Four Peaks Brewing Bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev

The Arizona craft beer community is abuzz with the latest news that Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached a deal to buy Tempe, AZ brewery Four Peaks.  In response to the acquisition, the Arizona Craft Brewer’s Guild has issued a statement.  Of course, with any news of this type, we also hear that big beer is taking over and ruining local breweries.  While it may seem that big beer is taking over, it must be noted that...Read more

Economics Books for Children

I’d like to make you aware of a new series of books that explain economics and the philosophy of Liberty to children. The series is called the Tuttle Twins written by Connor Boyack and illustrated by Elijah Stanfield. Each book in the series takes a classic book or essay and retells it in the form of a child friendly story with illustrations. Currently there are 3 books titled: The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law...Read more

Antitrust Follies Strike Groceries in Tucson

If you live in Tucson you may have received grocery ads in the mail from a new grocery store, Haggen, starting this past May.  At first, it was exciting to see a new grocery store option in Tucson, however doing a little research about the new Haggen stores opening in Tucson revealed a story of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) involvement through antitrust laws.  If you are unfamiliar with antitrust laws, these laws are used by the Federal...Read more

Robert Murphy on Human Action

This is a great, easy to understand summary on Human Action, presented by the Economist, Robert P. Murphy.  Bob Murphy’s lectures are some of my favorite of all economics lectures.  I urge you to listen to this lecture whether you are new to Austrian Economics or already familiar with these ideas.   The lecture is only a 31 minutes long. Click here to listen at Mises.orgRead more