Archive: Articles

High Housing Costs Are Not Just Limited to Big Cities
How Decades of Tight Zoning Suffocated Small Town Vermont
Nick Zaiac | May 17, 2019
Hey Government! It’s Time to Make Child Care Affordable
Given that fewer than one in three children have a stay at home parent, the need for affordable nonparental childcare is imperative.
Kelly Lester | May 16, 2019
Charging Patients More Upfront Leads to More Affordable Healthcare
More skin in the game means lower costs for consumers and eventually taxpayers via lower federal health program costs.
Ross Marchand | May 15, 2019
The Insanity of the Push for Rent Control
The nationwide retreat of rent control was consistent with the thrust of decades of economic research, and the new controls fly in the face of that research.
Benjamin Powell | May 14, 2019
UN Biodiversity Report Confirms the Sky Is Not Falling
The UN report (subtly) admits what many in the press won’t: indicators aren’t so bad, and capitalism can help save the environment.
Ross Marchand | May 13, 2019
Comparative Economic Systems
Now, three decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.
Randall G. Holcombe | May 11, 2019
The State of Union America
Flaws and Frustrations Galore
Luka Ladan | May 10, 2019
Conor Norris | May 9, 2019
Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan
The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made
Richard Vedder | May 8, 2019
Warren Buffett Warns Movers to Avoid States with Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities
Unsurprisingly, a public pension plan with an ever-growing mountain of pension debt costs much more for the taxpayer to operate than the one without.
Anil Niraula | May 7, 2019