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Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers? Anything Peaceful
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers?
Is Fair Trade about doing good or just feeling good? 
Does America Ban Immigration? Anything Peaceful
Does America Ban Immigration?

For people without a college degree or a close American relative, the Statue of Liberty’s “Golden Door” is almost completely shut.

Politics Worsens Racial Divides; Markets Can Mend Them Anything Peaceful
Politics Worsens Racial Divides; Markets Can Mend Them
When government intervenes, it creates conflict, unfairness, and harms people’s capacity to work toward a more peaceful and prosperous world.
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.”
Did "No Irish Need Apply" Signs Really Exist? Anything Peaceful
Did "No Irish Need Apply" Signs Really Exist?
And what do they tell us about America, then and now?
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. 
Trumpism: The Ideology Anything Peaceful
Trumpism: The Ideology
As bad as the status quo is, it could be worse. Trump is dedicated to taking us there.
The Radical Case for Pragmatic Libertarianism Anything Peaceful
The Radical Case for Pragmatic Libertarianism

By directly engaging in the policy process, libertarians can have a real influence on our country, which means more liberty in our lifetime.

In Praise of Capitalist Globalization Anything Peaceful
In Praise of Capitalist Globalization

In this era of “savage capitalism,” the world has seen unprecedented declines in poverty and increases in global welfare.

Political Borders Do Not Imply Economic Relevance. Anything Peaceful
Political Borders Do Not Imply Economic Relevance.
Trade that crosses frontiers is no different than trade that crosses the street. 
Hispanics Are Just as Libertarian as Other Americans Anything Peaceful
Hispanics Are Just as Libertarian as Other Americans
Polls show Hispanics are just as libertarian as every other demographic. 
Donald Trump's Immigration Position Is as Fringe as His Campaign Anything Peaceful
Donald Trump's Immigration Position Is as Fringe as His Campaign
The Trump sideshow is the last gasp of the anti-immigrant movement in the GOP.
How Free Migration Could Double the Economy Anything Peaceful
How Free Migration Could Double the Economy
Opening borders is not just compassionate, it's also great for the economy.
Trans Pacific Partnership Is about Control, Not Free Trade Anything Peaceful
Trans Pacific Partnership Is about Control, Not Free Trade
The trade agreement is a trojan horse for exporting US special interests' agenda abroad. 
Luxury and Louis CK's Really Evil Life Anything Peaceful
Luxury and Louis CK's Really Evil Life
Peter Singer and Bernie Sanders think it's wrong to have luxuries while people are starving; they're wrong about that.
Capitalism Defused the Population Bomb Anything Peaceful
Capitalism Defused the Population Bomb
Alarmism about food and population continues, even though reasons for optimism abound.
Libertarians Should Care about America's Ban on Immigration Anything Peaceful
Libertarians Should Care about America's Ban on Immigration
Restrictions on immigration are big government at its worst: over-militarization, over-criminalization, over-regulation, anti-market, and anti-liberty.
Wired's Failure of Imagination on Seasteading Anything Peaceful
Wired's Failure of Imagination on Seasteading
Wired cynically misses the point about seasteading, economic freedom, and startup cities.
Can Bitcoin Feed a Family? Anything Peaceful
Can Bitcoin Feed a Family?
Bitcoin gives the world's poor easy access to cheap payments, safe storeage, and instantaneous transfers around the globe.
What LeBron Can Teach You About Economics Anything Peaceful
What LeBron Can Teach You About Economics
In Popular Economics, readers learn the economic way of thinking through sports, culture, and Downton Abbey. 
The Age of Exit Has Arrived Anything Peaceful
The Age of Exit Has Arrived

The age of massive empires, militant nationalism, and universalist ideologies is over.

My Tiny Cosmopolitan Apartment The Freeman
My Tiny Cosmopolitan Apartment
My apartment has only one window, but I feel like I can see the whole world. Every treasure I own is a window to a place I’ve never been and to people I’ve never met.
Economics in One Lesson (full text) Books
Economics in One Lesson (full text)

"No other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ~ F.A. Hayek

#23 – “The Balance of Trade Deficit Requires Government Action” The Freeman
#23 – “The Balance of Trade Deficit Requires Government Action”
No trades are deemed as anything but “favorable” by those engaged in the trading, so how can anyone add all those trades up and arrive at something “unfavorable”?
Politics and Foreign Trade Media
Politics and Foreign Trade
With rare, and typically short-lived exceptions, governments reduce economic productivity and their citizens’ prosperity by either taxing or imposing quotas on imports. This is because when a trade restriction is being considered, politicians will hear plenty from those favoring the restriction and little from those harmed by it. The result is a bias toward providing concentrated benefits and ignoring much larger but dispersed costs. (7.51 minutes)

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