Alex Salter

asalter2@masonlive.gmu.edu

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Libertarians and Voting

NOVEMBER 05, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

Libertarians tend to be skeptical of the value of voting. But that stance could weaken the case that individuals can collaborate to solve collective-action problems.

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The Many Roads to Liberty

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

Libertarians argue amongst themselves, sure, but if we reach much the same conclusions despite our divergent perspectives, it's a sign that we're on to something.

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The Origin of Specie, Pt. 2

The Case for Private Money and Free Banking

AUGUST 09, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

A free-banking system would incentivize banks to keep their business practices honest and avoid behavior that can damage the economy, like the recent crisis in central-banking systems did.

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The Origin of Specie, Pt. 1

The Case Against Public Money

AUGUST 08, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

Contrary to mainstream opinion, money is not a public good whose production must be ensured by the State.

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The Not-So-Great Austerity Debate

MAY 23, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

GDP, by itself, does not tell the whole story about economic well-being.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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