Donald Smith

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A Toast to the Holidays

DECEMBER 31, 2013 by DONALD SMITH

1991 was a wonderful year for liberty. Donald Smith's cause for celebration--that there are people willing to die to be free--remains true today. It's a cause for celebration, the usual nonsense of our rulers notwithstanding.

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Reflections on a Failure

Socialism Doesn't Offer the Slightest Incentive for Anyone to Make it Work

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by DONALD SMITH

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The One-Minute Shed

To the Bureaucratic Mind, a Rule Is a Rule

AUGUST 01, 1996 by DONALD SMITH

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Electability

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

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The $100 Tree Fern

AUGUST 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

An item or service is worth only what another person is willing to pay.

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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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