Editorials: James L. Johnston

Price Controls, Whether For Labor Or Housing, Don't Work

Here is a question for your consideration. Why does a nickel trade for five pennies? The answer involves examining the alternatives.

Encrypt Everything!

The continuing scandal regarding National Security Agency monitoring of U.S.

Samuel Insull: Getting The Story Straight

Samuel Insull died at the age of 78 in the Paris subway on July 16, 1938. He was a remarkable man.

Resentencing Skilling: Reading Between The Lines

The Wall Street Journal reported on April 5

R.I.P. James M. Buchanan (1919-2013)

James McGill Buchanan Jr. died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Getting the Enron Story Straight

The story about the failure of Enron by Phil Rosenthal that appeared in the Chicago Tribune on December 4, 2011 missed out on several interesting points in law and economics.

Let Peak-Road Pricing Regulate Illinois Tollway

Letter to the editor sent to the Chicago Tribune on September 1, 2011:

Economic Alzheimer’s

There are several forms of dementia. One particularly perverse version affects older economists and investment bankers. They lose the memory of everything except the gold standard.

Is Stealing a Virtue?