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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is this October 24th, 2020, Facebook post by Mario Rizzo: When I see this, I do not see the beauty of democracy where everyone can decide what kind of government they want. I see a threatening mob — each member of which is...

Liberal individualism is often interpreted as an ideology based on the belief that individuals are atomistic egoists, each of whom single-mindedly pursues only maximum material gain and sensual satisfaction for himself or herself. Each person, in this interpretation, engages with people outside of his or...

On March 28 – very early in the pandemic – AIER published an article that I felt at the time received far too little attention. “Drugs, Suicide, and Crime: Empirical Estimates of the Human Toll of the Shutdown” by economists Audrey and Thomas Duncan cited...

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia EconLogWhat’s the appeal to people? Obviously I agree with you when you talk about a liberal society being a good one. The idea of intellectual or ideological pluralism, I’m all in. But people who are saying, “That’s a false front for...

(Don Boudreaux) TweetThomas Sowell believes that Donald Trump is a lesser evil than is Joe Biden. Ilya Somin believes that Joe Biden is a lesser evil than is Donald Trump. John Cochrane offers a detailed analysis of a report on Biden’s economic plan. Raymond Niles rightly bemoans the...

A romantic view of democracy is that it gives citizens control over their governments. Citizens decide who hold power, and if those who are elected do not carry out the will of the voters, democratic elections provide the mechanism to replace them. Elections provide the...