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Learning to Love the Low Road

Economic theory teaches us to see beauty where others see only ugliness

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When you become aware of the critical importance of capital equipment to the creation of wealth, the industrial zones can become beautiful.

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How Far Can the P2P Revolution Go?

Will the sharing economy replace the State?

OCTOBER 28, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Peer-to-peer technologies introduce private competition in so-called public goods.

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Hayek's Free Market Money

OCTOBER 10, 2014 by F. A. HAYEK

Handing to private industry the task of issuing money could remedy our monetary troubles.

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People Over Profits?

A family feud in a grocery chain reveals a vital lesson in business and life

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 by GARY MCGATH

When a family feud breaks out in a New England grocery chain, lessons abound in terms of the relative importance of people and profits.

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Ludd vs. Schumpeter

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.

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Could Independent Scotland Become a Haven for the Free Market?

Thoughts on prospects for breaking from Britain

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 by ROBERT RAMSEY

An independent Scotland could be great if things don't go as planned.

Clichés of Progressivism

#19 – “Big Government Is a Check on Big Business”

AUGUST 22, 2014 by JULIAN ADORNEY

Big Government and Big Business often play well together, at the expense of start-ups, little guys, and consumers.

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I'm Your Huckleberry

Answers from a "Free-Market Moralist"

OCTOBER 22, 2013 by MAX BORDERS

Amia Srinivasan, an Oxford fellow in philosophy, has made it all the way to The New York Times Opinionator blog, where she not only erects a voodoo-doll version of philosopher Robert Nozick, but she fails to apply the logic of Rawls to what she considers impersonal "free markets." Srinivasan then offers Nozickians (read: libertarians) four questions she thinks are gotcha questions. I decided to take up her four-question challenge.

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Bastiat Misread

When will the critics read with both eyes open?

AUGUST 24, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

When a fan of Bastiat's sees the broken-window fallacy in government "stimulus" spending, she is on the firmest of ground.

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Market, State, and Autonomy

Who is the true liberal?

AUGUST 10, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

If the alternative we face is between grappling with market forces and trusting a ruling elite, anyone concerned with autonomy and equality should choose the market.

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Hayek and Orwell.

SEPTEMBER 04, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

I'm inclined to think of George Orwell and F. A. Hayek at the same time. Both showed great courage in writing the truth, undaunted by the consequences awaiting them. Both valued freedom, though they understood it differently.

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The Overlooked Solution for Health Care

Breaking the debate barrier.

AUGUST 14, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Discussing healthcare reform with an advocate of government control is frustrating. It almost feels as if one is speaking a foreign language -- and in a sense, the free-market proponent is speaking a foreign language. The meaning usually doesn't get through.

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The Market Doesn't Ration Health Care

AUGUST 07, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Economics 101 tells us that to accomplish the administration's stated health care goals directly--more coverage at lower cost--the government would have to take a third step: rationing.

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The Free Market Ignores the Poor

APRIL 21, 2009

"Once an activity has been socialized for a spell, nearly everyone will concede that that's the way it should be. Without socialized education, how would the poor get their schooling? " --Leonard Read