Gary Wolfram, Ph.D.

Author Articles

Econ 101: Let's Be Honest about Entitlements

No one wants to talk about who should pay for whom.

Film Review: 'The Power of Choice,' A Milton Friedman Special

Documentary highlights the man and his ideas that changed the world.

Econ 101: How to Reduce Gas Consumption

Government intervention in energy markets leads to inefficiency, even when 'energy security' is the goal.

Econ 101: Who Benefits from Boost in Student Grants?

'Round and 'round the taxpayer money goes ... and where it stops, nobody knows. Oh, and tuition will go up, too.

Econ 101: Counting on the Government

Why does everyone expect the president and Congress to fix gas prices?

Econ 101: When the Job Market Isnt Free

French protests show students ignorance about a consumer-driven economy.

Econ 101: Rich and Poor in a Market Economy

Dr. Gary Wolfram answers a readers questions about wealth distribution and social stability in the United States.

Econ 101: What Happens When We Subsidize

Alternative energy should be developed in a free, innovative marketplace not through government planning.

Econ 101: How do Tax Cuts Work?

Despite the medias portrayal, tax cuts for the rich arent bad and they boost the economy.

Econ 101: Has the Economy Been Good or Bad?

Despite media reports, the U.S. economy isnt on the naughty list this year and heres why

Econ 101: The Role of the Courts in the Economy

To preserve a country where the rule of law guards private property rights, judges must focus on enforcing the laws that are written not on creating new policies.

The Price of Recovery

When prices rise, it helps get resources to the places theyre needed most.

Econ 101: Are Housing Prices Too High?

Professor Gary Wolfram explains the economics behind pricing and the housing bubble.