Intolerance for free expression grows with the scope of central planning
JULY 24, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Central planning always conflicts with expressions of dissent, whatever a ruling party might call itself.
JULY 10, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Debate is a zero-sum game: In order for you to win, your opponent has to lose. As a result, debate is deeply anti-intellectual.
JUNE 26, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Few mainstream economists give capital theory proper attention, even as they are abuzz about Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century.
JUNE 12, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Henry Hazlitt's most famous book might be accessible, but that doesn't mean it's superficial.
MAY 29, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
People experience negative outcomes in our economy. We shouldn't be too quick to jump to conclusions about why they happened.
Regression toward the meme in the minimum wage debate
MAY 15, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Slinging memes and slogans back and forth does not constitute debate and brings nobody any closer to understanding.
A wedding reception offers evidence of market miracles around us
MAY 01, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The most common objects around us are the end results of inspirations, ideas, and efforts of a mind-boggling variety.
Urban planning always risks draining the life out of what it tries to control
APRIL 17, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The unpredictable and spontaneous relationships that build up cities can't be recreated by planning, even in a single neighborhood.
Politics is inseparable from government
APRIL 03, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
Politics is the domestic counterpart to empire building: Both seek a monopoly on the use of violent force.