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Market Process

Is Politics Obsolete? The Freeman
Is Politics Obsolete?
Progress occurs despite politics and politicians, not because of them. 
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. 

Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back Anything Peaceful
Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back
Capitalism is a brutal competition, but it's supposed to have neutral referees — but sometimes the refs decide to play for one side.
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical Anything Peaceful
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical
The worship of nature (as a cloak for hatred of capitalism) once again becomes a part of the religion.
Against Eco-pessimism: Half a Century of False Bad News Anything Peaceful
Against Eco-pessimism: Half a Century of False Bad News

The greenest thing we can do is innovate. The most sustainable thing we can do is change.

AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire" Is Capitalism's Finest Hour Anything Peaceful
AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire" Is Capitalism's Finest Hour

The show is a vibrant look at the early PC industry, but it's also about entrepreneurship and innovation.

How Ice Cream Won the Cold War The Freeman
How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

Progress is not driven by producing ever more of the essentials; it is driven by luxuries.

Behavioral Econ and Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control Anything Peaceful
Behavioral Econ and Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control

It's true that people aren't as perfectly rational as models assume — but that doesn't inherently justify state intervention.

Market Magic: Smart Jeans Can Save Your Life Anything Peaceful
Market Magic: Smart Jeans Can Save Your Life
The mundanity of magic is a testament to the market’s continual drive to make our lives hugely better.
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.

The Beauty of Bending Rules in a Complex World The Freeman
The Beauty of Bending Rules in a Complex World

When something is moved from the private, voluntary sphere to the public, coercive sphere, debates and division arise where none previously existed. 

3 Reasons Why It's Okay to Have 23 Kinds of Deodorant Anything Peaceful
3 Reasons Why It's Okay to Have 23 Kinds of Deodorant
Senator Sanders' silly comment shows some dangerous delusions.
Permissionless Innovation vs. the Precautionary Principle Anything Peaceful
Permissionless Innovation vs. the Precautionary Principle
What if a new idea hurts an existing business? What if people lose their jobs? 
Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek The Freeman
Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek
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.
Blurring the Lines between Products and Services The Freeman
Blurring the Lines between Products and Services
Hand-wringing over the loss of manufacturing may have to do with a false distinction between manufacturing and services.
Is There Really a Pink Tax? The Freeman
Is There Really a Pink Tax?
Before we conclude injustice in market prices, we have to make sure we’ve exhausted all the explanations economics can offer.
Lemonade from Lemons The Freeman
Lemonade from Lemons

Ludwig Erhard did more than any other man or woman to denazify the German economy after World War II.

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. 
I, Whiskey Anything Peaceful
I, Whiskey
From the people who brought you the film I, Pencil comes something even better.
The Tasted and the Untasted The Freeman
The Tasted and the Untasted
Everyone else was raving about the chowder. I could only experience it vicariously.
Trading with “The Other” The Freeman
Trading with “The Other”
Imagine our shock when we learned that the landlord didn't want to rent to us because of our race.
Are Markets Myopic? The Freeman
Are Markets Myopic?
Markets contain sophisticated mechanisms for rewarding long-term stewardship; democratic political institutions encourage extremely short-term thinking.
Decentralization: Why Dumb Networks Are Better The Freeman
Decentralization: Why Dumb Networks Are Better

“Dumb” networks are the smart choice for innovation and freedom.

The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up The Freeman
The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up
Regulators ran jitney operators out of every town in America. But something important has changed the game in passengers’ favor.
#45 – “Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment” The Freeman
#45 – “Robots and Computerization Cause Unemployment”

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market.

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