K. Lloyd Billingsley
| Monday January 21, 2019 at 9:23 AM PST
Free and uncoerced exchange among individuals is not an ideology.
Alvaro Vargas Llosa
| Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 11:19 AM PST
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador—known as AMLO—has entered a crash course on the ravages of populism and statism.
| Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 4:23 PM PDT
Government interference neglects the nuance of trade.
Samuel R. Staley
| Friday June 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Bodes well for an era of promoting tolerance but casts a shadow over the prospects for alleviating global poverty.
William F. Shughart II
| Friday May 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
If you wonder why prices at the gas pump have been climbing recently and are expected to continue to climb, look no further than the sharp drop in crude oil production in Venezuela, the Saudi Arabia of the Americas.
| Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 3:53 PM PDT
I have just received the sad news that Nathan Rosenberg has died. Nate was an outstanding economic historian, and in my early years in the profession I viewed him as the very model of the kind of economic historian I wanted to become. He reviewed many of my early papers before their publication, and...Read More »
| Thursday August 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM PDT
[This piece was later published by Newsweek and the Foundation for Economic Education.] “Absent the FDA, Americans would be healthier and happier.” —Robert Higgs As I drove to work the other day, I heard a very interesting segment on NPR that featured a startup designing video games to improve cognitive skills and relieve symptoms...Read More »
Abigail R. Hall Blanco
| Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:27 AM PST
In January of this year, a Denver bakery found itself at the center of a civil rights controversy. The crime? The bakery refused customer Bill Jack’s request to put an anti-gay message (“God Hates Gays”) on a cake. He reported that he felt as though the bakery discriminated against him based on his “creed.”...Read More »
Samuel R. Staley
| Sunday March 2, 2014 at 7:12 PM PST
Finally, after much encouragement from my college freshman daughter, I just finished reading Ender’s Game, the best-selling science fiction novel by Orson Scott Card that won the Nebula and Hugo awards when it was published in the mid-1980s. The story follows the cultivation of a 6-year-old, boy-wonder, military tactician, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, as he...Read More »
David J. Theroux
| Monday December 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM PST
Independent Institute Research Director Alexander Tabarrok is interviewed here by Ray Lehmann on the FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate News) Podcast for the Heartland Institute. The interview discusses many government barriers that exist that block innovation and what policy reforms could be adopted now to restore entrepreneurship and prosperity. Issues addressed include patents...Read More »