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  • Tim Carney on 'Alienated America'

    February 15, 2019
    Our old friend (and former CEI Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow) Tim Carney has a new book out, “Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse,” and the American Enterprise Institute recently hosted a public discussion to examine its “findings and claims.”  
  • Economics of Green New Deal: More Red Than Green

    February 14, 2019
    My colleagues have written elsewhere about the energy and environmental components of the “Green New Deal” proposals that have been enthusiastically agreed to by most declared Democrat candidates for the presidency and which are about to be debated in the Senate. In this post I will take a brief look at the “social justice” components of the proposed Deal, which cover issues such as monetary theory and labor and employment policy.
  • Ominous Parallels: Were AOC and LaRouche Secretly Working Together?

    February 13, 2019
    It seems like an odd coincidence that legendary American political cult figure Lyndon LaRouche would pass away the same week that the Green New Deal resolution from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was attracting so much national attention. Yet, on at least this issue, LaRouche and Ocasio-Cortez have more in common than most people realize.
  • VIDEO: Thanos Was Wrong about Humanity

    February 1, 2019
    Our friends at the American Enterprise Institute have a great video series in which they explain important issues, each in only 60 seconds. A very-short format like this can do wonders to help clarify one’s argument and stay focused on only the most relevant aspects of an issue. I experimented with a similar, not-quite-as-short video format long ago (in the early days of YouTube) with The Simpleton’s Guide.
  • VIDEO: What Beer Can Teach Us about Well-Crafted Laws

    January 11, 2019
    Our friends at the Federalist Society have released a fun and informative new short film on the history of beer and alcohol regulation. 
  • Introducing a Free-Market Agenda for Accountability and Prosperity

    January 9, 2019
    The governance of American life has been handed over to an operating system that subtly and perversely drives individuals’ behavior away from their own decisions. Unaccountable regulatory agencies dominate how we live, work, play, build, travel, prepare food, and heal one another.
  • The Legacy of Economist Harold Demsetz (1930-2019)

    January 8, 2019
    Economist Harold Demsetz, a Chicago school theorist who was one of the pioneers of the approach now called New Institutional Economics, had died. The former University of Chicago and UCLA professor was 88 years old. See comments from Competitive Enterprise Institute staff below.
  • A Free-Market Agenda for the 116th Congress

    January 8, 2019
    After a contentious election season, we look forward to the nation’s elected representatives rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Divided party control in the 116th Congress will mean that negotiation and compromise will be the order of the day. As previous sessions of divided government have taught us, however, valuable reform is still possible under these conditions.
  • Iconic NYC Bookstore Owner Pleads: Don't Landmark My Property

    January 4, 2019
    Our friends at Reason have been following a fascinating story unfolding in New York City, in which a business owner is trying to fend off what many people would consider to be a high honor: the designation of her building as a historic landmark.
  • Best Books of 2018: Life after Google

    December 24, 2018
    Are Tucker Carlson’s predictions of Google taking over the future keeping you up at night? Sooth yourself with the creative destruction described in “Life after Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy” by George Gilder. The famous economist, writer, investor, and tech guru argues that Google’s days of aggregate and advertise success are numbered and goes into considerable depth about why.

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