Max Gulker argues that a President Elizabeth Warren would be an even greater calamity than would a President Bernie Sanders. A slice:
Warren presents herself as a tireless, technocratic savior of capitalism, but her plans give the U.S. government far more control over individual firms, households, and markets than anything proposed in recent memory. Warren, a legal scholar by trade, has moved into the complex realm of a modern economy, where a lawyer’s penchant for sweating the details is usually counterproductive and causes considerably more damage along the way.
My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy is not impressed by the so-called “reform” of that great geyser of cronyism, the U.S. Export-Import Bank.
Richard Ebeling explains that price controls suppress freedom of speech.
My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan is happy for the material abundance that he, as an American, enjoys.
Richard Rahn defends freedom against socialism.
Frank Furedi sings the praises of tolerance. (HT Walter Grinder)
Arnold Kling gives the left its due.
Alex Nowrasteh puts U.S. immigrant-deportation rates in historical perspective.
Alberto Mingardi reviews Steve Davies’s book, The Wealth Explosion: The Nature and Origins of Modernity.