In this episode of The Heartland Institute's weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, Jesse Hathaway talks with Adam Millsap about a new study ranking each US state's financial health, based on factors such as short- and long-term debt, fiscal obligations, unfunded pensions and entitlement spending.
On this episode of The Heartland Institute's weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, Jesse Hathaway talks with Adam Michel about a new study on which he collaborated, about how the US tax code is holding back the nation's prosperity-building power, and how common-sense tax reforms could unleash the nation's economic beast and make America great again.
Mercatus Center Academic & Student Programs recently hosted the 2016 Advanced Austrian Seminar at which Dr. Israel M. Kirzner, Professor Emeritus of Economics at New York University, delivered the keynote lecture, “The History and Importance of the Austrian Theory of the Market Process.”…
Bitcoin, a once-geeky novelty, has grown into a legitimate currency that disrupts financial markets--especially in the developing world. Caleb Watney joins Tech Policy Podcast host Evan Swarztrauber to discuss Bitcoin's presence in developing nations--from backing new businesses to providing financial stability.
During the 16th century, Europe experienced a wave of witchcraft trials that has captured our imagination, and much scholarly attention, up until the present era. But the “wave” of witchcraft trials was not geographically uniform. Hayek Program Senior Fellow Peter Leeson focuses the lens of rational choice theory to explain the occurrence, duration, and geographic distribution of this seemingly irrational phenomenon.
Information, investment and innovation are the engines of economic growth in the 21st century. Yet regulatory accumulation and outdated regulatory processes are preventing both the private and public sectors from effectively using the three “I’s” to solve problems and grow the economy.
Mercatus PhD Fellow Vipin Veetil, along with Akshaya Vijayalakshmi and Srikanth Viswanathan, address Amartya Sen's criticism of cash-transfer programs such as education vouchers in the Wall Street Journal.
Discovery, Capitalism, and Distributive Justice makes Kirzner’s case for the idea that entrepreneurial profit is both essential for an economy and profoundly just. Asserting that the problem with standard criticism of capitalist income distribution is a failure to see capitalism as a “discovery procedure,” Kirzner argues that production and subsequent profit are neither automatic nor guaranteed.