Economics

2016-07-24
Free trade conserves lower prices, not social stability
2015-07-08
National Debt: "We Owe It To Ourselves"? Not Quite.
2015-02-26
The Formula For Anti-Capitalist Concern-Trolling
2015-02-14
Conspicuous *Production*: "Sexy" Work, "Schlep" Work, Automation, and Artisans
2015-01-13
The Two Most Important Free-Market Economic Arguments
2014-10-14
Jean Tirole and Josh Lerner on Open Source
2014-09-01
On This Labor Day: "The Role of Unions", Especially Government Worker Unions
2014-08-16
Jock/Nerd Theory and Income Redistribution
2014-08-11
Most Federal Housing Subsidies Do *Not* Fund The Poor
2014-07-19
Food Prices vs Wages
2014-04-16
It's Not "The 1%", It's The "0.1%", And They're Never Quite The Same People
2014-03-20
Don't Confuse Money Flows With Real Resources
2013-12-12
The "80/20" Rule Leads To The 1%
2013-08-06
There Is No Private Mortgage Market in the US
2013-06-20
Recycling Is a Red Herring
2013-05-24
Yes, Jimmy, the Democrats Are Socialists
2013-04-04
Facts Are Not Enough; You Need Theory As Well
2013-04-01
Causal Density In Statistical Models Yields Unreliable Results
2013-03-25
The Founders’ Finance, and Ours
2013-03-25
Cyprus Update: You Won't Vote The Way We Tell You? OK, Here's A Scheme That Doesn't Require A Vote
2013-03-25
On Human Evil: Concrete Down the Drain Edition
2013-03-24
EU and Cyprus agree to take big depositors’ money without calling it a tax
2013-03-16
Cyprus Depositor Haircut "Bailout" Turns Into Saver "Panic", Frozen Assets, Bank Runs, Broken ATMs
2013-02-17
It's Not Enough To Have Data; You Also Need A Theory. Multiple Theories Can Fit The Same Data.
2013-02-04
Argentina's Dictatorship Sets Price Ceiling On Food. Prediction: Food Shortages.
2013-01-29
Union vs Union in the Twinkie Story
2013-01-29
Too Many College Graduates, Not Enough Jobs For Them
2013-01-25
Cyprus Will Default On Its Debt
2013-01-21
If Business Is Evil For Cutting Hours Due To Obamacare, What About Colleges?
2013-01-15
How To Tell If Your Art Sucks
2013-01-14
Why eating global is more sustainable than eating local
2013-01-13
Happiness Studies Are Mostly Bunk
2013-01-08
Loyalty Programs, Soft Monopolies, and Taxpayers
2013-01-08
Inflation Since The American Revolution
2013-01-07
Why Do Science-Loving Smart People Tend Toward Socialism?
2013-01-06
Whoops—'Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment
2012-12-12
Unions Begin Long War After Stunning Blow in Michigan
2012-12-10
Government-Caused Inequality
2012-12-10
Blaming the Person Offering you the Best Deal
2012-11-25
The High Price of False Security
2012-11-25
Why Can't Companies Find the Workers they Need? - The Daily Beast
2012-11-24
ObamaACAre: Marginal Costs Drive Business Choices
2012-11-23
Want To Fix Healthcare? Acknowledge That It's the Responsibility Of the Individual
2012-11-22
How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving
2012-11-20
Hipsters On Food Stamps
2012-11-19
What Explains The Partisan Divide Between Urban And Non-Urban Areas?
2012-11-16
China’s Great Shame: 36 Million Starved On Purpose
2012-11-16
Union Fights Hostess; Union Wins; Workers To Be Laid Off
2012-11-06
Predictable Consequences: Health Law Means Fewer Full-Time Workders
2012-11-05
Reluctance To Raise Prices Is A Problem
2012-11-05
Markets or government: Whom do you trust? | WashingtonExaminer.com
2012-11-05
Where Is The Competition In Health Care?
2012-11-05
Don't Anthropomorphize the Collective: There Is No National "We"
2012-11-03
FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs
2012-11-02
Anti-gouging laws make natural disasters worse
2012-11-02
Christie Orders Odd-Even Rationing System For Filling Up Gas Tanks
2012-10-31
FEMA Response, Once Rare, Is Now Routine and Overused
2012-10-31
The gender pay gap is a media myth
2012-10-30
How Can A 15-Year-Old Escape Poverty?
2012-10-29
Greedy Speculators In Advance Of Hurricane Sandy
2012-10-16
Obama Not Picking Winners And Losers, Just Losers: A123 Files for Bankruptcy
2012-10-15
Counterintuitive But Interesting: High Taxes, Spent Wisely, Reduce Employment?
2012-10-12
Dutch architect dreams of future floating cities
2012-10-08
Explaining why "you didn't build that" so offended business people
2012-10-05
Big Bird Richer Than Mitt Romney
2012-10-02
Tough Luck!
2012-10-01
Everyone should pay income tax; yes, even the poor.
2012-10-01
Why Is Democracy Tolerable? Evidence from Affluence and Influence
2012-10-01
The Case for Abolishing Patents (Yes, All of Them)
2012-09-27
Obamacare Failing to Keep Health Care Costs From Rising
2012-09-24
"Same Pay For Same Work": Why There Should *Not* Be A Law
2012-09-24
CBO: Electric Cars Are A Waste Of Money
2012-09-20
Nobody Wants The Money The Fed Is Printing
2012-09-20
A Glimpse Of The Economic Endgame, Via Romney No Less?
2012-08-28
The Difference Between "Pro-Business" and "Pro-Markets"
2012-08-28
Incentives Under Socialism and Capitalism ("Socialism Kills")
2012-08-17
Why don’t people like markets?
2012-08-15
Is America becoming a 'socialist state'? 40 percent say yes.
2012-08-02
Congress isn’t gridlocked — it’s just totally irresponsible
2012-08-01
Chick-Fil-A: Marriage, or Mayors?
2012-07-31
Milton Friedman: An Economics of Love
2012-07-31
Happy Birthday, Milton Friedman: The Man Who Saved Capitalism
2012-07-30
The Gods of the Copybook Headings
2012-07-30
Only 3% Growth In Median Income? A Lie Using Statistics.
2012-07-18
Ayn Rand Predicts "You didn't build that. Someone else did."
2012-07-18
Barack Obama Is Right. Someone *Did* Build The Roads: Rich People.
2012-07-10
We don't 'pay' for tax cuts -- we pay for *spending*
2012-07-10
Don't Eat Your Dog: The Surprising Moral Case for Free Enterprise - YouTube
2012-07-02
Air conditioning uses less energy than heating
2012-06-22
Europeans: Sick On Vacation? Get More Vacation, By Law!
2012-06-19
Progressives Are *Factually* Incorrect
2012-06-06
Biases of Non-Economic Thought
2012-05-20
Invisible Bank Runs
2012-05-17
This Is Not How A Free Society Treats People
2012-04-17
FYI: The Gender Pay Gap is a Complete Myth
2012-03-25
"Household Income" Is A Poor Measure -- Use "Per Capita Income" Instead
2012-03-23
The Ryan Plan -- Not Enough
2012-03-16
Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
2012-02-16
Return-on-Investment of Lobbying Greater Than Entrepreneurship
2012-01-25
Econ 101: "Nothing Has Any Value"
2012-01-13
535 People Control 23% Of The Nation's Wealth
2012-01-05
What's Wrong With Gruber's "Health Care Reform" ?
2012-01-02
IP Feudalism and the Shrinking of the Public Domain — Marginal Revolution
2011-12-23
Statism Incomparably Worse Than Free Markets
2011-12-23
Social Security: Tax-Based Welfare Program, Not Insurance
2011-12-16
How Food Stamps Increase Measured Poverty, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
2011-12-16
The Difference Between Economic Power And Political Power
2011-12-12
Against Fairness
2011-11-25
The Pilgrims: Communists! (But not for long.)
2011-11-14
60% Say "Cut Everything"
2011-11-02
College has been oversold
2011-10-29
Why Economic Models Are Always Wrong
2011-10-27
Occupy Wall Street vs. The Tea Party
2011-10-25
Why We Need More Capitalism, Not Less
2011-10-15
Solyndra and the Transcontinental Railroad
2011-10-13
The "Fair Tax" is *not* a VAT -- It's a Sales Tax
2011-10-07
Not Enough Job Openings To Employ The Unemployed
2011-10-04
Smoot-Hawley Redux? US-Chinese Currency Wars
2011-09-30
Debit Card Fees: Blame Congress
2011-09-20
AP Fact Check: Are the rich taxed less than secretaries? No.
2011-09-13
Left vs Right on Evolution and Economics
2011-08-27
Hooray for Price Gouging! It Makes Sure Everyone Gets A Little Something
2011-08-26
Wal-Mart: Prepared When FEMA Is Not
2011-08-23
Price Controls Cause Doctor Shortage in Canada
2011-08-17
Penn Jillette On Government Aid For The Poor
2011-08-07
Tea Party Wants To Avoid European Outcomes
2011-08-06
Obama Worse Than Bush On Spending, Which Is Really Saying Something
2011-08-06
Tea Party Takes Over China!
2011-08-05
Negative Interest Rates: Charging Fees To Bank Cash
2011-08-04
A Cuts-Only Budget -- Well, Almost
2011-07-22
Getting Specific on Spending
2011-06-29
Financial Options: Cut Spending, Hyperinflate, or Default
2011-06-28
On the Finiteness of Resources
2011-06-14
Legalize it. Tax it. Build businesses around it.
2011-06-14
"Unsustainable" Is Irrelevant
2011-06-02
Why Hasn't Anyone Signed Up For the High-Risk Health Insurance Pools?
2011-05-04
Markets Make Us More Rational
2011-05-01
The Economics of Death Star Planet Destruction
2011-05-01
Victims of Communism Day
2011-04-28
Amazon packing after House vote
2011-04-27
The 'Great Fact'
2011-04-27
Massachusetts curtails public union bargaining rights
2011-04-18
$12,000 Per Person: This Can't Go On
2011-04-16
Spending Cuts Are *Supposed* To Hurt
2011-04-14
The Cuts Are A Lie
2011-04-11
How Many Regressions Did You Run?
2011-04-11
Our Suicidal Government
2011-04-08
Do We Really Need to Raise Taxes to Close the Deficit?
2011-04-06
Paul Ryan's budget proposal: "Brave, radical, and smart."
2011-04-03
The Social "Operating System" for Free Markets
2011-03-15
"Subsidizing the markers of status doesn’t produce the character traits that result in that status; it undermines them."
2011-03-07
Your Savings Are Not Worth As Much As You Think
2011-02-23
No Collective Bargaining for Public Servants
2011-01-13
Reflections on Freedom in New York
2011-01-05
What is economics good for?
2011-01-03
Roller Skating and Economics
2010-12-08
Tax cuts for the rich
2010-12-01
Should China Rethink High Speed Rail?
2010-11-29
School Lessons
2010-11-28
Pictures of the Socialistic Future
2010-11-22
Why Is the World Bailing Out Ireland?
2010-11-16
Of Course The Fed's Plan Won't Work -- We're Deleveraging!
2010-09-22
The Problem Is *Spending*, Not Taxes
2010-09-21
Finding What You're Looking For
2010-09-15
The voice of reason vs. the voice of insanity
2010-09-13
Austerity for Liberty
2010-09-12
Bribing the public with the public's money
2010-08-31
More-Open Immigration Results In More Security
2010-08-22
What Happens After 2037?
2010-08-20
Market Economy vs Political Economy
2010-07-25
Three Waves of Increased Taxes
2010-07-21
Economists vs. Economics
2010-07-21
Secret Gold Coin Tax Embedded in Health Bill
2010-07-16
Seven Steamy Nights with the Gals from Victoria’s Secret
2010-07-12
Debt Is A Cancer
2010-06-20
Ten pillars of economic wisdom
2010-06-08
Liberals/Progressives Flunk Econ 101
2010-05-20
American Debt And Upcoming Austerity
2010-05-20
Illegal Immigration + Gun-Friendly Laws = Very Low Crime
2010-05-19
Let The Federal Government Collapse?
2010-05-17
The Twilight of the Welfare State?
2010-05-17
Bernie Madoff vs Social Security
2010-05-13
The Big-Spending, High-Taxing, Lousy-Services Paradigm
2010-05-11
Gambling With Other People's Money
2010-05-06
U.S. taxpayers are helping finance Greek bailout
2010-05-04
So Long, and Thanks for all the Drachmae
2010-05-02
Health Care Reform Will Increase Costs
2010-04-30
An Entrepreneur and the Minimum-Wage
2010-04-30
How Do We Get The Deficit To Zero?
2010-04-30
GM Loan Paid Back? Not Really.
2010-04-28
Gambling with Other People's Money
2010-04-28
Why Does Larry Summers Like Big Banks So Much?
2010-04-27
What the Tea Party Movement is Really About
2010-04-21
Size, Scope, and Fragility
2010-04-13
Washington will spend $31,406 per household this year (Heritage Foundation)
2010-04-08
Why I Prefer Markets Over Government
2010-04-08
Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax
2010-04-07
A VAT Is Coming
2010-04-06
The Moral Superiority of Free Trade
2010-04-02
Separation of Health and State
2010-03-01
The Indiana Health Care Plan: HSAs
2010-03-01
Open Letter to Two NPR Reporters
2010-02-23
To Badly Go
2010-02-02
Barney Frank Doesn't Know What To Do
2009-12-17
On Breaking Up Big Banks
2009-12-04
Protectionism == Stupid
2009-11-24
Where conservatives have it wrong
2009-11-17
What should we do instead of the Obama health reform bill?
2009-11-12
Experimental Economics in EVE
2009-11-11
Camille Paglia Against The Health Care Bill?
2009-11-08
Liberty dies with thunderous applause
2009-11-08
The Road From Serfdom
2009-11-02
ObamaCare: "a national version of the failing Massachusetts system"
2009-11-02
The Spoiled Children of Capitalism
2009-10-30
"Masterfleece Theater" (or, 1900 pages of theft)
2009-10-25
Don't Let U.S. Capitalism Go the Italian Route
2009-10-25
$5.5M for new Freddie Mac CFO
2009-10-23
Refund The Stimulus
2009-09-26
If Air Travel Worked Like Health Care
2009-09-15
Let's Try Hawley-Smoot Again!
2009-09-13
Protectionism, "boo" !
2009-08-23
Let insurance companies compete across U.S.
2009-08-18
First Milton, Now Rose
2009-08-12
Finally, Some Sensible Health Care Reform Ideas
2009-08-02
What Is Poverty?
2009-07-23
The Arrogance of Health Care Reform
2009-07-19
Health Reform? Try Markets!
2009-07-19
Mass. "Capitation" Health Plan
2009-07-17
Health Care Competition
2009-07-14
Deflation Coming?
2009-07-14
Pet Med Care Costs Rising Too
2009-07-12
War Against the Producers
2009-07-10
Cancel the So-Called Stimulus
2009-07-02
"We're in the Middle of a Crash": Black Swan
2009-07-02
Quick, Spend the Money Before the Taxpayers Find Out!
2009-07-02
Old Media Blues
2009-06-30
What Health-Care "Market" ?
2009-06-30
Aid Realism for the Idealist
2009-06-30
Rationing Health Care Is Our Choice
2009-06-27
The Obama Pattern
2009-06-26
Fixing the Health Care System
2009-06-25
The jobless recovery
2009-06-24
The Illusion of Government Competence
2009-06-22
Insurance as a Prisoners' Dilemma, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
2009-06-18
Rational rationing?
2009-06-15
Health care reform: The real problem is lack of competition
2009-06-15
Economic View - Obama’s Difficult Choices on Medicare Spending - NYTimes.com
2009-06-12
Think Again About "Blaming Bush", Part 2
2009-06-12
The Anti-Stimulus
2009-06-11
Free Trade Is The Natural State
2009-06-11
Hayek (and Fukuyama) on the Use of Knowledge in Society
2009-06-11
Think Again About "Blaming Bush"
2009-06-09
If Only We Had Done Nothing!
2009-06-09
Obama's Phony "Jobs Saved" Claims
2009-06-09
Feds Killed Railroads, Will Kill Car Companies
2009-06-08
New Health Care Bill Explained
2009-06-08
Why Bail Out GM?
2009-06-08
Why So-Called Stimulus Spending Doesn't Work
2009-06-08
So-Called Stimulus Having Opposite Effect
2009-06-07
Here's Your Hockey Stick
2009-06-04
Fix Medicare First!
2009-06-01
Portfolios of the Poor
2009-06-01
Government Motors
2009-05-20
Obama's Dangerous Debt
2009-05-20
"Buy Local" Is Stupid, Too
2009-05-20
Free Trade: A Sudden Disruption?
2009-05-19
Stimulus Ignites Job-Killing Trade War With Canada
2009-05-19
It costs more money to live without a car
2009-05-19
Medical care and comparative effectiveness
2009-05-19
"Buy American" Is Stupid, Especially Now
2009-05-19
I Agree With The President
2009-05-15
The state of the states
2009-05-15
Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases -- for starters
2009-05-15
Is All Spending Created Equal?
2009-05-15
Don't Romaniticize Social Security; Overhaul It
2009-05-15
America passes a milestone!
2009-05-15
Medicare Too Expensive, Let's Try Universal Coverage
2009-05-14
Dead People Get Stimulus Checks
2009-05-14
Tax Increases Could Kill the Recovery
2009-05-14
U.S. Eyes Bank Pay Overhaul
2009-05-14
Deficits Are Of *This* Administration, Not Previous One
2009-05-14
Chrysler and the Rule of Law
2009-05-14
Green Shoots? Maybe not.
2009-05-13
Health Care Corporatism Arrives
2009-05-13
More Health Care Cost Fallacies
2009-05-13
Unemployment numbers worse than projected
2009-05-13
Creative Destruction
2009-05-13
Taxes Increases For All On The Way
2009-05-13
Federal Budget Soars
2009-05-13
Shared Sacrifice? Not For Government
2009-05-12
Social Security and Medicare Finances Worsen
2009-05-12
Wal-Mart reality check
2009-05-12
Fallacy Related to Health Care Costs
2009-05-12
A Sucker's Rally?
2009-04-28
Ruinous TARP