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Another dose of data from free-market reality
NOVEMBER 19, 2014 by COREY IACONO
Still seeing Internet memes that get economics painfully wrong? Often the same anti-market assertions get repeated enough that they are simply taken as true. Here are five more sets of antidotes.
Why good intentions fail and passing a law still won’t get it done
NOVEMBER 13, 2014 by SANDY IKEDA
The economic way of thinking requires looking at the incentives, not banning the consequences.
Bad housing policy harms lower-income people most
NOVEMBER 12, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY
If the goal is to provide affordable housing to lower-income tenants, rent control is a horrible policy.
Economic theory teaches us to see beauty where others see only ugliness
OCTOBER 29, 2014 by B.K. MARCUS
When you become aware of the critical importance of capital equipment to the creation of wealth, the industrial zones can become beautiful.
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.
OCTOBER 10, 2014 by F. A. HAYEK
Handing to private industry the task of issuing money could remedy our monetary troubles.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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