California lawmakers recently passed the CalRx Biosimilar Insulin Initiative. The legislation aims to lower the cost of insulin, a life-prolonging medication for many diabetics, by investing $100 million, half designated […]
Tag: Public Choice and Public Policy
Pandemics and Liberty: An Introduction
The following is the introduction from the new AIER edited volume, Pandemics & Liberty. “The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.” ~John Lederberg, […]
Jubilee and Student Loan Forgiveness
Debt forgiveness is in the air, and everywhere can be heard the jubilant cries from college graduates and attendees who have yet to pay off their loans, many of which […]
Goodbye, Anthony Fauci
When Anthony Fauci announced his retirement, a deluge of fawning coverage about his career immediately appeared in mainstream media outlets. This praise was both expected and deeply disturbing. Yasmeen Abutaleb […]
Is Wokeness the New Sumptuary Laws?
It’s not easy being woke. In fact, it can be downright cost prohibitive! For those not hip to the woke, let me begin by noting that “wokeness” is similar to […]
The Fed’s Share of Public Debt: Worsening Withdrawal Symptoms?
Prominent writers and investors have described today’s economy as being addicted to loose monetary policy, especially the QE variety. There may be something to that analogy. After all, the Fed has barely commenced tapering, […]
Washington’s Budget Deficits: Size and Composition Matter
If you are wondering why Washington keeps running ever larger deficits, one reason is that fiscal policymakers are increasingly losing control of their own budget. The figure below breaks down […]
Can The Fed Save Us?
It is no surprise to anyone who has been to the grocery store, the gas station, or just about anywhere else where things are bought and sold that every dollar […]
Want to Understand the Inflation Problem? Look to Harvey Road, Not Pennsylvania Avenue
As news headlines have reported, the US economy today suffers its worst inflation in two generations. Not coincidentally, US public debt is also at its all-time high. As if on […]
What Can Healthcare Prices Teach About Inflationary Woes?
Tammy Ferrell is taking drastic measures to feed her family as inflation reaches a 40-year high. Even after replacing meat with noodles and walking to the grocery store to save […]