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What About the Unelected?

NOVEMBER 07, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The end of the deep state will happen in an indirect way, through technological innovation, noncompliance, and creativity.

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Who's Afraid of the Workers' Revolution?

The backlash against the sharing economy has begun

OCTOBER 06, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The opponents of markets just can't reconcile themselves to embracing the very thing they have supposedly advocated for generations: popular empowerment.

Clichés of Progressivism

#18 – “Humanity Can Be Best Understood in a Collective Context”

AUGUST 15, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Advocates of personal and economic freedom are usually in the individualism camp, whereas those who think of themselves these days as "progressives" are firmly in the camp of collectivism.

Clichés of Progressivism

#11 – Rich People Have an Obligation to Give Back

JUNE 27, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

The innocent-sounding phrase, "I want to give back," far too often implies guilt for having been productive or successful.

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Snowstorms, Snowflakes, and Radio

MARCH 16, 2013 by THE FREEMAN

Lawrence Reed talks "snowflakes and snowstorms" on Florida radio.

Wabi-Sabi

“You Didn’t Build That . . .”

Where Obama goes wrong.

JULY 24, 2012 by SANDY IKEDA

Who created the underlying order that politicians and bureaucrats want to control? The answer is--nobody.

The Calling

Ayn Rand: Sovietologist

She got it right when others got it wrong.

MARCH 29, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ, AYN RAND

Whatever one thinks of Ayn Rand as a novelist, it is fair to say that her books contain a great deal of sophisticated political and economic thinking.

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The full text of Hazlitt's famed primer on economic principles: read this first!

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Are We Really All Healthcare Collectivists Now?

Save us from the know-it-alls.

JULY 31, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

"We have to do something about health care." The scariest word in that sentence is not something. It's we.

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The Fallacy of Collective Terms

JANUARY 14, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

One cannot understand "good" economic thought unless one realizes that collective terms like "country" or "the economy" are useful only in the informal setting.