Freeman Article Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek
In defense of insider tradingAlexandre Padilla May 18, 2015
Preventing insiders from using their unique knowledge distorts signals that stock prices send to market participants. That can lead to market instability and corporate scandals.
Anything Peaceful Let Tubman on the Twenty
Is it wrong to put an ex-slave on US currency?Sarah Skwire May 14, 2015
With Tubman’s face on the twenty dollar bill, perhaps we would think more carefully about the money we invest in policies that disproportionately harm America’s black communities.
Freeman Article Blurring the Lines between Products and Services
What matters is producing valueSandy Ikeda May 14, 2015
Hand-wringing over the loss of manufacturing may have to do with a false distinction between manufacturing and services.
Freeman Article Are Markets Ruining Video Games?
Or is intellectual property the real culprit?Matthew McCaffrey May 12, 2015
If game developers want to pursue more artistic projects that appeal to smaller audiences, they need to take a step away from the one-size-fits-all corporate development supported by government regulation.
Anything Peaceful The Anti-Hong Kong: Tanzania Bans Private Statistics
Numbers don't lie — but politicians doDaniel Bier May 11, 2015
Turning Hong Kong on its head, Tanzania bans private statistics.
Freeman Article Why Buy Local?
The seen and the unseen at your local food marketWarren C. Gibson May 11, 2015
It’s time to sort out which individuals are helped or hurt when we “buy local.”
Anything Peaceful Progress and Poverty, Then and Now
Today's debate over inequality and progress is much the same as in George's dayJeffrey A. Tucker May 8, 2015
Henry George, despite his confused economics and infamous land tax, was an eloquent and passionate advocate of the free society.
Freeman Article The Doomsayers Are Right
But so are the optimistsIsaac M. Morehouse May 7, 2015
We need doomsayers: they help discover and highlight the greatest areas for optimists and entrepreneurs to seize upon as opportunity.
Freeman Article Fooled by GDP
Economic activity versus economic growthSteven Horwitz Apr 29, 2015
What GDP does not distinguish is whether the exchanges that are taking place actually improve human lives.
Freeman Article Misfit Bitcoin, Flag Money, and Currency Wars
Cryptocurrency is an supranational game changerAndreas M. Antonopoulos Apr 28, 2015
A misfit like bitcoin shatters the whole context and allows us to see a nationalist currency for the caricature it is.