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Capitalism

World’s Poor: “We Want Capitalism” The Freeman
World’s Poor: “We Want Capitalism”

There are several ways to ensure access to capital in the developing world, but the most important approach is to unlock the productive potential of the capital already available there.

How Economies Can Rise from the Ashes: The Kiwi Plan The Freeman
How Greece Can Rise from the Ashes: The Kiwi Plan

Few know the story of how New Zealand transformed itself from a socialist basket case into one of the world’s most prosperous nations.

Capitalists from Outer Space The Freeman
Capitalists from Outer Space

When we make contact, we will learn that the aliens embrace what Adam Smith called “the system of natural liberty.”

Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers? Anything Peaceful
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers?
Is Fair Trade about doing good or just feeling good? 
Capitalism Will (Eventually) Displace Imperialism Books
Capitalism Will (Eventually) Displace Imperialism

This is the most important excerpt of Joseph Schumpeter’s 1918 book The Sociology of Imperialisms

The Gig Economy Makes Karl Marx’s Dreams Come True The Freeman
The Gig Economy Makes Karl Marx’s Dreams Come True

The use of technology to awaken sleeping private capital is allowing the capitalist system to evolve.

Clinton’s Startup Tax Will Crush New Businesses Anything Peaceful
Clinton’s Startup Tax Will Crush New Businesses

Hillary wants to help companies stop worrying about how to survive — by killing them.

Uberocracy: How the Sharing Economy Changes Politics Anything Peaceful
Uberocracy: How the Sharing Economy Changes Politics

Startups like Uber can upend the political status quo by changing people’s experiences. 

Is Politics Obsolete? The Freeman
Is Politics Obsolete?
Progress occurs despite politics and politicians, not because of them. 
Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace? The Freeman
Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace?
“The ability to engage in trade directly with someone in person is a great thing, and it’s a shame that hasn’t been possible online — until now.”
Government Ruins the Dishwasher (Again) Anything Peaceful
Government Ruins the Dishwasher (Again)
It seems that regulators can’t think of much to do these days besides ruining things we love. 
The Politics of Nostalgia The Freeman
The Politics of Nostalgia
Progressives join many conservatives in their misty view of the 1950s.
"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red Anything Peaceful
"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red
The history of government "investments" shows that politicians don't have a clue where to put the public's money.
Checkmate, Capitalists! Anything Peaceful
Checkmate, Capitalists!
One meme perfectly captures the argument against capitalism. 
Adam Smith Proved Ideas Matter Anything Peaceful
Adam Smith Proved Ideas Matter
Adam Smith proved that ideas can change the world, and we are all immeasurably better off because of the ideas he shattered and the ones he set in motion. 
Don't Agree with Boston's Mayor? No Permits for You! Anything Peaceful
Don't Agree with Boston's Mayor? No Permits for You!
Boston's mayor again uses regulation to retaliate against political speech. 
Uber vs. the State, 1851 Edition Anything Peaceful
Uber vs. the State, 1851 Edition
Ferry boat monopolies tried to crush their competition the exact same way that taxi cartels do today.
Could Hillary Turn around the Fate of the Middle Class? Anything Peaceful
Could Hillary Turn around the Fate of the Middle Class?
Yes, by making a lot of families a lot poorer.
Lessons from the Richest Duck in the World The Freeman
Lessons from the Richest Duck in the World
Carl Barks, the creator of Disney’s Scrooge McDuck, consciously created a capitalist morality tale. 
Should We Fear the Era of Driverless Cars? The Freeman
Should We Fear the Era of Driverless Cars?

Those who wring their hands at the prospect of the driverless car fail to see that its greatest potential lies not in reducing pollution and road deaths, nor in lowering fuel costs and insurance rates, but rather in its ability to liberate billions of hours of human potential. 

Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong. Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong.

The socialist senator says the middle class is a wreck that needs his help to survive. Don't believe it. 

Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality The Freeman
Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality
Are advocates of the free market playing a hypocritical game in the debate with anti-capitalists, or do we have economic theory on our side?
The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash Anything Peaceful
The Inevitable Chinese Stock Market Crash
You can drug an economy for only so long. When the injections stop, the withdrawal symptoms take over. 
Does “I, Pencil” Need to be Revisited? Anything Peaceful
Does “I, Pencil” Need to be Revisited?

I, Pencil showed the brilliance of market cooperation; does it need an update to show government's role?

Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill Anything Peaceful
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill
If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 

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