The Power of Independent Thinking




Stay Connected
Get the latest updates straight to your inbox.









en Espanol Commentary Articles

Can Both Red and Blue Sides Have a Civil Debate?
Ronald L. Trowbridge | August 15, 2019

Colleges Don’t Want ‘Free College’
Richard K. Vedder | August 12, 2019

Banning E-Cigarette Sales Will Do More Harm than Good
Raymond J. March | August 12, 2019

Trade with China Benefits American Consumers
Art Carden | August 12, 2019

How Tragic Is the Tragedy of the Commons?
A Birthday Appreciation of Elinor Ostrom

Art Carden | August 9, 2019

The President and Congress Are Fiscal Swamp Monsters
Ivan R. Eland | August 8, 2019

No One Can Be Certain If Trump Will Win or Lose Reelection
Ronald L. Trowbridge | August 6, 2019

Who Needs Harvard? Amazon University and Other Options
Richard K. Vedder | August 6, 2019

Ratcliffe Falls to Intelligence Agency Imperialism
Angelo M. Codevilla | August 5, 2019

Summer Madness Hits College Campuses
Richard K. Vedder | August 3, 2019

Dumb Ideas Drove CNN’s Detroit Debates
K. Lloyd Billingsley | August 2, 2019

A Health Plan for President Trump
John C. Goodman, Marie Fishpaw | August 2, 2019

Coding Academies and the Future of Higher Education
Richard K. Vedder | August 2, 2019

“Planting Trees” Disrupts the Carbon Tax Narrative
Robert P. Murphy | August 1, 2019

Looking for a Booze-Fueled Tour of the Unfree World? Try ‘Socialism Sucks’
Art Carden | August 1, 2019

Many Millennial ‘Socialists’ Aren’t Socialists
Benjamin Powell | July 31, 2019

How a Misstep Can Shape the Supreme Court
William J. Watkins Jr. | July 31, 2019

University of Alaska Brouhaha: The Governor Has a Point
Richard K. Vedder | July 30, 2019

(Industrial) Enlightenment Now! A Birthday Appreciation of Joel Mokyr
Art Carden | July 29, 2019

Under Venezuelan Socialism, There Is No Beer. (And No Democracy.)
Benjamin Powell, Robert A. Lawson | July 26, 2019

Replace the Cadillac Plan Tax, Don’t Repeal It
John C. Goodman | July 25, 2019

Bernie’s Labor Pains: Three Takeaways
Art Carden | July 25, 2019

Plastic Bans Are Symbolism Over Substance
Robert P. Murphy | July 25, 2019

Universities as Rip-Offs: The Costly and Inefficient Edifice Complex
Richard K. Vedder | July 24, 2019

How to Reduce Europe’s Dependence on Russian Energy
William F. Shughart II | July 22, 2019

Don’t Feel Bad About Using the Self Checkout
Art Carden | July 19, 2019

The Past Is a Nice Place to Visit. You Wouldn’t Want to Live There.
Art Carden | July 19, 2019

Trump Rolls the Dice on Sanctions and Wins...War?
Ivan R. Eland | July 18, 2019

In a United Nations Report, a Socialist Details Venezuela’s Horrors
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | July 18, 2019

Was There Value in the Space Race?
Mike M. Moore | July 18, 2019

The Capitalist Achievement of Recorded Music
Art Carden | July 18, 2019

How Trump Is Reforming Medicare, Part II
John C. Goodman, Lawrence J. Wedekind | July 18, 2019

Would You Buy a Used Car from a College President?
Richard K. Vedder | July 16, 2019

Should We Cap Credit Card Interest Rates at 15%?
Art Carden | July 15, 2019

To Help Women, Should We Boycott Women’s Soccer?
Art Carden | July 15, 2019

How Trump Is Reforming Medicare, Part I
Lawrence J. Wedekind, John C. Goodman | July 15, 2019

There Is No One Answer to Rule Them All
Art Carden | July 13, 2019

Census Citizenship Question Is Constitutional and Should Be Approved
Ronald L. Trowbridge | July 12, 2019

Oren Cass’s House Testimony on the Costs of Climate Change
Robert P. Murphy | July 11, 2019

Are Intelligent Machines Coming for Your Job and Your Wages?
Art Carden | July 11, 2019

Our Federal versus National Character
William J. Watkins Jr. | July 11, 2019

Consumers Say ‘End of the Road’ for Volkswagen’s Iconic Beetle
Art Carden | July 10, 2019

Trump and Newsom Think Alike on Deadly Wildfires
Lawrence J. McQuillan | July 10, 2019

Why I Am Not a Socialist
Art Carden | July 10, 2019

Is a College Degree Necessary? A Tale of Three Students
Richard K. Vedder | July 9, 2019

The Most Brilliant Economic Journalist Who Ever Lived: A Birthday Appreciation of Frederic Bastiat
Art Carden | July 2, 2019



  • Catalyst
  • MyGovCost.org
  • FDAReview.org
  • OnPower.org
  • elindependent.org