Crowdfunding may seem new, but it has a long history
DECEMBER 15, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding platforms represent the first steps in restoring American finance's innovative spirit.
Prosperity’s conquest of disease offers lessons for global change
NOVEMBER 20, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Multinational corporations are conspiring to save people from disease and make a profit while doing it.
The wealthy aren’t hoarders — they’re stewards of capital
OCTOBER 30, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
The genius of capitalism is that it spreads the wealth around.
Scottish secession is not about liberalization—yet
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Scottish secession is not about liberalization per se, but an independent Scotland might have to rediscover Adam Smith.
Remittances are helping poor people globally, but regulators loom
AUGUST 26, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
People in poor countries rely on money their relatives send from abroad; regulators are threatening new ways to make these transfers "safer" and "cheaper."
Sooner or later, we’ll all work for the State—unless we do something about it
AUGUST 18, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Government agencies are threatening businesses with prosecution if they fail to do the government's law enforcement legwork. It's already shutting down business.
JULY 29, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
France's parliament must honor its history and ban Amazon for insisting on selling consumers what they want at prices they like.
The Supreme Court has restrained the executive branch—for now
JULY 09, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
The Supreme Court just barely held back executive-branch overreach. But the instinct to acquire more power isn't going anywhere.
Peer-to-peer finance is democratizing access to capital
JUNE 18, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY
Technology is helping startups overcome financial barriers that would have scuttled new businesses just a few years back. Now it's the regulators who are in the way.