Archive: Jon Miltimore

‘Laissez-Faire’ Sweden Had the Lowest COVID Mortality in Europe
Many more people in Sweden are alive today because Anders Tegnell understands the economic lesson of secondary consequences better than many economists.
Jon Miltimore | March 12, 2024
Javier Milei Delivers Argentina’s First Surplus in Over a Decade
The revelation that Argentina has done something the US government hasn’t done in more than two decades—run a budget surplus—seems like a newsworthy event. So why the silence?
Jon Miltimore | February 27, 2024
Argentina’s Inflation, Explained (in One Chart)
Inflation is first and foremost a monetary issue.
Jon Miltimore | December 12, 2023
The Feds’ Vehicle ‘Kill Switch’ Mandate Is a Violation of Privacy
The claim that a new federal law mandates that every new motor vehicle includes technology that could disable the vehicle might sound preposterous, but it's actually true. Here are the receipts.
Jon Miltimore | November 28, 2023
Mr. Beast Under Fire for Bringing Clean Water to 500,000 Africans
Mr. Beast’s philanthropy, which is all voluntary and profit-driven, surpass government-led efforts by miles. And that’s what his critics can’t handle.
Jon Miltimore | November 21, 2023
The Real Villain in Shawshank Redemption
It would be a mistake to overlook that the true villain in Shawshank Redemption isn’t Boggs, Hadley, or even Warden Norton. It’s the system that empowers them.
Jon Miltimore | November 7, 2023
Understanding the 500% Price Increase of Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine
Pfizer has a lot of leeway in the price it chooses to charge for its vaccine—especially since almost all rival competitors have been sidelined by the Food and Drug Administration. But there’s more to the story.
Jon Miltimore | October 31, 2023
Confronting the Nothing: The Moral of the NeverEnding Story
The Neverending Story hints that true individualism is what has the power to defeat The Nothing and its servants.
Jon Miltimore | October 10, 2023
Nature Journal ‘Caught-Red-Handed’ in Alleged Scientific Fraud
Scientists call for full retraction of Nature’s SARS-CoV-2 Proximal Origin paper, as fraud accusations mount
Jon Miltimore | August 1, 2023
As Norway’s Wealth Tax Backfires, Are Americans Paying Attention?
Norwegian lawmakers forgot a very simple economic lesson, and now they can do little but watch as the wealth creators in their country depart.
Jon Miltimore | June 27, 2023
Bud Light’s Sales Implosion, Explained (by Mises)
Bud Light was serving a boss other than its consumers, and it really shouldn’t have to
Jon Miltimore | May 30, 2023
The Moral Lesson in ‘Office Space’ Everyone Misses
Mike Judge’s hilarious 1999 comedy shows the danger of falling into “resentment traps” and reminds us of the importance of taking control of one's own life.
Jon Miltimore | May 16, 2023