THE PRIMARY CIVIC DUTY: ECONOMICS FOR CITIZENS
- The Great Ivermectin Flap Reveals the Tribalism of American Politics"A skeptic is simply a person who is willing to be persuaded by the evidence, not someone who is pre-committed to a particular outcome, or who misrepresents the facts of the case. I encourage you, whatever your tribe, to become a proper skeptic, too." ~ James E. Hanley
- Multifamily Segment Leads Housing Market Construction in August“Multifamily housing activity has been surging recently while the single-family segment struggles. Uncertainty due to the latest wave of Covid combined with rising home prices and ongoing labor and materials shortages for builders all contribute to a challenging environment for housing.” – Robert Hughes
- The Silver Lining of the Afghanistan Withdrawal: Afghanistan is No Longer Simply a US Problem"The U.S. cannot fix the world. Washington should leave Central Asia’s problems to surrounding states. And Americans should focus on reviving their country." ~ Doug Bandow
- When Diktats and Conscience Conflict"Grotius was a great liberal because he saw that everyone has moral agency, as an individual: Rulers are to be judged by the ruled. Everyone has the capacity and the responsibility to judge." ~ Daniel B. Klein
- That’s None of Your Business, Actually"For what purposes may societies condone the use of violent force? The answer is many fewer than most people presently believe. Because most things are simply none of the government’s business." ~ Joakim Book
- Operation Go It Alone: Disenchanted Europeans May Build Their Own Army"The Afghanistan imbroglio provided Europe with a long overdue wake-up call. If European governments don’t like being treated dismissively by Washington, they need the capability and will to act independently." ~ Doug Bandow
- Why Totalitarians Promote Hate"As human cooperation decreases and hatred increases, you too, not just the people the mandates are directed against, will suffer. The oxygen of capitalism is cooperation. The oxygen of totalitarians is hatred for differences." ~ Barry Brownstein
- The Misuse of Knowledge in Society: Intervention Means Prices are Lying"Making prices less accurate and less reliable with well-intentioned but misguided controls compounds the problem. It leads to an even bigger pile of errors--a misuse of knowledge in society, in other words." ~ Art Carden
- Tax Increases Cannot Pay for the Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill"During the pandemic, Congress passed multiple trillion-dollar bills to help keep the economy afloat. With the economy recovering, America does not need another one." ~ Travis Nix
- Opportunity Costs and the Economic Impact Report: They Didn’t See That Coming"Good reporting helps people because they intuitively understand cost overruns are bad. What would also help people are more council members and commissioners who know to ask about what is not seen: opportunity costs." ~ Jon Sanders
- A Message to Fellow IT/Software Pros June 7, 2020
- Debunking AOC’s Met Gala Claims about Taxes and “The Rich”AOC’s messaging about taxing "the rich" has some conspicuous problems.
- San Francisco Mayor Was Just Exposed For Breaking Her Own Mask Mandate—And She’s Not SorryIf elite celebrities and politicians get to live their lives unrestrained, why shouldn’t we all?
- Why National Guard Troops Are Now Driving Public School Buses in This StateThe school bus driver shortage is just the latest example of how government schooling is failing many students and families.
- Why I Wish We Could Put Chester Arthur and Joe Biden in a Room Together to Talk Infrastructure SpendingChester Arthur's twelve vetoes contain some excellent observations.
- Congress Wants to Copy Some of the EU’s Worst Food Rules. That’s a Bad IdeaThere is simply no argument in favor of copying EU food regulations.