There’s a lot of concern over “price gouging” in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Some people, including Best Buy as evidenced in the tweet below, are using the hurricane as an excuse to raise prices on necessities like water to seemingly extreme levels. One Houston resident sent me a pic of water he saw being […]

Economics
America’s Parasite Prisons
August 23, 2016

In the wake of the U.S. Justice Department declaring that they will phase out the use of private prisons, it’s time for us to openly acknowledge that probably every critique the left can throw at private industry applies to the private prison industry. In short, the private prison industry really does put profits before people, […]

Economics
The Amazon-Killer Chronicles
August 8, 2016

Patrick Rothfuss, the author of the extremely popular fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles, went on an expletive-laced Twitter rant the other day after he found out that one of his favorite airport bookstores had closed. Now I won’t criticize anybody who’s upset that a bookstore has closed, but I draw the line at bad economics […]