Voluntary Exchange Sources

Some people thought serious inflation would follow the bailouts of 2008-9. It didn’t, so some assume prices will remain in check again now. A false cry of wolf in the past, however, doesn’t mean that the wolves of inflation do not stalk the economy this...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Editor: Writing about the off-the-charts fraud and abuse of Covid “relief” programs, James Freeman homes in nicely on a key point (“The Great American Rip-Off,” June 12): For that matter perhaps the people who endorsed the idea of...

It would be difficult to find a better example of moral obtuseness than the mindset that leftists/liberals/progressives/socialists have toward wealth and poverty. (I’ll use the term “liberals” for the rest of this essay.) Liberals constantly lament the plight of the poor in American society today. But...

The author is Jonathan Levy (U. Chicago) and the subtitle is A History of the United States, noting it is mostly an economic history from a left-mercantilist, nation-building point of view.  So far on p.95 I quite like the book, here is one excerpt: Ironically enough,...