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No, There Isn't Going to Be a Global Coffee Shortage

This terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad news story isn't even close to being true. 

- October 09, 2015

Why Are College Textbooks Such a Racket? And What Can We Do about It?

While other book prices have fallen, textbook prices have risen 1,000% since 1977 — but why?

- September 30, 2015

The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.

The drug is an unpatented generic that's approved for sale in Europe — but you can't import it to the US, and there's only one FDA-approved supplier here.

- September 25, 2015

Higher Tax Rates Bring in Lower Revenue, From FDR to Hillary

If the goal is to shrink GDP, steeply progressive tax rates certainly accomplish that.

- September 08, 2015

Jimmy Carter Was a Better President than You Think

From gas to beer to air travel, Carter helped make America a better and freer place.

- September 04, 2015

Privatize Social Security (Even if the Market Crashes)

Even if retirees cashed out this Monday, or even in the Great Recession, they'd still get more than Social Security.

- August 28, 2015

How Many People Can Planet Earth Sustain?

Free societies turn the threat of population growth into its own solution.

- August 27, 2015

A Higher Minimum Wage Will Make Us Meaner

From the minimum wage to rent control, interfering with prices makes markets nastier.

- August 27, 2015

A Deadly Caution: How the Precautionary Principle Is Killing Patients

What the FDA is really providing is information, and we don’t need product bans to convey information.

- August 27, 2015

Krugman: China Suffering from "Bungling" Interventions and "Political Dictation of Prices"

Sustained economic intervention and political price controls are bad, except when they're not?

- August 26, 2015

Every Unpaid Internship Is Illegal

Instead of banning unpaid internships, we should make them available to everyone.

- August 25, 2015

The Oldest Fallacy in Economics

Cheap, competitive foreign goods make Americans wealthier, regardless of whether governments "cheat."

- August 25, 2015

Environmental Doom-mongering and the Myth of Vanishing Resources

Humanity has never exhausted a single natural resource. 

- August 21, 2015

How Minimum Wages Discourage Entrepreneurship

Raising the minimum wage destroys incentives for entrepreneurs to find ways to profitably employ low-skill workers.

- August 21, 2015

The Happy Meal Fallacy

Would a law requiring firms to provide all workers with fries and a drink help workers?

- August 17, 2015

Low-Cost Private Schools Are Leaping Ahead in the Developing World

Private schools for the poor are growing rapidly throughout the developing world.

- August 05, 2015

Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers?

Is Fair Trade about doing good or just feeling good? 

- August 04, 2015

The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says

Stamps once had prices on them. Now, they reassure you, they'll be there forever. 

- August 02, 2015

Government Ruins the Dishwasher (Again)

It seems that regulators can’t think of much to do these days besides ruining things we love. 

- July 24, 2015

Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

Progressives have made their bed, but they can't afford to lie in it. 

- June 29, 2015

Greeks Prepare to Be Pillaged

Bitcoin offers panicked Greeks a way out of a corrupt and dying system. 

- June 29, 2015

SCOTUS Says You Can Be Held Liable for Unintentional Discrimination

Cities and landlords can now be sued no matter what they do (or even try to do).

- June 26, 2015

Supreme Court: Government Has to Pay if It Takes Your Stuff

The government can’t seize farmer’s crops without paying just compensation.

- June 22, 2015

Breaking News: NY Times Confirms Supply, Demand Still Working

 A shocking turn of events: Egg prices are up, and quantity demanded is down.

- June 16, 2015

5 Reasons the FDA’s Ban on Trans Fat Is a Big Deal

Government doesn’t always know best about your health or nutritonal science.

- June 16, 2015

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