I do not often praise speeches delivered by government officials, but I praise this one sincerely: it’s by Federal Trade Commission commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen . (HT Adam Thierer) I boast that Ms. Ohlhausen is a 1991 graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.
Tim Carney exposes the foolishness that runs throughout James Fallows’s defense of that great geyser of cronyism, the U.S. Export-Import Bank . (I just wish that Tim would stop calling people such as Fallows “liberal.” Fallows isn’t liberal in the correct meaning of that term; he’s statist.)
More than just foolishness is unleashed in defense of government’s mercantilist habit of raiding other-people’s resources in order to enhance the profits of large exporting corporations. Another tactic used by cronyists (as my intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy explains) is bullying .
On Tuesday I discussed, with Brad Jackson, the morality of capitalism on the show “Markets and Coffee. ” (The background, of course, is Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S. and his criticisms of capitalism.)
One of my favorite philosophers is Matt Zwolinski. You’ll see why in this new Learn Liberty video .