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- December 14, 2017 — What America's highways truly need: More highway traffic tolls — The Hill — Benjamin Powell explains why variable-toll pricing can help address traffic congestion
after the recent rollout of high-occupancy tolls (HOT) in Virginia.
- November 22, 2017 — Decentralize Financial Regulation — Real Clear Policy — Alexander Salter and Vlad Tarko discuss the inaccuracies of assumptions surrounding
the 2007-2008 financial crisis and explain how centralized financial regulation does
not contribute to financial stability.
- November 21, 2017 — Hey Millennials: Socialism Kills So Stop Romanticizing It! — The Daily Caller — Benjamin Powell sets the record straight for millennials on the human and economic
costs of socialism, and what improvement has been achieved in their lifetimes since
socialism was abandoned.
- October 22, 2017 — Happy World Development Information Day! — The Hill — Benjamin Powell discusses how international movements toward economic freedom have
contributed to recent successes in global poverty reduction.
- October 17, 2017 — Should Conservatism Seek to Destroy the State? — The Imaginative Conservative — Alexander Salter discusses tensions between conservative and anarchist philosophical
views on the legitimacy of the state.
- September 26, 2017 — Carbon Taxes and Economic Growth — Mises Wire — Robert Murphy considers the implications of carbon taxation proposals for economic
growth, particularly as a substitute for other forms of taxation.
- September 11, 2017 — Here's the best way to limit the risk of 'widespread' hurricane damage — CNBC — Benjamin Powell and Phil Magness discuss the role of flood insurance subsidies
in encouraging development and resettlement in the wake of natural disasters.
- September 6, 2017 — 3 Good Things about "Price Gouging" — Mises Wire — Robert Murphy discusses some underappreciated benefits of price adjustments in
the wake of natural disasters.
- September 5, 2017 — Republican Immigration Proposal is All Pain and No Gain — Inside Sources — Benjamin Powell discusses how the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment
Act (RAISE Act) will harm the economy rather than increase employment opportunities
for US workers.
- August 7, 2017 — States Should Follow Oregon's Lead and Decriminalize Hard Drugs — The Hill — Benjamin Powell discusses recent news about the possibility of decriminalization
of several illicit drugs in the state of Oregon.
- July 11, 2017 — Financial Regulation Protects Big Banks, Hurts Economy — The Dallas Morning News — Alexander Salter discusses the impact of federal financial regulations on competition
in financial markets and on the economy overall.
- June 27, 2017 — How Come the GOP Can't Come Up with a Conservative Health Care Plan? — The Dallas Morning News — Alexander Salter discusses the political incentives underlying the current debate
about federal healthcare legislation.
- June 22, 2017 — The Fed is Essentially Lawless, and That's a Drag on the Nation's Economy — The Dallas Morning News — Alexander Salter discusses the relationship of the governance of the Federal Reserve
to the rule of law.
- June 13, 2017 — More Immigration Does Not Mean Less Economic Freedom — Reason — Benjamin Powell discusses recent popular and scholarly commentary on the relationship
between increases in immigration and economic freedom.
- May 8, 2017 — The Venezuelan Crisis is Due to Economic Ignorance — American Thinker — Robert Murphy discusses the unfolding economic and political crisis in Venezuela.
- April 13, 2017 — Economics of Immigration are at Odds with Politics — The Hill — Benjamin Powell summarizes the major findings of social science research on the
economic impact of immigration in the light of a recent open letter issued by a number
- March 16, 2017 — Here's the Real 'Immigration Problem' Trump Should be Tackling — CNBC — Benjamin Powell discusses the differences between the rhetoric of President
Trump and the findings of social science with respect to immigration issues.
- March 6, 2017 — Free Trade, Protectionism, & the Limits of Economic Analysis — The Imaginative Conservative — Alexander Salter discusses the scope of economic analysis in evaluation of public
- March 6, 2017 — Opting Out of Social Security — The Library of Economics and Liberty — Robert Murphy discusses the potential impact of allowing individuals to opt out
of the U.S. social security system.
- February 22, 2017 — The Downside of a Trump Tariff — The Washington Times — Benjamin Powell discusses the potential implications of increases in tariffs for
on goods produced in Mexico.
- January 19, 2017 — Socialism, Not Oil, is the Cause of Venezuela's Problems — Inside Sources — Benjamin Powell discusses the causes of the recent economic collapse in Venezuela
(also posted at ZeroHedge.com)
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