AIER Category

February 25, 2020

West Side Story, Sixty Years On

Two warring tribes, indistinguishable in their tactics and power ambitions, who begin as rivals but intensify their mutual hatreds to…

February 22, 2020

Are We Seriously Debating Capitalism vs. Socialism Again?

The answer is yes, we are seriously debating capitalism vs. socialism again. As it should be. And herein lies the…

February 21, 2020

Cuckoo for Marginalism

When I was a kid, I would ask my mother if she likes this cereal, that song, or this soft…

February 19, 2020

How Liberalism Can Survive Left-Right Polarization

The rise of political extremes in America, both left and right, poses a particular challenge for those of us who…

February 17, 2020

What Brilliant TikTok Reveals about Human Creativity

I used to make it a habit to try out all the latest social technology, if only to observe its…

February 16, 2020

The Astonishing Spending Promises of the Political Class (Video)

“Nothing can enter the public treasury for the benefit of one citizen or one class,” wrote Frederic Bastiat, “unless other…

February 14, 2020

Break Up Amazon? There’s No Point

What precisely would we achieve by breaking up Amazon? Not even those who are sympathetic to the idea can figure…

February 13, 2020

The Fed’s Confusing New Tools (Video)

Preparing for my appearance on Boom Bust this week, I found essays from the Sound Money Project to be invaluable.…

February 5, 2020

Boris Johnson’s Beautiful Celebration of Free Trade

Americans watched the Brexit debate at some distance. But even from this side of the pond, one could discern two…

February 4, 2020

Shakira’s Musical Disquisition on Uncertainty, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Shakira’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime was of course, as one would expect, incredibly wonderful. She has a history…