Kevin A. Carson


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Taylorism, Progressivism, and Rule by Experts

AUGUST 24, 2011 by KEVIN A. CARSON

The Progressive movement at the turn of the twentieth century--the doctrine from which the main current of modern liberalism developed--is sometimes erroneously viewed as an "anti-business" philosophy. It was anti-market to be sure, but by no means necessarily anti-business. Progressivism was, more than anything, managerialist.

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The Distorting Effects of Transportation Subsidies

OCTOBER 22, 2010 by KEVIN A. CARSON

Subsidies to transportation have probably done more than any other factor (with the possible exception of intellectual property law) to determine the present shape of the American corporate economy. They're also the root cause of things, like excessive energy consumption and suburban sprawl, typically presented as causes for more State intervention.

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How "Intellectual Property" Impedes Competition

SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 by KEVIN A. CARSON

Intellectual property creates artificial scarcity where it does not naturally exist and can only be enforced by invading real, tangible property and preventing the owner from using it in ways that violate the supposed intellectual property rights of others.

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Free Market Reforms and the Reduction of Statism

We Must Understand the Roles of Individual Interventions in the Overall System

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by KEVIN A. CARSON
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