Freeman Article Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace?
An Interview with Sam PattersonThe Freeman Jul 27, 2015
"The ability to engage in trade directly with someone in person is a great thing, and it's a shame that hasn't been possible online — until now."
Anything Peaceful Federal Court: Government Doesn't Need a Reason to Ban Competition
Is naked protectionism constitutional?Evan Bernick Jul 24, 2015
The 2nd Circuit rules that a "simple preference" for one group -- pure arbitrary favoritism -- is a legitimate reason to stop competition.
Anything Peaceful New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps
A state panel recommends hiking the minimum wage by 70%Daniel Bier Jul 23, 2015
"Fight for $15" scores a victory for robots and unions against immigrants and young people.
Freeman Article The Politics of Nostalgia
Why Does the Left Want to Take Us Backwards?Steven Horwitz Jul 22, 2015
Progressives join many conservatives in their misty view of the 1950s.
Anything Peaceful Uber vs. the State, 1851 Edition
An early case of protectionism reveals the logic of anti-competition regulationTimothy Sandefur Jul 17, 2015
Ferry boat monopolies tried to crush their competition the exact same way that taxi cartels do today.
Anything Peaceful The Hidden Costs of Tenure
The secret costs of the faculty cartelJonathan Anomaly Jul 15, 2015
Tenure is a barrier to entry in the academic job market that makes it difficult to replace poorly performing faculty with better alternatives.
Freeman Article Should We Fear the Era of Driverless Cars?
Embrace the Coming Age of AutopilotWill Tippens Jul 14, 2015
Those who wring their hands at the prospect of the driverless car fail to see that its greatest potential lies not in reducing pollution and road deaths, nor in lowering fuel costs and insurance rates, but rather in its ability to liberate billions of hours of human potential.
Anything Peaceful Why the Greek Deal Will Fail
The deal is likely doomedStephen Davies Jul 13, 2015
The Greek government couldn't comply with its creditors's demands even if it wanted to -- and it doesn't.
Anything Peaceful The Economics of Sports Seminar: Cooperation and Competition
A great close to a fun run of seminarsNick Hanchey Jul 9, 2015
FEE closes out two weeks of seminars in Orange, CA, with the Economics of Sports.
Anything Peaceful Why Be Nice to Your Cab Driver?
Why should he be nice to you?Jeffrey A. Tucker Jul 8, 2015
Cutthroat competition drives us to compassionate cooperation.