Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey A. Tucker is Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research.

Recent blog posts by this author

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...

To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility

I’m at dinner and the hostess serves me pie for dessert. I gobble it up. Then the hostess says, “Would you like another piece?” I politely decline. In her head, she is thinking “he hates my pie,” but this is totally wrong. I love her pie,...

Should an Armed Nazi Horde Be Permitted to Invade Your Town?

The American Civil Liberties Union has reversed itself to decide: now it’s gone too far. They will defend the right of speech, the right to associate, the right to protest and march. They will defend the rights of hate groups, hate speech, and...

How to Buy Sharp-Looking Suits on eBay for (Almost) Nothing

In the two-decade slide in clothing prices, men’s suits stand out as an anomaly. Go to a fancy department store, or a specialty shop in the mall, and price them out. They can run $1,000-$3,000. Burburry’s wants you to throw down $2,000. Brooks...

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