Her economics degree didn’t help her in the recent PBS interview, as she revealed an ignorance of basic economics and argued multiple points that objective data contradict.
If President Eisenhower had not focused on the important while commanding the Allied forces, would World War II been lost?
Treating symptoms is not enough.
'The program will provide at least 100 Stocktonians with a guaranteed income of $500 per month for 18 months.' Will this program be an improvement to the status quo, or just an ineffective waste of money?
Employers now are begging for talent, and ready to pay to keep it. That gives workers more confidence that they can leave one job for another.
From Mesopotamia (or even earlier), all civilizations have employed some kind of medium of exchange to facilitate transactions regardless of their geographical locations, legal and economic systems, religious beliefs or political structures. Have you ever wondered why?
The uniquely frustrating brilliance of Sanders lies in his theatrical acuteness for distortions and inaccuracies.
The contributions of Friedman as an economist are often overlooked by non-economists. Here are three that will help you understand a bit better his work.
The country would be wise to let the market take a shot at cleaning up government waste.
The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.
Regulators should put some basic rules in place and leave the rest to innovation and common sense.
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.
The people of Hong Kong understand that a free market left alone is a market that will flourish.
While statistics can be valuable, they can be easily misrepresented.
Entrepreneurship among younger generations is declining. We need to rebuild a commercial society.
Once the prosperous home to the thriving American automobile industry, Detroit made itself so unfriendly to business that American auto manufacturing has migrated to more business-friendly locations, largely in the American South.
In her book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, Deirdre McCloskey offers a persuasive narrative that explores the causes of the Industrial Revolution.
While weddings have been extravagant for a while, why have costs doubled in the last 10 years?
According to Nobel Prize laureate F.A. Hayek, easing restrictions on economic freedom may be exactly what is needed to encourage political freedom in a totalitarian state.
Religious organizations and other charities are scooping up billions in government funds earmarked for refugees and illegal immigrants. Are we at all surprised that they want to maintain the status quo?
Are we jumping to conclusions if we assume that a lack of diversity in certain charter schools is a result of racial bias?
The vast majority of voters blame the Social Security Program’s problems on an imaginary cause.
What would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions.
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
While Congress deliberates on student loan relief, how else can parents help their kids make informed life decisions and avoid student debt?
Rather than being a Utopia, socialism and communism in practice create a hell on earth.
We can now rest easy knowing that the next time we are accosted with the infamous question about roads, we can look to Domino’s as a beacon of free-market innovation of a public good.