Economy

OCPA releases analysis, critique of Standard & Poor's (S&P) recent Oklahoma bond rating downgrade

Study finds that S&P’s recent downgrade of Oklahoma should be considered with a healthy degree of skepticism.

July 13, 2017
Economy

What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen

In the economic sphere an act, a habit, an institution, a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it appears simultaneously with its cause; it is seen. The other effects emerge only subsequently; they are not seen; we are fortunate if we foresee them.

Frederic Bastiat
January 31, 2010
Economy

Don't mess with Texas

There's "lots of talk in Oklahoma about looking to Texas as a model for fiscal and economic policy," our liberal friends at the Oklahoma Policy Institute correctly point out. "Better look again," they warn darkly, pointing to Paul Krugman's latest.

Brandon Dutcher
January 7, 2010
Economy

The Free Market: A School of Virtue

Does the market inspire people to greater practical virtue, or does it eviscerate what little virtue any of us have?

Stephen Grabill
December 6, 2009
Economy

The Economic Lessons of Bethlehem

At the heart of the Christmas story rest some important lessons concerning free enterprise, government, and the role of wealth in society.

Lew Rockwell
December 6, 2009
Economy

Is Socialism the Wave of the Future?

Governor Bradford's history of the Plymouth Bay Colony is a story that deserves to be far better known, particularly in an age that has acquired a mania for socialism and Communism, regards them as peculiarly "progressive" and entirely new, and is sure that they represent "the wave of the future."

Henry Hazlitt
November 1, 2009
Economy

Productivity Collapse Staggering

It's time to bring the field of education into the fold of the free enterprise system.

Andrew J. Coulson
October 5, 2009