Author: American Institute for Economic Research

Private Enterprise Fuels the Community

Private Enterprise Fuels the Community by Max Gulker for American Institute for Economic Research Residents of Berkshire County, the mostly rural far-western slice of Massachusetts where AIER makes its home, joke that Bostonians don’t know the final fifty miles of their...

Household Net Worth Hits A Record While Government and Corporate Debt Pile Up

Household Net Worth Hits A Record While Government and Corporate Debt Pile Up by Robert Hughes for American Institute for Economic Research Fallout from Covid-19 and government policies of lockdowns and restrictions continue to wreak havoc on the economy. While much...

Liberty or Lockdown

Liberty or Lockdown by Jeffrey A. Tucker for American Institute for Economic Research I’m very pleased to announce that my book Liberty or Lockdown is now available at Amazon. It includes a foreword by George Gilder. Below is my introduction. For...

The Academy’s Monopoly on the Truth Is Crumbling

The Academy’s Monopoly on the Truth Is Crumbling by Max Gulker for American Institute for Economic Research Academia has traditionally built high walls around itself, with experts expanding the frontiers of knowledge and everyone else accepting it. Academic elites often behave...

Be Serious, You Don’t Solve Lockdowns With More Central Planning

Be Serious, You Don’t Solve Lockdowns With More Central Planning by John Tamny for American Institute for Economic Research To read the lofty coronavirus relief proposals from Democrats and Republicans is to detect confusion about what powers economic growth. Neither side...

Total Unemployment Benefits Recipients Remain Near 30 Million

Total Unemployment Benefits Recipients Remain Near 30 Million by Robert Hughes for American Institute for Economic Research Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance totaled 860,000 for the week ending September 12, down 33,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised tally...

Corona’s Culture of Coercive Compliance

Corona’s Culture of Coercive Compliance by Jenin Younes for American Institute for Economic Research Our public culture has changed dramatically since the pandemic lockdowns began in March. Unprecedented interventions in individuals’ lives and curtailments of their liberties have become the “new...