Twin Cities Voters Flunk Econ 101 by Passing Rent Control—and the Fallout Is Already Visible

Minnesota’s two largest cities—Minneapolis and St. Paul—both approved rent control ordinances at the ballot box in November. The St. Paul rules would limit boosts in rents to 3% per year… Read more

Why the FDA’s Monopoly Over Drug and Food Approval Needs to End

Competition tends to bring about a better product or service, at a lower price, than does monopoly. This is a basic premise held by virtually all economists, disputed by pretty… Read more

Hurricane Ida: How Government Is Getting in the Way of Relief Efforts

Hurricane Ida has left in her wake all kinds of physical destruction. Power lines down, no electricity, roofs blown right off, floods, trucks overturned, trees down, and dozens killed. She… Read more

How Prescription Medicines Reveal the Absurdity of the Nanny State

What is a medical prescription? It is a note from your doctor to your pharmacist giving you permission to avail yourself of an otherwise ordinary legal drug. We are not… Read more