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Clichés of Progressivism

#37 – If FDR’s New Deal Didn’t End the Depression, Then It Was World War II that Did

DECEMBER 26, 2014 by BURTON FOLSOM

Wars aren't cures for depressions. They simply divert manpower and resources away from what consumers want to what government wants to win the conflict.

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Nathaniel Branden, Rest in Peace

True ideas do not need gatekeepers to cast out nonconformists

DECEMBER 26, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Branden never repudiated his objectivism or his deep love for Rand's ideas, but he came to wear them lightly, as part of a life well lived.

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Private Property and the Christmas Spirit

Freedom to use private property enables people to give of what they own

DECEMBER 25, 2014 by BETTINA BIEN GREAVES

Dickens contrasted the Christmas spirit of giving, generosity, sociability, and cheer with the stinginess of dour, greedy, grasping Ebenezer Scrooge, but it was Scrooge's private property that enabled him to be so generous at the end of the story.

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Essential Works from FEE

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 by HENRY HAZLITT

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

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, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Leonard Read took the lessons of entrepreneurship with him when he started his ideological venture.

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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