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Earth Hour and How the West Plays at Poverty

Turning out the lights is a dark joke

MARCH 30, 2015 by DANIEL BIER

People who see virtue in doing without electricity should try it for a month, not an hour. You might like visiting nature, but you wouldn't want to live there.

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Lower Oil Prices: Dark Cloud or Silver Lining?

Current deflation is a good thing for the US economy

MARCH 30, 2015 by TYLER WATTS, NICHOLAS CUROTT

The plummeting price of oil is great news — not just for drivers, but for all consumers. So why are some economists so intent on seeing cheaper goods as bad news?

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Payday Loans and Predatory Politicians

Banning payday loans hurts the worst off

MARCH 27, 2015 by ERIC KOHN

Banning usury may feel good, but it sure won't do good.

Clichés of Progressivism

#50 – “Greedy Capitalists Take Advantage of People in Natural Disasters; Price Controls Are the Answer”

MARCH 27, 2015 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

The interpretation of post-disaster price hikes as "price gouging" is as unfortunate as it is mistaken.

Book Value

Stay Put?

Small-town nostalgia is not a moral imperative

MARCH 26, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

For many on their journeys of life, the city offers temptations and variety. But some critics are trying to make "staying put" a kind of duty.

Essential Works from FEE

MARCH 05, 2015 by LAWRENCE W. REED

One can scour the Scriptures with a fine-tooth comb and find nary a word from Jesus that endorses the forcible redistribution of wealth by political authorities.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 by HENRY HAZLITT

The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first! 

JANUARY 19, 2010 by F. A. HAYEK

It wasn't the workers and peasants who gave the world the total state. 

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by FREDERIC BASTIAT

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same. 

OCTOBER 01, 1960 by F. A. HAYEK

There can be little doubt that man owes some of his greatest suc­cesses in the past to the fact that he has not been able to control so­cial life. 

DECEMBER 01, 2008 by LEONARD E. READ

No one knows how to make a pencil: Leonard Read's classic (Audio, HTML, and PDF) 

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