Libertarians reject an expansive state. But this doesn’t mean they reject social bonds or the benefits of working with others to achieve common goals.
America may be increasingly polarized—but the split is cultural, not ideological.
It may be doing more harm than good.
Pining for a golden age of liberty that never existed is analytically and rhetorically disastrous.
Anxiety about fake news has long dogged open publishing environs, while the costs of gatekeeping often go unnoticed.
Tarko’s book is “the best available introduction to the unique and remarkable thought of Elinor Ostrom.”
Malthus was wrong.
Where does Adam Smith fit into the history of economic and political thought? D’Amato surveys the disputed ideological territory.
D’Amato argues that Adam Smith’s role as a critic of incumbent mercantilist interests has been wrongly obscured by those who see him as aligned with the right.
A Review of Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World by Deirdre McCloskey
D’Amato reviews the third book in McCloskey’s Bourgeois Era trilogy.
Aristophanes often discussed economic topics, sometimes putting arguments in the mouths of his characters, other times showing different possible economic systems.
A few remarks on gains from trade, restrictions on economic freedom, and sugar-free grape gum.
Markets bring us goods and services for less than we’d be willing to pay if we had to—in the case of the Internet and related products, a lot less.
In his review of “On Inequality,” Kuznicki argues that Frankfurt’s short book repudiates some foundational ideas in economics and is the worse for it.
Automated decisions, Coase’s theory of the firm, and how it all applies to companies like Uber.
Housework isn’t compensated with wage payments or counted in GDP. Is that a problem? And if so, who should solve it?
Mueller introduces a series of posts about Adam Smith, giving a broad overview of his thought and situating him relative to other thinkers.
Legal and cultural changes allowing women to own property and participate in the market as entrepreneurs contributed to the Great Enrichment.