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Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

Fascinating Polling Data on Misguided Millenials, Government Corruption, and “Unattractive” Leftists

I periodically share polling data. This is because public opinion research (if done honestly) provides insights on the degree to which people are either well informed, uninformed, or misinformed. And that kind of… Read more »

Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

Why do statists make so many mistakes with data? Paul Krugman, for instance, has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But Krugman… Read more »

European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

European Politicians Love the Underground Economy…When It Means They Can Spend More Money

Libertarians tend to like – or at least have a grudging respect for – the underground economy. For instance, even if we’re personally very straight-laced, we don’t like government prohibitions against… Read more »

Immorality and the Redistributive State

Immorality and the Redistributive State

Back in 2012, I shared a sadly amusing image about how the modern political process has degenerated into two wolves and a sheep voting what to have for lunch. I was making… Read more »

Obamacare is Bad News for Your Wallet Today and Worse News for Your Wallet Tomorrow

Obamacare is Bad News for Your Wallet Today and Worse News for Your Wallet Tomorrow

I wrote a few weeks ago about the hidden economic damage of Obamacare, particularly the harm to the job market. Today, let’s get further depressed by looking at the ever-worsening fiscal damage… Read more »

Scholarly Evidence Shows that Discretionary Spending Undermines Economic Growth

Scholarly Evidence Shows that Discretionary Spending Undermines Economic Growth

I’ve shared lots of data and evidence about the harmful economic impact of government spending. Simply stated, budgetary outlays divert resources from more productive uses.And this results in labor and capital being misallocated, leading to less economic… Read more »

The Left Was Wrong about Unemployment Insurance

The Left Was Wrong about Unemployment Insurance

Over the past several years, I’ve repeatedly argued that you get more unemployment when the government pays people to be unemployed. But I’m not just relying on theory. I’ve cited both anecdotes and empirical research to… Read more »

Libertarianism and the Proper Meaning of Patriotism

Libertarianism and the Proper Meaning of Patriotism

Since we’re enjoying a long holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, let’s take a moment to ponder patriotism. I’ve always been inspired (in more ways than one) by this… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know about Greece

Everything You Need to Know about Greece

We’re going to touch on two topics today. I realize that not that many readers care about Greek economic policy, but sometimes other nations can teach us very important lessons…. Read more »