Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

I'm executive editor of Laissez Faire Books and the proprietor of the Laissez Faire Club. I'm the author of two books in the field of economics and one on early music. My main professional work between 1985 and 2011 was with the MIses Institute but I've also worked with the Acton Institute and Mackinac Institute, as well as written thousands of published articles. My personal twitter account @jeffreyatucker FB is @jeffrey.albert.tucker Plain old email is tucker@lfb.org

Jeffrey Tucker's Recent Articles

Laissez FaireHow Bitcoin Can Simplify Your Dinner Plans

Jeffrey Tucker

The best use of a new technology is to solve an old problem you never gave much thought to. It's these problems that become so common, people naturally come to accept them. Now Bitcoin is doing just that, by helping to solve some of the simplest (and most common) problems people face... like splitting a dinner bill. Jeffrey Tucker explains...


Witness the Birth of a New and Better Currency

Jeffrey Tucker

Real progress happens through real people, ideas, and innovations. Not by legislation argued and debated in Congress. Right now, one of the most influential technologies is changing the way people do business. And reinventing the future in the process. Jeffrey Tucker explains...


The Closest Thing to Paradise This World Has to Offer

Jeffrey Tucker

Modern day perceptions of a certain "trouble country" in Central America are finally changing. And rightfully so... Today, Jeffrey Tucker recounts a trip he made to Nicaragua in 1985, and what he found will change everything you thought you knew about life in the Middle Americas. Read on...


Laissez FaireThe Most Important Lesson You Can Learn from Edward Snowden

Jeffrey Tucker

A cushy six-figure job. A beautiful girlfriend/boyfriend. Job security and professional experience that gives you plenty of future opportunities. Would you throw that all away to do what you though was right? One government contractor did just that. And now you see the world the government tried to hide from you. Jeffrey tucker explains...


Laissez FaireWhy the Bitcoin Fad Won’t Fade Away

Jeffrey Tucker

Every time Bitcoin crashes, the "experts" call it a currency fad that will fade away. But a little over a year since it really took up, the digital currency is still going strong, and is once again seeing its price rise. Today, Jeffrey Tucker explains why, and discovers another reason why people are buying Bitcoins. Read on...


Laissez FaireThe Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return

Jeffrey Tucker

The government will do whatever it takes to fund itself. On the surface you might think that means enduring a grueling tax audit. But the IRS is more than willing to ignore your privacy in the cold relentless pursuit of the money they think they deserve. As they get bigger and bigger every year. Jeffrey Tucker explains...


Cheap Wine and Expensive Health Care

Jeffrey Tucker

The current U.S. health care system is a racket. In the way it's currently set up, the system rewards specialists to an extraordinary extent, passing the often outrageous expense on to the consumer. But how does this happen and why? As usual, the New York Times avoids the topic altogether. Luckily Jeffrey Tucker is there to pick up the slack...


The Basement Beneath the Wage Floor

Jeffrey Tucker

A minimum wage floor of any sort traps people in the basement. The higher the floor, the larger the basement. Today, millions are rattling around down there, unable to find their way out. And now the U.S. president, in the name of creating jobs, wants to make more of the unemployed more permanently unemployed. Jeffrey Tucker explains...


The Only Way to Get U.S. Health Care Off Life Support

Jeffrey Tucker

The so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- the showpiece of democratic welfarism in the 21st century -- has made history as the largest, fastest failure in the history of state-provided welfare programs. And, as is the case with most of these schemes, it's going to get worse before it gets better. Read on...


The Cure for the Broken Monetary System

Jeffrey Tucker

Before the housing market collapsed and the government pumped billions into the economy to save it, there was a programmer named Satoshi Nakamoto. And without much fanfare, he created an idea that’s in the process of changing the world. Jeffrey Tucker explains this idea and why it's not going away...