Jeffrey Tucker

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Why It Might Be the Right Time to Quit Your Job

There is something absolutely beautiful about a tight labor market. It seems to shift decision-making from the boss to the employee. The jobs report is better than we’ve seen since the 2008 financial crisis, and perhaps in decades, and...

Why SWAT-style Raids on Bars to ‘Crack Down’ on Underage Drinking Aren't Helpful

Last weekend, police raided a bar in Norwalk, Connecticut, and found 103 underage people drinking, most of whom had no ID on them. Shocking, right? Not so much. That such people frequent bars in violation of the law is not uncommon in any college...

Facebook Hearings Reveal How Government Regulations Work

A commentator on Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before the Senate observed that the event seemed like a 5-hour tech-support call. Truth. If you have ever had to do tech support, you know the way it happens. The user is hopeless, frustrated, and...

What Ryan Cooper Gets Wrong About Classical Liberalism

You might think Enlightenment liberalism, or classical liberalism, did some good for the world. It gave us political consciousness of individual rights, eroded slavery, ended religious wars, brought free trade, and encouraged humanity to embrace...

Why the Alt-Right is Against Capitalism

Some people on the left are starting to worry about getting trolled by the alt-right. This is because the alt-right has become aggressively anti-capitalist, pro-welfare state, and in favor of a government that specifically promotes white interests,...

How to Live Like a Bitcoin Millionaire

The opportunity is to live every dream you have ever had. Now. The problem is that for every dream you realize, you have to relinquish some of your property. And every bit of that property is hard to come by, extraordinarily lucrative, and the...

Bud Light's 'Dilly Dilly' Commercial is Ingenious

Sometimes a commercial appears that both shatters a paradigm and creates a popular meme that truly sticks. The genius is undeniable but extremely hard to manufacture from a formula. It just works. Think of “I’d like to teach the world to sing,” “...

Goodbye Net Neutrality; Hello Competition

At long last, with the end of “net neutrality,” competition could soon come to the industry that delivers Internet services to you. You might be able to pick among a range of packages, some minimalist and some maximalist, depending on how you use...

Should the Welfare State Be Abolished?

I was honored to be the guest speaker of the Yale University Political Union last week, addressing the need to abolish the welfare state. The structure of the union breaks down students into “parties” based on political ideology. The guest speaks...

Not Every Tragedy Has a Political Solution

It only took a few hours after the news of the Texas massacre for the New York Times to start its gun-control incantations again. “Republicans leaders in Congress do nothing,” the paper writes. “Or, really, so far they’ve done the same thing they...

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