Economic Nationalism

The True Meaning of Patriotism

Freedom—understanding it, living it, teaching it, and supporting those who are educating others about its principles—is what patriotism should mean to each of us today.

- July 01, 2016

Why Open Borders?

Lack of imagination is the single biggest barrier in the United States to ending the war on immigration.

- September 14, 2015

How Not to Help Sweatshop Workers

You hear that H&M buys shirts from a factory in Bangladesh that works its employees long hours under harsh conditions and low pay. What’s the moral thing to do?

- September 02, 2015

A Shoddy Defense of Bernie Sanders' Closed-Borders Stance

The laws of economics limit the ability of governments to control prices; does that mean the United States is not a sovereign country? Will we not be “sovereign” until we declare our independence from scarcity, gravity, mortality, and all the other inconvenient limitations on human behavior?

- August 27, 2015

Why the Candidates Keep Giving Us Reasons to Use the "F" Word

That both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are getting the attention and support of so many Americans should be a matter of grave concern.

- August 05, 2015

Does America Ban Immigration?

For people without a college degree or a close American relative, the Statue of Liberty’s “Golden Door” is almost completely shut.

- July 31, 2015

The Best Argument Against Immigration

Will immigrants undermine the institutions that make America great? 

- July 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders' Anti-Immigration Crankery

"Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal." Well, okay then.

- July 28, 2015

Will Immigrants Make America More Liberal?

If economic policy moves to the left, it will be natives, not immigrants, driving the shift.

- July 02, 2015

Political Borders Do Not Imply Economic Relevance.

Trade that crosses frontiers is no different than trade that crosses the street. 

- June 30, 2015

Neoliberalism: Making a Boogeyman Out of a Buzzword

Progressives are trying to pin corporatism on free-marketeers, but it's the mixed economy that ends up in the hands of the powerful.

- June 26, 2015

Hispanics Are Just as Libertarian as Other Americans

Polls show Hispanics are just as libertarian as every other demographic. 

- June 19, 2015

Donald Trump's Immigration Position Is as Fringe as His Campaign

The Trump sideshow is the last gasp of the anti-immigrant movement in the GOP.

- June 18, 2015

College Is Not a Theater

Does Harvard think too many Asians will ruin the atmosphere of higher education? 

- June 11, 2015

How Free Migration Could Double the Economy

Opening borders is not just compassionate, it's also great for the economy.

- June 08, 2015

Britain Back from the Brink of Socialism

All told, the British election was moderately good news for liberty, not the calamity it might have been.

- May 12, 2015

#36 – "Outsourcing Is Bad for the Economy"

Outsourcing boosts productivity and living standards.

- December 19, 2014

“Outsourcing” Makes Us Richer

The Million Jobs Project wants you to believe that “outsourcing” makes us poorer. It’s wrong. 

- October 14, 2014

Economics in One Lesson

"No other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ~ F.A. Hayek

- September 22, 2014

Mr. President, Meet Mr. Smith

Since it’s obviously possible for people to reach the pinnacle of politics without seeming to know much about either economics or Smith, perhaps we’re overdue for a little reminder about both.

- December 01, 2008

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