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  • December 23, 2015 — The Fed's Birthday — Celebrate or Denigrate?The Daily Caller — Robert Murphy, reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Reserve, discusses the institution's performance relative to its stated objectives throughout its history.
  • December 16, 2015 — Constitutional Drift and the Challenge of Self-GovernanceThe Imaginative Conservative — Alexander Salter examines the implications of the proposition that political constitutions are in near-constant states of alteration and renewal in light of the American experience.
  • December 15, 2015 — Santa Needs PricesThe Freeman — Robert Murphy examines the importance of market prices and the profit and loss mechanism for economic calculation through the lens of the economic problem that Santa Claus (and other producers) must confront.
  • November 18, 2015 — Odd Defenders of China's One-Child PolicyThe Freeman — Robert Murphy examines the economic and ethical impact of China's one-child policy, focusing on arguments presented by Western intellectuals.
  • November 6, 2015 — Increase Housing Supply to Increase AffordabilityThe Daily Caller — Benjamin Powell examines San Francisco's affordable-housing ballot initiatives, arguing that they will not produce the intended consequences.
  • November 4, 2015 — Star Trek's Pseudo-EconomicsThe Freeman — Robert Murphy provides a unique take on the problem of scarcity in the modern world by examining it in light of its treatment in Star Trek and other works of science fiction.
  • November 3, 2015 — The Oh-So-Familiar Debt Ceiling DanceThe Daily Caller — Robert Murphy examines the renewed debate about the efficacy of increasing the federal debt ceiling.
  • October 26, 2015 — The Imperative of Lawful MoneyAtlas Network Sound Money Project — Alexander Salter argues for a return to the principles underlying the concept of the rule of law in the provision of money and conduct of monetary policy.
  • October 23, 2015 — Europe's Immigrant Problems are HomegrownMuscatine Journal — Benjamin Powell argues that labor regulations are exacerbating the problems associated with immigration in many countries throughout Europe.
  • October 22, 2015 — There's No Such Thing as Excessive ProfitsThe Freeman — Robert Murphy examines arguments supporting notions of "fair" or "excessive" profits in the wake of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro's decree, the "Organic Law of Fair Prices."
  • October 14, 2015 — The Drawback of a Monetary ConstitutionAtlas Network Sound Money Project — Alexander Salter discusses some problems with rules-based approaches to monetary policy.
  • October 7, 2015 — Why We're Still Debating the Decades-Old Crude-Oil BanThe Freeman — Robert Murphy examines the economic implications of the federal ban on the export of crude oil from the United States.
  • October 5, 2015 — Large Increases in the Minimum Wage are Likely to Destroy JobsLibrary of Economics and Liberty — Robert Murphy discusses the likely economic implications of recent proposals to raise the federal minimum wage in the United States.
  • September 29, 2015 — Ludwig von Mises: Scholar of Free Markets and Prophet of LibertyAmerican Thinker — Robert Murphy marks the anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises with a short discussion of his contributions to the advancement of economic science.
  • September 24, 2015 — Are Prisoners Who Make Low Wages Being Exploited?The Freeman — Robert Murphy discusses the prison industrial complex's use of prisoners for low-cost labor and its attendant impacts on evaluation of market transactions and the provision of public policies related to incarceration.
  • September 9, 2015 — 3 Stock Market Tips from an EconomistThe Freeman — Robert Murphy addresses concerns about recent volatility in U.S. equity markets by encouraging readers to think about how general economic principles apply to investment decisions.
  • September 9, 2015 — Why Donald Trump Is Wrong on ImmigrationInside Sources — Benjamin Powell argues that Donald Trump's claims about the negative economic impacts of greater immigration into the United States are unfounded with respect to the findings of social science.
  • August 27, 2015 — How Many People Can Planet Earth Sustain?The Freeman — Robert Murphy addresses concerns about the potential for the exhaustion of natural resources due to unsustainable growth in human population.
  • August 26, 2015 — Mises and the MarketThe Daily Caller — Robert Murphy examines recent volatility in U.S. equity markets through the lens of Austrian School of economics, particularly the teachings of Ludwig von Mises.
  • July 31, 2015 — Europe Needs Free Trade, But Not the EuroThe Daily Caller — Benjamin Powell addresses the advantages and disadvantages of economic integration in Europe.
  • July 28, 2015 — Aerolíneas Argentinas Hides Behind Nationalist FollyThe Canal — Gonzalo Macera criticizes the nationalization of Aerolíneas Argentinas, arguing that domestic competition would be beneficial for consumers.
  • July 9, 2015 — Benjamin Powell: Greece Should Learn from IrelandProvidence Journal — Benjamin Powell addresses the Greek government's recent missed repayment of a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
  • May 22, 2015 — Higher Education Is Not Just an Investment — Huffington Post — Benjamin Powell argues for the view that higher education is a bundle of investment in human capital and consumption of goods and services provided by colleges and universities.
  • May 1, 2015 — Will Immigrants Destroy Our Freedom? — Huffington Post — Benjamin Powell discusses results from an academic paper that he and co-authors recently published, which addresses the impact of immigration on institutional quality in receiving countries, particularly the United States.
  • April 14, 2015 — Dear FDA, Step Aside So We Might LiveNational Review — Benjamin Powell argues that patients suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) shouldn't have to plead with bureaucrats to try potentially lifesaving drugs.
  • March 11, 2015 — Lawmakers should be embracing pot legalization, not fighting itDallas Morning News — Benjamin Powell and Audrey Redford discuss the economic and social benefits of the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington, D.C. and Alaska.
  • March 4, 2015 — Recent Marijuana Legalizations are a Step in the Right DirectionInside Sources — Benjamin Powell and Audrey Redford discuss the economic and social benefits of the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington, D.C. and Alaska.
  • February 14, 2015 — Wall Street altruism fueling low gas prices? — Washington Examiner — Benjamin Powell discusses the recent worldwide decline in crude oil prices, which has translated into lower prices at the gas pump, arguing for consistency in the interpretation of prices changes.

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