Anything Peaceful Can Government Fix Google?
The EU says Google is abusing its market powerJulian Adorney Jul 28, 2015
Antitrust laws are supposed to protect consumers, but they simply replace consumer choices with government control.
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.
Freeman Article Lessons from the Richest Duck in the World
Economics in Three Duck TalesRobert Anthony Peters Jul 16, 2015
Carl Barks, the creator of Disney's Scrooge McDuck, consciously created a capitalist morality tale.
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 What Happened (And What Didn't) When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs
The Economist examines the revolutionary change in drug policyAnything Peaceful Jul 6, 2015
The Economist looks at what happened when one country quit the war on drugs.
Anything Peaceful What Rupert Murdoch Sees in His Dying Newspapers
The billionaire entrepreneur sees a bigger pictureB.K. Marcus Jun 17, 2015
Why doesn't the media mogul ditch money-losing papers? Love, money, power -- or something bigger?
Anything Peaceful "Smart Jeans" and Big Data Can Save Your Life
The "Internet of things" will revolutionize the real world the way it did the digital realmAndrea Castillo Jun 4, 2015
The mundanity of magic is a testament to the market's continual drive to make our lives hugely better.
Anything Peaceful What Makes Us Safer: The Apple Watch or More Cops?
Where there's demand, the market will supplyJeffrey A. Tucker Jun 2, 2015
On the margins, social, mobile, and digital technologies are doing more than cops, courts, and jails could ever do to make the world safer.
Anything Peaceful WATCH: How Gangs Keep You Safe
Prison gangs are violent and dangerous — they're also sometimes your best shotAnything Peaceful Jun 1, 2015
In prisons, gangs rule by supplying the order, protection, and dispute resolution that the underworld and black market demand.