#32 – FDR Was Elected in 1932 on a Progressive Platform to Plan the Economy
Franklin Roosevelt delivered a lot of central planning from Washington but that wasn't what he asked voters to endorse in the 1932 election.
Like a Fly in Amber
For 70 years, The Freeman has been trying to tell the world about the pernicious effects of rent control. Intermittently, fiction writers have joined in. Will this policy always keep cities trapped in stasis?
5 More Economic Myths That Just Won’t Die
Still seeing Internet memes that get economics painfully wrong? Often the same anti-market assertions get repeated enough that they are simply taken as true. Here are five more sets of antidotes.
The World Is My Toilet
Singaporeans aren't happy about the behavior of Chinese mainlanders. The culture clash is likely due to growing up under two very different sets of institutions.
Too Dumb for Democracy?
Mass ignorance about an increasingly complex world is a fact of life. And yet we're all supposed to make decisions on matters about which we know little to nothing. It's called democracy.
The economic way of thinking requires looking at the incentives, not banning the consequences.
The Case Against Rent Control
If the goal is to provide affordable housing to lower-income tenants, rent control is a horrible policy.