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Foolish On Climate Change

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 22, 2019

Andrew Cuomo doesn’t get the science or economics of his own policies.  

Drug Pricing Made Easy

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 15, 2019

Regulating prices won’t help consumers—but easing entry restrictions will.

Nike And Kaepernick

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The broader implications of the company’s decision.

Trump's Deregulatory Successes

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, July 7, 2019

The power to engage in judicious deregulation is the power to allow creation.

 

 

A Quiet Revolution In Property Rights

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Supreme Court recently gave landowners a powerful tool to upend state power.

Immigrant Remittances Are Private Foreign Aid

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Americans are free to give their money to foreigners if they wish to. 

Race Madness At Oberlin College

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 24, 2019

The behavior of the college and its students represents everything wrong with the modern civil rights movement.  

The Rent Is Too Damn Low

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 17, 2019

New York's "tenant protection" fiasco.

 

The United States As A Promethean Power

by Timothy Kanevia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 17, 2019

National Security of Liberty, by Liberty, and for Liberty.

US Money Ladder

Universal Basic Income, In Perspective

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

How should poor people climb the ladder to economic success?

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