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Pierre Lemieux

Are You a Product?

Economic and Political Philosophy May 19 2024


The War on Prices

Money and Inflation May 15 2024


The Alchemy of Military Expenditure

Media Watch May 14 2024


Biden Is Really Trump 2.0, Not Surprisingly

International Trade May 11 2024




Armed Men on Campus!

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings May 2 2024



The Economist's Irrational Fear

Incentives Apr 28 2024


Factoid and Ideas: King's Horses Amok in London

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 24 2024


Is Politics Immoral? Meet Princess Mathilde

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Apr 24 2024


Human Costs, Animal Costs, and Economic Costs

Economic Methods Apr 21 2024


There Is Politician's Talk and Politician's Talk

Political Economy Apr 19 2024



Religious Incentives and Life in Society

Violence and War Apr 13 2024


Some Lessons from a Just War Fought Unjustly

Political Economy Apr 10 2024


Public Choice vs. Homo Politicus

Media Watch Apr 7 2024


The Farce of Clean Energy Dumping

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 1 2024


Governing and the Rule of Law

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 28 2024


Simple Economic Ideas About Choice

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 25 2024


Somebody Has to Pay: No Way Around That

Business Economics Mar 21 2024


Of Education and Spurious Scholarly Journals

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 19 2024


Against the State and Its "Public Goods"

Free Markets Mar 14 2024


From the Fourth Millennium, A Tale for Libertarians

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 12 2024


Democratic Choice Between Beer and Wine

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 8 2024




AI Bots Parrot Dominant Opinions and Biases

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 2 2024


A Dangerous Philosophical Confusion

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 28 2024





The Logic of Apocryphal Quotes

Media Watch Feb 14 2024


A Strange Ignorance of the Effect of Price Caps

Political Economy Feb 12 2024


Working For Some Citizens Against Others

Political Economy Feb 8 2024


SGZ as a Recipe for Economic Growth

Economic Growth Feb 3 2024


What GDP Figures Do Not Reveal

Economic Growth Feb 2 2024


Many of Us at Some Point Did Something

Economics of Crime Jan 28 2024


"Rightsism," Free Speech, and Freedom of Action

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 25 2024


Let Them Regulate

Free Markets Jan 24 2024


Invalid Argument in a WSJ Editorial

Media Watch Jan 20 2024


Mr. Trump, Meet Princess Mathilde

Liberty Jan 18 2024


Economic Inequality: Big, Bad, and Growing

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jan 15 2024





The Unbearable Lightness of Collectivism

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 4 2024


Effective Altruism as a New Year’s Resolution?

Cost-benefit Analysis Jan 1 2024


DEI: Effect of Coercion to Combat Discrimination

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 28 2023



The Problem of Social Choice (in 700 Words)

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 22 2023


A Man Has Got to Do What a Man Has Got to Do

Moral Reasoning Dec 17 2023


Methodological Individualism and the Hamas Ruler

Austrian Economics Dec 14 2023


The Swedish Government Should Respect Tesla

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 11 2023






The Probability of Despotism Is Not Zero

Political Economy Nov 26 2023


Is It True that the State Produces Nothing?

Microeconomics Nov 24 2023


Politics, Anarchy: What We Know (Nearly for Sure)

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 21 2023



The Danger of Fairness

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 18 2023


Prediction Markets: The Statocrats' Fears

Political Economy Nov 15 2023


Another Case of Sunk Cost (My Own)

Microeconomics Nov 12 2023


The Enduring Lure of (Democratic) Socialism

Central Planning Nov 9 2023


What In Heaven's Name Is the Public Interest?

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 7 2023


Moral Principles as a Good Strategy

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 4 2023


Reflections on the Lewiston (Maine) Mass Shooting

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 28 2023


If Gazans Were Called "Hamassians" Instead...

Moral Reasoning Oct 27 2023


Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Current Application

Economic Methods Oct 22 2023


Which Rulers Are More Likely to Lie?

Incentives Oct 19 2023


Middle East: Some Background Reading(s)

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 15 2023


“Regulated, Mild and Peaceful” Servitude

Political Economy Oct 11 2023


A Political Ruler’s “Absolute Immunity”

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 8 2023


The Scientist as a Learned Ignoramus

Political Economy Oct 4 2023


The Antitrust Circus of FTC v. Amazon

Business Economics Oct 2 2023



Trustbusters in Wonderland

Competition Sep 27 2023


Bidenology and Mythical American Inequality

Political Economy Sep 26 2023



Rizzo, Mises, and the Pain of Writing

Austrian Economics Sep 23 2023



Green Protectionism While the Earth Is Burning?

Economic and Political Philosophy Sep 16 2023



Political Economy in Half a Lesson

Adam Smith Sep 10 2023


Murray Rothbard in the Financial Times

Austrian Economics Sep 7 2023


In Politics, Anything Can Happen

Political Economy Sep 4 2023



Something Absurd in Anti-Discrimination Laws

Political Economy Aug 28 2023


Spooner and De Jasay about Trump's Indictement

Political Economy Aug 26 2023


"You Belong," But To What or To Whom?

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 24 2023


Show Me the Man and I’ll Find You the Crime

Law and Economics Aug 18 2023


The Simple Economics of Public Toilets

Entrepreneurship Aug 16 2023


Other Thoughts on the “Gender Pay Gap”

Political Economy Aug 13 2023


Oil and the Ruler’s Benevolent Omnipotence

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 9 2023


Workers' Lives during the Industrial Revolution

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 8 2023


Price of College Studies Is Quite Reasonable

Economics of Education Aug 5 2023


How to Teach Non-Economics

Economic Education Aug 3 2023


Confusion May Lead to Contradictions

Media Watch Jul 29 2023


Dictatorship: A Matter of Incentives

Political Economy Jul 27 2023


Bidenomics and Illusions of Numerical Democracy

Political Economy Jul 23 2023


Anthropocene: Three Economic Thoughts

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 17 2023




Climate Mitigation: Individuals Are Not Plants

Economic Methods Jul 10 2023




The Public-Choice Dimension of a 2017 Tax Grab

Public Choice Theory Jun 28 2023


Economic Views on the Tourist Submersible Accident

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 23 2023


The Reign of Homo Politicus Perfectus

Competition Jun 22 2023


Meaningless Political Speech and Juneteenth

Political Economy Jun 19 2023


Nobody Saw a Man Descend From an Ape

Education Jun 15 2023


The Poverty of Mushy Environmentalism

Economic Growth Jun 13 2023


How to “Run the Economy” is a Loaded Question

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 11 2023


Governments Don't Like (Poorer) Crime Victims

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 8 2023





Mutilations of the Fashionable Sort

Economic History May 23 2023


Political Competition: Real Race to the Bottom

Political Economy May 21 2023


P.S. on the Leisure of Keynes’s "Grandchildren"

Austrian Economics May 20 2023


A Comparative Advantage for Violence

Violence and War May 17 2023


Considering Sunk Costs in Decision-Making

Business Economics May 14 2023


Free Trade Agreements Revisited

Economic and Political Philosophy May 9 2023




Hayek's Critique of Unlimited Democracy

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings May 2 2023



Should Russia Be Protected Against Imports?

Political Economy Apr 28 2023



A Socialist Judge Is a Contradiction in Terms

Law and Economics Apr 19 2023



Diversity and Transgenderism in School Athletics

Political Economy Apr 10 2023


The Rule of Law and the Proliferation of Laws

Institutional Economics Apr 5 2023



Which is Better, More or Fewer People?

Energy, Environment, Resources Mar 30 2023


The Story of Ray Epps and the Mob

Political Economy Mar 27 2023





Usefulness of a Non-Lying Strategy: Two Examples

Economics of Crime Mar 12 2023


Budget: The Financial Times's Sloppiness

Economic Education Mar 10 2023



Is the State Discriminatory by Definition?

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 4 2023





Together, My People!

Liberty Feb 23 2023


The Universal Paradigm of Limited Resources

Central Planning Feb 18 2023


Did I Make an Anarcho-Capitalist out of ChatGPT?

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 14 2023


ChatGPT and Economic Planning

Political Economy Feb 9 2023



Thaumaturgic Politicians

Political Economy Feb 6 2023


The Victimized Consumer

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 2 2023


Political Mythology at the California Bar

Political Economy Jan 30 2023


Burning the Koran

Liberty Jan 26 2023


A Very Short Reflection on Pacifism

Political Economy Jan 18 2023


Can Demand "Self-Destruct"?

Microeconomics Jan 17 2023


The “True Remedy” for Slavery

Economic History Jan 16 2023


At Least Four Reasons to Learn Economics

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 13 2023


Some UFO Political Economy

Liberty Jan 7 2023


The Ugly Face of Nationalism

Liberty Jan 6 2023



Tradition or Change as Wish for 2023 (and Beyond)

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 1 2023


Why Are Governments So Myopic?

Incentives Dec 29 2022


Merry Commercial Christmas!

Economic Growth Dec 23 2022


Trump’s Tax Returns: Quick Reflections

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 22 2022



Did Iran Really Execute Mohsen Shekari?

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 12 2022


Cartoonish Putinist Economics

Politics and Economics Dec 10 2022



Political-Economic Reflections on the New Wars

Political Economy Dec 3 2022


Fearing Leviathans With Feet of Clay

Cross-country Comparisons Nov 29 2022


Tocqueville on Lawyers and Liberty

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 27 2022


The Eccentric Entrepreneur’s Venture

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 25 2022


Natural Gas and American Left-Populism

Free Markets Nov 20 2022


The Beauty of Gridlock

Political Economy Nov 17 2022


The Incredible Conceit of the State

Political Economy Nov 16 2022


Newspeak and Doubleplusgood Duckspeakers

Economics and Culture Nov 14 2022



Sorry, But Your Vote Doesn't Count

Politics and Economics Nov 6 2022



In Defense of the Nation-State

Political Economy Nov 1 2022


Taking Over the Economy

Economics and Culture Oct 25 2022


Supply Down, Price Capped, Then What?

Free Markets Oct 24 2022


Liz Truss and Libertarianism

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 23 2022


Guns and Butter

College Economics Topics Oct 21 2022


Identity Politics on the Right Too

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 17 2022


A Despot Needs Democratic Support

Political Economy Oct 16 2022


A Different Way of Thinking

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 15 2022


Two Economic Facts and One Obfuscation

Foreign Policy Oct 10 2022


Not Yet the End of History

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 8 2022




Hong Kong and John Cowperthwaite

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 1 2022




Jones Act: A Great Protectionist Success

Political Economy Sep 18 2022


It Looks Like Putin Cannot Lose

Central Planning Sep 16 2022



Long Live the King (My President)!

Economic and Political Philosophy Sep 11 2022


Sociology as Useless as "Naturology"

Economic Methods Sep 10 2022


The Scourge of Rent Control

Free Markets Sep 5 2022


The Right of Revolution

Liberty Sep 3 2022


Inquisitions for Good Reasons

Liberty Aug 29 2022


Affidavit: NYT, WSJ, Other Criteria

Cost-benefit Analysis Aug 28 2022


Left and Right More Similar, in Hate Too

Free Markets Aug 25 2022


Trade-off: The Statocrats’ Revealed Preference

Energy, Environment, Resources Aug 24 2022


Political Economy of the Alex-Joneses

Incentives Aug 21 2022


Two Lessons of the War in Ukraine

Liberty Aug 17 2022



The Search of Trump’s Home + the 5th Amendment

Law and Economics Aug 10 2022



We Always Buy Local and the Contrary

Politics and Economics Aug 5 2022



People Before Profits or the Converse?

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 2 2022


Kissinger’s Vision of Society

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 31 2022



Efficient and Inefficient Rationing

Free Markets Jul 25 2022


Consumer Sovereignty or Producer Sovereignty?

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 24 2022


The Habit of Criticism and Truth

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 21 2022


Critical Race Theory in Schools

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 18 2022


Populist Rulers Cannot Lose Elections

Politics and Economics Jul 16 2022



Schumpeter's Most Famous Book

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jul 12 2022




Gut Feelings

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 5 2022


Intelligent Reply from the US Oil & Gas Association

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 4 2022


The Authoritarian "Thought of Xi Jinping"

Central Planning Jul 3 2022


Can the State Care About People’s Lives?

Political Economy Jul 1 2022


The Peculiar Logic of Collectivist-Speak

Political Economy Jun 30 2022


Second Amendment: Beyond Politics or Against Politics?

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 25 2022


Slippery Slopes Exist: The Case of No-Fly Lists

Political Economy Jun 23 2022


Biden's Short-termism Not Surprising

Central Planning Jun 18 2022




Questions About Tolerance

Microeconomics Jun 8 2022



Illegal Meals and de Jasay’s Model of the State

History of Economic Thought Jun 3 2022


Data: Don't Get Your Hopes Too High

Economic Education Jun 1 2022




Is Government Inefficiency Desirable?

Politics and Economics May 25 2022


How Londoners Survive Without a Food Czar

Central Planning May 23 2022


Confusion about Energy Prices and Inflation

Microeconomics May 17 2022



How Could Inflation Ever Be Stopped?

Media Watch May 11 2022



Women's Own Bodies

Moral Reasoning May 9 2022



Identity Politics in Politics

Politics and Economics May 4 2022


At Least Three False Ideas in One Story

International Trade May 1 2022


Think Correctly or the State Will Punish You

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 24 2022



Mandated Work Hours: A Bad Idea

Labor Market Apr 21 2022



Starbucks Vs. a Woke Brigade?

Labor Market Apr 13 2022


Strange Unanchored Pragmatism

Political Economy Apr 13 2022


Only One Way to Be "President of All Syldavians"

Political Economy Apr 11 2022


No Shortage of Labor for Walmart

Free Markets Apr 10 2022


Three Meanings of “Liberal Democracy”

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 5 2022


Socialist Judge: A Contradiction in Terms

Institutional Economics Apr 4 2022


Exchange as the Basis of Everything Social

Political Economy Apr 1 2022


Is There a Swing of the Pendulum?

Economic Methods Mar 29 2022


Buchanan, de Jasay, and Utilitarianism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 25 2022


Jouvenel on Modern Barbarians

Politics and Economics Mar 21 2022



“Where did we go wrong? Is it our fault?”

Moral Reasoning Mar 14 2022


European Leviathans Censoring RT

Incentives Mar 10 2022


Shotgun Sanctions and Extraordinary Power

International Trade Mar 9 2022





Covid-19 Vaccines and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Cost-benefit Analysis Feb 21 2022


Child Abuse by the State

Politics and Economics Feb 18 2022



The Sacred Word of "Sustainability"

Business Economics Feb 13 2022



Causes and Consequences of Rent Seeking

Politics and Economics Feb 9 2022


Purification in China

Liberty Feb 4 2022


Interpersonal Comparisons of Utility

Economic Methods Feb 1 2022


"The Mob Takes the Fifth"

Politics and Economics Jan 31 2022


A Simple Model of War and Peace

Incentives Jan 24 2022


Catering to People's Needs

Liberty Jan 18 2022


Different Shades of Red

Free Markets Jan 14 2022


An Obscurantist Age?

Economics of Health Care Jan 11 2022


Should Corporations Be Woke or Fascist?

Business Economics Jan 10 2022


Anarchy or Not?

Institutional Economics Jan 8 2022


Why Government Should Not “Deliver”

Institutional Economics Jan 3 2022


A Pedagogical New Year Resolution

Microeconomics Jan 1 2022



A Christmas Tale: Santa in the New World

Political Economy Dec 24 2021


American Opinion from a Hayekian Viewpoint

Institutional Economics Dec 21 2021


The National Greatness Fraud

Political Economy Dec 13 2021


Erdogan and Countervailing Institutions

Free Markets Dec 8 2021


The FTC on a Supply-Chain Witch-Hunt

Microeconomics Dec 3 2021


Sokal III: Another Hit at Woke Nonsense?

Politics and Economics Dec 2 2021


Walt Disney and the Chinese State

Competition Nov 30 2021


Christmas Gifts: Cash Is Not Necessarily Optimal

Economics and Culture Nov 26 2021


What's Wrong With Social Mobility

Incentives Nov 25 2021


The Supply-Chain Myth

Price Controls Nov 18 2021



Infrastructure All the Way Down

Energy, Environment, Resources Nov 9 2021


Some Arguments for Insensitive Speech

Politics and Economics Nov 5 2021


Is This Error Just Amusing?

Politics and Economics Nov 1 2021


Is Powell Right About Inflation?

Monetary Policy Oct 25 2021



Give Leviathan an Inch...

Liberty Oct 14 2021



The Continuum Between Liberalism and Anarchism

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 11 2021


Saule Omarova and Friedrich Hayek

Book Club Oct 4 2021


Contra Gensler and the Chinese Mirror

Cryptocurrency Sep 27 2021


Avoiding Biases: Lessons from Michael Huemer

Moral Reasoning Sep 23 2021


The Elementary Basics of Inflation

Money and Inflation Sep 20 2021


“Just Read the Instructions”

Entrepreneurship Sep 17 2021


Rent-Seeking in Slightly Different Words

Free Markets Sep 13 2021


Removal of Government Statues

Free Markets Sep 10 2021


The Word "Societal"

Economics and Culture Sep 7 2021


No World Sugar Shortage Expected

Microeconomics Sep 3 2021


The State as it Is, Not as it Should Be

Politics and Economics Sep 1 2021


Electorate May Want Both Afghan Pullout and Non-Pullout

Politics and Economics Aug 30 2021


The Chinese Mirror

Competition Aug 28 2021


We Fought the Afghan War and We Surrendered?

Economic Methods Aug 23 2021



Be Diverse, Or Else! Nasdaq and the SEC

Business Economics Aug 17 2021


Afghanistan and Incentives

Game Theory Aug 16 2021


Is "Governing" Good for the Governed?

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 12 2021


Climate Agnosticism

Central Planning Aug 10 2021


Andrew Cuomo and Politics Without Romance

Public Choice Theory Aug 6 2021


Intelligentsia Fetishes

Liberty Aug 5 2021


What Is Infrastructure?

Politics and Economics Aug 3 2021


Why the Pursuit of Truth Matters

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 2 2021



Two Weaknesses of Socialism

Central Planning Jul 25 2021


Populism Is Ontologically Impossible

Economic Methods Jul 21 2021



What Is Economic Growth?

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 14 2021


Thanks to the Oppressed Chinese

Foreign Policy Jul 11 2021


There is No Shortage of Labor

Free Markets Jul 4 2021


A Mildly Optimistic Note About America

Behavioral Economics Jun 28 2021


Making China Great Again

Central Planning Jun 24 2021


John McAfee and Tax Evasion

Entrepreneurship Jun 23 2021


Political Harassment From Your Suppliers

Business Economics Jun 21 2021


Defending Populism?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jun 19 2021


Individualism and Western Civilization

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jun 14 2021


The Centrality of Exchange

Adam Smith Jun 11 2021



Lessons from China (and from Hayek)

Cross-country Comparisons Jun 6 2021


Economic Justification for Chinese Coercion?

Central Planning Jun 2 2021


Tulsa Under an Economics-of-Politics Lens

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 1 2021


The Producer as a Guilty Prostitute

Energy, Environment, Resources May 28 2021



Should Hateful Speech Be Banned?

Central Planning May 19 2021


Politics Without Romance

Politics and Economics May 16 2021



“Externalities”: Handle with Great Care

Cost-benefit Analysis May 10 2021


Saying Just About Anything

Law and Economics May 3 2021





That Time Was Different?

Politics and Economics Apr 21 2021


The Problem in Bertrand de Jouvenel

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 19 2021


Hitler's Version of MMT

Monetary Policy Apr 15 2021


A Better Solution: Tax Rocks or Churches

Fiscal Policy Apr 9 2021


Should Karl Marx Be Canceled?

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 5 2021


Externalities and Our Children

Politics and Economics Apr 1 2021


Privileges and Privacy for the Rulers

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 29 2021



Individual and Collective Choices in Cars

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 22 2021




The Pandemic in Europe and America

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 13 2021


Paul Krugman and the Notion of Choice

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 8 2021


The President and the Good King Dagobert

Political Economy Mar 5 2021


Is Amazon a Corporate Mother Teresa?

Cost-benefit Analysis Mar 3 2021


The Mysterious Microchip Shortage

Business Economics Feb 22 2021


Will Joe Biden Be a Dictator?

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 16 2021


Will Walmart Save America?

Business Economics Feb 15 2021


Vaccine Adventures

Central Planning Feb 10 2021


The Economics of Violence: A Short Introduction

Economics of Crime Feb 9 2021



The Mittens of Mr. Sanders: Economic Lessons

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 25 2021


Biden's Endearing but Collectivist Inaugural Speech

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 20 2021


Why Is the Vaccine Distribution So Difficult?

Central Planning Jan 19 2021


Total Government à la Irving Fisher Is Not Ideal

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 18 2021


Economic Questions About the “Temple of Democracy”

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 11 2021


No "Will of the People" in the Election

Politics and Economics Jan 10 2021


Criminal Incentives: A Horrible Illustration

Economics of Crime Jan 7 2021


U.S. Tariffs Are Not "More Punishing to China"

Economic Education Jan 4 2021


Free Enterprise: A Daring New Year Wish

Central Planning Dec 31 2020


New Year Wish: Political Wars of Religion?

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 29 2020


Open Letter to Voters: Political Sunk Costs

Behavioral Economics Dec 24 2020


Jim Crow: More Racist than the Railroads

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Dec 18 2020


Generally Accepted Rules and the Election

Institutional Economics Dec 16 2020


Similarity Between Socialism and Fascism: An Illustration

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Dec 9 2020




The Pivotal Justice in the Supreme Court Decision?

Politics and Economics Nov 27 2020


Elections Are Not a Ruler's Toy Nor a Sacred Panacea

Politics and Economics Nov 23 2020


The Populists and Napoléon

Economic History Nov 19 2020


Why a Vast Election Fraud Is Highly Implausible

Economics of Crime Nov 16 2020


188 Years After the Death of Jean-Baptiste Say

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Nov 12 2020


The Liberal Solution

Liberty Nov 6 2020


Zoom and the Society of Meddlers

Competition Nov 5 2020




Imports as a “Drag on the Economy”

International Trade Oct 20 2020


Is it OK to Use the R Word?

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 16 2020


Facebook's Decision about the Holocaust

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 13 2020


Zico and Ammo under Price Controls

Central Planning Oct 8 2020


A Story of Love and Hate

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 3 2020



Impoverishing Economic Illiteracy

Free Markets Sep 28 2020



Is Modern Democracy So Modern and How?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 18 2020


The Logic of Protectionist Nationalists

Free Markets Sep 16 2020



What Is Populism? The People V. the People

Economic and Political Philosophy Sep 11 2020




Repression of Economic Freedom: The Case of Eggs

Politics and Economics Sep 2 2020


Economics: Prices, Pri-ces, P.R.I.C.E.S.

Economic Methods Aug 24 2020



Mencken’s 100-Year-Old Prediction Realized, Twice

Politics and Economics Aug 19 2020


Why Shortages Are Not More Widespread

Price Controls Aug 17 2020




US Government Punishing Americans Again

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 7 2020


Should Jane Decide Who Gets the Vaccine?

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 3 2020


Economists Should Not Forget Supply and Demand

Economic Education Aug 2 2020



The 1918 Pandemic and Economic Freedom

Economic Growth Jul 23 2020



Is Being a Cop So Dangerous?

Liberty Jul 7 2020


Some Reflections on Reparations for Slavery

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 7 2020


Flesh & Soul, Economics & Liberal Arts

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jul 4 2020


Masks: Dr. Fauci Confirms My Hypothesis

Price Controls Jul 2 2020


The Scientific Look-and-Feel of Public Health

Economic Methods Jul 1 2020



Closing or Reopening the Economy

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 28 2020


The "Trump Economy" Before Covid-19

Economic Growth Jun 18 2020


Discrimination and State Power

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 16 2020



The American Economy Just Before Covid-19

Business Cycles Jun 9 2020


A Humble State with No Motorcade

Incentives Jun 4 2020



Major Advantage of a Limited State

Free Markets May 26 2020


The National-Security Fraud

Politics and Economics May 23 2020


Rumors of War

Violence and War May 14 2020


"Our Most Fundamental American Values"

Free Markets May 11 2020


Collectivist or Confused Clause in the WaPo

Economic and Political Philosophy May 10 2020



The Abominable $1200 Gift: Timeo Danaos...

Political Economy May 1 2020


Owing the Public Debt to Ourselves

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 27 2020


Black Markets Raise their Ugly Head

Adam Smith Apr 14 2020


Toilet Paper: Increasing Marginal Cost

Price Controls Apr 13 2020


The Economic Approach to Public Health

Public Health Apr 12 2020


Oil prices: Laissez faire, morbleu!

Politics and Economics Apr 10 2020


Economic Theory and the Real World

Price Controls Apr 9 2020


Everyone Belongs to Everyone Else

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 9 2020



When Free-Market Prices Are Banned

Free Markets Apr 1 2020


Let Decadent Airlines Go Bankrupt

Free Markets Mar 24 2020


The Future, as Things Are Going

Liberty Mar 22 2020


Government Failure on a Grand Scale

Price Controls Mar 20 2020


Four Books for Social Distancing

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 16 2020


Rothwell Si, Piketty No!

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 15 2020


You Will Never See the World as Before

Politics and Economics Mar 12 2020


At Least Two Ongoing Pandemics

Public Health Mar 12 2020



Don’t Confuse Shortage and Smurfage

Economic Education Mar 6 2020


Three Cheers for the Coronavirus???

Free Markets Feb 27 2020


Arguments for Compulsory Vaccination

Public Goods Feb 17 2020


Markets Against the Mob's Purpose

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Feb 15 2020


Conservatives Make SJWs Happy

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 9 2020


MMT Gospel: Is This Time Different?

Monetary Policy Feb 3 2020


Why Would a Rational Being Say That?

Behavioral Economics Feb 1 2020


Funny Things About the Epidemic

Cost-benefit Analysis Jan 30 2020


Hiring a Research Assistant or a Cowboy

Labor Market Jan 28 2020


A Simple Argument Against Ex-Im

Free Markets Jan 20 2020


Ah, If H.L. Mencken Were Back!

International Trade Jan 15 2020


Manufacturing: An Example of Industrial Policy

Business Economics Jan 12 2020



The United States Killed Soleimani, Right?

Economic Methods Jan 4 2020


Four Economic Lessons from the Nativity

Competition Dec 25 2019


Another War on Drugs and on Certain Citizens

Economics of Health Care Dec 20 2019


Is the Fall of Unemployment Good?

Economic Growth Dec 12 2019


The Basics: Anarchy and Public Goods

Political Economy Dec 6 2019


Public Health, Parens Patriae, and Sex

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 1 2019


The State as Our Father (or Loving Mother)

Political Economy Nov 28 2019


From Sewer Workers to Literary Men

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 25 2019


Milton Friedman

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Nov 16 2019



Banning E-Cigarette Flavors

Political Economy Nov 3 2019



The Autocrat and the Free Press: A Model

Political Economy Oct 25 2019


Is It Sufficient to Just Believe?

Behavioral Economics Oct 17 2019



Did Sustainable Atlas Shrug?

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 12 2019


Do People Want to Be Free?

Income Distribution Oct 7 2019


The Pursuit of Nuttiness

Energy, Environment, Resources Oct 2 2019


American Sanctions: Why Foreigners Obey

Foreign Policy Oct 1 2019



The Problem of France

Cryptocurrency Sep 16 2019




The Purpose of a Gun Is Not to Kill

Moral Reasoning Sep 2 2019


Why Turkeys Are an Endangered Species

Energy, Environment, Resources Aug 28 2019


Rights as Government Power and the Kiss of Judas

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 25 2019



And They Want to be Sovereign!

Liberty Aug 18 2019


Ethnic Studies and Hxrstory: Not Doubleplusgood

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 17 2019


El Paso etc.: A New Behavioral-Economics Bias?

Behavioral Economics Aug 14 2019


A Simple Economic Question About Guns

Incentives Aug 14 2019



Are Trade Wars “Good and Easy to Win”?

International Trade Aug 6 2019




Minimum Wage: A Most Remarkable Belief

Cost-benefit Analysis Jul 17 2019


Anecdotes vs. Data in the Trade War

International Trade Jul 9 2019


Prescription Drug Prices: Retaliatory Socialism

Economics of Health Care Jul 6 2019


A Delight in Despotism: The Case of Vaping

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 5 2019



Antitrust and Ideology

Competition Jul 2 2019


A Move to the Left?

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 27 2019


A Chicken Game Between Two Governments

Foreign Policy Jun 23 2019



Tiananmen Square, June 5, 1989

Political Economy Jun 9 2019


New Sanctions Against Americans

Foreign Policy Jun 5 2019



Rare Earths: Make Trade, Not War

Foreign Policy Jun 1 2019


Gross Domestic Error in The Economist

Economic Education May 28 2019


Recognizing a Tyrant or Tyrant-To-Be

Economic Methods May 18 2019



Walmart Bullied by Government, or Was It?

Economic and Political Philosophy May 12 2019


Theatre of the Absurd: Godot, Trump, and Xi

International Trade May 9 2019


The Trump Economic Boom

Economic Growth May 5 2019



Live and Let Live

Economic and Political Philosophy May 1 2019


Effects of the 2018 Tariffs on Washing Machines

International Trade Apr 23 2019


Government Expenditures in GDP

Economic Methods Apr 21 2019


As Notre-Dame de Paris Was Burning...

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 15 2019


Governing Ourselves

Economic and Political Philosophy Apr 14 2019


Condorcet's Brexit

Politics and Economics Apr 9 2019


A Powerful Argument from Don Boudreaux

International Macroeconomics Apr 3 2019


Do "We" Want to Rule Over Others?

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 30 2019


Nearly Two decades After 9/11

Political Economy Mar 23 2019



Another War on Drugs and Deplorables?

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 15 2019


The Importation of Prescription Drugs

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 5 2019


Nationalism and Cow Vigilantism

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 5 2019


No Canadian Toilet Paper for Americans

International Trade Mar 1 2019


The Trade Balance Chimera in Two Sentences

International Trade Feb 25 2019



An Argument for a Marriage Tariff

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 21 2019


Candyish Government

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 15 2019


Protectionism for Dummies

International Trade Feb 3 2019


Anthony de Jasay (1925-2019)

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 26 2019


Social Nirvana

History of Economic Thought Jan 24 2019


Victimized By One's Own Mercedes

Competition Jan 20 2019



Who Will Pay for the Wall?

International Trade Jan 10 2019



A New Year’s Resolution for Statocrats

Behavioral Economics Dec 31 2018


Merry Mathematical Christmas!

Economic Methods Dec 25 2018


No Economic Reason to Fear China

Competition Dec 22 2018


Oil Prices and Inflation

Microeconomics Dec 16 2018



Consumer Sovereignty: A Response to Greg Autry

Economic and Political Philosophy Dec 6 2018


Post Scriptum on Steel Tariffs

Business Economics Dec 5 2018




Individuals Respond Rationally to Incentives

Behavioral Economics Nov 26 2018


Of Oil Prices and Government Power

Competition Nov 23 2018


Liberty, Authority, and Giuliani

Economic and Political Philosophy Nov 19 2018


Enemy of the People

Liberty Nov 10 2018



Guns or Butter, Cannabis or Wine, and Other Choices

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 29 2018


The Ideal of Population Control

Foreign Policy Oct 23 2018


One Benefit of Tariffs

International Trade Oct 19 2018


Climate Agnosticism Vs. Insurance Companies

Energy, Environment, Resources Oct 16 2018


Tariffs and the Trade Deficit

Economic Methods Oct 12 2018


Ideology and the Interpretation of Reality

Politics and Economics Oct 9 2018


The Long Road to a Banana Republic?

Business Economics Oct 8 2018


Preferences and Choice: A Distinction

Economic Education Oct 7 2018


Longing for Oneness and Sameness

Economic and Political Philosophy Oct 3 2018


The Poverty of Protectionism

International Trade Oct 2 2018


Retaliation Against Chinese Authoritarianism

Economic and Political Philosophy Sep 26 2018


A "Me-Too" Externality?

Economics of Crime Sep 24 2018


Are Libertarians Crazy?

Liberty Sep 20 2018


Of Volkswagens and Bouquinistes

Free Markets Sep 17 2018


Logic, Theory, and Accounting

Economic Methods Sep 15 2018


The St. Louis Fed on Imports and GDP

Economic Education Sep 6 2018


Trade Will Never Be Fair and Balanced

International Trade Sep 5 2018


An Extreme Example of Politico-Speak

Behavioral Economics Sep 4 2018


Trade and Force

Competition Sep 3 2018


The Free Trader as a Traitor

Economic History Aug 28 2018


The Silver Lining of Negationism

Competition Aug 22 2018


Land Taxes: The Return of Henry George

Income Distribution Aug 17 2018



A Disreputable Fringe

Incentives Aug 8 2018


Grudge, Vengeance, and Boredom

Economics of Crime Aug 5 2018


Why does Anyone in this City Need a Gun?

Economics of Crime Jul 24 2018


Missing Something About Populism?

Liberty Jul 17 2018


FOMC’s Staff Is Wrong or Sloppy

Economic Methods Jul 13 2018


Do People Want Liberty?

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 11 2018


Wilbur Ross's and Charles de Gaulle's Common Idea

Politics and Economics Jul 4 2018



Making Americans Work for Foreigners

Free Markets Jul 2 2018



Predicting Trade Wars

Incentives Jun 20 2018


Immigration: A Confession and a Value Judgment

Economic and Political Philosophy Jun 19 2018


Breastfeeding and Incentives

Incentives Jun 17 2018



Why the Surveillance State is Dangerous

Politics and Economics Jun 10 2018


Why We Work for the Chinese

International Trade Jun 5 2018


Job Creation in North Korea and America

International Trade Jun 2 2018


A Simple Idea to Rediscover

Political Economy Jun 1 2018


An Extreme Case of Ignorance or Something Else?

International Trade May 24 2018


The Beauty of Trade

International Trade May 16 2018


A Parable About ZTE

International Trade May 15 2018


A Recession Soon?

International Trade May 8 2018


Corn or Oil: Choosing Sides

International Trade May 1 2018


Exclusionary Inclusivity

Business Economics Apr 27 2018


A Collectivist Case for Trade, but not FREE Trade

International Trade Apr 19 2018


Thinking About War

Foreign Policy Apr 16 2018


Not Enough Women at Wikipedia?

Labor Market Apr 6 2018


Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

International Trade Mar 30 2018



The Danger of Intellectual Ruts

International Trade Mar 19 2018



The National-Security Argument for Protectionism

International Trade Mar 7 2018


Trade in the CEA's Annual Report

International Trade Mar 2 2018


A Simplistic Model of Public Policy

Cost-benefit Analysis Feb 24 2018



Searching for the Individual

Economics and Culture Feb 14 2018



A Bad Solution to Very Real Problems

Monetary Policy Jan 31 2018


A Frequent Confusion and the Yo-Yo Economic Model

Economic Education Jan 29 2018


"Ice is not Ice" and the Limits of Conversation

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 22 2018



The Political Firm

Business Economics Jan 8 2018



Christmas Gifts Made Far Away

International Trade Dec 23 2017


Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade

International Trade Dec 15 2017




Recognizing a Unicorn When You See One

Economic Methods Dec 1 2017



Taking Comparative Advantage Seriously

International Trade Nov 17 2017



Misleading Bureaucratese

Economic Education Oct 30 2017


Attacking Civilians in War

Moral Reasoning Oct 20 2017


A Protectionist Utopia?

International Trade Oct 11 2017


Jayme Lemke

Social Control at the School for Good Mothers

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Apr 11 2024


Where to start reading about women in the classical liberal tradition?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 24 2023



The Call of the Wild Economist

Adam Smith Jul 9 2021


Thank you, Dr. Williams

Obituaries Dec 2 2020


The Ugly History of Forced Sterilization

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 1 2020


RBG and the “Waypavers”

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 22 2020


Hello Mind, Nice to Meet Ya

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 16 2020



Stay Out of Holly Golightly’s Way

Economics and Culture Sep 1 2020


Five Essential Books on Public Choice

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 22 2020


Ready, Set, Go! Five Great First Books on Public Choice

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 17 2020


The Liberal Peace

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 13 2020


Hannah Mather Crocker on Groveling Minds and Women who Shine

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 3 2020


Is it time for Hannah Mather Crocker?

Economic History Feb 25 2020


To the Victor Goes the History

Economic History Feb 4 2020


Withdrawing Compliance

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jan 8 2020

G. Patrick Lynch

When Will the Libertarian Party Have Its Moment?

Austrian Economics Mar 21 2024


Live Free or Die

Politics and Economics Mar 19 2024


Of Mices and Mises

Austrian Economics Mar 14 2024


The Libertarian Party: Too Principled to Win?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 12 2024


The Birds and the Tees

Energy, Environment, Resources Jun 21 2023


Martha's Migrants

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Sep 21 2022


Who's Got the Moves Like Marin?

Politics and Economics Sep 1 2022


Thinking Historically as History Unfolds

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 19 2022


Networks, Resilience, and Norms: Ferguson's Doom (continued)

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 17 2022


What is History?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 15 2022


In Memorium: Geoffrey Brennan

Obituaries Aug 4 2022


Self-Interest, Public Good, and the Royal Society of Arts

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Apr 23 2021



Wayne Rogers: Much More than M*A*S*H

Economics and Culture Nov 9 2020


Costco Joins the COVID Fight

Business Economics Oct 25 2020


Five Books for the 2020 Election

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 23 2020


Governing the Prisons

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 11 2020


Brains and Bias, continued.

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 31 2020


Brains and Bias: A Review of Science Fictions

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 28 2020


Purdue Uses the Spike

Public Choice Theory Aug 21 2020


Coasian Spike Solution

Public Health Aug 6 2020


Tullock's COVID Spike

Law and Economics Jul 28 2020


Punishment without Prisons

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings May 7 2020


Markets, Morality, and Mises

Austrian Economics Apr 17 2020


Non-profits can be Monopolists, too

Incentives Apr 9 2020


Rent-Seeking: Not Just a Public Problem

Public Choice Theory Oct 29 2019



The End of Liberalism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jul 16 2018