Free Market

No, There Isn't Going to Be a Global Coffee Shortage

This terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad news story isn't even close to being true. 

- October 09, 2015

The Grave Threat of the "Largely Unregulated Industry"

We celebrate our "unregulated industries" in media, religion, and ideas — so why do we fear them everywhere else? 

- October 09, 2015

How to Get a Spare Kidney

An organ market effectively lets you put your extra kidney on ice until you need it. 

- October 09, 2015

Why We Should Let People Sell their Blood

Ontario has made blood donation a holy sacrament, but that's a grave mistake.

- October 09, 2015

The End of Extreme Poverty

The Great Fact of human history is the meteoric increase in quality of life and the steady retreat of poverty in the last two hundred years. 

- October 06, 2015

Fossil Fuels Are the Lifeblood of Civilization

Burning fossil fuels is not a "necessary evil"; it is a positive moral good for human life.

- October 01, 2015

Why Don't All Sandwiches Cost $1,500?

A guy decided to make a sandwich from scratch, and it cost him six months of work and over $1,500.

- September 28, 2015

Pope Francis's Graph of the Day

In 1900, Argentina and the US were equally wealthy, but then one of them chose capitalism and the other chose protectionism and socialism.

- September 25, 2015

The Pope's Laughable – and Dangerous – View of Nature

Pope Francis says that humanity's sin is "exploiting" rather than accepting what Earth "gives" us, but this is a naive and fanciful theory. 

- September 21, 2015

Keynes on Trade, Migration, Globalization: Quote of the Day

The great project of internationalism came to a calamitous end in August 1914. 

- September 18, 2015

Are Markets Immoral? On Popes, Pencils, and Chicken Sandwiches

Pope Francis criticizes markets for promoting vice, but free exchange is an engine of peace and cooperation.

- September 18, 2015

Markets in Everything: Detroit Needs Squatters to Sit in Abandoned Homes

“The city of Detroit does nothing, so we’re forced to do our own thing.”

- September 18, 2015

Buying Babies: Adoption Markets Can Be Fair, Ethical, and Beneficial

The standard objections to markets in adoption are confused, inaccurate, or irrelevant. 

- September 15, 2015

Why Open Borders?

Lack of imagination is the single biggest barrier in the United States to ending the war on immigration.

- September 14, 2015

All Food Is Genetically Modified. Now We're Just Better at It.

Before GMOs, new breeds were developed by blasting DNA to pieces with radiation or chemicals to mutate it; now, a single known gene can be changed. 

- September 11, 2015

The Canadian Border Fence Is the Climax of Isolationism

Scott Walker's plan to wall off the world is the logical conclusion of the GOP's frenzied isolationism. 

- September 10, 2015

If You May Do It for Free, You May Do It for Money

What can money buy? Whatever you can give away. 

 

Does "Creative Destruction" Only Help the Rich?

Free markets are praised for ceaseless change and innovation, but does this process only reward capitalism's winners?

- September 09, 2015

Dying and the Politics of Nostalgia

Why would anyone want to go back to a time where TB and diseases of infancy were top 10 killers?

- August 31, 2015

Bernie Is Wrong: Trade Is Awesome for the Poor and for America

Don’t let fear-mongering about China scare you: free trade benefits everyone, especially the poor, while protectionism benefits only the politically powerful.

- August 27, 2015

Krugman: China Suffering from "Bungling" Interventions and "Political Dictation of Prices"

Sustained economic intervention and political price controls are bad, except when they're not?

- 12:00 AM

The Market Is the Lab of Economics and Entrepreneurs Are the Experimenters

The best information about the economy is not generated by academic economists or statisticians.

Warning: Government Warning Labels May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Mandatory warning and information labels can be deceptive and counterproductive. 

- August 25, 2015

Why Wouldn't You Save a Drowning Child?

How do we make sure aid efforts do the most good and the least harm?

- August 24, 2015

Environmental Doom-mongering and the Myth of Vanishing Resources

Humanity has never exhausted a single natural resource. 

- August 21, 2015

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