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#50 – “Greedy Capitalists Take Advantage of People in Natural Disasters; Price Controls Are the Answer”

MARCH 27, 2015 by DONALD BOUDREAUX

The interpretation of post-disaster price hikes as "price gouging" is as unfortunate as it is mistaken.

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The Silk Road Back to Leviathan?

Does Dread Pirate Roberts’s fate destroy the dream of justice without the state?

MARCH 25, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

In evaluating stateless experiments like Silk Road, we have to ask, "As compared with what?" Certainly not an ideal. Try comparing Ross Ulbricht with Richard Nixon in Indochina.

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Oil Boom and Government Glut

The government buys 5 million barrels of oil for its stockpile

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Can mutual benefit overcome racism?

MARCH 19, 2015 by SANDY IKEDA

Imagine our shock when we learned that the landlord didn't want to rent to us because of our race.

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Are Markets Myopic?

The illusion of government looking out for the long term

MARCH 11, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Markets contain sophisticated mechanisms for rewarding long-term stewardship; democratic political institutions encourage extremely short-term thinking.

Clichés of Progressivism

#47 – “The Solution to Overpopulation Is Population Control”

MARCH 06, 2015 by WALTER E. WILLIAMS

There is absolutely no relationship between high populations and poverty.

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Decentralization: Why Dumb Networks Are Better

The smart choice is innovation at the edge

MARCH 04, 2015 by ANDREAS ANTONOPOULOS

"Dumb" networks are the smart choice for innovation and freedom.

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Do You Have the Civil Disobedience App?

You might be downloading tomorrow’s law

MARCH 03, 2015 by MAX BORDERS

As we engage in peer-to-peer civil disobedience, we are making choices that are leading to the emergence of new law, however slowly and clumsily it follows on.

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The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up

Uber and the jitney … everything old is new again

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Regulators ran jitney operators out of every town in America. But something important has changed the game in passengers' favor.

Clichés of Progressivism

#45 – “Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment”

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 by WENDY MCELROY

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market.

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Communicating Capitalism

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History has made it clear that capitalism is the best economic system for creating material efficiency and prosperity. But to win the battle of ideas in favor of free markets, it's necessary to communicate why capitalism is the best economic system morally. At Communicating Capitalism, you'll explore the moral justifications for capitalism offered by different schools of thought, and learn to effectively communicate the principles of a free society.