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Trump’s Tariff Folly
Burton A. Abrams | March 22, 2018

Free Riders Don’t Justify Forced Riders in Janus v. AFSCME
Gary M. Galles | March 22, 2018

Does Xi Jinping’s Power Grab in China Have a Silver Lining for the World?
Ivan Eland | March 14, 2018

To Protect the Environment, Pope Francis Should Look to Free Markets
Robert M. Whaples, Adam B. Summers | March 13, 2018

The Right Time for Housing Affordability in California
Benjamin Powell | March 12, 2018

Why Putin’s Reelection Is Guaranteed
Yuri N. Maltsev | March 12, 2018

Trump’s Tariffs Won’t Kill U.S. Jobs. They’ll Create the Wrong Ones
Benjamin Powell | March 11, 2018

Pope Francis Has it Wrong on Global Poverty and Its Cure
Robert P. Murphy | March 10, 2018

During College Basketball’s March Madness, Everyone Wins Big Except the Athletes
K. Lloyd Billingsley | March 9, 2018

Turn Back the Clock on Daylight Saving Time
William F. Shughart II | March 8, 2018

How the Pope and President Could Work Together to Help Immigrants
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park | March 7, 2018

Inflation Is Going to Climb, but Could New Fed Chief Make It Worse?
Burton A. Abrams | March 5, 2018

A Gas Tax Hike Is the Wrong Way to Fund Highways
Robert P. Murphy | March 5, 2018

The Pope Bows to Beijing
Adam B. Summers, Lawrence J. McQuillan | March 2, 2018

Blame for Parkland Rests with Local School Officials and FBI Ineptitude
Stephen P. Halbrook | March 2, 2018

Repeal the Second Amendment?
Stephen P. Halbrook | March 2, 2018

‘The Post’ Makes the Case for a Free and Independent Press
Samuel R. Staley | March 2, 2018

Talking with North Korea Can’t Hurt
Ivan Eland | February 26, 2018

Tolls Can Fund Infrastructure and Reduce Congestion
Gabriel Roth | February 26, 2018

The Trillion Dollar Surprise in the Budget Deal
John C. Goodman, Thomas R. Saving | February 26, 2018

Wait—Is it Possible to Have Too Much Schooling?
Art Carden | February 21, 2018

Right-to-Try Laws the Right Way to Save More Lives
Raymond J. March | February 16, 2018

Trade Restrictions Only Serve to Counteract Tax Cuts and Deregulation
Gary M. Galles | February 16, 2018

Jeremy Bentham and the Judges
William J. Watkins, Jr. | February 16, 2018

Cars Remain Popular Because They Are Vastly Superior to Transit Alternatives
Gary M. Galles | February 16, 2018

Fake News on the Nunes Memo
John C. Goodman | February 14, 2018

Cinematic Injustice: Oscar-Nominated ‘Darkest Hour’ Leaves Out a Key Element
K. Lloyd Billingsley | February 14, 2018

Tax Cut Doomsayers Need a History (and Economics) Lesson
Mary L. G. Theroux | February 7, 2018

Property Rights Are Key to Answering Pope’s Call to Save the Amazon
Adam B. Summers, Robert M. Whaples | February 6, 2018

If You Want to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground, You Support a Form of Economic Self-Destruction
William F. Shughart II, Josh T. Smith | February 6, 2018

The Problem with U.S. Immigration Policy
America is better than its absurdly contradictory immigration policy

Alvaro Vargas Llosa | February 5, 2018

Politicians Could Learn a Thing or Two from the Super Bowl
K. Lloyd Billingsley | February 5, 2018

No More Patch and Pray—Privatize Oroville Dam
Hayeon Carol Park, Lawrence J. McQuillan | February 1, 2018

What Republicans Don’t Understand About Health Insurance, Taxes and Children
John C. Goodman | January 29, 2018

Responding to Pope Francis’s Call to Alleviate Poverty
Robert M. Whaples | January 26, 2018

There Is No ‘Chain Migration’ Problem
Abigail Hall Blanco, Michael Coon | January 26, 2018

California Should Celebrate National School Choice Week with Bold Thinking
Vicki E. Alger | January 25, 2018

Let’s Rethink U.S. Policy Toward the Af-Pak Region
Ivan Eland | January 24, 2018

Wages of Awful Policy: Minimum Wage Hikes Cause Hundreds of Bus Boys to Lose Jobs at Red Robin
Abigail Hall Blanco | January 17, 2018

Was Martin Luther King, Jr. an Economic Illiterate? Is Pope Francis?
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park | January 17, 2018

On Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Remember Also T.R.M. Howard
David T. Beito | January 16, 2018