Using the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, discover the truth about the housing market. Expert Nolan Gray, California YIMBY Research Director and author of “Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It,” guides us through the economics and incentives at play in the real estate industry. You might recognize him […]
In this video, Part 2 of 2, Professor Davies answers some of the web’s most-Googled questions about economics. While these questions might seem basic, the answers are anything but. In fact, they get to the heart of not only economics but also touch on philosophy, politics, and sociology. ️🔥 CHECK OUT PART 1 ️🔥 ️For […]
In this video, Part 1 of 2, Professor Davies answers some of the web’s most-Googled questions about economics. While these questions might seem basic, the answers are anything but. In fact, they get to the heart of not only economics but also touch on philosophy, politics, and sociology. Be sure to subscribe and ring the […]
The Great Depression is one of the most misunderstood periods in American history. Once you do a little digging, there’s more than meets the eye to this desperate time. Here are some of our top myths about the Great Depression:
If you went to high school in America, you were told a lot of things about the Great Depression. Those things were probably wrong. (And they were based on a poor or nonexistent understanding of economics.) Meet Prof. Davies in person! He will be at LibertyCon International in Miami on October 14-15. See the […]
The past couple of decades may have suggested that China’s competent, authoritarian style of governance may be an alternative model for the world. However, the regime is now faced with the consequences of its actions with a slim off ramp to preserve progress and power at the same time.
According to a survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of an average 4th of July feast is up by 17 percent from 2021. Why is this?
Communism crippled the Soviet Union’s satellite states during the 20th century, but when the USSR fell, one country was quickest to move to capitalism: Poland. More than 30 years later, the results are in: Poland is outperforming its neighbors economically and socially. That much was evident in the way it has recovered from the global […]
Unfortunately, a free market is not something that appears overnight, so what do we say to those who do not have equal opportunities as things stand?
If you’ve ever visited Istanbul, you know it’s swarming with bald men. How, exactly, did Turkey become Bald Man Mecca? We answered that question: comparative advantage. And what is comparative advantage, you ask? And why has it led to Turkey’s revolutionary hair transplants? We put those questions to Adam Smith and David Ricardo, but they […]
What lessons can we learn about the importance of property rights from examples such as rental cars and Brazil’s favelas?
Despite the name, progressive economic policies actually end up having regressive effects. Let’s consider a couple of examples
In order to be able to address the root problems of inflation, we need to dispel some common myths. Here are our top five picks:
Reddit created an open, collaborative canvas where anyone can paint, but the only way to render a cohesive image is collaboration through spontaneous order.
The Guardian once called neoliberalism “the ideology at the root of all our problems.” New York Magazine called neoliberalism “the left’s favorite insult of liberals.”
But does anyone really know what the word means — or know anything about its origins?
Modernity is unthinkable without capitalism, yet Ayn Rand defined capitalism as an unknown ideal, one whose benefits people did not understand
Here’s a brainbuster for you: The product on the left will help keep you alive for 6-8 weeks. It costs $4.49. The other is nothing more than pretty to look at. It costs $161. Why? This paradox — the water-diamond paradox — troubled some of the world’s greatest minds. Plato wondered about it; Copernicus and […]
The Build Back Better Act is an attempt by the Biden administration to distribute handouts for specific sets of voters ahead of the 2022 midterms
Legalization makes marijuana safer for consumers, but taxation can undo these benefits, rendering legal markets unable to compete with street dealers
As we witnessed during the 2020 election season, and as we are sure to witness during the upcoming holiday season, the United States Postal Service doesn’t exactly instill confidence.
By embracing capitalism, Botswana went from one of the poorest nations in the world to one of the fastest growing economies.
If levied, the “billionaire tax” targeting unrealized capital gains would penalize entrepreneurship and have unprecedented destructive potential
The Chinese regime inherently rejects the ideas and values of individual liberty, meaningful economic freedom, transparency and human rights
Is immigration bad for the United States in 2021? Should the southern border be closed? Should we “build the wall,” as former President Donald Trump suggested?
Part 1 of Learn Liberty’s immigration series, “Why Should Conservatives Embrace Immigration?” tackles the stereotypical narratives around immigration from a Libertarian perspective — and from a statistical one.
As economic writer and researcher Daniel DiMartino describes, the economy doesn’t have a fixed number of jobs, and preventing highly skilled immigrants from entering the United States will only persuade companies to move those jobs elsewhere.