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3 Good Things about "Price Gouging"

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog09/06/2017
When sellers can price goods freely, we are all better able to plan and conserve for future use of essential goods.

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How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance

Taxes and SpendingCalculation and Knowledge

Blog09/05/2017
Government agencies have helped to encourage urban and suburban development in flood plains and other disaster-prone areas.

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Economists Are the New Astrologers

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/28/2017
Modern mathematical models in economics are about as useful as star mapping for predicting the future.

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Why Government Has a Dangerous Obsession with Statistics

Big GovernmentCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog08/08/2017
In a free market, businesses have little need of economy-wide statistics. They are, however, desperately needed for any sort of government planning.

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Why Robots Won't Cause Mass Unemployment

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/02/2017
There will always be jobs because there will always be scarcity. Human wants are unlimited, yet the resources are limited — even with robots.

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Why Decentralized Economic Planning Is So Important

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and Knowledge

Blog07/30/2017
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault shows how listening to the local experts outside the central bureaucracy is an essential part of economic planning.

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A Theory of Entrepreneurship and Institutional Uncertainty

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

What is the relationship between entrepreneurs and uncertainty? Two Austrian economists explore the issue in this new journal article.

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Are Highly Paid People Just Lucky?

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog06/06/2017
If a person makes a lot of money through "luck" perhaps the most philosophically rigorous answer is simply this: "so what?"

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The Essential Link Between Consumers and Financial Markets

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/10/2017
Much like an entrepreneur, a good investor seeks to know how to best serve consumers — and then invests his money in firms that do it.

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What Individualism Is, and What It Is Not

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/08/2017
What individualism teaches us is that society is greater than the individual only in so far as it is free.

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