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Howard Baetjer, Jr.

Howard Baetjer Jr.
Howard Baetjer Jr.

Howard Baetjer Jr. is a lecturer in the department of economics at Towson University and a faculty member for seminars of the Institute for Humane Studies. He is the author of Free Our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics.

Howard Baetjer, Jr. 's Articles and Posts

Freedom Makes Bigots Pay The Freeman
Freedom Makes Bigots Pay

Do we need government to restrict racist and sexist employers in order to curb discrimination in hiring?

For the Kids — and for Profit The Freeman
For the Kids — and for Profit
Small private schools are already educating many of the poorest children in the developing world — and a big profit-seeking company is about to give them a run for their money.
For the Kids — and for Profit (1) Anything Peaceful
For the Kids — and for Profit
Small private schools are already educating many of the poorest children in the developing world — and a big profit-seeking company is about to give them a run for their money.
Government, Stop Trying to "Help" Uber The Freeman
Government, Stop Trying to "Help" Uber
Ridesharing started, grew up, and flourished without government’s "help."
Government, Stop Trying to "Help" Uber (1) Anything Peaceful
Government, Stop Trying to "Help" Uber
Ridesharing started, grew up, and flourished without government’s "help."
There’s No Such Thing as an Unregulated Market The Freeman
There’s No Such Thing as an Unregulated Market
Government regulation is not the only kind of regulation; market forces also regulate. Recognizing this, communicating it to others, and getting the awareness into public discourse are key steps toward greater economic liberty.
Creative Destruction Is Not Zero-Sum The Freeman
Creative Destruction Is Not Zero-Sum
One of the coolest things about Uber is that they didn’t ask permission.
Uber against Racial Profiling The Freeman
Uber against Racial Profiling
Market forces are regulating racial profiling by taxicabs better than government regulations do. Just ask Uber riders.
Regulation of Lodging by the Market Process The Freeman
Regulation of Lodging by the Market Process
The market does a better job regulating Airbnb than the government ever could.
Liquid Assets The Freeman
Liquid Assets
Why can anyone use as much gas as they want, however they want, but careless water usage can get you fined? Hint: It has to do with prices.
Silver Spoons and the Idle Rich The Freeman
Silver Spoons and the Idle Rich

In a free economy, wealth does not sit under the mattresses of the rich. Instead it gets used by productive people making our lives better.

Value Creation vs. Regulation The Freeman
Value Creation vs. Regulation

Regulation of taxi services is unfair to everyone. So scrap the regulations instead of tightening them.

Ebenezer Scrooge and the Free Society The Freeman
Ebenezer Scrooge and the Free Society
Behaving in a self-interested manner does not mean disregarding others. On the contrary, because we are social beings who depend on, and often care deeply about many others around us, a sound attention to our self-interest must include a great deal of concern for others.
Inflation 101: Cause Versus Transmission The Freeman
Inflation 101: Cause Versus Transmission
Something Besides Money Growth Causes Inflation? The Freeman
Something Besides Money Growth Causes Inflation?
At the Intersection of the Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration The Freeman
At the Intersection of the Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration
Freedom in the Dock The Freeman
Freedom in the Dock
Private Schools in the Inner City The Freeman
Private Schools in the Inner City
Deregulate the Utilities The Freeman
Deregulate the Utilities
Book Review: Audio ClassicsThe Wealth of Nations Script by George H. Smith The Freeman
Book Review: Audio ClassicsThe Wealth of Nations Script by George H. Smith
A Page on Freedom: Number 22 The Freeman
A Page on Freedom: Number 22
Profit-MakerFriend or Foe? The Freeman
Profit-MakerFriend or Foe?
Of Obligation and Transfer Taxation The Freeman
Of Obligation and Transfer Taxation
Book Review: The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand edited by Douglas J. Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen The Freeman
Book Review: The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand edited by Douglas J. Den Uyl and Douglas B. Rasmussen
Does Welfare Diminish Poverty? The Freeman
Does Welfare Diminish Poverty?

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