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Capitalism

Progress Does Hurt Blameless People Anything Peaceful
Progress Will Hurt Blameless People

Creative destruction doesn't feel very creative when it happens to you.

Capitalism Promotes Equality The Freeman
Capitalism Promotes Equality

The essential consumption goods we couldn’t even imagine a hundred years ago are almost universally available in the United States today.

Immigrants Are Twice as Likely to Start a Business. Let's Let Them. Anything Peaceful
Immigrants Are Twice as Likely to Start a Business. Let's Let Them.

Immigrant entrepreneurs could kickstart a sluggish economy, if the government gets out of the way.

Good News, Bernie Sanders: Average Workweeks Are Getting Shorter Anything Peaceful
Good News, Bernie Sanders: Average Workweeks Are Getting Shorter

The socialist senator is too pessimistic about the life of average worker.

Is Capitalism the Reason for the Season? The Freeman
Is Capitalism the Reason for the Season?

As long as the demand continues for an annual hiatus from the normal rules, the market will supply whatever is necessary.

Regulators Try to Crush 300,000 Handmade Cosmetics Makers Anything Peaceful
Regulators Try to Crush 300,000 Handmade Cosmetics Makers

Big businesses are pushing a bill to smother a thriving industry of custom soap and cosmetics.

“Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word The Freeman
“Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word

The words capitalism and socialism mislead us about whom these economies benefit and serve.

Free Market Groups Putting Property Principles into Action Anything Peaceful
Free Market Groups Putting Property Principles into Action

From South Africa to India, free market groups are helping to secure property rights for disenfranchised people  ending decades of injustice.  

Thank Capitalism for an Affordable Thanksgiving Feast Anything Peaceful
Thank Capitalism for an Affordable Thanksgiving Feast

The cost of Thanksgiving dinner has fallen by over 25 percent since 1986, in terms of labor-hours. 

What Does the World Think of Capitalism? Anything Peaceful
What Does the World Think of Capitalism?

Most people think business and capitalism are rotten through, but this view is at odds with reality.

Is the Public Turning against Capitalism? Anything Peaceful
Is the Public Turning against Capitalism?

Most Americans believe that capitalism makes the rich richer and the poor poorer and that government does a better job of lifting people out of poverty.

Dear Progressives The Freeman
Dear Progressives

We don’t differ in our values — we only differ in our methods. Capitalism works better than the welfare state.

5 Reasons Profit Is Good Anything Peaceful
5 Reasons Profit Is Good

The morality of capitalism rests in large part on the morality of profit.

We're Still Haunted by the Labor Theory of Value The Freeman
We're Still Haunted by the Labor Theory of Value

The Marxist critique of capitalism depends on a defunct understanding of economics.

Apple Should Buy a College Anything Peaceful
Apple Should Buy a University

Stanford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller used their industrial age fortunes to build some of our best universities. Isn’t it time for a university built for the information age?

 

Today, Everything's on Sale Anything Peaceful
Today, Everything's on Sale

When measured in hours of work, almost everything has gotten stupendously cheaper while also getting faster, better, and more efficient. 

Liberalism by Ludwig von Mises Books
Liberalism, by Ludwig von Mises (1927)

Ludwig von Mises's classic 1927 book on the free society. 

There’s No Escaping Competition The Freeman
There’s No Escaping Competition

Competition is not a product of living in a capitalist society — it’s a product of not living in heaven.

Bernie Sanders and the Fixed Pie Fallacy Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders and the Fixed Pie Fallacy

The rich are getting richer, but so are the poor.

Bernie Sanders Wants Us to Be Like Denmark Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders Wants Us to Be Like Denmark

Bernie Sanders says he wants the US to be more like Denmark: here's where we should start. 

3 Stock Market Tips from an Economist The Freeman
3 Stock Market Tips from an Economist

Studying economics won’t show you how to get rich playing the stock market, but it will spare you from making a fool of yourself at the next cocktail party.

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? 

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