Why good intentions fail and passing a law still won’t get it done
NOVEMBER 13, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The economic way of thinking requires looking at the incentives, not banning the consequences.
Being able to say no is what enables us to say yes.
OCTOBER 30, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Being able to say no defines the scope of our personal autonomy, while being able to say yes allows us to creatively explore (or not) the freedom that autonomy gives us.
OCTOBER 16, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The rule of law confers predictability and constrains power. But as government grows, this principle of minimal government is weakened.
Innovation Is the Lifeblood of a Healthy Economy
OCTOBER 02, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
When it comes to rising living standards, innovation is far more important than efficiency.
Dispelling labor market myths with theory and data
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
It's popular to claim that efficiency is the enemy of workers. But it's not true.
SEPTEMBER 04, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The certainty of our beliefs can cause strife; when combined with political power, the results are often disastrous.
AUGUST 21, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
People make mistakes. In novels, mistakes can mean that the plot fails. In real life, mistakes open opportunities.
Intolerance for free expression grows with the scope of central planning
JULY 24, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Central planning always conflicts with expressions of dissent, whatever a ruling party might call itself.
JULY 10, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Debate is a zero-sum game: In order for you to win, your opponent has to lose. As a result, debate is deeply anti-intellectual.