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Bylund: Robots Will Take Many of Our Jobs – and That's Good

BlogAugust 4, 2015
Yes, jobs will be destroyed by innovation, as they’ve always been, but it doesn’t mean we’ll run out of jobs. New ones will be created as new technologies are developed, engineered and maintained. And, overall, these will be better, more high-skilled jobs. The agriculture industry...

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Joe Salerno with his Students

BlogAugust 4, 2015

I thought this photo (below) from July 2015 did an especially good job of capturing the camaraderie between Joe and his Summer Fellowship students at the Mises Institute. Summer Fellows arrive in May each year and stay through...

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Atlas Shrugs

BlogAugust 3, 2015
Three months ago, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle credit card processing firm, announced that all of the firm’s employees would be paid a minimum of $70,000 a year. Now, the firm has fallen on hard times.

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How Uber Threatens Our Way of Life

BlogAugust 3, 2015

The online tech and science magazine Verge recently published an essay on the economic and political impact of disruptive ride-sharing startup Uber: Uber can't be stopped. So what...

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Apprehensive about comprehensive political reform

BlogJuly 31, 2015

Despite the problems that bedevil comprehensive political plans, there is one central plan that can benefit all members of a society (except for predators on others) -- the joint protection of everyone’s private property. As Locke...

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Trophy Hunting Helps Save Endangered Species

BlogJuly 30, 2015

In certain contexts, an animal can be of little use or a nuisance, as in the case of a lion or elephant running unrestrained. On the other hand, the private market has done a lot of good work in providing more sanctuary for animals through...

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Government Motors: For Your Own Good

BlogJuly 29, 2015

Eric Peters reminds us of why customers don't have a choice when it comes to safety features on cars and other mandatory "amenities." It's all mandated. And, much like the airlines — who do...

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Chris Christie to Colorado: I Will Ram Federal Law Down Your Throats

BlogJuly 29, 2015

Chris Christie, who unbeknownst to virtually everyone is running for President, has announced that, if he becomes president, he will make sure that Colorado's nullification of federal marijuana law will not be allowed to stand....

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