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Federal Court Upholds Censorship of Dietary Advice

Health Coach Plans to Appeal Decision to 11th Circuit Court of Appeals MATT POWERS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Pensacola, Fl.—In a blow to entrepreneurs across the Sunshine...

Savannah Judge Holds Tour-Guide Lawsuit Unconstitutional

Ruling vindicates Savannah guides in long-running free speech battle ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Savannah, Ga.—Does the First Amendment allow cities to make it illegal to...

The Assault on Savings

BY HENRY HAZLIT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 23 From time immemorial proverbial wisdom has taught the virtues of saving, and warned against the consequences of...

The Function of Profits

BY HENRY HAZLIT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 21 The indignation shown by many people today at the mention of the very word “profits” indicates how...

Leonard E. Read on Why Means Matter More Than Ends

GARY M. GALLES, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION History has produced an almost endless supply of those who would remake society into the utopia they imagine....

Economic Forecasts are Fiction

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The Wall Street Journal reports: ECB economists have cut their economic growth forecast for 2019 to 1.1% from the 1.7% they had expected in...

IJ to FDA: Milk Doesn’t Have to Come from Cows to be Called Milk

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Late last week, the Institute for Justice (IJ) filed an official comment with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opposing...

Virginia Couple Scores First Round Victory in First Amendment Fight

Army veteran and wife are suing State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for right to teach job skills ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va....

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Discriminatory State Laws Against Newcomers

JOHN E. KRAMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Doug and Mary Ketchum moved to Memphis in 2016 with the dream of buying a business that would...

The Shutdown’s Real Lesson

Government Has Taken Hostage Too Much of the Economy CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE This article appeared on MarketWatch on January 10, 2019. We are in the third week of...

Is Green Energy Competitive?

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The declining cost of solar panels and the widespread adoption of rooftop solar in California lead to many cocktail party discussions about...

Louisiana Legislature Sends License Review Bill to Governor

NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Late Thursday, the Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously approved HB 748, a bill that would review the state’s burdensome and often...

High-Priced College Textbooks: Uncle Sam to the Rescue 

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON If you are a college student, professor, or bookstore employee, you know how jarringly expensive college textbooks are. It isn’t unusual...

No Neutral Ground: The Problem of Net Neutrality

DR. BRIAN DELLINGER On November 21, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to revisit its Obama-era internet regulations. It seems likely that the resulting vote...

Background Checks and Fingerprints

BY T.F. STERN Recently the State of Texas altered the requirments for the renewal process licensed locksmiths must complete in order to continue applying their skills...

Federalist Papers, No. 13: Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, November 28, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: AS CONNECTED with the subject of revenue, we may...

The Gambler and Locksmith Work — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern, Kenny Rogers had a hit tune many years ago, The Gambler, about a fellow on a train who gets some sage advice...

Chicago Food Truck Entrepreneurs File Lawsuit Against City

LIBERTY ALERTS, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Va.—Should the city of Chicago be in the business of protecting restaurants from food trucks? That is the question to...

Preserving the Teaching of Americanism

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch The nation is approaching the Thanksgiving holiday and the chance to reflect upon and give thanks for the...

Hayek on Individualism

SHELDON RICHMAN, THE FREEMAN F. A. Hayek’s essay “Individualism: True and False” overflows with insights that belong in any brief on behalf of a free...

The Virtue of Market Inefficiency

SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN Markets are often rightly characterized as extraordinary problem solvers. Under the right rules of the game (including private property, free exchange,...

Chris Clancy: On Truisms and Reality

BY CHRIS CLANCY Election 2012 is drawing to a close. The finishing line is in sight. And not before time. Obama’s first term has been quite...

Moving Beyond Free-Market Minimalism

SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN The “economic point of view” means, to a lot of people, assuming people are nothing but cost-cutting opportunists—economizers who wouldn’t hesitate...

Made Everywhere: Fear not China or any other producer

SHELDON RICHMAN, THE FREEMAN The Commerce Department (whose idea was that?) routinely reports on the U.S. trade deficit–that is, the amount by which the dollar...

Ice and Economics

DAVID HEBERT, THE FREEMAN What can an entrepreneur’s attempt to profitably ship ice from America to the Bahamas teach us about economics? We’ll see, but...

The Risk Within

General Douglas MacArthur, The Freeman, 1957 Excerpts from remarks to stockholders at the Annual Meeting of Sperry Rand Corporation, July 31, 1956.  We approach for the...

“You Didn’t Build That . . .”

SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN In a recent stump speech President Obama articulated a view of the social world that reflects an all-too-common political perspective. Here...

The White House Defends Public Equity

MIKE BROWNFIELD, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Up is down, left is right, good is bad, and day is night. If you wander inside the Washington, D.C., beltway,...

Four Pillars of Our Prosperity

Liberty Letters, Thomas Jefferson Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual...

Donald Shoup Takes San Francisco

Sandy Ikeda, The Freeman Every so often during his tenure as mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has tried to push through congestion pricing, in...