Articles by Iain Murray

  • A free-market solution for fisheries

    April 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    When humans first shifted from hunting and gathering to agriculture thousands of years ago, the establishment of private property rights yielded enormous benefits to natural resource conservation.... Read More…

  • Manhattan Moment: Here's the right way to do regulatory relief

    Iain Murray | November 30, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    In the seemingly endless debate about how to put Americans back to work, one solution dare not speak its name: deregulation. Yet if implemented correctly, it would provide an almost cost-free... Read More…

  • Bureaucrats are stealing Americans blind

    Iain Murray | July 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    First of a three-part series Before I came to the United States in the late 1990s, I spent eight reasonably happy years working as a civil servant in the headquarters of the British Department... Read More…

  • Case studies in regulation: John Pozsgai

    Iain Murray | April 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    In this week when we remember how much government takes from us, we should also remember what they do with that money. In this case study, what they did was harrass and imprison a man who most... Read More…

  • China's economic miracle?

    Iain Murray | April 15, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    One thing you should always remember about GDP is that it is a measure of economic activity first and foremost. Therefore, it is generally a sound indicator of economic health. However, its... Read More…

  • More on the climate gravy train

    Iain Murray | March 02, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    I'd just like to add something to Max Border's excellent Opinion Zone post on the climate gravy train below. There is actually strong empirical evidence that climate scientists are very highly... Read More…

  • Winter of Discontent

    Iain Murray | December 30, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    The coldest winter in many years. Snow on the streets of the nation's biggest city. The sanitation employees' union embarks on a go slow. New York in December 2010? Actually, London in the... Read More…

  • Ed Rendell is a Wuss about China

    Iain Murray | December 29, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    For the record, I agree wholeheartedly with virtually everything Pennsylvania Governer Ed Rendell says about the NFL's silly cancellation of the Sunday Night Football game in Philly. It spat... Read More…

  • Sniffing out injustice

    Iain Murray | December 07, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Three weeks ago, my throat started hurting. About two weeks ago, I started getting a runny nose. Then the mucus started to get bloody. Because I was traveling and had taken several sick days... Read More…

  • The Lord of the tax breaks

    Iain Murray | October 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    The front page of the Financial Times today carries a story about the New Zealand government agreeing to new incentives for the film industry in order to ensure that the Hobbit is filmed in... Read More…

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