Blog

Get the latest news, research, commentary and analysis on what is impacting your quality of life. From top scholars to regular citizens, this blog’s contributors make the latest in empirical research on economic freedom accessible and easy to understand, issue by issue.

Soybeans

In the News: How the USDA blew millions on Afghan soybeans

The USDA shipped 4,000 tons of soybeans to northern Afghanistan. The catch? Nobody wanted soybeans.

Book Review: Homer Economicus

Joshua Hall’s (ed.) “Homer Economicus” makes the unlikely connection between economics and “The Simpsons.”

Ratatouille

In the News: France’s absurd new ‘homemade’ law handcuffs restaurants

New French law regulates ‘homemade’ food.

Scottish man in kilt

In the News: Of obsolete regulations and post-prohibition haggis

What the United States’ haggis ban can teach us about the workings of government.

Tiny house

In the News: Homeowners trade big spaces for big savings

The “tiny house” movement is using creative ways to get around regulations.

New York City Subway Sign

In the News: Police cracking down on subway acrobats

The NYPD is looking to turn the city that never sleeps into the city that never dances—on subways, that is.

Tulips Washington, D.C.

In the News: DC tour guides win right to talk without a test

Until recently, it was a jailable offense to give tours in Washington, DC, without passing a 100-question test.

Soda

In the News: New York City’s soda ban struck down

New York state’s highest court recently ruled against reinstating the Big Apple’s infamous soda ban.

Soccer goal

In the News: The World Cup traveling circus

A majority of Brazilians don’t think the World Cup is all it’s cracked up to be.

In the News: Report: Food Freedom Under Attack

Our food freedom is under attack.