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Pierre Lemieux

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 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 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 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 Growth 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 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 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 Philosophy Apr 5 2021


Externalities and Our Children

Politics and Economics Apr 1 2021


Privileges and Privacy for the Rulers

Economic Philosophy Mar 29 2021



Individual and Collective Choices in Cars

Economic Philosophy Mar 22 2021




The Pandemic in Europe and America

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 13 2021


Paul Krugman and the Notion of Choice

Economic 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 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 Philosophy Jan 25 2021


Biden's Endearing but Collectivist Inaugural Speech

Economic 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 Philosophy Jan 18 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 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 Philosophy Oct 16 2020


Facebook's Decision about the Holocaust

Economic 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 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 Philosophy Aug 7 2020


Should Jane Decide Who Gets the Vaccine?

Economic 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 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 Philosophy Jun 28 2020


The "Trump Economy" Before Covid-19

Economic Growth Jun 18 2020


Discrimination and State Power

Economic 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 Philosophy May 10 2020



The Abominable $1200 Gift: Timeo Danaos...

Political Economy May 1 2020


Owing the Public Debt to Ourselves

Economic 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 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 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 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 Philosophy Dec 1 2019


The State as Our Father (or Loving Mother)

Political Economy Nov 28 2019


From Sewer Workers to Literary Men

Economic 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 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 Philosophy Aug 25 2019



And They Want to be Sovereign!

Liberty Aug 18 2019


Ethnic Studies and Hxrstory: Not Doubleplusgood

Economic 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 Philosophy Jul 5 2019



Antitrust and Ideology

Competition Jul 2 2019


A Move to the Left?

Economic 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 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 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 Philosophy Apr 15 2019


Governing Ourselves

Economic 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 Philosophy Mar 30 2019


Nearly Two decades After 9/11

Political Economy Mar 23 2019



Another War on Drugs and Deplorables?

Economic Philosophy Mar 15 2019


The Importation of Prescription Drugs

Economic Philosophy Mar 5 2019


Nationalism and Cow Vigilantism

Economic 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 Philosophy Feb 21 2019


Candyish Government

Economic Philosophy Feb 15 2019


Protectionism for Dummies

International Trade Feb 3 2019


Anthony de Jasay (1925-2019)

Economic 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 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 Philosophy Nov 19 2018


Enemy of the People

Liberty Nov 10 2018



Guns or Butter, Cannabis or Wine, and Other Choices

Economic 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 Philosophy Oct 3 2018


The Poverty of Protectionism

International Trade Oct 2 2018


Retaliation Against Chinese Authoritarianism

Economic 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 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 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 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

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

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