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Competition

The Freeman
Competition and Cooperation
Why Should Drugs Cost So Much? Anything Peaceful
Why Should Drugs Cost So Much?

Is the pharmaceutical industry conning us about its R&D?

Would High Skilled Americans Oppose Immigration if Immigrants Were High Skilled? Anything Peaceful
Is Ted Cruz Right?

Would high skilled Americans oppose immigration if immigrants were higher skilled?

Banning GM Salmon Is a Terrible Idea Anything Peaceful
Banning GM Salmon Is a Terrible Idea

GM salmon is safe, nutritious, and competitive and special interests are scrambling to ban it.

The Hoverboard's Patent Problem Anything Peaceful
The Hoverboard's Patent Problem

The inventor of hottest Christmas gift of the season is spending $1 million a week to stop people from buying it.

The Size of the Gender Pay Gap Matters Anything Peaceful
The Size of the Gender Pay Gap Matters

Solutions should be proportionate to the problem, and they have to be appropriate to its causes. 

competition makes us kinder Anything Peaceful
Uber Made New York's Yellow Cabs Nicer

Market pressure from Uber has made regular taxis nicer, cleaner, and more efficient.

3 Mistakes Free Marketers Often Make The Freeman
3 Mistakes Free Marketers Often Make

To promote the economic way of thinking, we need to stop making these basic mistakes.

Workers's Rights: A Sufficient Reason to Oppose the Minimum Wage Anything Peaceful
Workers's Rights: Sufficient Reason to Oppose the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage unfairly redistributes jobs and wages from some low-skilled workers to others. 

The Enemy of Affordable Housing The Freeman
The Enemy of Affordable Housing

What’s hard to see in the heated, off-the-cuff political debates are the consequences of rent regulations in San Francisco.

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.

The Battle for New York Anything Peaceful
The Battle for New York

As technology breaks down intermediaries between buyer and seller, traditional state controls are left with nothing to grasp.

Why I Don't Worry about Income Inequality Anything Peaceful
Why I Don't Worry about Income Inequality

Wealth – measured in opportunities and fulfilled desires – is greater and flatter than ever.

 

The House Always Wins: Fantasy Football vs. Regulators Anything Peaceful
The House Always Wins: Fantasy Football vs. Regulators 

Fantasy sports betting has taken off, but casinos and bookies want the government to bring it down.

4 Reasons People Assume I’m Smarter Than My Contractor The Freeman
4 Reasons People Assume I’m Smarter Than My Contractor

Changes in schools, testing, and the workplace have conditioned us to undervalue the intelligence of laborers.

How Economic Control Threatens Political Liberty, Free Speech, and the Rule of Law Anything Peaceful
How Economic Control Threatens Political Liberty, Free Speech, and the Rule of Law

Big government protects big business from competition. And the price of that protection is silent, obedient support for the bureaucrats and politicians.

Ted Cruz's Crusade against the Supreme Court Anything Peaceful
Ted Cruz's Crusade against the Supreme Court
We can have a judiciary that reflexively defers to the political branches, or we can have constitutionally limited government — but not both. 
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers? Anything Peaceful
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers?
Is Fair Trade about doing good or just feeling good? 
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 Google "Abusing" Its Monopoly? Should Government Fix It? Anything Peaceful
Is Google "Abusing" Its Monopoly? Should Government Fix It?
Antitrust laws are supposed to protect consumers, but they simply replace consumer choices with government control.
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.”
Federal Court Rules Naked Government Favoritism Is Constitutional Anything Peaceful
Federal Court Rules Naked Government Favoritism Is Constitutional
The 2nd Circuit rules that a "simple preference" for one group — pure arbitrary favoritism — is a legitimate reason to stop competition. 
New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps Anything Peaceful
New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps
"Fight for $15" scores a victory for robots and unions against immigrants and young people. 
The Politics of Nostalgia The Freeman
The Politics of Nostalgia
Progressives join many conservatives in their misty view of the 1950s.
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.

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