Anything Peaceful Behavioral Econ and Human Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control
"Agent failure" arguments for paternalism are eerily similar to "market failure" argumentsSteven Horwitz Jun 9, 2015
It's true that people aren't as perfectly rational as models assume -- but that doesn't inherently justify state intervention.
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 A Simple Question for Minimum Wage Advocates
Would you be okay with this?Donald Boudreaux May 27, 2015
Wage controls are restrictions on workers --? what if we acted like it?
Freeman Article Health Insurance Is Illegal
It is a crime to buy or sell a real health care planWarren C. Gibson May 26, 2015
If you tried to offer a real health insurance policy, they might throw you in jail.
Freeman Article The Pathway to Faster Cures
When it comes to life-saving drugs, we need more than modest reformBartley J. Madden May 25, 2015
There is an invisible graveyard filled with people who have suffered and died because of drug lag and drug loss.
Anything Peaceful The Concorde Fallacy: Why We Can't Quit Losing Battles
Iraq and the evolution of irrationalityDaniel Bier May 22, 2015
From the Concorde airliner to the Iraq War, people commit the error of reasoning from sunk costs.
Freeman Article Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek
In defense of insider tradingAlexandre Padilla May 18, 2015
Preventing insiders from using their unique knowledge distorts signals that stock prices send to market participants. That can lead to market instability and corporate scandals.
Anything Peaceful Reich Is Wrong on the Minimum Wage
The former bureaucrat begs the question on wage controlsDonald Boudreaux May 11, 2015
Robert Reich's video is infected, from start to finish, with too many other errors to count.
Freeman Article 3 Myths about Economic Intervention
Even the most popular policies can do more harm than goodCorey Iacono May 5, 2015
The very idea that government may do far less harm by staying out of the economy seems ludicrous to many people, but the empirical evidence provides reason to be skeptical of even the least-questioned economic policies.
Anything Peaceful Israel Puts Price Controls on Books, Sales Plummet
To "protect" authors, the government has driven off readersAnything Peaceful Apr 23, 2015
A combination of price controls and minimum wages has devastated the Israeli book market.