February 2, 2018 1:41 PM
In honor of the classic Bill Murray film “Groundhog Day,” Reason TV has released a “horrifyingly relevant” parody video about the seemingly endless national news cycle that we all seem to be trapped in.
January 31, 2018 4:08 PM
The enmity that many young Americans hold towards capitalism can be attributed to ideological and partisan predispositions, personal experiences during the Great Recession, the ensuing stagnant economy, and a fundamental confusion of capitalism with cronyism.
January 26, 2018 8:25 AM
Prof. Pete Leeson’s recent book teaches readers how to use economic thinking to reveal the hidden sense behind seemingly senseless human behavior.
January 19, 2018 4:20 PM
The rise of self-employment apps like Uber and TaskRabbit, where people decide when to work and how many jobs, rides, or gigs to take on, has brought back the "side hustle."
January 5, 2018 11:27 AM
Our friends at the Federalist Society have a great new short film out about the history of alcohol regulation, from the last days of Prohibition to the new profusion of craft distilleries in recent years.
The producers of American Spirit made the always-smart decision to include my colleague Angela Logomasini among the experts they interviewed. Angela has written for many years about consumer health and chemical risk, and has been fighting for smarter regulation of everything from agricultural pesticides...
January 5, 2018 10:02 AM
Despite President Trump’s campaign promise to leave marijuana “up to the states,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided to do...
December 22, 2017 11:09 AM
Last week I was in California for the Silicon Valley International Film Festival, which brought filmmakers together with people in the technology and investing communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. CEI’s short film I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit screened at the Google campus in...
December 12, 2017 5:06 PM
CEI President Kent Lassman recently wrote to supporters with an update on recent events and policy developments in Washington, D.C. The post below is adapted from that letter.
You get what you measure. It is as basic an insight to people and organizations as you’ll find. Humans adjust and adapt...
December 8, 2017 12:00 PM
This week we celebrated the 84th anniversary of the end of Prohibition with Repeal Day.
Our friends at Reason TV, never ones to miss out on a holiday involving alcohol and freedom, came out with a new video, “How Government Almost Killed the Cocktail,” starring former CEI assistant editorial director Peter Suderman.
CEI’s own Repeal Day efforts included a policy panel and lunch with distinguished guests from North Carolina. Kory Swanson, president of the John Locke Foundation, and his colleague John...
November 22, 2017 3:32 PM
Thanksgiving is a welcome time to gather with our families and reflect on the blessings in each of our lives. The history behind the holiday, however, can also teach us lessons about how we can and should live together with our fellow Americans.
John Stossel, is a new video for Reason TV, looks back to the practice of communal property that defined the earliest days of the Plymouth colony and offers us an important reminder about the economic concept of the “tragedy of the commons.” In short, when everyone has an equal share of...