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Paul L. Poirot

Paul L. Poirot
Paul L. Poirot was a long-time member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education and editor of its journal, The Freeman, from 1956 to 1987.

Paul L. Poirot's Articles and Posts

#21 – “Capitalism’s Sweatshops and Child Labor Cry Out for Government Intervention” The Freeman
#21 – “Capitalism’s Sweatshops and Child Labor Cry Out for Government Intervention”

Improving the lot of the working poor is not as simple as pushing a button. People are raised out of difficult working conditions over time through savings, investment, and innovation. 

#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights The Freeman
#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights
Rights to property—property in yourself and in your possessions—cannot be separated from human rights.
<i>The Freeman</i>: Ideas on Liberty The Freeman
<i>The Freeman</i>: Ideas on Liberty
Henry Hazlitt (18941993), on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, most deservedly was designated journalist of the century. He also was the last survivor of the founding trustees of the Foundation for Economic Education.
&quot;If We Had No Social Security, Many People Would Go Hungry&quot; The Freeman
&quot;If We Had No Social Security, Many People Would Go Hungry&quot;
The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty The Freeman
The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty
The Renewal of Liberty The Freeman
The Renewal of Liberty
The Past as Prologue The Freeman
The Past as Prologue
The Writings of F. A. Harper The Freeman
The Writings of F. A. Harper
In testament to the collected works of a brilliant exemplar of freedom in all its aspects.
A Mineral Alert The Freeman
A Mineral Alert
A growing "public sector" diminishes market opportunities to serve consumers.
He Gains Most Who Serves Best The Freeman
He Gains Most Who Serves Best
This rule of the market is its defense of private property.
The Message of Depression The Freeman
The Message of Depression
Stop the monetary manipulation and the waste of scarce resources.
&quot;Business Must Make a Profit&quot; The Freeman
&quot;Business Must Make a Profit&quot;
Profit is costless, if earned.
Mud Pies for Sale The Freeman
Mud Pies for Sale
What if they were legal tender?
For the Sake of the Poor The Freeman
For the Sake of the Poor
Poverty serves a purpose, for those who feel pain and react appropriately.
Made in Washington The Freeman
Made in Washington
Washington can lead us into crisis, if we so empower the government.
A Matter of Self-Responsibility The Freeman
A Matter of Self-Responsibility
In the case of economic "shortages" the issue is not so much self-subsistence as it is self-responsibility.
Profit Sharing The Freeman
Profit Sharing
Profits are the rewards to entrepreneurs who best serve customers; in any profit-sharing plan, beware of coercive intervention.
The Market, or the Welfare State The Freeman
The Market, or the Welfare State
How the market and its money system serve especially the laboring poor.
Socialized Error The Freeman
Socialized Error
Unless we learn to tolerate the minor mistakes men make, we'll be plagued by the major mistake of totalitarian government.
Freedom Is an Uninsurable Risk The Freeman
Freedom Is an Uninsurable Risk
The results of freedom cannot be classified or known in advance.
Social Inflation The Freeman
Social Inflation
Would you believe there's now a new kind of inflation, caused by excessive government spending!
Flood Relief The Freeman
Flood Relief
If a flood destroys my property, am I thereby entitled to yours?
Legal Tender: Sellers Beware The Freeman
Legal Tender: Sellers Beware
Why national socialist monetary policy breaks down in international trade.
Market Closed! The Freeman
Market Closed!
In view of the consequences of intervention, why should responsible adults ever want to price themselves out of the market?
The High Price of Protectionism The Freeman
The High Price of Protectionism
Paying men not to work is just one of the ways of closing the market and wasting scarce resources.

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