Socialism

Which Is More Valuable: Deodorant or Apple’s New iPhone 6s?

When we don’t understand the subjective nature of value, we think we can improve outcomes through government manipulation.

- October 15, 2015

Perfect, Sinless People Would Still Choose Capitalism

Capitalism would still be superior to socialism, even if everyone was morally perfect. 

- October 05, 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 Speech Pope Francis Should Have Given

What would Jesus think of the Vatican's attacks on capitalism? 

- September 24, 2015

The Pope Is Morally and Factually Wrong about Capitalism

Pope Francis suggests that capitalism worsens poverty, encourages vice, and creates suffering, but he's wrong on every count.

- September 23, 2015

Can Civil Disobedience Kill the Regulatory Goliath?

Charles Murray wants to business owners to refuse to cooperate with the state, but will it work?

- September 15, 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

A Shoddy Defense of Bernie Sanders' Closed-Borders Stance

The laws of economics limit the ability of governments to control prices; does that mean the United States is not a sovereign country? Will we not be “sovereign” until we declare our independence from scarcity, gravity, mortality, and all the other inconvenient limitations on human behavior?

- 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?

- August 26, 2015

Capitalists Have a Better Plan

Complementary to Hayek’s now-better-known problem of dispersed knowledge, Mises stressed the calculation problem of socialist planning.

- August 18, 2015

Why the Candidates Keep Giving Us Reasons to Use the "F" Word

That both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are getting the attention and support of so many Americans should be a matter of grave concern.

- August 05, 2015

The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says

Stamps once had prices on them. Now, they reassure you, they'll be there forever. 

- August 02, 2015

The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse

Crisis leads to more government, which leads to more crisis. What was always bankrupt morally finally goes bankrupt economically.

- July 31, 2015

The Best Argument Against Immigration

Will immigrants undermine the institutions that make America great? 

- July 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders' Anti-Immigration Crankery

"Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal." Well, okay then.

- July 28, 2015

Checkmate, Capitalists!

One meme perfectly captures the argument against capitalism. 

- July 21, 2015

Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It.

The Greek government couldn’t comply with its creditors’s demands even if it wanted to — and it doesn’t.

- July 13, 2015

Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong.

The socialist senator says the middle class is a wreck that needs his help to survive. Don't believe it. 

- July 11, 2015

What Greek "Austerity"?

Athens's welfare state is broke, but it's still bloated beyond belief. 

- July 08, 2015

Watch Lawrence Reed on Stossel's "Heroes of Freedom" Show

This week's Stossel show is focused on “Heroes of Freedom,” so, of course, they called FEE President Lawrence W. Reed. 

- July 06, 2015

Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill

If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 

- July 06, 2015

Will Immigrants Make America More Liberal?

If economic policy moves to the left, it will be natives, not immigrants, driving the shift.

- July 02, 2015

Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

Progressives have made their bed, but they can't afford to lie in it. 

- June 29, 2015

French Taxis Go to War with Uber, "Hold Clients Hostage": French Government Surrenders Immediately

The head of a taxi company said, "We are truly sorry to have to hold clients and drivers hostage."

- June 26, 2015

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.

- June 22, 2015

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