational Choice
Parental Choice Could Help Curb Willful Defiance in School
“Rape Culture” and the Implications for Liberty on College Campuses
High U.S. Health Prices from Market Power?
Progressivism: Rhetoric versus Reality
The Military’s “Heroes” and the Scourge of Nationalism
Did a Health Insurer Pay over Ten Times the Self-Pay Price for Outpatient Surgery?
Patent Trolls Still Alive and Kicking
Welcome, High School Freshman! Pee in This Cup!
Health Jobs Grow Twice as Fast in April as Other Jobs
The Individual Mandate
Shifting from Quantity to Quality in Patent Applications
The Ex-Im Bank Redux
Save the Children. Open the Border
Obamacare’s Risk Corridors Are Back, and Bigger and Badder than Ever!
Florida’s Financial Health Care Follies, and a Problem with a Part-Time Legislature
Obamacare’s State-Based Exchanges Struggle with Surging Costs
Galeano vs. Rangel: A Conflict of Visions in Latin America
Why Don’t You Own Your Own Health Information?
Competition and Cooperation
Health Spending Crushing a Stalled Economy
Campaign Finance Reform—After I’m Elected
Do Drones Degrade al Qa’ida?
Tax Freedom Day, 2015
Barack Obama Has the Last Word on the Medicare “Doc Fix”
Obamacare and Employment
An Argument for “Selling” Babies
Is FDA Reporting Drug Shortages Adequately?
Is Sexual Orientation a Choice?
Do Drones Really Reduce Civilian Casualties?
Patent Trolls Suffer Setback
Two Reasons to Pay Off Public-Employee Pension Debt Quickly
There Is No Real Increase in Insured under Obamacare
Employers Do Not Systematically and Persistently Pay Women Less than Men for Equally Valuable Work
Seven of 10 Doctors See Effects of Climate Change on Patients!
Another Urban Legend? The Middle Ages Were the “Dark Ages”
Despite Weak U.S. Employment Numbers Overall, Healthcare Jobs Continue Steady Climb
Harvard Professor’s Latest ‘Heresy’ Throws Water on Obama EPA’s Climate Policy
Immigration Policy Is Unjust
The Gender Wage Gap—A Myth that Just Won’t Die
Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s Transformation from Poor to Prosperous
Needles of Panic? White House Fears Rejection of Boehner-Pelosi-Obama Medicare “Doc Fix”
Authority and Easter
Education Savings Accounts Challenge Common Core’s One-Size-Fits-All Schooling
Government Union Boss Apparently Equates Valuing Work with Taxpayer Shakedowns
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on Humans Becoming Gods, Pets, or Ants
The U.S.’s Nazi Imports
Access to Health Care Unchanged after Obamacare’s First Year
‘The Hunting Ground,’ Sexual Assault, and the Failure of Civil Society
More Bad News about the Medicare Doc Fix
Higher Minimum Wage Leaves Working Poor Without Childcare
This Doc Fix Is an Outrage
Are Health Plans That Cover Yoga the ‘Next Frontier’?
Time to KO the Idea of Boxing Bans
The “Miracle” of Kirznerian Entrepreneurship
How Big Is Government in the United States?
Republicans Split over Patent Reform
Prostate Cancer Treatment Costs Can Differ by 400 Percent. Here’s Why
The Costs and Benefits of Ethanol
Comply or Die – Trends in Modern Policing
Ratcheting Up for New Water Laws
Shining Spotlight on Bogus U.C. Berkeley “Think Tank” During National Sunshine Week
Obamacare Costs Are Shrinking – So Should Its Taxes
Weak Health Jobs Growth; Mostly in Hospitals and Physicians’ Offices
Military Aid — “If We Don’t Do It, Someone Else Will”
A Case for Patent Reform
Senate Dems: Get Pregnant, Then Get Health Insurance
The Power Elite
United States of Fear
How Much of Federal Transfer Payments Are Obamacare Subsidies? More than You Think!
Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro Tightens His Grip
Health Spending Chews Through a Weak Economy
The Consummate Fallen Angel
University Responsibility for Sexual Assault
50 Shades of Predatory Abuse: The Role of Civil Society
Half of State Medical Boards Perform Poorly When Licensing Out-of-State Doctors
Florida’s Fiscal Policy: Responsible State Budgeting
A-B-C-Don’t Indoctrinate Me
Why Hasn’t Medicare Advantage Collapsed?
Are the Ruling Elites in China Now More Pro-market than the Ruling Elites in the USA?
What Makes a Miserable Country?
It’s Called Recovery, but Where’s the Beef?
Let Them Eat Cake
GAO: Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Health Administration at High Risk for Fraud, Waste, Abuse
Obama’s Dangerous Call for Collaboration
Why Americans Should Celebrate President John Tyler
On U.S. Foreign Policy
LAPD Targets Citizens’ Free Speech Rights
U.S. Government Debt Is Now at a Once-Unimaginable Level
“Site-Neutral” Medicare Payments: A Good Idea from President Obama’s Budget
Apocalypse Not: The Legacy of Julian Simon
Sorry, Your Minimum Wage Law Is a Nightmare
Modern Tech Suggests Government Data on Police-Related Homicides Flawed
Politics Is Not Just Spy versus Spy; It’s also Slogan versus Slogan
Health Care Spending Is Up, Way Up
I Pledge Allegiance to Blind Nationalism
Medical-Device Excise Tax Kills Jobs, Obamacare Kills Much More
Breaking News: The FDA Will Not Regulate Your Kid’s Skateboard
The Fall of Liberty and Human Dignity in American Sniper
Controlling the Regulatory State
How Much Longer Can the U.S. Economy Bear the Burdens?
Death Valley? Peter Thiel and Steve Jobs on What Could Kill Silicon Valley
Milton Friedman on “Free” College
About That CBO Report Claiming Obamacare’s Costs Are Down 20 Percent…
Humala’s Hatchet Man May Be Key Figure in Peruvian Spy Scandal
Arkansas: Caving In or Standing Up to Obamacare?
National School Choice Week Starts Today!
Peter Thiel’s Contrarian Manifesto
Are Falling Prices a Bad Thing?
No U.S. Weapons for Countries with Child Soldiers (Oh, You Have a Waiver?)
Employers Who Dump Workers onto Medicaid: The New Corporate Welfare Queens?
The State of the Disunion
The Moral Argument Governor Brown’s Inaugural Speech Left Out
Individual Liberties and the Right to Die
No Jobs Bump from Obamacare
Agonizing over Sports Teams’ Mascot Names
The Unintended Consequences of Banning the “World’s Oldest Profession”
One Benefit of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press…
Obamacare’s Effect on Uninsured Is Trivial
Medicaid Expansion Does Not Create Healthcare Jobs
Total National Security Spending Is Much Greater than the Pentagon’s Base Budget
Common Core Boosters Trying to Scare States into Keeping National Standards
Constitutional Federalism Beats Feds’ Bribery of the States
The TSA: A Brief Tale
Last week’s GDP Estimate Included a Massive Upward Revision in Health Spending
NSA’s Keystone Kops Play Kryptos Kristmas Kwiz at Our Peril
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Don’t Worry, They’ll Guard Themselves!
The 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce
Putin’s Collapsing Russia
Obamacare Premiums Higher in States with ‘Active Purchaser’ Exchanges
Photo Explaining Obamacare’s Perverse Incentives Is Worth a Thousand Words
I Can’t Believe There’s No Butter! Bad Trade Policy Burns Christmas Bakers
Obesity Can Be a Disability, Says European Court of Justice
If You Like Rights, Liberty, and Economic Opportunity, Celebrate Christmas
High Taxes, Lack of Federal Bailout Make Vermont Cancel Single-Payer Plan
Oil and Dictators
CROmnibus and Cronyism for Blue Health Plans?
Katniss Everdeen and the Paradox of Revolution
Normalizing Relations with Cuba: Good Policy
Student Debt and Default Explode While U.S. Department of Education Fiddles
Economics 101: Uber’s Prices Don’t “Exploit” People
The Program No One Dares to Question: Social Security
The Long Road Back from Torture
How Obamacare Hurts Its Beneficiaries: Two Vignettes
All Men Are Brothers, but All Too Often They Do Not Act Accordingly
Hiring in Ambulatory Clinics Back on Track; Other Health Jobs Lagging
Terror and Torture in the Name of “National Security”
Professor Gruber Strikes Again
Gallup: Obamacare Hurting the Middle Class
The Ferguson Protesters vs. the Liberal Left
Reauthorized Child Care Block Grant: Another Brick in the Wall for Big Government
Consumer-Driven Plans Increase Share of Employer-Based Benefits
Plain Brown Wrappers?
Raising Arizona: Voters Agree with Incoming Superintendent Diane Douglas that Parents, Not the State, Are Primary in Education
Love Liberty? Learn to Argue.
The Biggest Threat to North Korea Might Be Dessert
Income Inequality Is a Statistical Artifact
Interstellar Liberty and the Foibles of Progressivism
Small Business Suffers: The Riots, Past and Present
“Cadillac Tax” Will Hit 38 Percent of Employers in 2018
Will Obamacare Hit Its Enrollment Target?
Stores to Open on Thanksgiving — Don’t Complain.
I’ll Take Market Forces Over Government Force Any Day
Students Won’t Be Collateral Damage in California Big Spenders’ Showdown
Right-to-Try Laws Now in 5 States
The Anachronistic 1979 Oil Export Ban
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Your Kaiser Permanente Doctor Will See You Now – At Target
The End of the American Meth Lab? Don’t Get Too Excited.
Hiring in Outpatient Clinics Froze Last Month
American Medical Association Backs Telemedicine Compact
NYC’s Success Academy Charter Schools Are Beating the Odds . . . and Powerful Unions
Elizabeth Warren on the Economic Consequences of the Obama Administration
Obama’s Undisciplined School Discipline Reforms
Net Neutrality: Pushing on Another Side of the Balloon
“Net Neutrality” Is an Oxymoron When Government Logs On
The Case for Victim Justice
Tap and Track: Not Just for the NSA
Saudi Arabia Pressures Russia
Lesson from the Election: People Want Less Government
The Power of Ideas
Gordon Tullock and the Transitional Gains Trap
Third Parties Control 83 Percent of Prescription Drug Spending, Up from 52 Percent in 1993
Gordon Tullock, R.I.P.
Gordon Tullock (1922-2014)
Has Colorado Gone to Pot?
Administration Continues to Stonewall on Obamacare Exchange Enrollment
The Malvinas versus Argentina
Obamacare Premiums Increased Dramatically for Every Age Group in 2014
Hillary’s Right About Jobs
Election on Tuesday: Who’s Running?
Government Buries Evidence of Poor Access to Care under Obamacare
Distorted Education Attack Ads Hide the Facts
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978
92 Percent of Nurses Are Dissatisfied with Electronic Health Records
Is Humanitarian Aid Strengthening ISIS?
Obama Appointee Supports Individual Rights
Australia to Raise $5 Billion by Privatizing Its Biggest Health Insurer
Is Medicaid-Associated Overuse of Emergency Departments Just a Surge?
The Case for Drugstore Clinics
Happy Birthday, Tea Party!
Georgia’s Ivory Tower Behavior Modification-istas
Evading Ebola? Don’t Seal the Border
Hospital Administrative Costs Are Highest in the United States
Jean Tirole, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
Federal “Open Payments” Website Stumbles Out of the Starting Gate
Fallujah Fallout: Who Pays the Price?
A New Obamacare Lawsuit from the Former Top Obamacrat
Brazil—Back to Normality
NSA Mission Creep: It’s for the Children
Amazon’s “Dark Side” Is a Bright Spot for Workers and Consumers
Debunking Democracy with James M. Buchanan
Berkeley’s Free Medical Marijuana Plan Shows Economic Thinking Has Gone to Pot
Florida’s Very Interesting Race for Governor
U.S. National Defense: Just Another Government Program
The Free Speech Movement Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary, but the Eternal Battle Between Liberty and Power Goes On
Obamacare Might Have Enrolled Only 2.3 Million; Spent $73 Billion to Save Less Than $6 Billion in Uncompensated Care
Individualizing Justice in The Equalizer
More Evidence That Medicaid Expansion Increases Emergency Department Use
Fascism Is Efficient, Says Andres Duany, Leading Proponent of “Sustainable Development”
Hospitals Are Cutting Charity Care and Using Emergency Rooms More
The Worst (Still) Get on Top
Coercive Foreign Policies and the Boomerang Effect
Public Schools and Government Schools
Coming Soon to California: Teachers’ Right to Work?
Obamacare Will Devour Your Pay Raise
Common Core Called the “Obamacare of Education”
Gaming Gainful Employment
Jameis Winston . . . Again?
The Giver’s Dystopia: Total Equality and No Humanity
Smarter Forest Management Could Yield Water for California’s Population Growth
A Very Weak Case for Hospital Mergers
Celebrating Human Action—Ludwig von Mises’s Masterpiece
Obama’s Latest Hostile Takeover Target: Private Career Colleges
Arming Syrian Rebels—Afghanistan Deja Vu?
Are Students Afraid To Be Free?
Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Expire; Long-Term Unemployment Falls
New Study Links Patent Trolls to Decline in R&D Spending and Other Ills
Misplaced Outrage over the NCAA’s Decision to Reduce Sanctions on Penn State
After $26 Billion Paid Out, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records Only 4 Percent of Target
Obama: The Unbearable Lightness of Being on Immigration
Costs of Government Administration of Health Care to Almost Double in Ten Years
Politics and Inequality
Obamacare Tax Merry-Go-Round
Oklahoma: Losing Federal Waiver, Winning Back Rightful Control over Education
Can Taxpayers Recover Hundreds of Millions of Dollars from Obamacare Exchanges?
A Riverside High School Thinks Dumpster Diving is a Needed Life Skill for Special Education Students
Competing for Students, Not Federal Funding, Is Still the Best Preschool Policy
Medicare Fees: The RUC Is Bad, but There’s No Point in Regulating It
California Senate Arrest Rate Higher Than Any Large California City
Price Transparency Lowers Healthcare Costs
Chicago Teachers Union Boss and Classic Champagne Socialism
Parental Choice, Not Common Core, Is the Key to Academic Accountability
Imposing Costs on Russia: How about a Food Embargo?
CalPERS Approves 99 New Ways to Spike California Public Pensions
There Is a Market for Human Organs, Whether You Like It or Not
Prize-winning Mathematician Says Common Core Math Doesn’t Add Up
Patent Trolls: Their Threat to U.S. Innovation—and the Solutions
Walmart Shakes Up Primary Care – and the Whole System
California Lawmakers Mandate Students Study about Obama
What Is to Be Done with Health-Insurance Exchanges, Post-Obamacare?
Taking Offense at Every Word or Phrase?
Obamacare Threatens Free Clinics
Reflections on the YAL National Convention 2014
Medicaid’s Financing Merry-Go-Round
Orwellian Language: Peace Abroad; War at Home
“Creepy Uncle Sam” Obamacare Care-nival
Classifying America: Government’s Power to Define Is the Power to Discriminate
Gov. Brown Invokes Religion to Open the Border, but Path to Faith-based Schools Remains Closed
Another Federal Mandate—Or, How I Misspent My Summer Vacation
Gross Domestic Product: Is Health Spending Figured Out?
Technology Can Make the Regulatory State Obsolete
The War on Poverty and the War on Drugs
Muckraker or Special Pleader?
Sweatshops: Misunderstood Paths Out of Poverty
Ban Government—Not Sweets—in Schools to Combat Bureaucratic Obesity
Are Lawsuits Ending or Mending Teacher Tenure?
Obamacare Architect Warned That Tax Credits Would Be Available Only in States with Exchanges
A Hundred Years of War
More States Abandoning the Sinking Common Core Ship
A Hell of a Pinpoint Operation
How to Pay for the Next Sovaldi?
Is Medicaid Crowd-Out the Only Effect of Obamacare?
Obamacare’s Tax Credits in Jeopardy
Your Tax Dollars at Work at the Ex-Im Bank
Gun Violence Is a Consequence of War
Households Finance Only 70 Percent of Their Own Consumption, Down from 93 Percent in 1959
“Prize-Grants” or Patents for Pharmaceutical Innovation?
Tech Companies Work to Tame Patent Trolls without Government Help
Health Spending Grew Slower in U.S. than in Other Developed Countries, 2007-2011 (but the Trend Won’t Last)
Reining in the Fed
Governmental “Reform” Is an Oxymoron
A “Smart-Growth” Revolt in California
Gun Control Encore? Someone Picked the Wrong . . .
NASA’s Children’s Climate Change Website, and the book 1984: Creating Spies One Child at a Time
Understanding Waiting Times for Health Care
Rags to Riches (to Rags Again)
Another Cover-Up? IRS and Social Security Administration Not Cooperating with Obamacare Fraud Investigation
Burgeoning Regulations Threaten Our Humanity
Do Private Prisons Make Financial Sense for States?
Why Hobby Lobby Is Not an Assault on Women
Ralph Nader’s Unstoppable
Does the United States Over Diagnose Cancer?
Health Spending and First Quarter GDP: What Happened?
50 Years of Mischief: The Triumph and Trashing of the Civil Rights Act
“Risky Business” in Climate Change Policy
The Independent Review—Summer 2014 Issue Now Available
Who’s Behind IRS Targeting? Don’t Ask NPR
Shining Light on Big Brother
Broken Mirror on the Wall: On the Commonwealth Fund’s Increasingly Frustrating Comparison of International Health Systems
The Economics of Offensive Trademarks
Only 53 Percent of Previously Uninsured Obamacare Enrollees Have a Favorable Opinion of Obamacare
Immigration and Mindless Partisanship
The Veterans’ Administration Has Been a Disaster Since Its Inception
New Insights into Iraq
SCOTUS Affirms That Abstract Ideas Are Not Patent-Eligible
Is “Redskins” Offensive?
Patent Troll Hit with Legal Fees
Enemies of Enemies
Piketty and Emerging Markets
World Cup Soccer’s Real Top Rivals: Nationalism versus Globalism
The Problem with Open Enrollment
Virginia DMV and Taxi Unions versus Consumers
Soaring Pension Costs Devour School Budgets in California
Non-Hospital Healthcare Jobs Are Growing Fast
Taxpayers Are Shocked to Discover That When They Vote for Government Services, They Have to Pay for Them
Remembering Tiananmen Square, 25 Years Later
Is the NDAA Notification Requirement Unconstitutional?
Would Outlawing Food Stamps for Soda Pop Reduce Obesity?
No Joke, Paul Krugman Praised Veterans Health System as National Model
What If More States Had Set Up Their Own Obamacare Exchanges?
In Defense of Edward Snowden Against John Kerry’s Slanderous Attacks
Obamacare Motivates Insurers to Shun the Sickest Patients
Chances Are that You Have No More Expertise in Economics than You Have in Astrophysics
Do Patients Have a “Right to Try” New Medicines Before the FDA Approves Them?
For John Kerry, Where He Stands Depends on Where He Sits
How Valuable Is a Federal Grant?
Once Again, Government Displaces Real Aid
Using Marketable Vouchers to Speed Up Drug Approvals
Big Pharma, Trial Lawyers, and Harry Reid Kill Patent Reform
Common Core: Raising the Bar-barians
Stagnation Nation? High School Seniors’ Results on Nation’s Report Card Didn’t Budge
This Memorial Day Honor Vets with Education Savings Accounts
Patent Trolls and Trial Lawyers Thwart Patent Reform
Dining with Stalin
Apple and Google Announce a Ceasefire in the Patent Wars
Piketty on Inequality
Piketty’s Capital: IV
Obamacare’s “Bailout” of Insurers Is Still a Live, Moving Target
Disinvitation Season 2014
India—A New Beginning?
Medicare’s Physician Payment “Data Dump”: Don’t Stop Now
Patent Litigation Is No Laughing Matter… Or Is It?
Wait! You May Not Need to Lop Off So Many Heads
Piketty’s Capital: III
Piketty’s Capital: II
There He Goes Again!
More Evidence Suggests Obamacare Is Not Driving Hospitals Bankrupt
Piketty’s Capital: I
Why Did Health Spending Slow Down Before It Sped Up?
The Austrian School of Economics
Four Recent Polls Show Obamacare Extremely Vulnerable
The Concise Case for Free Speech Against Its Enemies
Gary S. Becker, R.I.P.
Health Care Workforce Continues to Shift Away from Hospitals
Do You Remember the Sixties?
New Video with Ron Paul: “Defining Liberty: The Future of Freedom”
Number of Patient Payments to Healthcare Providers Up 72 Percent in 3 Years
Why Occupational Licensing Is Unjust, Unneeded, and Increases Income Inequality
Is the Canadian Middle Class Doing Better than the American Middle Class?
Elizabeth Warren: “We Are Not Resting Until at Least 50 Senators Are [Millionaire] Women”
The FDA’s Productivity and Consistency Have Collapsed in a Decade
Some Basics of State Domination and Public Submission
Ban “Giving Back”
Obama’s Push to Recruit Young Adults into Obamacare Falls Short
What Are the Financial Risks of Being Uninsured?
Tolstoy’s Remarkable Manifesto on Christian Anarchy and Pacifism
Want to Start a Private Postsecondary School in California? Good Luck
Los Angeles County Board of Education Blocks LAUSD “Blackmail” of Charter Schools
More on Obamacare’s “Bailout” for Health Insurers
Common Core Makes Simple Math as Complicated as the Tax Code
Global Poverty and the Tyranny of Experts
Why Won’t Medicare Pay for Medical Tourism?
Obamacare’s Cost Is Down 8%, but That May Not Be Good News
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Health Reform Proposal: Pros and Cons
P. J. O’Rourke on the Baby Boom Generation
Let’s Start a Tax Revolt with Our iPhones
Uninsured Patients Are 36 Percent More Likely To Get Medical Appointments Than Are Medicaid Patients
Why Is Obamacare a Rube Goldberg Contraption?
Medicaid Patients’ Access to Specialists Has Dropped Almost One-Fifth in Five Years
What Middle East Peace Process?
Exaggerating the Damage Caused by Climate Change
Campaign Donations: Freedom of Speech or of the Press?
Hooray! The Medicare Doc Fix Is Fixed Until Next April!
Can Obamacare Be Fixed? Part II
Employer-Based Health Insurance: “Job Lock” Is Not the Problem, “Insurance Lock” Is
Joseph Stiglitz: The Price of Inequality
The Coming U.S. Government Default?
This Large Health Insurer Has Effectively Admitted Obamacare Is Failing
Universal Government Preschool: Nilla Wafer Wishes and Juice Box Dreams
Lessons from a German Homeschooling Family about the Nanny State
Outside Money in Politics
Can Obamacare Be Fixed?
The Independent Review — Spring 2014 Issue Now Available
Obamacare’s Risk Corridor “Bailout” Just Got Bigger – Much Bigger
New Faculty for 2014 Challenge of Liberty Student Seminars
A Better Way to Cut Medicare Spending
Unlearning Liberty to the Detriment of Us All
A Snapshot of the Health Care Workforce
Challenge of Liberty Student Seminars—Application Deadline: March 31
President Obama’s Investment Skills
Zeke Speaks Out on McCain and Health Reform
NSA Chief Recommends Severely Curtailing Spying. Obama Won’t.
Take the Money and Run? GAO Reports Significant Dropping Out of Government Electronic Health Records Program
Intergenerational Transfers and Political Support for the Welfare State
Wars on Everything
VA and Defense Dept. Electronic Medical Records Can’t Talk to Each Other: $29 Billion Fix Already Abandoned
Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Stick
Lankford Introduces Legislation Giving Congressional Authority to Interstate Health Care Compact
The Double Faustian Minimum Wage Bargain of 2007
Number of Adults with Consumer-Driven Health Plans Grows to 21 Million
The Hayekian Liberty of Ender’s Game
Why Are So Many Economists Confused About Obamacare’s Effects on Jobs?
Taxpayers Get Forked Again
False Advertising for Obamacare
Medicaid Madness in Maine: Will the Legislature Punish a Consultant for Reporting the Truth?
Leopoldo Lopez: Venezuela’s “Dangerous Man”
FDA Continues to Impede Medical Device Innovation
FDA Regulations Kill
Health Spending on State and Local Government Workers Has Outpaced Medicaid Spending by 20 Percent
TSA Vet Admits Scanners Are a Joke. And So Are You (to the TSA).
What Republicans and Democrats Don’t Understand About the Insurance Company “Bailout”
The U.S. Government Makes a Mockery of the Principal-Agent Relationship
America’s Spymasters and Cultural Propaganda
Krugman Plays a Mulligan
Federal Government Gives Patients a New “Right”: Access to Lab Results
Krugman: “Why aren’t wages going up?”
Will the Federal Government Turn a Profit on Risk Corridors? That Can Be Stopped.
Against Libertarian Infighting
The Police State Retaliates Against Mayor for Pension Reform
Are Young People Better Off Being Uninsured?
Patient CARE Act Would Impose 37 Percent Marginal Income-Tax Hike on Late Middle-Aged
Believe It: NSA Collects and Stores Content, Not Just “Metadata”
California’s Immoral Mountain of Debt
Health Reform: Senate Republicans’ Proposal Is a $47 Billion Tax Hike with Few Beneficiaries
More Government Intrusion
Et tu, Angry Birds?
How the Left and the Right Talk about Inequality
Health Reform: Senate Republicans’ Continuous Coverage Consumer Protection Needs Improvement
Arctic Blast Heroes: Chick-fil-A to the Rescue
Obama Insults Our Intelligence on Civil Liberties
State of the Union 2014: More Preschool Politics?
Governor Stevens and I
Health Benefits Cost 40 Percent More for Government Workers than for Private Workers
Stockman: Cronyism Is Destroying American Capitalism and American Democracy
“I Felt Like a Hostage”: Toward a Solution for Medical Price Transparency
Venezuela: The End of Newspapers?
Is There an Argument—Any Argument—for Community Rating?
If Obamacare Lost Your Personal Data, Would You Even Know?
The Failure of the “War on Poverty” in One Picture
President Obama on Inequality: Rhetoric vs. Reality
Will Republicans Repeal Obamacare’s Risk Corridors?
Conscripting Four-Year Olds: California’s Latest Preschool Plan
License to Kill
In Defense of Inequality
Price Transparency: What To Do and What Not To Do
Why Global Poverty Has Declined 80%: Economic Liberalization Begets Prosperity and Equality
Least Surprising Health Research Result Ever: Medicaid Increases ER Use
Retiring Teacher Seniority in California?
Judge the Pope’s Exhortation by Results, Not Rhetoric
Extortion, Part II
Contraceptives for Nuns? Government at Its Most Absurd
Medicaid Expansion Means More ER Visits
A Review of D. Eric Schansberg’s “The Economics of Health Care and Health Insurance”
New Year’s Revolution
Two Minimum Wage Fallacies
Habeas corpus Still Dead, NSA Records Now Assist: Obama Signs NDAA 2014
Private Exchanges: Getting Ready For Individual Health Insurance To Be The Standard
Hooray! The Medicare “Doc Fix” Is Fixed Until March 31
Obamacare Health Insurance Has “Narrow Networks,” but Why Are There Any Networks at All?
The Independent Review—Winter Issue Now Available
Obamacare Will Not Prevent Hospitals from Overcharging
Catching the Hint of Liberty in “Catching Fire” and “The Hunger Games”
Immigrants and Poor Kids Aren’t to Blame for Poor PISA Performance
Carpe Diem: Washington’s Foundations Are Showing Cracks
Rationing Schooling Freedom in Collectivist Oakland
Police Claim Teen Shot Himself In Head—While Handcuffed Behind Back
FBI Successfully Foils Another FBI Plot
Oh No! The Republicans Are Going to Tax Your Health Benefits!
PISA Results Show We’re a World Leader . . . in Spending, Not Performance
Eliminate Long-Term Unemployment Compensation
Are We About to Face a Severe Doctor Shortage?
“Job Lock” from Employer-Based Health Benefits: What Should Government Do?
It’s Official: The Top 40% of Income Earners Pay More Than 100% of Federal Income Taxes
What Paul Krugman Can Learn from Milton Friedman
You Didn’t Build That Business, and You Don’t Run It, Either
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve
Hospitals’ Bad Debt: Part of the Problem—or Part of the Solution?
Remembering Nelson Mandela
Who Loses the Most Under Obamacare?
Bootleggers and Baptists; Silversmiths and Artemis Cultists
Sky-High Hospital Prices Are a Result of Government Interference
Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, Part 2
War on the Poor
Obamacare Risk Adjustment: Moving the Goalposts
U.S. Ranks Third Lowest of Eleven Countries on Health Care Spending
How Small Business Is Reacting to Obamacare
Will Obamacare Finally Cause American Seniors to Turn Against Government Health Care?
A Chance to End the Great Recession
Can Obama Bail Out the Health Insurers?
Closing Gitmo Isn’t Nearly Enough
Why Is David Cutler Shilling for the Administration?
Pelosi Caught on Obamacare Lies
Twelfth Grader Schools School Board over Common Core National Standards
Tattering the Safety Net
Crisis of Political Authority? I Wish!
More on Common Core: It’s about Snooping, Not Standards
The Median Voter, the Marginal Consumer, and Obamacare: Why No Politician Competes for the Votes of Patients with Bladder Cancer
Shocker: Common Core Is about Politics, Not Academic Standards
None Dare Call It . . .
The Fictionalized Surveillance State
Can You Hear Me Now? We Have Too Much Health Insurance
Venezuela’s Price Police
Just Say No to Jobs for the Young and Unskilled
New Videos Slam Obamacare’s Lies
California Energy Officials Repeat Lies to Expand Their Power
A Woman May Die Because of Obamacare
The “Rs”: Understanding the Death Spiral in the Obamacare Exchanges
David Eckert and the Reality of the American Police State
Markets versus Government: Real Alternatives versus Possibilities
Stephen Halbrook’s Gun Control in the Third Reich
The Selling of Obamacare
The “Deep State” in American Health Care
President Obama: “I’m really good at killing people.”
Questions—and Answers—for Janet Yellen
On My Libertarian Catholicity
Schooling for Profit: Doing Good for Students while Creating Wealth for Staff
San Francisco Professor Compares BART Transit Workers to Slaves
Scary Movie Medicare Edition: We Pay Dead People
T-shirts and Free Speech: The Newest NSA Threats
What Krugman Doesn’t Understand about Medicare for All
The Whole Surveillance State Must Go
“Creepy Uncle Sam” Is Back Just in Time for Halloween!
Why the Exchanges Are a Mess and a Very Simple Alternative
More on How Obamacare Is Affecting Jobs
Is the Drug War Toast?
Donald S. Barnhart (July 18, 1925 – September 8, 2009)
More Money, Less Liberty, Impoverished Education
My Limited Experience with Obamacare
The Myth of the Civil Libertarian Democrat
Generous Contract Offer Still Not Enough for BART Hostage Takers
Government Spending and Regime Uncertainty—a Clarification
When Extremism Is Seen as Moderate…
Victory! The Independent Institute’s Longtime Opposition to Inclusionary Housing Policies Lays Groundwork for Governor’s Veto
Why Do We Need a Health Insurance Mandate?
The Ugly Beginning of Dodger Stadium Provides Important Property Rights Lesson
Happy Birthday, Walter Grinder!
Nobel Peace Prize: FAIL
The Defaults of 1933, 1862, … and 2013?
Are Patients Too Dumb to Make Good Choices?
New York Times Wrong about Government Childcare Delivery
All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Reading Higgs
Thinking Is Research, Too!
Community Rating and the Pathology of Price Controls
America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace
They Should Change Their Motto From “To Serve and Protect” to “If You Misbehave, We’ll Beat You Up, and Maybe Kill You”
Retroactive Pay for Furloughed Government Workers?
Call Me Uncharitable, But…
Which Is Better: Mini-Med Plans or Obamacare?
ObamaCare Ruling Just Killed Portable Health Insurance
New Book Exposes the ‘Terrible 10’ Worst U.S. Economic Policy Mistakes
The Shutdown Is Upon Us
The Standing Army Marches On
Young Adults and ObamaCare
Good News! SB 1 Dies (For Now)
The Emperor in Denial
GOP Health Plan: Good, Bad and Ugly
New California Regulation on Political Bloggers Will Chill Free Speech
New Videos Attacking Obamacare Go Viral
What Large Employers Are Doing
Government-Run Preschool Is a Dead End, Not a Lifeline
Taxing Internet Sales
The Panthers Were Right and Reagan Was Wrong on Gun Control
It’s Third-Party Payers, Stupid
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Feddie Sue: What Should We Do with Them?
Nancy Pelosi Flunks the Preschool Test: More Government Is Not the Answer
Latin America and the Fed Factor
All Government Policies Succeed in the Long Run
California Parents Need Education Options, Not Government “Accountability”
Police Brutality, Close to Home
Are We Being Unfair to Paul Krugman?
Did Workers Get Trapped in the Federal ‘Safety Net’?
Obama Administration Says ‘Nein’ to German Homeschooling Family Seeking Asylum
Liberalism’s Legacy, Part II
The Isolated War Party
California’s Pension Tsunami Swells as Pension Benefits Surge
The Difference between God and Congress
Medisave Accounts in Singapore
Reinhardt on Why the Government Will Need More of Your Money
Ronald Coase, Professional Odd Man Out
The Twisted Premises Implicit in the Drive for War
Will Obamacare Help or Hurt the Economy?
Creative Destruction—The Best Game in Town
Infringed: Second Amendment in the Crosshairs
The Republic of Georgia’s Uncertain Economic Future
Health and Higher Education
Balanced Budget Amendments, Good and Bad
Aircraft Targeted for Unconstitutional Searches
Coming Soon: The Strange Case of the Chong Chon Gang
The Inescapable Reality of Blowback
Is Equality the Right Public Policy Goal?
How Much Do You Want to Pay for Medical Care?
Life, Liberty, and the Threat of Abortion Ambivalence
The End of Cristina’s Reign
Medical Economics and Medical Ethics
Is Macroeconomics Really Economics?
Our System’s Complexity Is Both Its Weakness and Its Strength
Bono: “Capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid”
Bismarck and Healthcare Insurance: DeLong and DeShort of It
NSA Spying Threatens Law-Abiding Americans
Not Even Achieving an Impossible Libertarian Dream Will Suffice
Stunning Results from California
“Parallel Construction”: Government Term for Lying About Its Investigations
Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution? Which is the Better Way to Structure Government Pensions?
NSA Collects ‘Word for Word’ Every Domestic Communication
U.S. Healthcare Spending: Out of Control
Explaining College Cost Inflation
Star Trek Films Fail Because Freedom Has Progressed
Political Hustle by Fast Food Workers
The Economic Sector the President’s Policies Have Helped Most? Firearms
Time for Taxpayer Protections on California Transportation Projects
What a Program for Bureaucrats Tells Us about Obamacare
A New Case for Freedom of Immigration: Alvaro Vargas Llosa’s Global Crossings
Who Do Workplace Wellness Programs Really Target?
Press Coverage of Florida’s Fiscally Conservative Governor Rick Scott
Fiscal Responsibility, According to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
The Wolverine and the Implicit Libertarianism of the Wayward Samurai
“Evidence-Based Care”: Hazardous to Your Health?
Does Your Doctor Answer to You — or to Third-Party Payers?
Obamacare: All Your Intimate Information Available to (Almost) Anyone
Orson Welles on Contracts and the Rule of Law
Doctors Should Help Patients Weigh Tradeoffs
Government Claims It Can Legally Prevent People from Telling Others What It Is Doing to Them
Where’s the Outrage?
Romanticizing Healthcare Reform
The U.S. Empire’s Shameful Multiplier Effect
Time To Unload the BART Gravy Train
Prison Eugenics in the Golden State
Healthcare Is Not Exempt from the Law of Diminishing Returns
How John Locke Should Have Saved The Lone Ranger
Neither Snow nor Rain nor Dark of Night Will Prevent the Post Office from Spying on You
Jim Crow and the Progressives
Small Business Owners and Obamacare
Questions About Obama’s Delay of Healthcare Mandate
The Flat Earth Society, Climate Change, and Total Dictatorship
Why We Are on an Unsustainable Path
Why Fight for King and Country?
How Much Do We Spend on Healthcare?
How Many Warnings Do We Need?
Problem Solved, No Government Program Needed
Hospital Pricing Strategies
The Pro-Liberty Message in Man of Steel
SCOTUS Decision Offers Hope to Farmers Wanting Economic Freedom
The Stalinization of Amerika
Hospital Care That Is Priceless
Robert William Fogel (July 1, 1926 – June 11, 2013)
Note to Gov. Brown on Medical Liability Law: If It Ain’t Broken, Don’t Operate
Doctors Should Rethink “Costless” Medical Ethics
President Obama’s Database: Information on Everyone
Modern Communications Technology—Savior or Soma?
What the State Fears Most—Revelations of the Truth about the State
How Policymakers Can Act Smarter: Simple Lessons about Complex Systems
What Would Obama Have Done with the Leaks in the Pentagon Papers?
Did Capitalism Put the “Great” in The Great Gatsby?
Verizon Surveillance: Do We Feel Safer?
Same-Sex Marriage and Individual Rights
Goodbye to the War On Drugs?
The Hubris of Policymakers Often Harms the Poor
SCOTUS Upholds Taking of DNA from Arrestee
Replacing Medicare’s Ridiculous Fee Schedule
Death and Taxes Now Under One Roof
Why the Precautionary Principle Counsels Us to Renounce Statism
State Power and How It Might Be Undermined
Classical Liberalism’s Impossible Dream
Congressional Criticism of Apple’s Taxes
Grocery Stores, Healthcare, and the Case for Real Markets
Bush Wasn’t a Conservative and Obama Isn’t a Liberal
The Folly of Medicare’s One-Ailment-per-Visit Rule
Recommended Reading: Challenge of Liberty Student Seminar
Six Billion Physician Fees
Healthcare and the Cost of Non-Price Rationing
Healthcare and the Poor: Why Money Works Better than Waiting
Why Government Shouldn’t Build Things (Part 3)
No Longer Fruitcakes. . .
Both the Right and Left Go Wrong on Healthcare Prices
What Medical Tourism Tells Us about Our Healthcare System
When Government Gets “Arty,” Hang Onto Your Wallet (and Children)
Guantanamo: America’s Great Shame
Why Your Dog’s Knee Surgery Is So Much Cheaper than Yours
Healthcare as a Complex System
Happy May Day
Guardian Against Tyranny: The Writ of Habeas Corpus
What Emerging Markets Tell Us about Healthcare Reform
Nationalism—the Bane of the Modern Age
The President’s Policies: Economic Stimulus for One Industry
TSA, the $1,022.95 Pocketknife, and Why Your Flight is Delayed
How Our Healthcare System Has Us Trapped
Taxing Internet Purchases
Goodbye, “America’s Most Challenging High School.” Hello, Ebonics?
Discrimination Against Consumer-Directed Healthcare
What Is the Threshold for Martial Law?
The Rodney Dangerfields of the Ideological Universe
Why Has Congress Militarized the Bureaucrats?
The Power of the State versus the Power of Love
Five Perverse Incentives of the New Health Insurance Regulations
Students: Break Free This Summer!
The Coming Clash over Insurers’ Compliance with Obamacare
“There Were Giants in the Earth in Those Days.”—Genesis 6:4
ABCs for Today’s Public School Students
Toward a Better Balanced Budget Amendment
Legalize Recreational Drugs
Healthcare for the Poor: An Alternative to Obamacare
Libertarian Wishful Thinking
The Coming Healthcare Cuts for Seniors and the Disabled
The Totalitarianism of Universal Background Checks
Texas Tech Free Market Institute
Emergency Rooms and the Healthcare Crisis
What Gives Rise to “Crony Capitalism”?
The State—Crown Jewel of Human Social Organization
To Improve Healthcare, Liberate Nurses
Why Are Cops Acting Like Soldiers?
Not All Countries Are Analytically Equal
Gaming the Healthcare System
1913—The Final Days of the Old Regime in the United States
Fascinating Questions from The Independent Review
Healthcare Insurers’ Incentives to Get Worse and Worse
Prince of Peace
The Sluggish Recovery of Real Net Domestic Private Business Investment
Are You a Victim of Environmental Cancer Hype?
A Better Way to Encourage Private Health Insurance
Sean Penn’s Hero, Killer of Free Speech
Fire Safety Lessons from Nigeria
Obamacare’s Regressive and Unfair Subsidies
Obamacare Subsidies Create Perverse Incentives
The Sequester: Crisis Bungled
Governor Christie’s Favorite Charity
Dangerous Medicine: When Preventive Care Meets Politics
Labor Markets Are Still in Bad Shape
Rand Paul’s Filibuster Divides the Left and Right
The Seamy Side of the Military
Will More Preventive Care Help Reduce Healthcare Costs?
Don’t Rely on a Quack Doctor
How Obamacare Will Affect Immigrants
The Federal Fiscal Horse Runs Uphill, but Not Downhill
20 Years Ago Today: Operation Showtime
Opinion, Meet Fact: “Gun Control” Doesn’t
SCOTUS Hears Arguments on the Voting Rights Act
Obamacare and the Early Retiree
What Does DOJ Really Think About Gun Control?
Gun Companies Cease Sales to Government in States Where Second Amendment Is Not Respected
Hurray for Washington!
The Next Fiscal Cliff: More Political Theatre
Obamacare and the Small-Business Owner
What’s Immoral for the Private Goose Is Moral for the Government Gander?
Obamacare’s Marriage Penalty
The Federal Reserve’s First Century
Armen Alchian (April 12, 1914 – February 19, 2013)
Political Problems Have Only One Real Solution
Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act
Regime Uncertainty and Firearm Purchases
Can the Internet Save Us?
How Will Obamacare Affect Health Savings Accounts?
The 16th Amendment: A Transfer of Power from the States to the Federal Government
Obama to Restore Afghanistan Status Quo Ante
Obamacare and the Medicare Trust Fund
The FISA Model for Summary Execution?
Now We Know: War Is Murder
The Delusion of Money
Gigantic Run-up of Federal Debt for What?
How Will Obamacare Affect Medicare Patients?
Repeal the 17th Amendment
Drone Strikes on Americans
Should Insurance Regulation Be Used as a Political Pawn?
The Relentless March of the U.S. Police State
How Much Will Your Health Insurance Cost?
Philosopher Alvin Plantinga Receives Prestigious Rescher Prize
Will You Be Able to Keep Your Current Health Insurance?
NLRB: A Rogue Agency?
Can a Christian School Terminate a Teacher Who Refuses to Provide a Pastoral Reference?
Where Private Health Insurance Is Headed
Court of Appeals Holds Obama Exceeded Authority on Recess Appointments
Gun Control? Someone Picked the Wrong . . .
Troubling Public Opinion Trends for Gun Rights and Civil Liberties
Supreme Court Rules: Social Security is NOT a Binding Contract
The Names Behind the Collateral Damage
Did Lefty Need to Apologize for Tax Comments?
Federal Government Debt Undermines the Programs It Finances
The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World
ACOs and the Nationalization of Healthcare
The Best Tax Code Money Can Buy
Monetary Policy and Heightened Price Volatility in Raw Materials Markets
An Open Letter to Washington on the Debt Ceiling
Don’t Know Much About History: Colleges Teach U.S. History with Politics Left Out (Is that Good or Bad?)
How Will Obamacare Affect Your Tax Bill?
World War II Didn’t End the Great Depression
A Vulgar Keynesian Visits My Chamber
Reforming Medicaid with Health Stamps
Lower the Debt Ceiling
Stream of Conciousness Ramblings, Somewhat Related to James M. Buchanan
Newtown and the Bipartisan Police State
What If She Had Been Unarmed?
Nixon and Buchanan: Power versus Principle
No Surprise: U.S. Urges Britain to Warm to Brussels’ Centralization
The 23rd Tax Advisory
Turning Medicaid into a Competing Health Plan
Tax Code Is Longer than the Bible
Remembering James Buchanan
James M. Buchanan: 1919-2013
James M. Buchanan (October 3, 1919 – January 9, 2013)
Can the State Take Your Blood Without a Warrant?
Those Versatile Government-Issued EBT Cards
The Case for Abolishing Medicaid
ObamaCare Litigation and the Christian’s Conscience
Hammers, Clubs, and Fists: Making Our Streets and Schools Safe
The Salmon Trap: An Analogy for People’s Entrapment by the State
Greatest Hits of 2012
Escape to … Russia??
Austrian Economics—the Queen of the Experimental Sciences
Should We Replace Medicaid with Block Grants to States?
A Bogus Example of Controlling Inflation with Price Controls
Not Every Intellectual Gunman Is a Hired Gun
An Overview of Recent Changes in Federal Finances
Freedom: Because It Works or Because It’s Right?
How Unfair Is Medicaid Funding?
The Amazingly Popular Bush Tax Cuts
How Wasteful Is Medicaid?
A December 1941 Speech that FDR Never Delivered
Who Goes to Prison Due to Gun Control?
Krugman on Regime Uncertainty
James Madison Analyzed Regime Uncertainty in 1788
Unprecedented Household Deleveraging since 2007
Bork on Antitrust
Robert Bork (1927-2012)
How Bad Is Care under Medicaid?
How Will Medicaid Enrollees Fare under Obamacare?
More Monetary Peculiarities of the Past Five Years
Obama to Charities: Bite the Hand that Feeds You, or Else!
Liability-by-Contract: A Reform That Would Help Patients
The Fiscal Cliff: Worst-Case Scenarios
Krugman Attacks Us
Three Advantages of Malpractice Reform
The Fiscal Cliff and Policy Uncertainty
Reforming the Tort System, Part 3: Freeing the Experts and the Courts
Hotel California: Paychecks and Pensions, but No Pink Champagne or Full Parental Choice
Obama’s Mandate; Republican Disarray; The Fiscal Cliff
Assad Is a Monster, But. . .
The National Security Agency Collects and Stores Everyone’s Email, Indefinitely
Union Backs Teacher Bar Exam
Marxist Ties of the Chicago Teachers Union Exposed
Reforming the Tort System, Part 2: Freeing the Doctor
Morsi’s Power Grab
The Fiscal Cliff
I, Pencil: The Movie
The Proper Focus of Immigration Reform
Robert Reich to Dems: Hold the Middle Class Hostage
Setback for the Surveillance State in San Antonio Schools
Reforming the Tort System, Part 1: Freeing the Patient
Crisis and Leviathan, 25th Anniversary Edition
Medical Malpractice Reform: Ten Principles of a Rational Tort System
Help Wanted: Economists Who Understand the Economy
Legal Challenge to Federal Agriculture Policy
Jurg Niehans (November 8, 1919 – April 23, 2007)
Gaza and America
A Tale of Two Abolitionists
Curing the Medical Malpractice Malady
Big Brother in Government Schools: Trading in Civil Liberties for Cold, Hard Cash
Dumbing Down for Dollars: A Tale of Two Floridas
Love, Liberty, and the State
Hospitals and Doctors’ Offices Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
The Public-Private Double Standard
The Ethics of Democracy
Mayor Bloomberg: “Let Them Eat Cake”
States’ Education Ballot Results Roundup: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Expensive
Why Don’t More Hospitals Compete on Quality?
Defense Cuts Would Encourage Needed Improvements
Who Should Determine Education Policy? Parents, Not Presidents
The Next U.S. President and Latin America
Obama Beneficiaries Are Top Obama Campaign Donors
Is Government Provision the Answer? (Part II)
Are Welfare Programs Worth What They Cost?
Is Government Provision the Answer? (Part I)
The “Green” Election Market Proxy
Anti-Gouging Laws Prevent Prices from Sending the Right Signals
Obama and Civil Liberties: The Prospect of Four More Years
Once More, with Feeling: Our System Is Not Socialism, but Participatory Fascism
How Much Do You Trust Your Insurer?
It’s Official: No Global Warming Since 1997
Obama’s Trifecta: The 3 Biggest Lies
Extraordinary Demand to Hold Cash—The Mystery Persists
How Much Should Individual Preferences Matter?
Obama and Romney: War Is Peace
How Much Does Healthcare Spending Matter?
On Acting Rationally in More Ways than One
Claim that Unemployment Figures Were Cooked Not so “Ludicrous” After All?
Can a Free Market in Healthcare Work?
The Buck Stops Here
Two Flawed Models of Health Insurance
Race-Based Admissions: Critical Mass Standard Is a Massive Mess in Texas
The Facts Behind the New Fiction about Won’t Back Down
Lawsuits over “Fee” Public Schools
The “Great for Students” Chicago Teachers Strike
Obamacare’s Impossible Expectations
Privatize Sesame Street!
The Racist Brutality of Stop-and-Frisk
ACA: An Impossible Mandate
The Regulatory State’s Collateral Damage
HSAs Force Health Providers to Compete
Regime Change Coming in the Republic of Georgia
Markets Promote Peace and Harmony
The Engine of Economic Growth Is Running, but Hardly at High Speed
The Wretched Nationalization of School Lunch
Waste, Waste Everywhere and Not a Dime to Spare
Obama’s 44th California Fundraiser
Obama Should Play Golf All Day, Every Day
Beyond Regime Uncertainty: Corporate CFOs Predict Worsening Future
The Benefits of Ideal Health Insurance
Thanks, Uncle Sam, for GPS!
The Bazooka That Doesn’t Kill
Shortchanging Special Needs Students—Another Poor Mark for Government Schooling
Obama Touts D.C. Public Schools as Offering the Kind of Education that Will Grow the Economy
Is Christine Lagarde a Higgsean?
Obama is Stuck on the First Envelope
Promote Liberty by Reforming Higher Education?
Designing Ideal Health Insurance
Who Are the Top 1% in Healthcare Spending?
Think You’re Smart? Try This Quiz from The Independent Review!
Thoughts for Constitution Day
Better Solutions for Pre-Existing Conditions
QE3: An Example of Regulatory Capture
GM, QE3, and Crony Capitalism
The Fed’s New Foray Into Crony Capitalism
Don’t Blame the Libyan People
Freeing the Retirees: How to Make Health Insurance Easier to Purchase
Thomas S. Szasz (1920-2012)
Abandoning My Pre-9/11 Mentality
11 Years Later, We May Have Lost Our Freedoms, But At Least TSA is Keeping Us Safe…Oops—FAIL!
Freeing the Employee
Equality Requires Men and Non-Mom Working Women to Work Less
Freeing the Doctor
New Online Courses on Liberty
Social Liberalism and the Drug War
Boom and Bust Banking—Causes and Cures
Queen for a Day-Based Voting
A Simple Way to Control Healthcare Spending
What’s Work Got to Do with It? Labor Day the Chicago Teachers Union Way
TSA: Keeping America Safe…from Ron Paul?
The Pathology of U.S. Democracy
How Perverse Incentives Affect Healthcare Behavior
Country’s Largest Roman Catholic Education System Embraces “Entrepreneurial Partnerships” and Outsources School Management
If Economics Were Like Fashion
EPA Fuel Efficiency Standards: Goals Are Not Policies
Returns to For-Profit Higher Education
Quality Competition Without Third-Party Payers
The Fading Promise of the Euro
Competition Based on Quality of Healthcare: Why Does Quality Rise in Free Markets and Decline with Government?
Lessons from Ruby Ridge
Goldwater Was Right about the Dangers of “Big, Inflationary Government”
I Don’t Care What Rep. Akin Thinks about Rape
What’s a Geezer to Do?
Can Entrepreneurship Be Copied? Some Behaviors Can Be Replicated, but Results Are Unique.
College Officials’ Excuses Costing Students and Taxpayers
Absentee Ballots Create a Market for Votes
Healthcare Entrepreneurs: Unleash the Innovative Caregivers
Mrs. Obama Guilt-Trips Olympic Wunderkind—Over 300-Calorie “Sin”?
Hapless Jetskier Criminally Charged for $100 mm Airport Security System’s Total Failure
Homo Homini Lupus Est
How Third-Party Payers Crush Entrepreneurs
Washington Post on Fed Ed Failure: Right Headline, Wrong Reasoning
White House Yanks Anti-TSA Petition from Website
Andy Garcia in New Documentary on Cuban Political Prisoners
Outsourcing Public Schooling
Singapore Changes Its Tune: “Stop at Two” Now Raps “Make a Baby Tonight”
Private-Sector Socialism: What the Right and Left Don’t Understand about Healthcare in Other Countries
TSA and Barn Doors
Terrorism by Any Reasonable Definition
The Market for Healthcare Risk: How the Current System Biases Against Patients with Pre-existing Conditions
Georgia On My Mind
Remembering Gore Vidal
Health Insurance vs. Healthcare: When Socializing Risk Pays Off
Counsel of Despair?
How Much Does Health Insurance Affect Health? Some Surprising Answers
Private Association Fines Government, and Government Will Pay!
Progressive Betrayals of Civil Liberties
The Drowning Lifeguard?
Cowboy Revisionist History
The Problem of Unintended Consequences: How Good Intentions Often Lead to Perverse Effects
Ten Fallacious Conclusions in the Dominant Ideology’s Political Economy
Student Loan Forgiveness: Bread and Circuses for the 21st Century
President Obama’s STEM Master Teacher Corps: Another Unconstitutional, Expensive Federal Foray into Education
How Much Do You Trust the Government? Politics, Patients, and Perverse Incentives
Two Approaches to Regulation
The Aurora Shootings
Alexander Cockburn, RIP
What’s Really Behind Student Fade-Out: Summer or Schools?
Obama’s Business Comment . . .
Adults Who Say the Kids Are Alright Get It Wrong
Obama Harkens Back to Clintonism
Obama’s “Emergency” Control Over Private Telcommunications: The Terrorists Win
The Obamacare Ruling’s Threat to Charity
Dodd-Frank and Regime Uncertainty
A Desperate Argument for the Draft
What Crusaders for Liberty Are Up Against: Part II
Chinese Scholars Discover Human Capital, Disavow One-Child Policy
Andy Griffith and the Fourth Amendment, RIP
What Crusaders for Liberty Are Up Against
Roberts Was Influenced by the “Greenhouse Effect”
Form Trumps Function on Taxpayers’ Blank Check
John Goodman, Anthony Gregory and Robert Murphy to Speak at 2012 Freedom Fest!
Fed Med to Fed Ed: Beware of the “Unconstitutionally Coercive” Standard
Limits on the taxing power?
Chief Justice John Roberts Channels Oliver Wendell Holmes, Not Owen Roberts
Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Update
ObamaCare Mandate Upheld: Those dirty, rotten taxes!
College Loan Interest Rates: Real Change or Spare Change?
A Brief History of the Case Against Obamacare
What Does It Say That I Could Post a TSA Outrage Every Day?
Individual Career Choices, Not Government Quotas, Should Define the Next 40 Years of Title IX
How Many TSA Agents Does It Take…
How States Can Control Their Spending
Anna Jacobson Schwartz (November 11, 1915–June 21, 2012)
Nothing Outside the State: Non-Profit Edition
My Money’s on Obama Because…
Obamacare Cronyism Makes Bad Medicine
Groundbreaking New Book: Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, by John C. Goodman
Segway Police: Unsafe at Any Speed?
Social Science 101: Three Ways to Relate to Other People
Is There a Trade-Off Between Economic Growth and Equality?
Hypocrisy from the Ivory Tower: UK Edition
Push Has Come to Shove in Some California Cities
The WSJ Mis-Characterizes Ray Bradbury’s Oeuvre
Politics and Markets: A Highly Misleading Analogy
Why Has the Public Choice Revolution Been Stopped Short of Victory?
The Power and Vitality of Living Economics
See For Greater Glory
Axioms of Political Geometry
Peaceful Scottish Secession in the Works
The Right to Drink a Supersized Coke
TSA the Employer of Last Resort for Sex Offenders?
The Brazilian Traitor
Keeping the Climate Safe from Too Many Brown Babies
The Universal Soldier
California Sales Tax Rebates: Who Is the Taxpayer?
9/11 as a Threat to Non-Profits?
President Obama’s Energy Policy: Green Energy, Or Crony Capitalism?
State Interposition and Death Penalty Issue Brewing at SCOTUS
With No Hope for Change, Obfuscate!
Bishops Sue Over Religious Liberty
Hate Crimes and Rutgers Webcam Case
JPMorgan’s $2 Billion Loss: A Case for Regulation?
Even Worse Than Democracy
Krugman’s Mythology of U.S. Banking History
The Property Tax Panacea
California’s Budget Woes
Economists Testify on Federal Reserve Before House Committee Chaired by Ron Paul
Water and Markets Flow Together in Aquanomics
TSA’s Total Stupidity Agency Enters the Life-threatening Realm
Happy Birthday, F. A. Hayek
30 Years Later: The Academe as Refuge for Anti-Abortion Protest?
Have We Become Accustomed to Police Brutality?
France and Greece Move Left
“Gaia” Guru Admits Global Warming Alarmism Is Wrong
Want to Rip Off Your Neighbor? Form a Government
The Systematic Organization of Hatreds
I Pocket Knife: A Tale of Petty Tyranny and the TSA
A Comparison of Three Government Budgets
There’s Fraud and Then There’s Government
Illegal Immigration and Unintended Consequences
Global Financial Information Regime Looms
Bullying, Self Defense, and the Libertarian Imperative
The Bizarro World of Professor Sen
Michelle Obama: “We Made History!” Women Are No Longer Responsible for Our Sexuality!!
The Corruptible TSA: Part II
Lessons from the Expropriation of YPF-Repsol
The Naked Truth about Your Government
Diminishing His Position
TSA in the Land of Oz
Government Gives Itself a 99.9% Score
How the Tax System Fosters Big Government
Free John Edwards?
Ann Coulter Is Essentially Right
The U.S. Welfare State Is Bigger than You Think
To Protect and to Serve
Why Do Politicians Pander? Because It Works.
Yet Another Case of Overzealous Prosecution
Heroes and Libertarian Ethics in Literature, Part 2
American Pie 2.2, or, The Lament of a Self-Made Misesian
If Politicians’ Honesty Set the Standard for Others
In the Name of Stopping Terror
Will Justice Be Served in Zimmerman’s Trial?
The Failure of Industrial Policy
Sheriff Explains the Dangers of Marijuana
Libertarian Heroes in Fiction, Part 1
Constitutional Procedures: Obamacare and More
Eric Holder Responds to Judge Jerry Smith
Meddling in Sports—A Proper Presidential Role?
Does (or Should) SCOTUS Have the Final Word on the ObamaCare Statute?
Is the Court Engaging in Activism if It Strikes Down ObamaCare?
Modern Conservatism = Rightwing Progressivism?
“Progressive” Righteous Zealotry Bodes Ill for Individual Life and Liberty
What Happened to Liberty in the The Hunger Games Movie?
Who Is Most Likely to Oppose Totalitarianism?
Another Sad Watershed in Fast Food Pricing
Reproduce or Pay a Tax: The Next ObamaCare
ObamaCare on the Ropes?
Real Airline Security
Setback for The New Brown Scare
The World’s First Paleo-Libertarians
Make the Falklands/Malvinas a Free Zone
Liberating The Hunger Games
From Sputnik to the War on Terror, U.S. Education as a “National Security Crisis”
ObamaCare at Two
There Is No Iranian Nuclear Threat
Film for Compulsory Sterilization from the 1930s (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s Reference)
Some Thoughts on Trayvon Martin’s Death
“The Current Models Have Nothing to Say”
The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly in Trayvon Martin Case
Why Did People Wait More than Sixty Years to Get Upset?
You Call This a War? I’ll Show You a War
Violence Against Women Act Sanctions Rights Violations
Capitalism Without Bankruptcy Is Like Religion Without Hell
Biden Boasts: We Support Crony Capitalism
The Specter of Centrally Planned Economic Fascism Continues to Hover over the United States
Crony Capitalism Comes With Big Government
Trampling & Soaking Americans
The Independent Review—Spring Issue Now Available
Teach the “Unteachable”
ObamaCare and God’s Will
Likely Fiscal and Monetary Legacies of the Current Crisis
Panetta Disregards Congress’ Enumerated Power to Declare War
Colorado Supreme Court Strikes Down Campus Gun Ban
Cessation of Labor Force Growth since 2008
Warren Buffett: “Lower My Taxes!”
Class Action Abuse and the Movies
Federal District Court Strikes Down Maryland’s Restrictive Concealed-Carry Law
Reasons to Rethink Electric Cars
Virginia Interposes to Protect Citizens from NDAA
Tobacco Warning Labels Are the Least of FDA’s Sins
New Rasmussen Poll on Presidential Race
The State of African American History Month
Short-term Employment Changes in Longer-term Perspective
Willingness to Soak the Rich Depends Upon the Question
Two Wolves and a Sheep
Pennsylvania Magistrate Dismisses Harassment Charges Against Muslim Defendant
State Attorneys General File Suit Challenging Contraception Subsidy
SCOTUS Stretches Probable Cause Standard to Find Qualified Immunity
Insinuation as War Propaganda
This Man Was Almost Elected President of the United States!
Climate Science Is Not “Settled” Despite Arrogance, Intolerance and Smears by Alarmists
Solutions for Europe
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The High Cost of Solar
Romney Unfairly Criticized for Saying Auto Companies Should Have Gone Bankrupt
Private Employment Has Recouped Only Three-Eighths of Its Recent Loss
Flying the Fascist Skies
God and Woman in the Nanny State
Religious Objection Not the Only Problem With Obamacare Contraception Mandate
The Fed Hates Renters Too
Members of Congress Benefit at Taxpayer Expense
The Fed’s Immiseration of People Who Live on Interest Earnings
“Repulsive Progressive Hypocrisy” and Why Peaceniks Should Oppose Democrats
Ninth Circuit, Gay Marriage, and the Rule of Judges
Solving the Federal Land Problem
Taxes for Alms? Or for Crosses?
No-Fly List Doubles In One Year
France Fines Google: Is Atlas Shrugging?
XX-: Safe-Porn Dreaming USA
Social Engineering and the Roots of the Financial Crisis
How Much Does the Safety Net Help the “Very Poor”?
“Single-payer” Health Care Requires Evermore Patient Patients
Leading Scientists Debunk Climate Alarmism
The Statist of the Union
The Fed’s Inflation Target
Obama’s Prosperity-Killing Protectionism
The Lawless Executive Branch and the Irrelevance of Congress
Mitt Romney’s Taxes
U.S. Senator Detained by Transportation Security Administration
Charles Dickens, Capitalist
True Religious Freedom Means Freedom for All
U.S. Employment Woes Continue Despite Small Recent Improvements
We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Evidence
SOPA and Questioning Intellectual Property
The War on Drugs Is “The New Jim Crow”
Where Should the Burden of Proof Rest?
Take or Pay at the EPA
The Temptation of Bernanke: How Historical Memory Feeds Fed Power
Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 2
Don’t Fear Iranian Nukes
Every Single Day, Every Word You Say, I’ll Be Watching You
New Book Examines the History and Folly of Bank Bailouts
Ban State College and University Employees From the State Legislature?
Hating Bankers or Hating Washington?
Why Your Dog Doesn’t Own Your Entire House, and the Government Doesn’t, Either
The Dystopian Bungling and Brutality of Immigration Enforcement
What’s Wrong with This Picture: MSM Coverage of Obama’s Signing Homeland Battlefield Bill
Nobel Laureate Economist Ronald Coase Turns 101
Good News for Californians: Redevelopment Agencies Shut Down
Obliterating What’s Left of Childhood Privacy
Government Officials Want You to Know that Your Earnings Belong to Them
Public School Clamps Down on Ten-Year Old for Pizza “Gun”
Siobhan Reynolds (1961-2011), a True American Heroine
Extending the Payroll Tax Cut: A Vote to Eliminate Social Security As We Know It
Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 1
A Dictator Dies, Will The Regime Live On?
Robert Higgs Is Interviewed on The Peter Schiff Show on the Folly of Government Interventionism
Obama Caves, Agrees He Is All-Powerful
BBC Faked Polar Bear Footage re Climate Alarmism
Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Restoring Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Why Do So Many People Automatically and Angrily Condemn Historical Revisionism?
President Obama and “Occupy Wall Street”
Build It and They Might Not Come
Krugman Disses Hayek
Uncertainty and Unemployment
Civil Society or Dictatorship?
Ode to the Welfare State
How to Spur Innovation, Advance Human Progress, and Make Yourself Smarter
Enron, Ten Years Later
Do You Believe in Magic?
Richard T. Ely’s Social Gospel of “Progressivism”: Socialism, Fascism, Racism, Eugenics and Militarism
The Government Is Expropriating Private Wealth at a Rapid Rate
No War for Oil Confronts a Key Premise of U.S. Foreign Policy
The Welfare State Neutralizes Potential Opponents by Making Them Dependent on Government Benefits
Another Agency in Search of a Mission: Department of Homeland Security Issues Warning on Turkey Fryers
Invocation: A Gala for Liberty
“Pull Over Sir, I Must Fine You for Smoking in Your Car”
Robert Higgs’s Tocqueville Award Acceptance Speech (November 15, 2011)
Insider Trading by Representative Spencer Bachus
The Government Is the Problem
Mario Vargas Llosa and the Search for Liberty
Why I Voted “No” to a Strike
More “Green” Energy Cronyism and Corporate Welfare
Biodefense Cronyism and Corporate Welfare
One of Reagan’s Greatest Acts on Behalf of American Freedom
U.S. Economic Recovery Remains Anemic, at Best
Greek Referendum on the Bailout: Good Idea!
Stephen Colbert ‘Takes On’ Occupy Wall Street
The State of the U.S. Economy
If You Don’t First Succeed: Yet More Climate Alarmist Fraud?
The Inversion of America’s Dominant Ideology
Libertarian Activism: “We Demand Freedom: Popular Movements for Liberty in U.S. History”
Legalize Organ Sales
The Euthanasia of the Saver
Ten Years of Trading Liberty for Security
Beyond Politics Exposes the Roots of Government Failure
The Rise of the Plundering Class
Fisker Karma: Solyndra on Wheels?
A (Brief) Critical Review of “This Time is Different”
How Van Halen Explains the U.S. Constitution’s Third Amendment
Sentences to Ponder
Ron Paul’s “Plan to Restore America”
Further Thoughts on Herman Cain’s 999 Plan
Magna Carta 2011
Nordhaus on Monetary Reform
Herman Cain’s 999 Plan
Can Big Government Be Rolled Back?
No Surprise: Lobbyists Rule the Deficit “Supercommittee”
Steve Jobs and John Kenneth Galbraith on the Dependence Effect
Important New Evidence on Regime Uncertainty
Steve Jobs: Innovator
The Ten-Year War
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act to Be Extended Again?
The Hidden Premise of Big, Intrusive Government
Even Michael Savage Is Critical of the Killing of Al-Awlaki
Ronald Reagan on Open Borders
Unusually Good Media Coverage of Police Response to Wall St. Protests
Taxpayers Should Pay Their Fair Share
Essential Fall Reading from The Independent Review
Berkeley College Republicans Draw Attention to Race-Based Admission Policies
The Stagnant U.S. Economy: A Graphical Complement to Higgs’s Contributions
Noxious Greenhouse Gases on Federal Power and Obamacare
The Near Meaninglessness of Party Membership
Will Georgia Execute an Innocent Man?
Global Regime Uncertainty
Influential Financial Economist Urges Turn to Austrianism
The Corruptible TSA
Obamanomics Hammers the Poor
SWAT Team Raids: Overkill Fit Only for a Police State
Books That Make Us Human: My Top Ten List
Don’t Trust Anything Bipartisan
Love One Another
My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
One More Time: Consumption Spending HAS Already Recovered
Some More Book Suggestions for the 9/11 Anniversary
9/11 Anniversary: Book and Movie Recommendations
Regime Uncertainty: Pirrong Debunks the Keynesian Debunking
Some Ironies of Labor Day
Yankee, Go Home!
In Calls to “Tax the Rich,” Boxer Can Include Herself
One Man’s Waste Is Another Man’s Bonanza
Rogoff on Inflation
Warren Buffett and O.J. Simpson Have Something in Common
George Selgin’s Good Money Now in Paperback
Obama Administration Likely to Attempt to Delay Supreme Court Consideration of Health Care Law
Anarchy in the UK?
“Tax Expenditures”: Old Vinegar Rebottled
Government Stimulus: Polishing the Rotten Apples
Bolivia’s San Pedro Prison: A Model for Reform?
As Government Revenues Fall, Asset Seizures Double
How Government Decides Who Is Qualified
Inserting the Constitution into the Budget Debate
Should the United States Have a Say in Who Leads the Governments of Other Countries?
Justice Scalia to Preside in Mock Trial on Texas Secession
It’s Housing, Stupid! Parallels Between the 1920s and the 2000s
Obama’s New Low
Tobacco and the Limits to Utilitarianism
Ron Paul Deserves More Respect
Media Blackout of Ron Paul: Jon Stewart asks “How did Ron Paul become the 13th floor in a hotel?”
What if the Americans Had Established Six Nations, Rather than One?
The Euro and the EU: A Complicated Relationship
Commerce and Health Care: The Eleventh Circuit Speaks
The Benefits and Hazards of Crisis Economics
A Failure of Capitalism? Really?
Paul Krugman: “Space Aliens Could Save U.S. Economy”
Obama and Hoover: Two “Smart” (Stupid) Presidents
Who Says Liberals Want Government Out of the Bedroom?
Regime Uncertainty and the S&P 500 as a “Fear Indicator”
How Can Anyone Not Be Outraged?
Debt Deal Denouement
The Destructive Evil of Price Controls
The Confidence Fairy versus the Animal Spirits—Not Really a Fair Fight
Liberty on Film: Hayek and Others
Drink, Don’t Drive: How Obama’s Green Obsession Led me to Drink (and it’s good for the planet!)
Spending Cuts Are More Effective for Deficit Reduction
Raising the Debt Limit: I Couldn’t Have Said It Better
Happy Birthday, Mr. President
A Ghastly Spectacle
Balanced Budget Baloney
The Mirage of Constitutional Government
Dodd-Frank: One Year Later, the Bailout Dilemma Remains
FDR Redux: A Cartoon Guide to Cutting the National Debt by 40% with the Stroke of a Pen! (Part II)
FDR Redux: A Cartoon Guide to Cutting the National Debt by 40% with the Stroke of a Pen! (Part I)
Warren Buffett’s Deficit Reduction Plan
Let Us All Sacrifice to Balance the Budget
Justice Done in Louisiana! Whuda Thunk?
The Profound Hypocrisy of a Clintonian State Department
Debt Ceiling? Default? These Aren’t Big Issues
We Need More People Like Rais Bhuiyan in America
More Evidence Suggestive of Regime Uncertainty
Church Leaders in Alabama and Georgia Lead Fight Against Harsh Anti-Illegal Immigration Legislation
The Glorious Failure of a Big Business
Europeans’ Thoughts on the Greek Bailout
A Troubling Disrespect for Religious Toleration
The Killing (and Queering) of History: Why Government Schools are the Problem
An Easy Solution to the Government’s Debt-Ceiling Impasse
Mario Vargas Llosa’s Intellectual Journey
JAMA: State Should Seize Fat Children from Parents
Sovereign States Default, Repudiate; Sun Still Rises
Out of the Mouths of Bureaucrats
Do TSA Scanners Cause Cancer?
A Bright Idea in Congress
Uncle Sam’s Bloody Fingerprints on Mexican Drug War Violence
Politicians and Economists
McKinley Ruffles FDIC Feathers in Forbes—His Response to FDIC General Counsel Krimminger
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Looming Treasury “Default”: Theater of the Absurd
Another U.S. War for al-Qaeda
Has the American Revolution’s Rationale Lost Its Force?
The Topsy-Turvy Liberal View of Taxation
Abolish the Payroll Tax Altogether
Greek “Privatization” Isn’t
World War II: Still Being Touted as the Quintessential Keynesian Miracle
Book Champions Market-Based Law and Justice
Last Chance to Sign Open Letter to Obama (prominent libertarians, academics, former government officials, liberals, conservatives, etc., already on list)
Cluelessness Continues at the TSA
Video Games, the 1st Amendment, and the Trouble with Incorporation
Weird Al Yankovic: “Party in the C.I.A.”
Money versus Monetary Base: A Basic Yet Critical Distinction
Rand Paul to TSA Head: “I Feel Less Safe”
U2: Keep Your Money
Why Isn’t Rick Scott More Popular?
Congressional Staffers Paid $13 million by Ex-Employers in 2009
The Continuing Puzzle of the Hyperinflation that Hasn’t Occurred
Heaven Help Us All: TSA Union Vote Ends Today
War on Terror Is Bad for Economy
The TSA: A (Minor?) Complaint
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof: The Military as Socialist Model for America
Redefining War Downwards
We’ve Always Been at War With Yemen
Summer 2011 Issue of The Independent Review Now Available. Discuss.
The House of Representatives Does the Right thing
Land Use Planning Takes a Step Back in Florida
Facebook Gets Multicultural About China and Censorship
Government “Waste” Is the Least of Our Problems
War Costs Soar, and Yet More War Than We Bargained For
US Should Stay Out of Greek Bailout
When All You Have Is a Hammer
Expel These Vultures
Nanny State Attacks Jewish, Muslim Manhood
Bloomberg: Put Higgs’s Name on That Nobel
Florida’s Fiscal Conservatism
The Hack Attack That Will Live in Infamy
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Australian Government Climate Scientist: Carbon Warming Too Minor to Be Worth Worrying About
Backlash Builds Against TSA
CARTOON VIDEO: What About Bob? Social Security Talk in 2035
Robert Higgs Speaks on the U.S. Government’s Ethanol Scam
Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Freakonomics Radio: The Economics of Bounty Hunting
Where’d the Patriot Act’s Malcontents Go?
Some Suggestions for Jerry Brown on the Prison Situation
Lobbying and the Financial Crisis
Students: Enroll in an Independent Institute Summer Seminar!
Academic Freedom at Florida State University
Commencement Season Disconnect
An Open Letter to Obama (Bring Home the Troops)
Obama “Stimulus” Protected 450,000 Government Jobs, Destroyed One Million Private Jobs
Syria: The Next Theater for War?
Emily Skarbek Is Interviewed on the Government Cost Calculator on Reason TV
Philanthropy and Academic Freedom at Florida State University
The Bipartisan Crackdown on Immigrants
The Drug War’s Ravages in Guatemala
Robert Higgs on War, Taxation and Government Power
“O(h no) Canada!” MTV Signature Song Banned
Hayek to the Rescue in Tuscaloosa (My Wall Street Journal Article)
A Conversation about Gasoline Prices
Spontaneous Order Leads Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief Via Talk Radio
Osama’s Been Killed — Ten Haiku
Bin Laden’s Revenge
And the War Goes On, and On, and On
Killing a Man Does Not Testify to National Greatness
The National Nanny Is Back with a Vengeance
It Still Wasn’t Worth It, and Is More War Coming?
Two Bearded Germans of the Nineteenth Century
Obama vs. the San Francisco Chronicle
Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Rap Video Round Two
The Newest on the U.S. Dungeon at Guantanamo
Health Care Quote of the Day
The Obama Tsunami
Easter Lessons, Revisited
Why Johnny Can’t Read: State Legislators’ Skewed Priorities
Objectivity, Probability, and Scholarship
The War Was About Oil, After All
Budget Cut Not as Historically Significant as Claimed
Atlas Shrugged; Obama Stands Firm
Truth and Freedom in Economic Analysis and Economic Policy Making
The Fed as the U.S. Economy’s New Central Planner
Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
Inflation on the Way?
Obama’s Budget Plan: Goals, but No Plan to Achieve Them
Whose money is it?
Libertarian Defends Professor Cronon (while blasting the hypocrisy of the Left)
Scott Horton (Human Rights Attorney) to Speak at the University of Alabama on Thursday
Brit jailed for burning the Koran
It’s Official: Environmentalism Is the New Religion
250 Legal Scholars Condemn Obama’s Treatment of Bradley Manning
Public Employee Union Boycott Threat Backfires
Mexicans Are Fed Up with the War on Drugs
Saved from the Precipice of Doom
Democracy is Over-Rated
How Can Anyone Take This Seriously?
Pity the Poor Imperial Executive
You Must Own This Book: Great Wars and Great Leaders
Work in Progress: A Boy and His Mom
Bruce Benson Discusses His Book Property Rights
Is the CIA Helping More al-Qaeda Associates?
The President Should Set Goals for His Administration, Not Those that Follow
Why They Hate Us
Charles Peña Critiques Obama’s War in Libya on Fox Business Channel
The Anti-Suffragette: War-Mongering Women’s Place Is Not in Power
Charles Peña to Reply to Obama on Libya: Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel Tonight
Has Economic Science Stagnated?
Comparative Advantage in Fiction
Zora and Spike on “that Greek slut”
Hayek versus the 2010 Healthcare and Financial Industry Reforms
How to Garner Support for a War
War’s Unbelievable Price Tag
A Harvard First that the University Rarely Touts
Remember Those 2001 Anthrax Attacks?
Jon Stewart: Obama Launches Unconstitutional “Un”-War in Libya Without Congress
The Pentagon’s Pro-War Sock Puppets
The Independent Review—Spring 2011 Issue Now Available
Skarbek and Shughart Interviewed on Budget & Tax News Podcast
Barack Obama Public School Failure
Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex
Another Presidential War. Yawn.
Robert Higgs on Why Government Is Prolonging the Economic Crisis
Morris David Morris (February 10, 1921 – March 12, 2011)
Nuclear Power and the State
The 1 Percent Solution to Balancing the Federal Budget
Andrew Klavan: “Behold! Your Public Sector Unions at Work”
Larry Summers Claims Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster Will Boost Economy
Congressional Hearings on Islamic Extremism Will Be Counterproductive
Juan Cole at the University of Alabama Tonight on Liberty and Power and the Middle East
A Chance for Peace, 1953
The U.S. Surveillance State: Big Brother on Steroids
The Past and Future of American Antimilitarism
Derek Leebaert’s Magic and Mayhem
Leadership in Politics and in Commerce
Extreme Aggregation Misleads Macroeconomists and the Fed
The Matchmakers of Predatory Politics
Cy pres in Class Action Lawsuits: Alive and Well?
Why Is Ralph Nader Surprised by Pres. Obama’s Uncharitableness?
A Quick Look at U.S. Government Debt
Politics and Government “Investment”
Numbers to Settle Debates: Three Cool Sites
GM Is Profitable Again, but Taxpayers Are Still in the Red
What’s Holding Back the Recovery?
Obama’s Favor to BP: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
A Presidents’ Day Prayer
Presidential Role Model
Private Business Net Investment Remains in a Deep Ditch
Talking to Liberals About Revolution
Obama’s Budget: The Greek Model of Public Finance
Gabriel Roth Debunks Government Transit Subsidies
High-Speed Rail and the Poverty of Obamanomics
Blogger, Post at Your Peril
Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein
Economic Growth: Incentives Matter
Why Are Spanish Authorities Using Such a Heavy Hand against a Small Religious Group?
The Social Security Trust Fund
Florida Judge Strikes Down Obamacare
Public Service Is a Noble Calling, Some Say
SOTUS Doesn’t Dispel Regime Uncertainty
Cut the Corporate Tax Rate? Representative Ryan’s 8.5% Business Consumption Tax
Freedom Is Not Compatible with Government’s Initiation of Force against Innocent People
Inflation-Targeting versus Fiscal Stimulus
Debating the Great Depression: Steve Horwitz’s Latest Contribution
Adam Smith on Tax-Regime Uncertainty
Jared Lee Loughner: Suspect… or Killer?
Fatty Footprints: A Modest Proposal Based on Liberal Groupthink
The U.A.W.’s Plan to Move All Auto Manufacturing Overseas
The Government on the Extent of the Commerce Power
Biblically Inspired Verses for Contemporary Americans
Should Wages Never Fall?
Who Killed JFK? The Conservative “Climate of Hate”!
Tea Party Rhetoric and the Arizona Shooting
Why Not Gun Control for the Government?
The Daily Show Skewers San Francisco’s Ban of Happy Meals
Limited Government? Keep an Eye on Florida
Fat Cats, Big Dogs, and Campaign Finance Reform
The EPA and Corporate Welfare: More from the Climate-Government-Industrial Complex
Don’t Accuse Me of Blaming America When I Blame the Government
Wikileaks: Presidents Like Immunity
Commerce, Economic Activity, Obamacare, and the Anti-Federalists
Happy Birthday, Ronald Coase and Thank You for Our Logo!
News Item: Nearly 100 Banks Benefiting from TARP Are on the Brink of Collapse
Obama Seeks “Death Panels” by Regulation
Jurors’ Moral Duty
States Without Income Taxes Gain Representatives
Has the Federal Government O’erleaped Its Constitutional Limits and Grown Too Big?
$2 Trillion Debt Crisis Threatens 100 U.S. Cities
ComeHomeAmerica.us Hits the Stands
Christmas Flash Mob Sings “Hallelujah Chorus” at Shopping Mall Food Court
Congress Repeals Ban on Gays in Military
Florida District Judge Hints that Obamacare Is Unconstitutional
The Plundering Class
Mad Dogs and Politicians – But I Repeat Myself
Different Opinions on the Tax Compromise
Virginia Judge Strikes Down Provisions of Health Care Law
Student Riots in Britain: Very Disturbing
C-SPAN to Air Independent Policy Forum: “Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America”
Communism’s Persistent Pull
Edward Lopez with David Theroux on the New Book, The Pursuit of Justice
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa Interviewed at Pepperdine University
Great Depression, Round Two? Senior Fellow Robert Higgs on The Peter Schiff Show
MyGovCost.org Director Emily Skarbek Talks Tax Cuts and the Government Cost Calculator
It’s Pearl Harbor Day — Trot Out the Official Fable
The Proposed New “Tax Deal” is More of the Same Washington Bait and Switch
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Global Warming Suit
Macroeconomic Booms and Busts: Deja Vu Once Again
Repeal Amendment Causing Waves
Arnold Harberger on the Chicago Boys
The Federal Reserve: Deficit Enabler
There’s “Hope” for Reducing the Federal Debt
WikiLeaks: A Litmus Test That All Too Many Fail
TSA: What Would Rosa Parks Do?
Virginia District Court Upholds Obamacare
U.S. District Judge Puts Oklahoma’s Question 755 on Hold
Can the Federal Courts Release State Prisoners Because of Overcrowding?
9th Circuit Panel to Review Judge Vaughn Walker’s Prop 8 Ruling Announced
That Portland Terror Plot
If the Government Does X, It Is Called Y
Be Patriotic! Cheat! Spend!
He’s Back! Bill Ayers, Robert Kennedy’s Son — and What this Has to Do With “Higher” Education
Another Euro-Skeptic Calls for Disintegration of the European Union
Travelers (Especially Men and Children), Beware: Urgent Warning from Scientists on TSA Machines’ Radiation
Al Gore Opposes Corn-Based Ethanol Subsidies
Preemptive War/Preemptive Body Scans
The Economist on the Austrian School of Economics’ Relevance in Explaining the Current Crisis
Ditch TSA? There’s a Congressman’s Proposal I Can Support!
New TSA Checkpoint Sign
Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages? Can I Still Mix My Own?
Would a Value Added Tax Help Reduce the Deficit?
A Modest Proposal for Shrinking Big Government
Blinder: Keynesianism is Right, Because Keynesians Are Really Smart
Paul Krugman’s “Solution” to the U.S. Deficit: Death Panels and VAT
Is the War on Terror Eroding Free Speech?
Notes on Bernanke’s Apologia for QE2
Obamacare According to Its Planners
Flying Robot Police
No Interest on Daylight Savings
Are Political Narratives Falsifiable?
Unintended Consequences of the War on Drugs
First They Came for the Happy Meals
Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Video II
U.S. “Intelligence” Spending: A Whale of a Bad Joke
“Faith-based” Stooges for the State
“American Pie” – Altered to Lament My Life and Times as an Economist
Conservatives and the Trap of “Liberalism Lite”
The Very Strange Race for Florida’s U.S. Senate Seat
Do You Have a Permit for That Birthday Cake?
Another Fabricated Terror Threat
Scholars Shed Light on Enviro-Econ Wars
Wikileaks: Torture, War Crimes, Thousands of Deaths
Michael Roberts: Heroic Pilot Stands Up for His Constitutional Rights
Mainstream Economists Will Have a Blast at This Year’s Halloween Parties
Should You Be Able to Sell Your Vote?
This Week in The Lighthouse: Road to Recovery | Nobel Prize | Obama’s Wars | Runaway Defense Spending
The Recession Is Your Fault
Buy High, Sell Low
I Now Report Sightings of Shovel-Ready Projects
Sweden’s Leftists Angered by Mario Vargas Llosa’s Nobel Prize in Literature
Justice versus “Social Justice”
New Investor Survey Provides Additional Evidence of Regime Uncertainty
New York Times Admits I’m Right about Government Failure, but . . . . A Cautionary Tale for Classical Liberals
Top Physicists Protest the Corruption of Science
California Diesel Law Based on Gross Overestimate
Congratulations to Mario Vargas Llosa on Receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature
WASPishness Ain’t What It Used to Be
Multicultural Milkshakes Give Way to the Solace of Sustainability
Dr. Emily Skarbek Talks about the Government Cost Calculator on Taking Back America
Progress Has Made Some Song Lyrics Obsolete
This Week’s Lighthouse: Obama’s New Stimulus | The Old West | Afghanistan | Ecuador
The Jason Lewis Show Interviews Emily Skarbek on the Government Cost Calculator
Joseph Sobran, 1946-2010
Who’s Threatening Whom?
Fiscal Year 2011 Begins Today, Without a Budget
Gold to Go: Coming to a Town Near You?
The Obama Administration Makes BP Look Good
Here’s the Ballot in Florida’s Fascinating Senate Race
Credit Shortage or Regime Uncertainty?
Higgs Comes to the University of Alabama (Liberty and Power Lectures, October 5)
Laptop Bombardiers, circa 1942
Good Riddance to President Obama’s First Economic “Brains Trust”
Bootlegger-and-Baptist Alert, Reefer Madness Edition
This Week in The Lighthouse: Government’s Cost | U.S. Economy | Fourth Amendment | Venezuelan Elections
Another Crisis Over, Thanks to the Government
The Great Divergence: Private Investment and Government Power in the Present Crisis
Explaining the Republican Lead
The Benefits of TARP
Why Is Gold at a New High?
Trouble in Welfare-State Paradise: France, Sweden and Cuba
Regime Uncertainty Evidence du Jour
Why the Violent Crime Decline? And Why So High to Begin With?
SF Fed: Immigrants a Boon to U.S.
Regime Uncertainty: Reports Keep Coming In
What If This Were Bush?
Congressional Democrats’ Adviser Joins Call for Regime Certainty
Mosques, Book Burnings, Collectivism and War Worship
More Bad News for Climate Alarmists: Ice Melt Is Lower and Its Cause Dates 20,000 Years Ago
Another Softball Climate Change Investigation
New York Times Finally Gets It: “Let Housing Prices Fall!”
Public School Spending Like There’s No Tomorrow
Consumption Spending Is 70 Percent of GDP — So What?
The Business of Business is to Make Profits
Is Obama a Traitor to His Class?
Richard Fuld: Multi-Millionaire Whiner
Fewer Illegals, More anti-Illegal Sentiment
Do the Post-Panic Changes in Corporate Bond Yield Curves Indicate Regime Uncertainty or Only Expectations of Increased Inflation?
Macroeconomic Policy, European-Style
“Liberal” Appeals Court OKs Warrantless GPS Tracking by Feds
The Costs of Federal Bailouts—How much do YOU pay??
MyGovCost’s Government Cost Calculator: Buzz Begins!
Robert Higgs Interviewed: The Expanding Pork for Military Pay and Towns
The Misinterpretation of the Keynesian “Liquidity Trap”
Blacks in Montgomery Organize Against “Eminent Domain through the Back Door”
Dr. Seuss Economics: “I do not like this Uncle Sam”
Regime Uncertainty: Are Interest-Rate Movements Consistent with the Hypothesis?
This Week in The Lighthouse: Britain’s Budget Cuts, Nationalizing Marriage, Privatize Police, Entrepreneurship
Abolish the TSA
C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism, Part 3 (Final)
An Eventual Korean Unification? It’s Complicated…
The Iraq War Is Over
C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism, Part 2
Did North Korea Sink the Cheonan?
This Week in The Lighthouse: Obamacare, Renewable Energy, Ground Zero Mosque, Counterinsurgency Strategy
Puritanism = Constructivism?
More Economists Join Higgs’s Call to “Do Nothing”
Can the Dead (Capitalism) Be Brought Back to Life?
C. S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism, Part 1
The Increasingly Risky Federal Income Tax Portfolio
Race Card Maxed Out
“Born in the U.S.A.”: Damon Root’s Reminder of our Proud Exceptionalism
Big Brother in Your Dashboard
This Week in The Lighthouse: Economic Recovery, Double-Taxing Energy, Afghanistan, Bullfighting
It’s Uncertainty, Stupid!
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor
Obama: GM Will Repay Bailout Money?
Manuel F. Ayau (1925-2010)
Fox News on Montgomery’s Eminent Domain Through the Back Door
Obama Has Solidified the Bush Police State
This Week in The Lighthouse: WikiLeaks, Right to Bear Arms, Trillion Dollar Foreign Policy, Venezuela
I Believe Charlie Rangel
Carry on Baggage Fees: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Human Rights and Economic Liberalization
Mussolini Would be Proud: Obama Ballyhoos the Auto Industry Bailout
More on the Climate Government-Industrial Complex
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Need To Go
Why More Spending Doesn’t Produce Better Schools
President Obama’s $20 Billion Tactical Error
Monopoly and the Memphis Riot of 1866
This Week’s Lighthouse: Oil Spill, Cuba, Constitutions, Gaza
Obama’s War on Immigrants
Markets Turn the Miraculous Into the Mundane
Bill for the Unborn: $20,000 (FY 2011)
A Splendid Essay on the Two Great Classes in Contemporary America
Get Involved With Government?
U.S. Cities at Long Last Begin Grasping the Benefits of Privatization
Why This Gigantic “Intelligence” Apparatus? Follow the Money
This Week’s The Lighthouse: Elena Kagan, Foreign Investment, Russian Spies, and Uganda Bombings
Stephen Halbrook’s Legal Revolution for Second Amendment Rights
The Obama Bumper Sticker Removal Kit: Available Now!
Neoconservatism: An Obituary?
Another Stimulus Boondoggle
Does the Latest Climategate Investigation Exonerate the Scientists Involved?
“Tough on Immigrants” Is Not Good Policy
Romer’s Research: Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts Will Be Highly Contractionary
Extend Unemployment Benefits? Politics Versus Economics
Obama “Disses” the Federal Courts
Frederic Bastiat, Call Your Office
Viva Las Vegas!
Charles Pena on CNBC, Explaining the Afghanistan Quagmire
Robert Higgs Interview on Growth of Big Brother
Too Much Research
Robert Higgs on the Consequences of Leviathan-sized Government
Bush’s FEMA Was No Gem Either
“The Biggest Threat We Have to Our National Security Is Our Debt”
Can Markets Provide Police Services?
Truth in Political Advertising
If the U.S. Won’t Drill Oil Offshore, Other Nations Will
Michael Steele Gets It Right
Disaster, Heartbreak, and Unavoidable Trade-offs
William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations
Should We Subsidize Media?
Second Amendment Incorporated Against the States
Not From The Onion: New Light Bulb Warning Labels
Homebuyer Tax Credit: Debt Financed Public Policy
Economics in the Blogosphere, or, “OK, I’ll Help This Go Viral”
Some Pieces of the Deepwater Horizon Puzzle
Regime Uncertainty Now Spooks Even Obama’s Former Big Business Allies
Encouraging Roadblocks in the War on Oil
The Pursuit of Justice and Private Interests in the Law
Out of the Mouths of Investment Managers
Putting the Gulf Oil Spill in Perspective…
IPCC Insider Admits Climate Consensus Claim Was a Lie
Aspirations and Reality
Supreme Court Issues Opinion on Work Place Privacy
Is Obama Frodo? Or Liberalism in General?
Jon Stewart Bashes Obama as Hypocritical Enemy of Civil Liberties
The Real World . . .
Government Spending: Recommended Web Site
Rival-Funded Wal-Mart Demonstrators Beggar Thy Neighbor
Iran Watch: 50,000 Buses and One Million No Shows
Which End, if Any, Is Near?
Tax the Productive
The Pursuit of Justice and Elected vs. Appointed Judges
Alvin Greene and Making Sausage
Proposition 14: Bad for California and the Nation
What is The Pursuit of Justice?
What’s a Disaster?
Trojan Horse Health Care Bill Unloads Formidable Tax Form Burden
Politics, Markets, and The Housing Boom and Bust
John Lotts’s More Guns, Less Crime Now in Expanded Edition
Getting Macroeconomic Policy Back On Track
Robert Higgs Interviewed: Government’s Intrusions Threaten Economy
Supreme Court Issues New Guidance on Miranda
Consent of the Governed?
Steamboats and Oil Rigs
Billionaire Entrepreneur Complains of Regime Uncertainty
The Onion: Congressmen Demand Passage of “The IHOP Should Stay Open All Night Act”
Noel Campbell on Immigration
What’s Wrong With This Global Warming Story?
The TSA’s Double-Secret Probation List
If Only the Onion Were the Real News
Private Pay Shrinks to Historic Lows
Twelve Parallels in Political Economy
Jury Not Judge to Decide Whether a Weapon Is a Machine Gun
The White House Can Not End World Hunger
South Korea’s Best Response…
Child Porn Penalties and Jury Nullification
Immigration and Big Government
Who Did More To Help the Poor: Sam Walton or Mother Teresa?
Five Economic Lessons from Haiti
Civil Commitments: Necessary and Proper??
Why a Stock Analyst Saw Through the “Hockey Stick” Hoax
Why Beauty Matters with Roger Scruton
“Common Objections to Capitalism” in Copenhagen
Today at the Supreme Court
Great Moments in American Statesmanship
Peter Klein’s The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur
Surprise! Health Care Bill “Likely to Top” $1 Trillion “Budget”
Questions of the Day
Is This Price Gouging?
If We’re Protecting Ourselves, Why Do We Need a Police State?
The EU’s Greek Bailout Mistake
The New Holy Wars Wins Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize
When a Congressman Says X, He Is Thinking Y
The Most Important Paper You’ve Ever (Never?) Read…
The Green Police Are Here!
Should Hillary Have the Power to Strip You of Your Citizenship?
Unhappy Meals: Nanny State Bans Toys for Kiddies
A Woman’s Right to Choose
Democrats Push for National ID
Profile in Cowardice: Allah is Great! Die South Park Die!
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Making Sense on Ending the “Slavery Blame-Game”
Financial Reform: Bigger Government, for the Benefit of Special Interests
Robert Higgs Debates James Galbraith on Obamanomics
Freedom from Bad Academic Writing
The Fed’s Interest Rate Gamble
Property and Plunder, circa 2010
The Central Bank’s Powers Should Be Curtailed, Monetary Expert Argues
Did Goldman Sachs Foresee the Mortgage Collapse?
Property and Plunder: A Guest Post from Frederic Bastiat
Tax Day Tea Party
April 19: A Great Day to Distrust Government
Data Don’t Bleed
Defense Spending Is Much Greater than You Think
The Inconvenient History of the State
Should Teachers Have Tenure?
Robert Higgs’s Recent Interview by Libertad Digital (here in English)
Homeschooled Teens: Learn about Today’s Economy!
Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest Deadline Approaches
Census Inverted: No Representation Without Taxation?
Inflation: Our Cure for Debt
C.S. Lewis on the Welfare State: Dangers of Obamacare
The New Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons
ObamaCare will Make Employees and Employers Worse Off
General McChrystal’s Admission of Guilt
Declaration of Dependence: Self-Evident Truths for the New Age
Our Present Situation: Eight Haiku
It Is About Power and Fear
Anarchists for Big Government
The H1N1 Vaccine: An Example of Government Health Care
Tax Police and the Health Mandate: We Will, We Won’t, We Are Not Saying
Cure Voter Apathy: Let Them Vote “None of the Above”
The Left Called the U.S. Government Fascist, Too
The Broken Window Fallacy
How the Left Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the FBI
Q&A on Obamacare
Some Lessons from Easter
Economics and More on Twitter
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Obamacare Is Unconstitutional
Nothing Outside the State: Part II
Robert Higgs on Booms, Busts and Bad Predictions
Tunnel of Oppression: Communist Theme Park
The Middle Class Welfare State
Samizdat: The Libertarian Alarm Clock
Sergey Brin Takes a Stand
A Leftist Critique of Obamacare
Coming Soon: Marijuana Legalization
The Health-Care Reform Act: Que Paso?
Mike Church Interviews Robert Higgs
Obamacare Will Cut Costs? The Market Shows Otherwise
The V.A.’s Failure to Provide: The Promise of Obamacare
Christopher Walken on the “Census Bureau”
Pender Wins In Arbitration
A Few Questions for President Obama
Nothing Outside the State
C-SPAN Archives, and How Government Does it
Mitt warns against “Independent” Thinking
John Papola on the Keynes-Hayek Rap Video
The Slippery Slope is Greased with Trans Fats
Robert Higgs On Freedom Watch: The Stimulus Bill 1 Year On
Are Americans as Cynical as the Census Bureau Thinks?
Blogging from a Plane
James Otteson on Karl Marx v. Adam Smith
Mayoral Nostalgia for the New Deal
Should the City Be Liable for Rachel’s Death?
Will Obama Cave on Civilian Trials?
McCain-Lieberman Bill Flirts with Totalitarianism
Is the Current Recovery a Pinata with No Candy Inside?
Anthrax Attacks Show Government Officials Made of (Flawed!) Human Material
New Versions of Two Papers Online
Census Forms Hand Delivered?
When Krugman Was Good
The U.N.’s IPCC Tries Damage Control
Census Data “Strictly Confidential”?
Anatomy of the Current Recession
Headline: Lending Falls at Epic Pace
Senator James Inhofe Wants Criminal Investigation of Al Gore and Other Global Warmists
Ben Bernanke Gives Ron Paul the “Idiot Treatment” (Watergate Payoffs)
The Marco Rubio Phenomenon
There’s No Such Thing As A Free Office Chair
The Fed Increases the Discount Rate and Markets Yawn
General Odierno tells the truth…
All We Are Saying, Is Give Charisma a Chance
One More Time: World War II Did Not Bring Us Out of the Depression
Avatar and Just War Theory
“There has been no warming since 1995”
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Military Tribunals Are Unconstitutional
The University of Alabama at Huntsville (Another “Gun Free Zone”)
More on Iran’s Nuclear Non-threat
Snowed Under in Washington, DC
Murray Rothbard Teaches Microeconomics
Bailing Out Greece: An Opportunity to Create a More Powerful EU
Maybe It Should be Renamed the Darwin Peace Prize
Bernanke’s Big Bank Subsidy
Threatening War with Iran
Audi’s Super Bowl Ad: “The Green Police”
The Moral Corruption of Militarism
The Lynch-mob Mentality in the “War on Terror”
Obama’s Tax-and-Spend Bender
Expanding the Drug War
Harmful Tax Practices: Harmful to Whom?
Kauffman Economic Outlook
2081 Depicts the Threat of “Egalitarian” Tyranny
Corporate Spending on Political Speech
The Audacity of Obama’s State of the Union
British Science Chief Condemns Climate Alarmists
Obama’s “Spending Freeze” is Complete Fraud: Locks in 20% Higher Spending
“Fear the Boom and Bust”: Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Video
We Are It, or Not: Government versus Corporation
My Question for the Doomsters: Then What?
America’s Hidden Strength: Babies, Immigration
State Opposition to Federal Healthcare Reform
Hillary: Let Them Eat “Authority”
The State Government Pension Crisis
Hear John T. Flynn
Memo To Business: We Want You To Hire, So We’re Putting More Burdens On You
Brrrrr: Global Warming Science “Settled”?
Pity the Poor Private-Sector Workers
Easterly, Acton, and Visionary Leadership
John Coleman, Founder of the Weather Channel, on the Real Science of Global Warming
California’s Economic Decline
Is Crime Caused by a Lack of Economic Opportunity?
On the Term “Religion”
Historians Against the War (For Progressives Only, Libertarians Not Welcome)
Regime Uncertainty—Now Maybe People Will Take the Idea Seriously
The Myth of National Security
The Naughties: Could Have Been Worse
Entitlement U.S.A.: Colleges as Attendance Centers
Would the World Be Better Without Religion?
Dave Barry’s Review of the Year 2009
Thirteen Outstanding Books of the Past Decade
Christopher Monckton on Scientific American‘s Defense of Climate Alarmism
Detroit: A City Destroyed by “Progressive” Statism
The State of Our Affairs: Seven Haiku
Time to Eat the Dog
Obamacare Progresses, Corporate State Cheers
The Supreme Court Has Spoken: You Have No Rights
Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan
“Yes, Mr. President”: Clunkers, not Kids
See No Evil: Obama and Iran
Is Scandal Inevitable when Scientists Become Activists?
Medicare’s Refusal of Medical Claims Continues to Outpace Private Rate
Would a Health Insurance Mandate Help?
Higgs Is Just a Pessimist
Another $50 Billion Stimulus Rush?
U.S. Government Should Take a Lesson from Dubai: Leave Venture Capital to Capitalists
Three Views on Profit
New Dealers for the Second Amendment
Paul A. Samuelson, 1915-2009
“Not-So-Silent”: Coolidge and Civil Rights
Lord Monckton and Greenpeace Campaigner at U.N. Copenhagen Conference
More on Climategate and the Alarmist Hoax
Are they Nuts? Oh, wait, it is the United Nations!
The Federal Bureaucracy-Plutocracy
The “Trick” to “Hide the Decline”
Boeing and the Higgs Effect
The Auto Bailout One Year Later: Was It Necessary? Did It Work?
New Paper: Human Rights and Economic Liberalization
Robert Higgs on Bernanke and the Federal Reserve on Fox News “Freedom Watch”
Obama’s LBJ Moment
Former Tesla Executive Questions “Green” Corporate Welfare
What Is Obama Thinking?
If Obama’s Speech Writers Wanted to Quote Eisenhower….
Do We Take Miracles of Capitalism for Granted?
Fred Singer on the BBC on Climategate and the Science Regarding Global Warming
Original TV Production of The Prisoner Is Now Online
Victims of the Tax State: The Singing Nun
A Reader’s Guide to Bernanke’s Preemptive Attack
The “Scientific” Fraud of Climate Doomsday Mongering
Torture Renders Suspects Unfit for Trial
Was Nature’s Publication of Higgs’s Peer Review Critique a Call for Help?
Will the Real Rate of Unemployment Please Stand Up
They Blinded Us With Science: Alex Berezow on the Not-So-New “Science Presidency”
Saturday Night Live Lampoons Obama
Congress’s Accelerating Dereliction of Duty
Climate Conspiracy: U.K., U.S. “ClimateGates”
America’s Growing Black Market: Freedom in Action
Government Responds to Economic Woes by Making More Bad Mortgage Loans
State Opposition to Federal Healthcare Reform
Memo to Bankrupt Cities: Try Competition
Observations on Obamacare
Conservatives for Due Process
It’s High Time to Take Back Our Schools
Random Sightings on a Walk through My Notebook
You Gotta Be Kidding Me
Constitutional Questions About Government Health Care
Another Weak Case for Staying in Afghanistan
Classical Liberalism Is All in Our Heads? Responding to Paul Harvey on Race
The MSM Rediscovers the Classics
Student Blogs: Speaking Truth to Pooh-bahs
Government is Responsible for the Sorry State of our Roads and Bridges
Obama’s Stimulus Credibilty Gap on Unemployment
More Evidence of Current Regime Uncertainty?
Those Pesky Tax Laws II
Newsweek Tries to Narrow Its Subscriber Base
Libertarian: What’s in a Label?
Obama Is Worried
In Praise of Virginia Foxx: “Health Care Bill A Greater Threat Than Any Terrorist in the World”
Can the Rampaging Leviathan Be Stopped or Slowed?
Drugs: Should They Be Legal or Illegal?
Robert Higgs on Fox News: The Folly of Obama’s Spending Spree
If You Like Congress’s Health Plan, Ya Wanna Buy a Bridge?
Florida’s Public Option
Sisyphus and Higher Education
Gary Johnson May Run for President
Resigning from the Empire
Democracy’s Most Critical Defect
Memo to Obama: Capitalism Trumps Racism
Don’t Forget Iraq
The Maximum Wage Law
Land of Obama Signs Away Children’s Future to Teachers’ Union
Never Trust a Government Conviction
Is This How Carbon Credits Work?
Antitrust Law: Another Bizarro World
Rush Limbaugh and the Race Hustle
Hope and Change in Memphis
The Administration’s Brazen Corporatist Hypocrisy
The Bizarro World of Insider-Trading Regulation
“Green” Hoax-Mongers Dupe Major Media (Again)
Diagnostics and Therapeutics in Political Economy
Will Layoffs be based on Diversity?
“I am Woman”: Sharia is OK with Me
Partisan Politics—A Fool’s Game for the Masses
Biological Determinism, as with Marxist Determinism, Is Folly
Man in the Moon Protests Obama Peace Prize
Lou Dobbs (Yes, Lou Dobbs): Petition to Bring Home All Troops
The Rationales Behind Empire Shift Again
Spreading the Wealth: An Introduction to Political Biology
Fox’s Shephard Smith Defends the Public Option
Good for Chicago
Uh-oh, the Administration Is Contemplating Further Stimulus
Robert Higgs on Barack Obama as Herbert Hoover’s True Heir
What Jimmy Carter Doesn’t Know
Freedom from Fear: Crime and the Diversity Hustle
A Real Scandal the Mainstream Media Won’t Touch
TARP After One Year: Was It Necessary? Did It Work?
Federal Health Care Reform, Paid For By the States, and the 17th Amendment
Hyper-Inflation, Up Close and Personal
Contest to Reward Essays about Government Parasitism
Taxed if You Do, Taxed if You Don’t
How Far We’ve Slid
Sexual Harassment Procedures: The Orwellian Nightmare
Coming Soon: “Mercantilism: A Love Story”
Emergency Room Visits Increase Under Universal Coverage
The Fed Should Not Regulate Bankers’ Compensation
Masters or Slaves?
Graham Greene on “Death Panels”
The Fed’s Industrial Policy
Mirabile Dictu — An Intelligent Foreign Policy Decision
Military Blogs: The First Pages of History
We Can’t Afford an $856 Billion Health Reform
Race and Development
Ah, More “Change”
What’s the Point of Demonstrating?
The Keynesians Were Wrong Way Before the 1970s
Anti-Big-Government DC Demonstration Draws Huge Crowd: “Don’t Tread on Me”
Why is the Senate in the Tourism Business?
The Public Option: The President’s Analogy
Why Does Health Insurance Cost So Much?
ObamaCare Speech: I’m Radical and Mad as Hell
A Lesson in Politics from Hubert Humphrey
America’s Militaristic Culture
To Serve and Obstruct
Obama in the Classroom
Obama or Palin: The Neocons Win Either Way
Bad News: The Real Wage Rate Is Rising
“10 Reasons to Oppose the Sustainability Movement on Your Campus”
“Right to Carry” and the “Tragedy of the Commons”
World War II: An Unspeakable Horror Now Encrusted in Myths
Conservative Opposition to Afghan War Mounting
Get in Touch with Your Inner Survivorman? New FEMA Head Encourages It
Industrial Policy or Economic Democracy?
Inglourious Basterds: “An Eye-for-an-eye” Makes the Whole World Blind
An Encouraging Trend
A Question for Liberals on Trusting the Government
Seventy Years Ago Today: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
A Neglected Masterpiece of Economic Analysis
Why Do We Accept in Ourselves That Which We Condemn in Others?
What To Do With What You Did Over Your Summer Vacation (2009 Edition)
Socialist or Corporatist Medicine?
Was the Star of a New Movie About Profiling, Profiled?
Making the Extraordinary Ordinary
The Netroots are Bored by Obama’s Wars
Mohammad and Man at Yale: Book Burning (One Cartoon at a Time)
Ben Bernanke Must Go
Pelosi’s New House Un-American Activities Committee
Bank of America Settlement on Hold
CalTrans takes California’s Taxpayers for a Ride
The “Unintended” Consequences of “Cash for Clunkers”
The Anti-Bunk Party’s Candidate for President
Bastiat on “Cash for Clunkers”
Will Cameras Save Us from the Police State?
Make Summer Vacation Exciting and Enlightening!
Onion News Network: U.S. Stages Fake Coup to End National Debt
Bank of America Fined $33 Million: This Is Justice?
Cash for Clunkers, Obamacare, and Sustainability
I Worked for the Government Today without Pay
The U. S. Should Emulate, Not Censure, Honduras
Remake of The Prisoner to Air on AMC
Obama’s Military Spies
Government Policy Explains Why California Leaves Money on the Table
Silverglate on Letting Torturers Off
Silverglate on the Gates Arrest
Cracking Down on Illegals
Obama Cabinet Proposes Budget Cuts
If Health Care Is a Right . . .
Rationing a Shortage of Positivist Civil Rights
“Trickle-Down Theology Won’t Work”
Obamacare vs. Freedom
The Obama War on Transparency Continues
Liberals Play the Race Card to Perpetuate the State
Why Do Conservatives Always Side With the Cops?
When Will the Wars End?
U.S. Health Care, Now and in the Future
Most Investors, Economists, and Policy Makers Are Blind to the Mountain of Malinvestments
Time for Government Budgets to Turn A New Leaf?
Man-Bites-Dog Story: A Politician Speaks the Truth
I Agree With Paul Krugman, but This Time Only!
Let the Market Determine the Best Use of Oakland’s Waterfront
Onion News Network on Compulsory Childhood Politics as Community Service
The Bush-Obama Spying Regime
Economists’ Pro-Fed Petition Discredits Its Signers
Stephen Halbrook Testifies Against Sotomayor for Supreme Court
Re: Blogosphere Star Provides Refreshingly Alternative Ideas
Goldman Sachs, Best in the Business
Blogosphere Star Provides Refreshingly Alternative Ideas
Bernie Madoff Was Only a Petty Crook Compared with Uncle Sam
What’s All This About a “Wise Latina”?
Al Gore is Right
Democracy Is Dead: What’s So Funny about “Read the Bill”?
Economics: The Art and Science of Not Killing People With Your Good Intentions
Classical Liberalism and the Fight for Civil Rights
More Stimulus: Insanity?
Reforming Environmental Policy: Seminar for Homeschool Students
William Marina R.I.P.
Al Franken, Chickenhawk
U.S.-Russian Nuclear Agreement: Good News and Bad News
Why Frederick Douglass Still Matters
The Black Maverick in His Office
What Barack Obama Should Learn from FDR
If Only Market Participants Knew What Was Good for Them
Regime Uncertainty in the 1930s: A New Deal Insider’s Account
Confiscation of Bondholder Assets Dooms GM
Should Fearmongers Be Held Liable for Damages?
A Black (Republican) Maverick Meets Ike
Spectator: We Need Another Arthur Seldon
Budget Crunches Supply Golden Opportunities for Governmental Reform
Jo Van Fleet Shrugs (Anti-Government Speech in Wild River)
C.S. Lewis on the Evil and Corruption of Theocracy
Dad Was Right
Forgiveness and the State
Health Care in Germany: One Observation (Maybe Two)
One Man’s Hero Is Another Man’s Goat
Arguably Ripping into the Federal Reserve from Within
All Hail Caesar! Here and Abroad
Obama’s New Theocracy
The New Economy’s New Key Indicators: Lobbying, DC Luxury Hotel Occupancy Up
Mommas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Report on the Government’s Financial Reforms
The Bay of Pigs (Howard Jones)
Principles and Politics: Like Oil and Water
Challenge of Liberty Seminar Now Open to Single-Day Attendance
Harper’s on Black Maverick
Hard Liquor, Murray Rothbard, and You: Partners in Freedom
National Review on Black Maverick
Tax “Reform”, Terminator-Style
Military-Contracting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse—Just What the Government Wants
Two Views of the Labor Market in the Deepening Recession
The National Debt versus the Deficit
Are All Legislators Crooks?
Sotomayor’s Disdain for Private Property
Federal Reserve Cannot Account for $9 Trillion
“Uncle Jay” on Obama’s New GM and Supreme Court Nominee
Rearranging the Chairs on the Deck of the Titanic
Security Theater in Three Airports: Istanbul, Paris, and Atlanta
Our Major Surprise in Asia Minor
You Go, Gordon Gekko!
A Timely Economics Seminar for Homeschoolers
Resistance, Assimilation and Honor: An Excerpt from C.S. Lewis
Venezuelan Government Continues Intimidation Campaign
Independent Institute Fellow Victim of Chavez’s Abuses
Looking at California from Florida
Obama’s Civil Liberties Betrayals Pile Up
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa Harassed by Venezuelan Police State
If They Don’t Believe in Tracking Performance, Why Give Grades?
The Climate-Industrial Complex
California Voters Reject Budget Monstrosity
Save More and Live Better, Just Not at the Expense of Others
Stop Bailing Out Government Schools
“Uncle Jay” on Government Spending and Deficits
Stephen Halbrook on Second Amendment Rights
Obama’s FDA: Cheerios Are a “Drug” and Can’t Make Health Claims
Tit for Tat in the Torture Investigations
Judge Napolitano on Fox: Bush Is a Felon, Prosecute Him
Onion News Network: 3rd Annual “Bring Your Daughter to War” Day
The GOP Finds a New Wedge Issue
Nancy Pelosi Lies Again: This Time About Knowing of Torture
Was Harry Truman a War Criminal? Jon Stewart Says Yes, Then No
The Bugaboo of Race: Does Skin Color Put Out Fires?
I’m Speaking at San Jose State Tonight
Stealing Land in Montgomery, Alabama
Eco-Speak and “Green” Propaganda
Jesus on Property Rights and Resource Preservation
Anna Schwartz Indicts the Federal Reserve–Again
Something is Rotten in Montgomery: Yesterday’s Eminent Domain Meeting
Reagan DOJ vs. Bush DOJ on waterboarding
Call Their Bluff
NRO Blog on Eminent Domain Meeting in Montgomery Tomorrow: From Rosa Parks to Kelo
Swine Flu Is the Health of the State
Alex Tabarrok on the Coming Good Times
A New Civil Rights Fight in Montgomery (Property Rights Abuse)
A Torture State We Can Believe In
Anti-Police Sentiment Grows in U.K.
Obama Lied, People Died
Obama Wants Your Guns
Most Liberal U.S. Appeals Court Incorporates 2nd Amendment
Diversity of Opinion at the University of Missouri
Obama’s New “New Deal”: Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?
Video of Dr. T.R.M. Howard (Civil Rights/Self Help Champion)
Bummer Day for California Women Politicos
Supreme Court Limits Car Searches
Now Playing: The Independent Review in State of Play
Economic Calculation in the Environmentalist Commonwealth
Does Regulation Prevent Financial Fraud?
Why Do Progressives Love Trains?
The Unintended Consequences of Common Property: Nazi Rallies
Externalities and Culture
Hummel, Henderson, the Fed, and the Housing Bubble
St. Augustine’s Analysis of Emperor Obama and the Somali Pirate
Robert Higgs on Reason TV
Onion News Network on “Green” Recall of All U.S. Currency
The Myth of Fair or Easy Taxation
I’d Like My Money Back
An Encouraging Obstacle to Gun Control
The Road Ahead Should Not Be Paved with Pork
Will the U.S. Copy Zimbabwe?
Are Governments Discovering the Price Mechanism?
Only 53 Percent of Americans Prefer Capitalism
Midnight in the Garden of My Hate Mail
More on Obama’s Surveillance State
Robert Higgs Spotlighted on C-SPAN’s “In Depth”
Separation of Faith and State
57% of Americans Back Military Response to N. Korea
Today, SNL or the Onion, Tomorrow . . . ?
Obama’s Surveillance State Targets PCs, Laptops and Media Devices
Ivan Eland Interviewed by Ron Paul on Recarving Rushmore
Cong. Ron Paul to Interview Ivan Eland on C-SPAN
Not Even Tobacco Is Safe
Burt Blumert, RIP
How CA Should Respond to Medical Marijuana Raid
Obama’s War on Charity
Those Pesky Tax Laws
William Kristol: “All Hail Obama!”
Obama Circumvents Another Promise
Three Hours of Nothing But Higgs!
Obama’s Sugar-Coated War on Terror
Ted Rall on Obama’s Fake Change
Government Is Furiously Dancing the Two-Step
Black Maverick Reviewed in Reason
Ayn Rand Symposium at NRO
William Jess Higgs (March 21, 1909 – October 15, 1977)
Stephen Halbrook on Fox News with Glenn Beck on Gun Control
Thoughts on AIG
Contest to Reward Outstanding Essays on Virtue, Freedom, and Civil Society
R. Max Hartwell, 1921-2009
One Man’s Compliance Cost Is Another Man’s Income
Are Obama’s Poll Numbers Plummeting?
Bill Steigerwald’s Farewell
The Great Depression and College Life
Confronting “Government Intelligence”?
Hands Off My Body, Obama!
Give Bernanke Credit—For Chutzpah
The Obama Bear Market: “Never waste a good crisis”
Reject the Proposed Statement of Historians Against the War
Dennis Prager Interviews Robert Higgs
Paul Harvey: A Stilled Voice of the “Old Right”
Barack Obama and The Road to Serfdom
Too Close for Comfort
Miracles We Take For Granted
Robert Higgs on War, Taxes and Economic Crises
Stephen Halbrook with CNN’s Lou Dobbs on Gun Control
It Would Be Cheaper to Fight World War II Again
Notes on Marx
When Is an Earmark Not an Earmark?
People Respond to Incentives: Law Enforcement and No-Knock Raids
Excellent Bob Higgs Interview
The Waterloo of Keynesianism (Military and Domestic)
The Government’s Cure for Alcoholism—Whiskey, More and More Whiskey
Obama and Torture: “Chains We Can Believe In”
As if a Forced Cable Transition Isn’t Silly Enough
Court Puts 17 Detainees’ Freedom on Hold
New Strategy in War on Terror? Don’t Hold Your Breath
Alan Greenspan: Apologist for the Federal Reserve, Financial Bailouts and Bank Nationalizations
C-SPAN2 Covers Recarving Rushmore on Presidents Day
In Defense of the (Relatively) Great Warren G. Harding
Obama Adopts Bush Position on Renditioning, State Secrets
“Thank You,” Mr. Redford, for Gov’t-Subsidized Art
Regime Uncertainty Exemplified in the Fannie/Freddie Debacle
Economic Fascism Marches On
NAACP 100th Anniversary: Exploiting Color Instead of Erasing It
Higgs on FOX: Stimulus to Cost Each Family $10,000
The Jobs Actually Being “Created”
Rethinking California’s Prisons
“Stimulus Package” Parallels
Has “Historians Against the War” Become a Front for the Democratic Party?
Are We All Socialists Now? Not at All
The Politics of “Jobbery”: 1883-2009
A Stable, United Iraq Is Hardly a Sure Thing
Guantánamo and the Permanent Bureaucracy
Continuity We Can Believe In
Nancy Pelosi: “Every month 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”
Craig Pirrong on Intertemporal Consumption
Booker and Barack
“Comparable Worth” Harms Women and Minorities
Vaclav Klaus Blasts Al Gore’s Climate Alarmism
These Projects Are Shovel-Ready, All Right
A New Study of the Political Economy of the Great Depression and World War II
Big Brother and U: Is Your University Reading Your Email?
Haiku for Dear Leader’s Cadres
C.S. Lewis on Tyranny “for the Good” of Its Victims
A Caring State Is a Controlling State
George W. Obama Speaks (“The Daily Show”)
Not a Moment to Spare?
Today’s Episode of “The Onion or Reality”
Not to Worry
More “Complicated” Data on Global Warming
Obama and the War on Terror
The California State Budget Disaster
Fannie Mae’s First Chief Credit Officer Blames Government for Sub-Prime Meltdown
Big “Duh,” No. 1
Halbrook Testimony on C-SPAN on Nominee Eric Holder for Attorney General
New Libertarian E-Journal
Oh, Joyful, Joyful Coronation Day
Another Inauguration of the Imperial Presidency
Another Presidential Inaugural Speech
Survey Finds Three of Ten Americans Are Clueless
Another Erosion of the Fourth Amendment
Halbrook to Testify in Hearings on Eric Holder for Attorney General
FDR and Dirty Dancing: Porn-to-School Act (or, What I Learned While Studying the New Deal)
CBO Report: U.S. Will Go to Hell in 2009
Obama Vows: No Torture
Police State Killing Caught on Tape
Wall Street Journal Corroborates Independent Institute Study of Causes of Sub-Prime Meltdown
A Horrible, Little-Known Legacy of the Great Depression
“The New Deal Worked”: Why Do So Many People Accept that as Fact?
This Guy Could Do Standup!
Credentialism and Civil Rights in Higher Education
My Open Letter to Daniel Gross at Newsweek (Historians and the Great Depression)
Profiles in Privilege
Another Victim of “Single-Payer Health Care”
The Best Stimulus Right Now?
Calvin and Hobbes on Bailout Subsidies
Eartha Kitt RIP
The Fed versus the Banks: Who Will Blink First?
Most Absurd Statement Ever Made?
Christmas and Liberty
Fair Weather Friends of the Market
Cry Wolf: A Political Fable
Arnold Should Return to Hollywood
President Bush’s Eulogy for Capitalism
The Reckless Federal Reserve, Bernard Madoff and Elihu Root: Lessons for Today
An Excellent Analysis of the Financial Debacle
Robert Higgs Interviewed on the Great Depression and Financial Crises
Mainstream Journalism, RIP
Underappreciated Aspects of the Ratchet Effect
The Founders’ Second Amendment Hits #1 Law, #12 History, #26 Nonfiction at Amazon.com
What Tradition of Public Service Is Obama Talking About?
Will This Man Become the Car Czar?
Second Amendment Book Bomb Launched on Bill of Rights Day, Dec. 15
Deirdre N. McCloskey on the Bourgeois Virtues
Americans United in Civic Ignorance, Politicians Worse
Champions of Freedom: NAS and FIRE Meet in Washington, D.C.
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
Regime Uncertainty in 1937 and 2008
Banking Act of 1935 + Fed’s Exercise of This Authority = New Deal Policy
University loses harassment case: “arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable”
Black Maverick Now Being Advertised
Lies, Damn Lies, and Government Lies—Or Do I Repeat Myself?
NPR Bad for Blood Pressure
It’s Who You Know
Nonsense about Deflation
Buck Higgs Closer to Becoming a Bank
Need Health Care? Go to Mexico
Free Marketeer Vaclav Klaus to Become President of European Union
More Acclaim for Higgs: New York Times and Elsewhere
GlobeAsia quotes Higgs on How Governments Cause Financial Crises
To Get More of Something (e.g., Unemployment), Subsidize It
Bailout Bingo (Unwinnable Version)
The Green Tree has Red Roots: The Sustainability Scam on Campus
Congressional Missed Tackles Cost Taxpayers the Game
Adrian Rogers on Free Lunches
Melancholy Days for Investors
Onion News Network Satirizes the Bailouts
World Leaders Meet, Pretend They Have a Clue
Danny Kaye’s Musical Tribute to the Income Tax
The TARP Is Dead, Long Live the TARP
Government Encourages Greater Moral Hazard by Banks
An Answer to Critics: “Krugman’s Prescription for Disaster”
Stabilize This, Stabilize That
Another Economist Gets the Larry Summers Treatment
Making Laws Free
As Crisis Deepens, Government Officials Are Speaking Gibberish
What Creeps These Members of Congress Be
Rahm Emanuel: Obama’s Hawkish Point Man
Cloture Rules: How Obama May Bring One-Party Rule to America
The (Il)logic of Collective Action: Lessons from the 2008 Election
Michael Crichton, RIP
Plants Have Rights Too!
Keynes’s Moral Gold Standard? Ask John Cusack
Riots after the Election?
At Least Pro Wrestling Is Entertaining
FDR Threatened to Impose Dictatorship
As Government Officials Press Banks to Lend, What (if Anything) Are They Thinking?
Mother, Should I Trust the Government? Division of Labour Voting Essay Contest
Mr. Smith Comments on Washington
Jimmy Durante’s Ode to Roosevelt and the National Recovery Administration
Franklin Roosevelt Rerevisionism
Gallup Finds No Increase in First-Time Voters
Thoughts on the Financial Crisis
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, Adieu
An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse
Republicans Don’t Even Pretend Anymore
Church Women Greatest Threat to Mugabe?
Words of Hope from Henry Manne
Nero at His Worst
Paulson’s War Against Shame
Blog Action Day: Poverty
Another Way in Which Bush Is a Wilsonian
Robert A. Taft and The Case Against NATO
Krugman’s Bizarre Comparison
Boohoo: The Mainstream Media Are Ignoring Me
MY Credit Is Not Frozen (Nor Are Most Others’)
The Stock Market Proved . . . Or Did It?
“Saturday Night Live” Lampoons the Bailout
U.S Imperial Forces Pay Homage to George Orwell, As It Were
The Data Don’t Justify Financial-Market Panic
Two Unspoken Assumptions in the Credit-Crisis Debate
Metaphors Reveal the Economic Ignorance of Politicians and Journalists
Bailout Will Only Worsen Federally Caused Crisis
Much More Than A Bailout
Extraordinary Popular Delusions…
Two Tentative Cheers for Rightwing Talk Radio
It’s Not a Bailout; It’s a Rescue!
Stop the Billionaire Bailout
Long live the RFC!
Zimbabwe Faces Starvation
Higgs: Why Did the Great Depression Last So Long?
Good News for a Change. . . But the Unchained Fed Inflates Onward
Richard Milhous McCain Debates John Fitzgerald Obama
FEMA’s Expansion Threatens Charitable Competition
Too Tasty to Fail
Anti-New Deal Newsreel
“Diversity” versus Freedom: The Tragic Case of Southern Illinois University
Credit Is Flowing, Sky Is Not Falling, Don’t Panic
Treasury Opens Vault; Gangs of Robbers Rush In
And Now a $700 Billion Bailout
Does Wall Street Have a Death Wish?
Robert Conquest Quote of the Day
Pro-Stalin Film: “Mission to Moscow”
The Fed’s AIG Loan/Takeover: Another New Deal Legacy
Thank Goodness for the Senate Commerce Committee!
Technological Innovation Has NOT Increased the Cost of Health Care
Nobelist in Peace Desmond Tutu on Advice for the Next U.S. President
The Academic Gulag: Are You Politically Correct, Comrade Professor?
So, the President May Kill Anybody He Pleases, Right?
A Trip to Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart
Debate on Terrorism at Texas A & M, Streamed Live Tonight (6:30 p.m. central)
Ticking Time Bomb Explodes, Public Is Shocked
Bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mac in the “Ownership Society”
But Who Do You Sue to Get Your Life Back?
Economics of Police Brutality
The Onion or Reality: Today’s Quiz
Community Organizers and Politicians: Enemies of the Taxpayer
Secret Service Harassment of Ron Paul Delegates at GOP Convention
The Independent Institute at the Rally for the Republic
De-socialization of Russian Farms
A Smart Political Choice by McCain
The Onion Understands Antitrust
Why Did Cops Stop Covering Up Their Guns?
School Choice: Really Free, Semi-Free, or Flee as Fast as You Can?
Police to Track All Vehicles into New York City
Robert Higgs on Antiwar Radio
The Corporatization of the War
Lenders Have Not Stopped Lending
Guardian Angels for Oakland
Why Are Interest Rates So Low?
Incentives Matter: Blood Money
Michael Phelps Said No to Ritalin
The Seeds of Another Cold War?
Must the Government Combat Americans’ Addiction to Foreign Bananas?
A Query on Two Secessions: Kosovo and South Ossetia
Gasoline as Money in Zimbabwe
The Decline and Fall of Imprimis
August 9, 1945, a Date that Will Live in Infamy
News Flash: Washington Is Corrupt!
Hurston and Paterson: Two Libertarians Against the Atomic Bomb
Radical Reform Is Needed in California
A Predecessor of George W. Bush’s Contempt for the Constitution
Army Recruiters Lie to and Threaten Teenagers with Jail
More Fun for Travelers
$10 Billion to $1 in Zimbabwe
New Edition of Hayek’s Early Works
How “Urban Renewal” Destroyed San Francisco’s Fillmore District
The Oil Pricing Squeeze Is On
What Credit Crunch?
Farewell to Offshore Tax Havens
Forget Polls: Look at Prediction Markets on the Election
$150 Billion for a Beer? Funding Oppression in Zimbabwe
From 19 Men With Boxcutters. . .
Notes on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Bailout
Private Taxis in Cuba?
Obama’s Janus-Faced Foreign Policy
Neither Liberty Nor Safety
Sir John M. Templeton: The Passing of a Visionary
Obama’s Betrayal of the Fourth Amendment
Röpke on the German Question
The McCain/Obama Echo Chamber
Limiting Access to the Political Order in North Carolina
Vince Miller, RIP
The Democrats Betray American Civil Liberties, Again
Legalize All Drugs
Food for Thought on Academia’s Costs and Benefits
Affordable Health Insurance is ILLEGAL!
New Article on Supreme Court Decision
McCain Bursts a Blood Vessel Over “Obscene Profits”
Good for the Liberal Supremes
Conformity Continues in Frostbite Falls
Debunking Truther Nonsense
I got a letter from the IRS today
The Very Definition of Uncivilized
Why We Choose to Defend Liberty
Federal Fingerprint Registry
No Homeschoolers Need Apply (Subway)
Audio of John Cusack Interview on “War, Inc.’
Eminent Domain Abuse in Birmingham? (The Evergreen Baptist Church)
Members of Congress May Commit Only Great Crimes
California’s Fumigation and Quarantine Policy
Prince Caspian, Natural Law and Just War Theory
Eminent Domain Abuse in Birmingham? (The Evergreen Baptist Church)
My Questions, Comments, and Concerns for the TSA
The Price of a Meal in Zimbabwe
In Defense of Rules
The Barbaric Lowering of Recruitment Standards
The Problem With Global Non-Warming
The Congressman Is Shocked, I Tell You, Shocked
Eminent Domain and Civil Rights in Alabama (Op-Ed)
Civil Rights and Eminent Domain
World War II and Global Warming, Again
Not Laughing at McCain’s Gas Tax Holiday
Fifteen Years After Waco
Keynes on the Ravages of Inflation
Gold Bugs versus Theft Bugs
Gun Owners Are Happier
Thomas Jefferson Fan Arrested for Dancing at His Memorial
Antiwar Libertarians and Leftists at the Hawblog
Conservatives for Printing More Money
The French War on Thinness
Militarized State and Local Police
DHS’s Horrifying Deportation Policy
Keynes versus Mises on gold as money
And People Really Believe This?
Comics Code Warriors
Mississippi’s Pioneering Gun and Ammunition Control Law
Mukasey’s Claim About the Afhgan Phonecall: Either a Fib, or Irrelevant
The Formula for a Police State
A Leftist Against the New Deal
Health of the State, Sickness of the Economy
Another Torture Memo Released
Bush Backing Down on FISA?
The Administration Insists the US Government Does Not Torture
Truncating the Antecedents: Addendum on 9/11 and the Present Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Another Hidden Cost of Ethanol
A Shia vs. Shia Civil War?
Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
Proposed Housing-Market Rescues
Human Death Toll in Iraq
California Stands Up (A Little) to Feds on Real ID
War with Iran—Still in the Cards?
Understanding the Depression
Bush: The War Was Worth the Cost
What Has Been Learned After 5 Years of War?
A Theologian for Empire
Ayn Rand and War: Natural Bedfellows?
Public schools = public menace?
United Nations Sanctions Hurt Civilians
WFB: God, Man, and Liberty
Proof that Terrorists Pose No Threat to This Country?
Uncle Sam’s Fifty Brothers: The Power and Promise of State Constitutions
Another Setback on Warrantless Surveillance
The Power of Numbers: Simplify, Simplify!
Glenn Greenwald on the Surveillance State
The Chicago School of Antitrust
The War on Fat: Mississippi Division
Higgs on the Politics of Fear
Words Matter: Rebate, Bonus, or Free Money?
When did you stop beating your wife?
Defending Open Immigration: A Reply to Hoppe
Afghan Journalist Sentenced to Death for Internet Printout
I Wish I’d Written That
The Effects of Mass Deportation
Local Opposition to the Central State’s Border Fence
Rac(e)ing through Presidential Time
Merry Government Holiday!
Remembering R.C. Hoiles: Civil Rights Pioneer
Kwiatkowski Interviews Higgs
Giving Thanks to the Market
The Failure of Prisons
Harold J. Berman (1918-2007)
A Department of Justice on Steroids
Waldfogel’s “Tyranny of the Market”
Mark Steyn’s Arthur Godfrey Moment
The Neocon Propaganda Is Working
Eland’s Partition Plan Getting Major Traction
Hurricane Haiku No. 3
Hurricane Haiku No. 2