American Institute for Economic Research

American Institute for Economic Research

The American Institute for Economic Research, also known as AIER, is an economic research institute located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1933 by the 20th century economist Edward C. Harwood with the intention of protecting individual rights and continues to produce quality content on subjects of policy, philosophy and economic science.... Show More

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SpokenLayer May 27, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 27, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Liberalism Was Born and Grew During Centuries of Pandemics By Jon Murphy “There Are No Libertarians in an Epidemic,” The Atlantic proudly declared in March.
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 24, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. America Is Opening. It Should Never Have Closed By Jeffrey Tucker. I wanted to celebrate the opening day of breweries in Connecticut. But it was hardly that. Open means freedom of association and commerce. We are nowhere near that point.
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SpokenLayer May 23, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 23, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Good Riddance to Basic Life Skills By Art Carden I don’t know how to shoe a horse. I’m a lousy carpenter. Growing food? I’m not much of a gardener. Medicine? Beyond “clean the wound and put some ointment and a Band-Aid on it,” I’m not a lo...
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 22, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Pandemics and the Liberal Path By Jeffrey Tucker The record shows that the global economy collapsed not because of the COVID-19 pandemic but because governments around the world, through an astonishing and grossly irresponsible use of coercive power, crushed busin...
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SpokenLayer May 21, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 21, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles.
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 20, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Did the Lockdown Save Lives? By Jeffrey Tucker For two to three months, Americans have suffered the loss of liberty, security, and prosperity in the name of virus control. The psychological impact has been beyond description. We thought we could count on basic rig...
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SpokenLayer May 19, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 19, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Was Lockdown Architect and Theoretical Physicist Neil Ferguson Morally Right To Defy the Lockdown? by Edward Peter Stringham Theoretical physicist Neil Ferguson is a vice dean at Imperial College of London and one of the main architects of...
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SpokenLayer May 15\8, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 18, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. A Million Experiments By Raymond Niles I just received this email from my dentist who said that he is reopening for business on May 20, initially for emergency procedures. It explains all the precautions that the office will use in reo...
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 15, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. A Fate Worse than Death Peter C. Earle Los Angeles County has announced that it will extend the COVID-19 lockdowns for three more months.
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 14, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Don’t Blame Globalism for COVID-19 By Veronique de Rugy Like every crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to all sorts of ideas. Some of these ideas are good, but many of them are terrible. The undoubtedly worst idea of all, though, is that this pandemi...
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SpokenLayer May 13, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 13, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. The Fed Can’t Become a Financial Central Planner Alexander Salter Of all the policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve’s is the most extraordinary. Many people are unaware of the Fed’s recent behavior.
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 12, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Herd Immunity Is Misleading By Daniel B. Klein The expression “herd immunity” is misleading. Instead we should speak in a looser way of augmented immunity. The war on COVID-19 should not be waged as a big centrally commanded confrontation. It should be waged as gu...
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SpokenLayer May 9, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 9, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. How to Stop Food Shortages By Robert Wright So far, two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, death and pestilence, are upon us, but at least one of the others, famine, is also on the stalk.
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 8, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Should China Pay Reparations? By Veronique de Rugy And the craziness continues. President Trump is unhappy with China for its role in spreading the coronavirus. Some of the ideas that Mr.
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 7, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Masks in Sweden: A Followup By Daniel B. Klein In response to my piece on Masks in Sweden, I received the following fascinating note, by James Cooper, reproduced with his permission, which compares the attitude in Sweden with that in the United States. I think reade...
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SpokenLayer May 6, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 6, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Incompetent Experts and Bad Government By Alexander Salter The late Richard Feynman, one of the 20th century’s eminent physicists, famously said, “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.
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SpokenLayer May 5, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 5, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Elvis Was King, Ike Was President, and 116,000 Americans Died in a Pandemic By Jeffrey Tucker The year was 1957. Elvis’s new movie “Jailhouse Rock” was packing the theaters. The last episode of “I Love Lucy” aired on television.
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SpokenLayer May 2, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 2, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic By Jeffrey Tucker In my lifetime, there was another deadly flu epidemic in the United States. The flu spread from Hong Kong to the United States, arriving December 1968 and peaking a year later....
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This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for May 1, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. To Avoid Permanent Leviathan, People Must Reclaim their Rights By Nicolás Cachanosky A recent article in The Economist raises an important issue with respect to the coronavirus outbreak.
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SpokenLayer April 29, 2020 This is the spoken edition of the American Institute for Economic Research for April 29, 2020. A longer text version is hosted at AIER.org, along with many other articles. United States Needs Freedom, Not Fascism By Benjamin Powell The Defense Production Act is a Korean War-era measure that gives the president power to require businesses to produce goods he deems necessary for national defense.
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