Jeffrey Tucker

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

Recent blog posts by this author

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

A sign of strange times: 1984 by George Orwell has become a bestseller yet again. Here is a book distinguished for its dark view of the state, together with a genuine despair about what to do about it.  Strangely, this view is held today by...

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

Why is Trump attacking the House Freedom Caucus? He has tweeted that “we must fight them.” My first thought: this is inevitable. Destiny is unfolding before our eyes! There is the obvious fact that the Freedom Caucus was the reason the GOP’s...

Stop Calling the 'Freedom Caucus' the 'Rebellious Far Right Wing'

My hope is that this article will settle this nonsense once and for all. It won’t. Fake news outlets will persist as long as they are allowed to get away with it. It’s a smear and an outright lie but it goes on often, especially recently. ...

Only Markets Can Defeat Poverty

An interviewer just asked me the question following my usual call for markets in everything. It’s probably the 100th time this has happened. The question amazes me because the implication behind it implies that markets serve primarily the rich...

Left-Wing Economics Is No Match for Alt-Right Resentment

The Democratic leadership, and its leftwing intellectual base, are feeling implausibly smug these days. They figure it this way: the Trump era is going to inspire a blowback. Trump will make a terrible mess, destabilize income security and health...

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

Reading “How I Left the Left” is a solid reminder that there’s not much intellectual heft remaining on that side of the fence. If an ideology sets out to isolate the locus of evil in people’s very identity, it is pretty well spent. This, in addition...

Retina Scans at Airports Have Arrived

For some 15 years, airport security has become steadily more invasive. There are ever more checkpoints, ever more requests for documents as you make your way from the airport entrance to the airplane. Passengers adapt to the new changes as they come...

Delta Paid for Its Own Security Upgrade and Solved All its Problems

The security lines at the Atlanta airport had grown progressively worse. The lines grew longer, the crowds ever more unruly, the invasiveness of the process ever more intense, the mood of the TSA more crabby and scary. Customers were miserable. It...

Why Americans Refrigerate Eggs and Europeans Don't

A few years ago, I bought some fresh eggs from a friend who owned chickens. They were wonderful. I’m not fussy about the topic so I can’t say that I go out of my way to get fresh eggs. I’ll take them when I can get them. However, I’ve long been...

Think For Yourself: How to Reject the Team Mentality of Politics

The wildly contentious election of 2016 seems to have inculcated certain habits of mind. We are tempted to believe that our role as citizens is like that of a sports fan. We need to choose a team and stick with it, no matter what. Our team needs us...

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