June 2023 ISSUE

John Locke: Mercantilist?

By Amy Willis

I recently had occasion to read (for the first time) John Locke's "Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest, and Raising the Value of Money." [SC]1 Among other things, this got me thinking about the common claim that Locke was a mercantilist.2 I th...

The Economics of Aging: Living Longer versus Living Better

By Amy Willis

The July 2021 issue of Nature Aging—one of the prestigious Nature periodicals' group—published "The Economic Value of Targeting Aging."1 It begins by asserting that changes in U.S. life expectancy and attention to "healthy aging" raise questions that biomedical scientist...

Let Go of the Zero-Sum Fallacy and Enjoy Others’ Good Fortune

By Art Carden

People believe many myths, but I suspect few are as pernicious as the zero-sum fallacy. It sees the world as a story of an unending struggle over a fixed prize such that someone who has something only has it because someone else does not. It's an understandable thing to beli...

Legal Safeguards Against Omnipotent Lawmakers

By Pierre Lemieux

A Book Review of Law, Legislation, and Liberty, by Friedrich A. Hayek. Jeremy Shearmur, editor.1 Friedrich Hayek's trilogy Law, Legislation, and Liberty, published in three separate volumes in 1973, 1976, and 1979, was recently republished in a single book under the ...

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David M. Hart

Editor's Introduction to "Free-Riding on the Euro"

Reflections from Europe Sep 17 2003

Life and Works of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot

Featured Article Mar 1 2001

Life and Works of Gustave de Molinari

Featured Article Jan 1 2001

David R. Henderson

Economists Waging War

Book Review Aug 3 2020

Economics Works

Liberty Classics May 6 2019

Economists Know: Ask What Changed

Featured Article Feb 4 2019

A Cure for Our Health Care Ills

Article Jun 4 2018

What a Wonderful World

Featured Article Oct 2 2017

Why Predatory Pricing Is Highly Unlikely

Featured Article May 1 2017

Honor Laborers

Featured Article Sep 5 2016

In Praise of Debt

Featured Article Jun 6 2016

Think on the Margin

Featured Article Jan 4 2016

The Robber Barons: Neither Robbers nor Barons

Featured Article Mar 4 2013

How Property Rights Solve Problems

Featured Article Apr 2 2012

GDP Fetishism

Featured Article Mar 1 2010

Charles L. Hooper

Economists Know: Ask What Changed

Featured Article Feb 4 2019

A Cure for Our Health Care Ills

Article Jun 4 2018

The Dismal Economics of Drug Development

Featured Article Aug 7 2017

Who Is Harmed by Insider Trading?

Featured Article Mar 2 2015

Insider Trading Turned Inside Out

Featured Article Jun 2 2014

NSA Surveillance: A Cost/Benefit Analysis

Featured Article Jan 6 2014

Mercantilism Lives

Featured Article Apr 4 2011

FDA Walls Do Not Encircle

Featured Article Jul 7 2008

R. Glenn Hubbard