by | Jun 19, 2019

The White House has announced that President Trump is awarding Dr. Arthur B. Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 19th. That, along with the Congressional Gold Medal, is America’s highest civilian award. It is well deserved. Robert Mundell…

by | Mar 29, 2019

The following article is based on my recent lecture at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, entitled: “Henry Hazlitt’s Long-Term Economic Thinking: Foundation of Entrepreneurial Excellence.” Here I will explore morality as Hazlitt’s foundational theme in economics. Henry Hazlitt is…

by | Feb 4, 2019

It’s raining here in LA. Not cool. I liked it much better when it never rained. LA is not too much fun in the rain. The sky is gray and it’s cool. I’ll go swimming anyway. Okay, get ready to…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Presidents and prime ministers often resort to the appointment of “czars” to handle a crisis or coordinate complex policies when a show of urgent political engagement seems in order. But these modern day czars, unlike their autocratic namesakes, are often…

by | Jan 14, 2019

The most important issue facing America today is the national debt and increasing federal deficits. Our national debt now exceeds yearly gross domestic product (GDP). The U.S is the wealthiest country in the world, but our government has the largest…

by | Dec 31, 2018

St. Louis, Missouri Are you a government-failure denier — someone who believes that the government that governs best is one that overflows with good intentions, regardless of the cost or outcome? Are you someone who thinks a lot about “market…

by | Aug 10, 2018

Mainstream big technology companies’ market value has exploded in 2018. At first glance, the rise seems understandable. The technologies developed are ubiquitous. When taking a closer look at the numbers, with particular reflection on the 2008 financial crisis, some serious…

by | Jul 30, 2018

On July 18, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services conducted its second hearing on digital currencies with an almost exclusive focus on cryptocurrency. Chairman Andy Barr (R-KY) focused the committee on two questions: 1) Are digital currencies going to…

by | Jul 2, 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the Morena Party, the Spanish short for the National Regeneration Movement, won 53.4% of the vote, securing his spot as Mexico’s next President. Riding on a wave of anger and desperation, Obrador more than doubled…

by | Jun 13, 2018

“We held then, and we hold now, that economics alone is not a sufficient basis for determining whether wilderness shall survive or die,” said Secretary Orville L. Freeman in reference to the construction of Interstate 70 in Colorado in 1968….

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