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Analysis and Commentary

Roosevelt Montás On Rescuing Socrates

interview with Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, June 20, 2022

How do books change our lives? Educator and author Roosevelt Montás of Columbia University talks about his book Rescuing Socrates with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.

Fossil-Fuel Price Spikes Are Causing Pain But Little Climate Payoff

by Bjorn Lomborgvia New York Post
Monday, June 20, 2022

For three decades, climate campaigners have fought to make fossil fuels so expensive that people would be forced to abandon them.

Analysis and Commentary

The Asian Recall

by Michael T. Hartneyvia City Journal
Monday, June 20, 2022

Data from last week’s election indicate that Bay Area Asian voters played a key role in ousting the city’s district attorney—and that they favor a more moderate politics.

Co-author: Renu Mukherjee

Analysis and Commentary

Rules Are Back In The Monetary Policy Report

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Monday, June 20, 2022

Last March, I quoted Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on this Economics One blog post from his March 2 and March 3 testimony at the House and Senate that “WE’LL HAVE IT IN THE NEXT ONE.”


Biden And Oil: Destroy America In Order To Save It

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Monday, June 20, 2022

Our current oil shortage did not arise from a foreign war or tsunami, but from a deliberate policy to curtail oil production to force a more rapid transition to battery-powered transportation.

Analysis and Commentary

The Rich World’s Climate Hypocrisy

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Opinion Journal (WSJ Live)
Monday, June 20, 2022

[Subscription Required] They beg for more oil and coal for themselves while telling developing lands to rely on solar and wind.


The Fed Hasn’t Fixed Its Worst Blunder Since The 1970s

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Jay Powell wants us to believe he has what it takes to bring inflation under control. History warns us to be skeptical.


Economic Freedom In The Alito Draft

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Sunday, June 19, 2022

I read the draft Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. I was surprised that the draft so quickly prejudges economic liberty, which I thought of as a topic still open for debate. I wrote the essay below. I haven't been able to interest any of the usual places that publish my op-eds, so, with the decision likely to come next week, here it is. 


Homelessness in California: Practical Solutions for a Complex Problem

by Jillian Ludwig, Joshua D. Rauhvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, June 17, 2022

Despite the billions of dollars of state funding that goes towards homelessness programs and services each year, California leads the nation with more than 161,000 people experiencing homelessness at most recent count, a vast majority of whom are unsheltered. This report identifies several key areas where California’s approach to homelessness has failed and offers practical yet innovative solutions that address the full scope of the problem—from housing to health and well-being.