George Selgin reflects on the 10th anniversary of the Bernanke Fed’s blundering into the financial crisis of 2008.

Policy and Government

In the Washington Times, Richard Berman writes eliminating the tipping system would harm restaurant workers.

The National Academy of Sciences publishes a major report on a crisis cause by “Improper use of statistics, arbitrary research techniques, lack of accountability, political groupthink, and a scientific culture biased toward producing positive results together have produced a critical state of affairs” with wide implications for policy makers.

At Reason, Daniel W. Drezner makes the case for free trade.

Monetary

George Selgin at Alt-M, somberly reflects on the 10th anniversary of the Bernanke Fed’s blundering into the financial crisis of 2008 and the ensuing Great Recession and why such a blunder is likely to recur.

At Reason, William Luther gives his defense of cash.

Tax

Dan Mitchell writes people are voting with their feet against high-tax states.

Regulatory

In the American Spectator, Eric Peters tells us how Uncle Sam killed the viper.

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