Free Enterprise Zone

Classic and contemporary works, essays, commentary and analysis in defense of free enterprise and private property domestically, as well as fair markets and America’s sovereignty (to include avoiding permanent and entangling alliances) internationally under the United States Constitution.

Disbanding Troops and Bureaucrats

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 9 When, after every great war, it is proposed to demobilize the armed forces, there is always a...

Spread-The-Work Schemes

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 8 I have referred to various union make-work and featherbed practices. These practices, and the public toleration of...
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Larry Reed – “The Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy”

Lawrence W. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education and the author of the book Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage,...

The Free Market Beats Government Planning Every Time

BY WALTER WILLIAMS One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can...

Renewable energy – by royal decree!

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Or at least by paper certificate, as St. Louis city council raises electricity costs for poor families~ In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of...

The Curse of Machinery

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 7 Among the most viable of all economic delusions is the belief that machines on net balance create...

Credit Diverts Production

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 6 Government “encouragement” to business is sometimes as much to be feared as government hostility. This supposed encouragement...

Taxes Discourage Production

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 5 There is a still further factor which makes it improbable that the wealth created by government spending...

Public Works Mean Taxes

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 4 There is no more persistent and influential faith in the world today than the faith in government...

Benjamin Constant, Eloquent Defender of Freedom

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE Today is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Constant, a prominent French liberal in the postrevolutionary era, whom Isaiah Berlin called “the most...

BIZARRE “Inequality” Protest

BY ALLEN WEST As predicted, it was a rough college football Saturday for me. The third Saturday in October is an SEC tradition, Tennessee versus...

The Blessings of Destruction

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 3 So we have finished with the broken window. An elementary fallacy. Anybody, one would think, would be...

The Lesson Applied: The Broken Window

BY HENRY HAZLITT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 2 Let us begin with the simplest illustration possible: let us, emulating Bastiat, choose a broken pane of...

Revisiting wind turbine impacts

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims~ It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation...

Trump’s Reversal of Obama Pay Gap Rule Is Good News for Women, Minorities

ROMINA BOCIA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Trump administration put a stop this week to an Obama-era rule that would have hurt the wage and employment prospects...

Fair trade for thee, but not for me

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Imagine what a Tesla or wind turbine would cost if the Left followed its own “principles”~ “Nobody wants to buy something that was...

The crisis of integrity-deficient science

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science~ The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release...

Monumental, unsustainable environmental impacts

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage~ Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar...

We should be glad the US is out

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID R. LEGATES ~States that claim they’re committed to Paris do nothing for the climate and ill serve their citizens~ Ten states, some...

How Marx Got on the Wrong Side of History

BY RICHARD M. EBELING Those who speak about being on the “right side of history” have, knowingly or not, adopted a central element in Karl...

Advancing scientific integrity on bees

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Putting a beehive at the VP’s residence could spur people’s understanding of bee problems~ Second Lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny...

Victory for Wisconsin Homebakers

Judge Strikes Down Ban on Selling Homebaked Goods as Unconstitutional SHIRA RAWLINSON, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Madison—Wisconsin became a little freer, and a lot more delicious, after...

More rational policies in our future?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump’s Paris decision challenges bad science, economics and energy politics behind treaty~ In the wake of President Trump’s exit from the Paris climate...

The Jobs Conundrum

GERALD P. O'DRISCOLL JR., CATO INSTITUTE At next week’s FOMC meeting, the state of the labor market will play a key role in policy deliberations....

Mark Zukerberg’s Call for a Universal Basic Income

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address,...

Science, engineering and leadership

~Creating balance and stability in a chaotic political and economic environment~ James E. Smith and Alex Hatch Many successful domestic and global companies and enterprises...

Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump was 100% right (not just 97%) to show real leadership and walk away from Paris~ I can guess why a raven is...

Can Regulation Keep Up With Accumulating Knowledge?

DAVID BOAZ, CATO INSTITUTE What some doctors say about regulating the treatment of sepsis has much broader application. Sepsis, an often lethal reaction to infection...

Nipping a legal problem in the bud

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Consult with all affected parties, to ensure informed endangered species and pesticide policies~ One of my recent articles predicted that the Fish &...

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits~ President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior...