The COVID-19 crisis has resuscitated some seriously bad ideas.
Q&A with Duke's Michael C. Munger, who also believes that big cities will see rationing and that higher education will never be the same.
Spanish Flu Experience Might Indicate That Public Policy Interventions Don't Have Long-Term Economic Effects
Though focused on manufacturing and banking, this study sees economic optimism in quick and thorough interventions to keep people isolated.
The CARES Act plunges the nation into a crash course on experimental economics.—and we're the lab rats.
No, British Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson Has Not 'Drastically Downgraded' His Worst-Case Projection of COVID-19 Deaths
But he has raised his estimate of the virus's reproduction number, which implies a lower fatality rate than his research group initially assumed.
Creativity and selflessness are on display everywhere.
Is Preventing COVID-19 Deaths Worth a Severe Recession? The Answer Depends on Controversial Assumptions About the Epidemic's Lethality.
A cost-benefit analysis of COVID-19 lockdowns highlights crucial gaps in the data.
So far politicians have been acting as if only one side of the ledger matters.
Trump's Top Trade Official Says China Tariffs Didn't Harm Coronavirus Preparedness. Don't Buy His Spin.
Robert Lighthizer, head of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, says tariffs aren't hurting America's response to the virus. He's also lifting those tariffs to help with the response.
Law professors Tim Wu and Richard Epstein went head to head at a live event.
A big contraction was followed by a bustling aftermath—but with notable negative long-term effects as well.
Tim Wu vs. Richard Epstein on whether antitrust laws should be applied to firms like Amazon and Facebook.
Is a new stimulus package the right response to a pandemic?
If it works at all (and it usually doesn't), a fiscal stimulus is meant to boost demand. The biggest potential economic problem from coronavirus has to do with supply.
Stephen Moore and Gene Epstein debate whether or not President Trump's Chinese trade policy deserves broad public support.
It’s a testament to fiscal irresponsibility.
Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
The Tariff Man doubles down on bad economics.
Good news on the economic front.
Martin Ford and Antony Sammeroff debate the future of robotics and its potential economic impacts at the Soho Forum.
Martin Ford and Antony Sammeroff debate the impact of robotics on the economy
Warren claims total costs for middle-class families would go down under her plan, but there are reasons to doubt this.
Government control is not the answer.
John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister want to defeat The Power of Bad.
Human beings are designed to remember trauma more than joy, bad times more than good ones. But John Tierney and Roy F. Baumeister have good news on the despair front.
You need to be inoculated from some strange but popular notions about the economy.
It will help us feel grateful for our lives.
The George Mason economist partnered with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal's Zach Weinersmith to offer a thoughtful look at immigration policy in comic form.
Milton Friedman once said that "money is much too serious a matter to be left to the central bankers." He was right. Still, we should ensure the Fed isn't being swayed by partisan interests.
Richard D. Wolff squares off against Gene Epstein on which system better promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity.
Bashing the rich may be good politics, but it’s terrible economics.