Jeffrey Tucker

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

Recent blog posts by this author

Watch this 17-Year Old Kid Explain Why He Won't Go to College

You might still believe that college is a great investment for nearly everyone. You might still hold to the view that a great education benefits the student and the whole of society. You might even agree with the politicians who are figuring out how...

What Early Feminists Meant by 'Equal Pay for Equal Work'

The phrase “equal pay for equal work” is in play again, with an intended meaning we all know. The idea is that government should force (really force, this time) private employers to boost the pay of women to match the rate of men in the same...

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Even after all these years of experience, socialism still has a reputation for being a humane alternative to capitalism. It’s preposterous because socialism means controlling or stealing people’s property, whereas capitalism mean nothing more or...

Why You Should Watch this Censored Nazi Propaganda Film

A marvelous feature of the digital age is that we have opportunities to see films that were nearly impossible to view even decades ago. In some cases, the films were banned. This was the case with the 1935 Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of the...

Was this Man the Founding Father of Fascism?

Have you heard of the “great man” theory of history? The meaning is obvious from the words. The idea is that history moves in epochal shifts under the leadership of visionary, bold, often ruthless men who marshal the energy of masses of people to...

Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

At the first-ever nationally televised debate between candidates for the Libertarian Party, the subject turned to a fundamental issue: the freedom not to associate. The subject concerned anti-discrimination law, particularly as it affects religion...

Despite Appearances, These Are Great Times for Human Liberty

Are you despairing of the presidential electoral trajectory? You are not alone. You are in the majority, one might even say the silent majority. A majority of voters in both major American political parties tell pollsters that they neither like...

Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

People tour the nation’s capital to be delighted by symbols of America’s greatness and history. They seek out monuments and museums that pay tribute to the nation state and its works. They want to think about the epic struggles of the past, and...

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is

Freedom lovers everywhere are biting their nails during the election season, wondering how the damage can be limited. Depending on who gains control, we could have trade wars, nationalized health care, the pillaging of Wall Street and Main...

How the Education System Destroys Social Networks

I was at a restaurant for lunch and had time to visit with the waitress, who turns out to be a college graduate from a good institution. She has a degree in European languages. Here she is waiting tables with nondegreed people, some five years her...

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