Providing economic research and programs to promote human flourishing.

Banning e-cigarette sales will do more harm than good

San Francisco and Livermore may be the first cities to ban e-cigarette sales, but they would not be the first to cause considerable harm by enacting overzealous policies.

Using the Benefits of a Free Market to Combat Climate Change

In a free market, the lack of restrictions gives entrepreneurs the freedom to find innovative solutions to problems.

Prairie Prosperity: An Economic Guide for the State of North Dakota

In this report, we examine the history of North Dakota’s state finances and explore the policies that led to the current environment. We identify policy reforms to address state fiscal challenges and put North Dakota on a pathway to prosperity.


Perfect Cooperation

We frequently discuss economics in terms of competition or lack thereof, but this rhetoric is misleading. Economics is not a discipline primarily concerned with competition; it’s a discipline interested in the science of cooperation.

How Government Prolonged the Lobotomy

The use of the lobotomy in US medical history is a shocking and concerning event which continues to leave physicians and historians asking how such a thing could happen.

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