Free Market


The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute March 13, 2018   The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy   As things stand, China holds around 20 percent, or $ 1.2 trillion, of outstanding US credit market debt. This is the result of decades of “symbiotic interaction”, if one follows the hidden message that is […]

The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy

Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?

By Hunter Lewis Mises Institute January 18, 2018   Do We Have a Free-Market Medical System?   Edward K. Glassman, my long ago Harvard classmate, author of Dow 36,000 (predicting Dow at that level by 2005), and current director of the George W. Bush Institute, extolls our free market medical system at FoxNews this week. The first reader to comment on […]


The Euro Might Destroy Europe

By David Gordon Mises Institute January 8, 2018   The Euro Might Destroy Europe   As Joseph Stiglitz sees matters, the euro suffers from a fatal flaw. The euro is the currency of 19 European countries; and common money blocks efforts of nations that, according to Stiglitz, need to devalue their currencies. More generally, attempts to […]

The Euro Might Destroy Europe

Increasing the scope of government over business accelerates the problem of crony capitalism.

You Can’t Regulate Away Crony Capitalism

By Sam Dugan Foundation for Economic Education January 2, 2018   You Can’t Regulate Away Crony Capitalism Increasing the scope of government over business accelerates the problem of crony capitalism.     In a time of political polarization, it can be reassuring when the left and the right agree on an issue. One such area […]


Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

By Mark Thornton Mises Institute October 30, 2017   Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers   The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” have just peeled back another sordid layer in the War on Drug by exposing Big Pharma’s role in expanding the Opiod Crisis that has resulted in more than 30,000 deaths per […]

Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

Krugman and the "Heroic" Fed

Krugman and the “Heroic” Fed

By William L. Anderson Mises Institute October 18, 2017   Krugman and the “Heroic” Fed   Once an avid reader of Paul Krugman’s New York Times twice-weekly columns, I admit to rarely even glancing at his work now, since I know that anything he writes is going to have the theme of “Trump evil, Democrats good” each time, and […]


Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 22, 2017   Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power   Almost two weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida, yet tens of thousands remain without power. With temperatures regularly eclipsing over 90 degrees, these outages are not only a grave inconvenience […]

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

By Jeff Paul Activist Post August 12, 2017   Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare     Why do car insurance companies charge more for teenage boy drivers? Because they pose a higher risk of filing an insurance claim from accidents, mud bogging, speeding tickets, etc. Insurance companies must manage a pool of risk against potential […]


How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

By Chris Calton Mises Institute August 10, 2017   How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System   In the modern legal system, the victim of the crime gets punished twice. In the case of a robbery, for example, the victim gets robbed by the thief and then, if the criminal is actually arrested and imprisoned, […]

How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

The Future of Healthcare is Already Here

The Future of Healthcare is Already Here

By Austin Schanzenbach Foundation for Economic Education July 11, 2017   The Future of Healthcare is Already Here     Let’s imagine a scenario where you no longer need to use insurance for health care. No more calling on pre-approval for services or fighting over the phone with monotone customer service reps over denied claims. […]


Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

By Justin Murray Mises Institute April 26, 2017   Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You   As Americans were spending time scrambling to give the IRS theirannual protection fee, the court system in the United Kingdom, at the behest of National Health Service bureaucrats, abducted and murdered an 8-month-old baby. This brazen abduction was done […]

Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 10, 2017   Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?     Noah Smith, writing in Bloomberg, says that it has indeed been fleeced by our national economic policies. We agree. But which policies have been responsible?   Smith mentions and immediately dismisses trade, immigration, economic regulation, and welfare policies. […]