George Leef


Posts by George Leef (page 5)

  • Proof you can be a success in the market and not understand economics

    You’ll find quite a number of very rich people who completely buy into the statist mindset and favor coercive government interventions such as the minimum wage. They’re unable to see the logical flaws in their arguments or the unseen adverse consequences they cause. In the letter below, Don Boudreaux responds…
    George Leef, June 9, 2015
  • Why aren’t there more libertarian women?

    That’s what Bonnie Kristian asks in this piece, in which she does battle with a number of clueless leftist men. Strikingly, they continue to run the intellectually dishonest line that libertarians don’t care about anyone but themselves. Will we ever get to the point where leftists will argue about…
    George Leef, June 8, 2015
  • If you want to debate the gold standard well….

    Then this [email protected]y post by George Selgin is essential. He debunks ten myths that gold standard opponents commonly resort to.
    George Leef, June 4, 2015
  • A formerly exceptional nation

    America, that is. So argues Jacob Hornberger in this piece. We used to be exceptional in freedom, the rule of law, property rights, sound money, fair administration of justice and more. Over the last century, however, the US has been rapidly losing all those advantages and Hornberger correctly observes…
    George Leef, May 20, 2015
  • Leftists say it’s silly to talk about auditing the Fed…

    But economist D. Brady Nelson argues that they’re utterly mistaken in this Townhall piece. The Fed at the bare minimum needs to be audited, but that should only be the starting point for an intelligent analysis of the role of government in our monetary system. Nelson shows that the people…
    George Leef, May 14, 2015
  • Will younger Americans realize that big government is their enemy?

    The mega-state created by generations of Republicans and Democrats has so whittled away our freedom and distorted our economy that younger people will find it very difficult to live as well as their parents did.  A few are coming that that realization, but many more need to and that’s the…
    George Leef, May 13, 2015
  • Cure or cause?

    Keynesians and statists (who might or might not have any familiarity with Keynes and his theories) often say that the reason why the economy has not been robust for years is that the wealthy aren’t spending enough. In the lingo, we suffer from inadequate aggregate demand. Solution: have the government…
    George Leef, May 12, 2015
  • Against progressivism, no matter how you label it

    Hillsdale history professor Bradley Birzer’s essay on that is must reading. Choosing to call a movement that restores autocratic control over the people “progressive” is one of the great verbal tricks of all time, just like the misuse of the word “liberal.”…
    George Leef, May 7, 2015