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March 2013

Volume 63, 2013


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Disrupting the Classroom

February 07 2013 by ,

Our education system was designed for a long-gone industrial past. By going under and around the established monopoly, disruptors are changing that. 

Student Loans: Another Federal Debacle

January 29 2013 by ,

Government lending policies meant to increase access to college have triggered an avalanche of debt, price inflation, and a financial crisis. Sound familiar? It should--it's the housing crisis redux. 

Free-Market Pariah: Reflections of a Young Graduate

January 30 2013 by ,

College often isn't kind to students who don't toe the anti-liberty party line. Take heart, says a recent graduate; you're not alone. 

Fracking, Controversy, and Water Markets

January 22 2013 by ,

Fracking exposes an important lesson about water markets, along with all that gas and oil trapped below the rocks. 

The Tilting Point: “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul”

January 16 2013 by ,

The U.S. economy is quickly approaching the point where there are more tax spenders than taxpayers, helping to produce a divided country. 

The Futility of Tax Increases

January 21 2013 by ,

Targeting tax increases at just "the wealthy" is impossible—and won't solve any of the government's financial woes.

On Paying Our “Fair Share”

January 24 2013 by ,

Progressive taxes are both arbitrary and unfair. 

Society and State in Modern Britain

February 12 2013 by ,

When the State seeks to perform the duties that ordinarily would be carried out through people’s voluntary social bonds, it damages these bonds and weakens civilization. 

Hip Hop: A Free-Market History

February 06 2013 by ,

Hip hop emerged spontaneously from the free association of regular people, exploding in ways no bureaucrat could have predicted and no politician could have decreed. In the process, it made fortunes, liberated artistic expression, and brought millions of people, most unwittingly, into peaceful collaboration. 


Alertness Against Leviathan

February 04 2013 by ,

We should cultivate an entrepreneurial awareness focused on making social changes—to outcompete the State—the way other entrepreneurs spot opportunities to make a fortune. 

The Self-Congratulation of the “Public Servant”

January 23 2013 by ,

Entrepreneurs and other actors in the private sector provide far more public service than politicians and bureaucrats.

"Not the Poorest People of the District"

January 25 2013 by ,

Maude Pember Reeves's Round About a Pound a Week is a deeply researched, sympathetically drawn portrait of the tough choices constantly confronting London's working poor in the early 20th century.

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