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January 21, 2021

Americans Are Fleeing Lockdowns, When They Can Afford It

  For nearly a year, governments have been instructing people to stay put. Don’t leave your home unless you have…

January 17, 2021

The Economic Policy Failures of the Trump Administration

There is some bitter irony embedded in the original campaign 2016 presidential pitch to “Make America Great Again.” One looks…

January 14, 2021

A Pandemic Reading List for Left, Right, and Libertarians

Daily the news is pouring in: SARS-CoV-2 behaves like a textbook respiratory virus in its vectors of transmission and its…

January 12, 2021

In the Asian Flu of 1957-58, They Rejected Lockdowns

The Asian flu of 1957-58 was a deadly pandemic with a broader reach for severe outcomes than Covid-19 of 2020.…

January 11, 2021

Many Pathways to Policy Failure

“Economics must not be relegated to classrooms and statistical offices and must not be left to esoteric circles,” wrote Ludwig…

January 5, 2021

Catastrophe Is All Around Us

As a naturally optimistic person, it vexes me that the word catastrophe has echoed in my mind since early March…

December 31, 2020

The Best and Most-Read AIER Articles of 2020

This year, the American Institute for Economic Research published 1,380 articles with 10.5 million readers from all countries in the…

December 29, 2020

Five Times this Year the New York Times Accidentally Told the Truth

The paper of record in 2020 shifted dramatically to the most illiberal stance possible on the virus, pushing for full…

December 25, 2020

Your Trauma and Mine: A Retrospective on 2020

Lockdown hell shocked me like nothing else in my lifetime. The very notion that governments would push the off button…

December 23, 2020

Hope and Freedom in Georgia

If you live in a lockdown state, you might not remember what normal life feels like. I’m pretty sure I…