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After cancer treatment, prescription opioids helped me walk comfortably and hug my kids again.        ... [Read More]
In a state so passionate about basketball, having only one Indiana team in the men's AP college basketball poll makes for a rough winter (at least for non-Purdue fans). However,... [Read More]
Indiana ranks among the top 10 states for economic freedom... [Read More]
The Amazon/Whole Foods deal is just the latest chapter in a long story of progress. [Read More]
A brief history of love, money, and power... [Read More]
The progress of humanity has been the result of the ongoing reduction of transaction costs. Anything that enables us to exchange more easily, in the broadest sense of the word "exchange," will help to make us wealthier. [Read More]
Areas that were damaged by hurricanes should encourage the private sector to play a key role in disaster response and longer-term recovery. [Read More]
After Hurricane Katrina, grocery and big box stores all over the Gulf Coast found themselves having to create whole aisles devoted to Latino food. Mexican food trucks were everywhere in... [Read More]
Around the time rescue crews rush in after a natural disaster, public outcry begins over so-called price gouging, and support for laws outlawing the practice grows. ... [Read More]
After Hurricane Katrina, grocery and big box stores all over the Gulf Coast found themselves having to create whole aisles devoted to Latino food. Mexican food trucks were everywhere in New Orleans. What caused this transformation of the food scene? Immigrants coming north to help rebuild after the storm.With the announcement that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, it is all the more important to understand why immigration matters at... [Read More]
As the demand for clean-up and construction labor grows in the aftermath of Irma, workers have to come from somewhere. Immigrants will relieve pressure on the market for lower-skilled labor. [Read More]
Rebuilding will require a great deal of new labor. Getting it through immigration is a win-win for both Americans and the immigrants. [Read More]
Around the time rescue crews rush in after a natural disaster, public outcry begins over so-called price gouging, and support for laws outlawing the practice grows. After all, people are... [Read More]
They make the poor and politically powerless worse off, even as they claim to protect them. [Read More]
Rising water prices make it worthwhile for people from far away to bring water to the recovery effort in Texas and make people think twice about how they will use that water. If prices are capped by law, much less water will be supplied, and the existing supply will be used less wisely. [Read More]
It is not a coincidence that among the leading libertarian thinkers of the 20th century, we have a large number of Jews, starting with Mises, Milton Friedman, Israel Kirzner, and Robert Nozick. And despite the ways in with both rejected their Judaism, we should not forget Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard. They are only the tip of the iceberg of the disproportionate number of Jews who have been instrumental in forwarding the ideas of classical liberalism in the last century. It is no exaggeration to say that the modern libertarian movement would not exist were it not for these... [Read More]
Ask people who have to use the laundromat if they would be upset to lose that opportunity to be part of a communal gathering place because they could do laundry at home. There's no doubt what actual laundromat users would say. [Read More]
Like real doughnuts, models like Raworth's might look wonderful and delicious, but they end up containing very little in the way of intellectual nutrition. [Read More]
What do academics do for excitement over the summer, you ask? This summer many of us have been engaged in a furious debate over the new book Democracy in Chains by Duke historian Nancy MacLean. [Read More]
One-size-fits-all policies don't work, particularly when it comes to organizing family life and divorce settlements. Clearly, the people best positioned to make family decisions are the parents who have the local knowledge about a situation. Also, families, their problems, and the solutions to their conflicts are all incredibly diverse and do not fit a single mold. [Read More]
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