In Economics 101 college courses, students usually are warned against wantonly printing money, creating inflation, and propping up unemployment checks as ways to stifle economic growth and prosperity. Yet none of these basic free-market principles…
Study Claims Economic Benefits for a Liberal Arts Degree
The Andrew Mellon Foundation published research that attempted to claim that liberal arts degrees are valuable, but their research findings fell far short of their claims.
Five Keys to a Vibrant Economy
On the third anniversary of his passing, we remember M. Stanton Evans economic advice, and take note on how we are doing following it.
Study Claimed Conservative Economic Views are Linked to Anger
Say what? Anger can be linked to conservative views on economics, claimed a study done by the University of Cincinnati.
Academics Surrounded by Reality
Basic economics and reality confound college professors, such as public perception of jobs and economic growth.
Academic Economist Endorses Free Market Health Care Reform
Occasionally, one of our more free market economists in academe latches onto an idea that moves us away from collectivism. Unfortunately, the impact is usually marginal. Such an idea is “reference pricing,” or competitive pricing…
Students Still Need Econ 101 Classes
A great piece from the James G. Martin Center on why, more than ever, college students need economics 101 courses: In an article published recently in the Atlantic, “The Curse of Econ 101,” University of Connecticut law…
The ‘Resource Curse’ Theory is Wrong
In a recent policy analysis by the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, Peter Kaznacheev claimed that the oft-used academic theory of a “resource curse” is erroneous and mistaken. Kaznacheev is the director at the Centre…
Rush Limbaugh Quotes AIA Blog
Our recent article on Donald Trump confusing academics was cited by talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh this past Friday! Take a listen at this link here and read the transcript below: “These people couldn’t…
Harvard Study: Government Inhibits Economic Development in America
A Harvard economist was stunned by the results of his study: The political system is hindering economic development in America. This was a key finding in Harvard Business School’s study on competitiveness. Professors, led by Michael…