Jeffrey Tucker

Recent blog posts by this author

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...

So This Is What Happens With Government Disaster Relief?

The idea of having government assist after a natural disaster sounds great. It makes us feel good. Houston floods? Send millions. New Orleans floods? Send hundreds of millions. Puerto Rico? The place is a mess and needs billions and billions. It all...

The Scandalous Truth about Obamacare Is Laid Bare

It’s not just that Obamacare is financially unsustainable. More seriously, it is intellectually unsustainable, even though this truth has been slow to emerge. This has come to an end with President Trump’s executive order. What does it do? It...

IMF Head Muses On the End of Banking, Triumph of Digital Currencies

In a remarkably frank talk at a Bank of England conference, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has speculated that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency have as much of a future as the Internet itself. It could displace central banks...

How To Ask for a Raise

Let’s talk about one of the most stressful aspects of professional life: asking for raises. I’ve been on both sides, asking for raises and being asked for raises. It’s a completely normal part of work life, nothing unusual. And yet people are...

9 Books to Understand the Collectivist Right

The fast and furious rise of the alt-right in Europe, the UK, and the US has caught many people intellectually off-guard. I can speak for myself in this respect. My education and reading prepared me well to understand the statism of the left. My...

Paul Krugman Discovers the Problem with Unbridled Presidential Power

It’s always an occasion of note when Paul Krugman says a true thing. And it has happened. “Given the powers we grant to the president, who in some ways is almost like an elected dictator, giving the office to someone likely to abuse that...

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