• John Locke Update

    Economic analysis is essential to sound public health policy

    posted April 30, 2020 by Dr. Donald R. van der Vaart
    As we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has responded by imposing economically severe restrictions on our lives. In doing so, elected officials must remember that imposing costly public…
  • John Locke Update

    How “price gouging” laws subsidize hoarding

    posted March 24, 2020 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    Public officials at all levels are pleading with consumers not to hoard basic household necessities like toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning, and sanitizing products, or groceries. There are no problems…
  • John Locke Update

    Sometimes Market Efficiency is the Wrong Standard

    posted June 10, 2019 by Joseph Coletti
    Former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal provides a picture of the true costs of what Progressives and Democratic Socialists call “free.” He notes that many people have never seen a…
  • John Locke Update

    Trade Deficits Can Be Beneficial

    posted April 10, 2019 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    I was recently cleaning out some old files and came across an article on trade deficits and surpluses that I wrote in 1988 while working as an economist with the…
  • John Locke Update

    Practical Compassion Lets Prices Rise During a Crisis

    posted September 27, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Why we oppose the state’s anti-“gouging” law enforcing pre-disaster pricing Laws that forbid price increases during extreme events have bad unintended consequences at the very worst of times. Precisely because…
  • John Locke Update

    Trump vs. Hillary: A Race To The Keynesian Bottom

    posted August 4, 2016 by Dr. Roy Cordato
    John Maynard Keynes was the most influential economist of the 20th Century. His view, and the view of his followers, i.e., Keynesians — that recessions could be overcome and economies…

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