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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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The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up

Uber and the jitney … everything old is new again

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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.

Clichés of Progressivism

#44 – “Profit Is Evidence of Suspicious Behavior”

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 by LAWRENCE W. REED

Profit is responsible for more good things -- by a long shot -- than all the charity in the world.

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In Defense of Uber’s Surge Pricing

Making the best of a bad situation

JANUARY 14, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Complaints against surge pricing are actually laments against the cosmic fact of scarcity. Surge pricing makes the best of a bad situation.

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6 Reasons We Don't Know How Good We Have It

2014 was the best "worst year" ever

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Why is our society paralyzed by pessimism? Here are six possible explanations.

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Little Boxes

Tiny houses, entrepreneurship, and regulation

DECEMBER 22, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

The tiny house movement is taking the world by storm. But between you and your little slice of heaven lie NIMBYs and regulators.

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The Police Need Competition

It is time we applied the fundamental lesson of competition to our supposed protectors

DECEMBER 16, 2014 by JULIAN ADORNEY

Competition forces organizations to improve their services, and the police could really use improvement.

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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.

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The Sharing Economy: Choice, Responsibility, and Hustle

Why I love services like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, and you should, too

OCTOBER 06, 2014 by CHUCK GRIMMETT

Uber driver Rafael is an object lesson in the beauty of the sharing economy. Increased choice and responsibility bring out the best in us.

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Economics in One Lesson (full text)

The fastest and best way to discover economic basics

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 by HENRY HAZLITT

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

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Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt (PDF and full text)

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 by HENRY HAZLITT

This primer on economic principles brilliantly analyzes the seen and unseen consequences of political and economic actions. In the words of F.A. Hayek, there is "no other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time."

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The Truth About Monopolies and Anti-Trust Laws

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by MARK W. HENDRICKSON

On June 24, 2011 Mark Hendrickson lectured at the Freedom University: Current Events Summer Seminar. In this video Professor Hendrickson discusses monopolies and anti-trust laws.

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Competition and Monopoly

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Competition and Entrepreneurship

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Obama's Health-Insurance Cartel

It's just more of the same.

AUGUST 21, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

President Obama and other advocates of nationalized health insurance have tried a variety of sales pitches, which indicates their difficulty in getting traction with the public. The latest is "competition and choice." Who could be against those things? Barack Obama for one.

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Unfair Competition with the Sun

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 by FREDERIC BASTIAT

Politicians often argue that cheat imports are bad for the domestic economy. In this podcast, Bastiat argues that competition from free trade actually increases domestic employment and income levels. (7:44 minutes)