Archive: Articles

Democratic Socialism Newspeak
A national debate would be more productive if both Sanders and his critics were clearer on the definition of socialism.
Benjamin Powell | July 8, 2019
San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Is Doomed To Go Up in Smoke
Government efforts to regulate away vices can also motivate more dangerous or unhealthy behaviors.
Raymond J. March | July 6, 2019
Apollo 11 Highlights Human Capacity for Technical Achievement
Most viewers are likely to benefit most by viewing the documentary Apollo 11 for what it is: a tribute to human sacrifice, ingenuity, and technical achievement.
Samuel R. Staley | July 5, 2019
If Student Loans Might Be Canceled, Why Not Borrow More?
Student debt cancellation is already suspect because it redistributes wealth upward. It also changes people’s incentives for the worse.
Art Carden | July 4, 2019
To Rent or to Buy?
Advice For Millennials, From a Millennial
Millennials are renting for longer periods of time in expensive markets, but many are asking themselves: Should I keep renting or buy a home?
Luka Ladan | July 3, 2019
Right-to-Try Legislation Helps Patient Battling Bone Cancer
After receiving access to experimental treatments, Natalie’s condition improved substantially.
Raymond J. March | July 2, 2019
Markets Can Handle Climate Change
The private sector is quietly finding innovative ways to limit the rise in the average global temperature.
William F. Shughart II | July 1, 2019
The Growth in Tuition Insurance
As college expenses become bigger, the case for purchasing insurance has grown.
Richard Vedder | June 30, 2019
Playing Fast and Loose with the Economic Facts
Many of the most popular tropes are based on findings that are misleading at best and outright false at worst.
Ben Wilterdink | June 29, 2019
Our Titanic Healthcare System Needs Real Reform, Not Deck Chair Shuffling
Rather than debating who should pay for high medical bills, policymakers should focus on reducing costs.
Ross Marchand | June 28, 2019