Howard Baetjer Jr.

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Regulation of Lodging by the Market Process

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

The market does a better job regulating Airbnb than the government ever could.

Feature

Liquid Assets

Market prices for water would compel creative conservation in a drought

SEPTEMBER 08, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Why can anyone use as much gas as they want, however they want, but careless water usage can get you fined? Hint: It has to do with prices.

Blog

Silver Spoons and the Idle Rich

Who has the wealth of the wealthy rentiers?

JULY 24, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

In a free economy, wealth does not sit under the mattresses of the rich. Instead it gets used by productive people making our lives better.

Blog

Value Creation vs. Regulation

Let's free city ride services

JULY 10, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Regulation of taxi services is unfair to everyone. So scrap the regulations instead of tightening them.

Article

Ebenezer Scrooge and the Free Society

DECEMBER 24, 2009 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Behaving in a self-interested manner does not mean disregarding others. On the contrary, because we are social beings who depend on, and often care deeply about many others around us, a sound attention to our self-interest must include a great deal of concern for others.

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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