Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory
Tom Woods and I spoke about the FBI and its origins, and why law enforcement is made more dangerous by the state's drive to manage our lives.
The larger government becomes, the more important it is to have it on your side.
Americans enjoy one of the world's highest incomes levels. But their fondness for spending means they have have relatively low levels of wealth.
A lack of understanding about prices and consumers has led to far bigger problems in macroeconomics and public policy.
Big GovernmentThe Police StateInterventionism
This nation, conceived in liberty, has been kidnapped by the fascist state.
The EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingEntrepreneurshipInterventionism
When donors give big bucks to the Clinton Foundation, they may just be paying the price of doing business in a highly regulated economy.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Pension funds, savings accounts, and insurance funds — all essential middle class tools for savings — are seeing their yields dry up.
Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
How is it possible for Millennials to favor both a socialist government and a capitalist economy? It is simple, they don't truly understand the concepts.
When we look at the federal debt as a percentage of tax revenues, the US is behind only Japan when it comes to debt loads.
The success of fantasy sports is an illustration of how capitalism unleashes innovation, and how government can manage to ruin anything it touches.
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The price of EpiPens has increased dramatically and many are calling for more regulation in health care.
Taxes and SpendingCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism
As 2016's campaign unpleasantness has accelerated, many Americans were going through another often-unpleasant experience: back-to-school shopping.
Money and BanksWar and Foreign PolicyGold StandardMoney and Banking
The dollar's last tie to gold was severed 45 years ago. Gold had always been an inconvenience for governments looking for more debt and spending.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
Starting today, the Royal Bank of Scotland will become the first bank in the U.K. to impose a negative interest rate on depositors.
The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending
Calling an arbitrary government-imposed penalty on carbon a "market cost" is a disingenuous as not calling such a plan a "tax."
The problem with the Excel spreadsheet approach is not the intentions of policymakers, but that such tools cannot possibly replace the market process.
StrategyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought
In free-market circles, most government intervention is dismissed as "socialist," with the result that the term has lost its true meaning.
Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
With central banks falling into step in a seemingly inexorable race toward negative interest rates, this could point to bigger problems on the horizon.
Central bankers have become enablers to debt-addicted governments.