Authors
Avatar
Andrew Langer
Andrew Langer is President of the Institute for Liberty. From 1999-2002 he was with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
by | Aug 12, 2016

In the television series, The Simpsons, the creators parodied the central plot point of the celebrated musical, The Music Man. But instead of fleecing the citizens of Springfield by duping them into creating a youth marching band, the updated version…

by | Aug 2, 2016

In any election, when a strong challenger goes up against the incumbent power structure, the central issue is whether you’re better off then you were when that power structure took office. At the very least, it’s a question of whether…

by | Jul 1, 2016

Beware the politician who claims that he has a surefire piece of legislation that will give you the relief you need. Be especially wary of any politician who promises that a piece of legislation will pass on some sort of…

by | Jun 17, 2016

We. Must. End. The. Divide. Five very simple, straightforward words. We have serious problems in America, and the only way that they can be solved is if the chasm that divides Americans is somehow bridged. The only way that chasm…

by | May 17, 2016

Our space program shouldn’t be sending millions to Putin and his pals. One of the greatest benefits of a government of divided powers is that when the executive branch fails to act in assurance of national security, Congress can step in…

by | May 4, 2016

Making America more competitive again is a huge winner. Were the 2016 elections governed by anything remotely approaching “conventional wisdom,” a candidate like Donald Trump should have done abysmally in America’s most-rural communities. While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) achieved stunning…

by | May 4, 2016

Were the 2016 elections governed by anything remotely approaching “conventional wisdom,” a candidate like Donald Trump should have done abysmally in America’s most-rural communities. While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) achieved stunning victories in states where the economy is dominated by…

by | Apr 14, 2016

In any society, the prevailing power structure loathes dissent. It’s been this way since time immemorial — when Christians dared suggest that there might be some other path to follow than the Roman gods, for instance, or when the leading…

by | Apr 8, 2016

As the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway, I’m reminded of the famous quote attributed to Yankee legend Yogi Berra: “it’s like déjà vu all over again!” Only, I’m not talking about the Yanks’ Opening Day loss — I’m…

by | Mar 17, 2016

With major U.S. trade initiatives working their way between the legislative and executive branches, the future of U.S. trade policy has taken center stage in the 2016 presidential contests. As candidates make their way through the various primaries in both…

o
Sign Up to receive Our Latest Updates! Register