Interventionism

Displaying 1 - 10 of 3139

Europe's Unsustainable Welfare State

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog07/14/2017
The EU average tax burden on workers is 44.9%. The average worker in the EU spends half a year working for the tax man. This is not sustainable.

Read more

The Conquest of the United States by Cuba

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog07/14/2017
With the government-owned propaganda-spewing Radio Marti station in Miami, the US adopts socialism to fight socialism.

Read more

Week in Review: April 22, 2017

Taxes and SpendingBusiness CyclesInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/21/2017
Instead of taxes being "the price we pay for civilization," taxes are an unnecessary burden on the prosperity of society.

Read more

Jeffrey Sachs's Blind Spot

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
Jeffrey Sachs rightly sees the problems of state interventionism in foreign policy. But he then fails to see the same holds on domestic policy.

Read more

Nudges for Thee, But Not for Me

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog04/07/2017
To most observers, nudging sounds like clever management techniques. The power to nudge by the state, however, is an entirely different matter.

Read more

America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/19/2017
Contrary to the popular myth, the US often imposes many crippling regulations in its international trade practices. We need more trade, not less.

Read more

What Economists Are Not—And Shouldn’t Try to Be

Austrian Economics OverviewEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Economists should not “design the tap” or “lay the pipes” for government intervention.

Read more

Moral Hazard: Kenneth Arrow vs. Frank Knight and the Austrians

EntrepreneurshipInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/14/2017
Rather than impartial referees reducing moral hazard, governments are its most common cause.

Read more

Brexit Might Pave the Way for an Independent Scotland

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog03/13/2017
As with the UK and the EU, predictions of post-secession economic doom should be ignored.

Read more

Higher Costs Don’t Mean Higher Prices

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog03/07/2017
Driving up costs for cocaine dealers has not led to a similar rise in street price. This is because prices are not based on the cost of production.

Read more

Shield icon library