Alex Salter


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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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The Nature and Origin of Money

DECEMBER 07, 2012 by ALEX SALTER

Arguments that money is a creature of the State are not only wrong, they're dangerous. Alex Salter explains how, perhaps more than anything else, money is the prime example of Hayek's spontaneous orders.

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Economics and the Calculation Problem

OCTOBER 29, 2012 by ALEX SALTER

Central planning can't deliver resources efficiently because it ignores the full complexity of the price system.Alex Salter lays it out.

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Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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