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Scott Lincicome Dear Capitolisters, , An increasingly common tactic on the populist right is to label skeptics of new government programs (protectionism, subsidies, etc.) “free market fundamentalists” who dogmatically oppose any and all government regulation and believe in the perfection of free markets (or whatever). The ploy is...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetPhil Magness and Jack Nicastro decry the brutalization – sparked by Covid Derangement Syndrome – of college students. Here’s their opening: On March 10, 2020 at 7:16 p.m. the University of Dayton tweeted that all dormitories on campus would be closed less than 24...

The death of Common Sense begins with the words initiated by the morass of Bureaucracy couched in safety and security. Indeed, and according to past President Ronald Reagan, the most frightening words to hear in the English language are para ‘We’re here from the government...

Yesterday, Tyler Cowen published his interview with Hoover Institution economist John Cochrane. It’s a lot of fun and full of insights. I recommend the whole thing. Some fun highlights follow. If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich(er)? COWEN: Brazil has very high real interest rates for decades,...