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Money and Our Future

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

02/01/2009The Free Market
Consider what it means to live through our times in the light of economic understanding. Even in the face of calamity, there is no mystery, and hence fear is reduced.
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Save the Piano Industry

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/01/2009The Free Market
The Free Market 27, no. 1 (January 2009) Today the highest-price good that people buy besides their houses is their car, and this reality leads people to believe that we can’t possibly let the American car industry die. We couldn’t possibly be a real country and a powerful nation without our...
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This Book is So Me

BiographiesFree Markets

11/01/2008The Free Market
This was the first book on economics that just jumped out and grabbed me. I had read a few before, but they were boring. Very boring.
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The Bank Robbery of 2008

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

10/01/2008The Free Market
This wasn’t an economic plan: it was a heist.
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Truth in the Coin Shop

Gold Standard

09/01/2008The Free Market
It turns out that making money is a business like any other, not something that only governments do. In a free world, it would be something done entirely by private enterprise.
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The Market Process in Action

Free MarketsInterventionism

07/01/2008The Free Market
When you do a lot of driving, $4 gas eats up a pretty big chunk of your disposable income and requires a few adjustments to the way you live. So how does the market coordinate these changes?
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The Cause of the Food Shortage

Free MarketsInterventionism

05/01/2008The Free Market
In sum, the real cause of continually rising food prices is the printing of money by world governments. And the real cause of actual food shortages is the prevention of profitable global trade in food by the ill-advised policies of the governments of the very people who are starving.
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The War on Recession

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

03/01/2008The Free Market
It’s time that we question the very foundations of this war on recession. The recession is a regrettable but inevitable backlash against a boom that was not justified by the fundamentals.
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The Folly of Stimulus

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

02/01/2008The Free Market
The problem for free-market economists is that their policy recommendations at the dawn of recession are not too sexy to the political mindset. They involve either doing nothing to hinder price adjustments, or actively removing extra-market barriers to price adjustments that already exist. This...
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The Task is Ours

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/01/2008The Free Market
One of our gravest problems is that we find ourselves confronting the armies of bureaucrats who already control us, and who have a vested interest in keeping and expanding the controls they were hired to enforce. . . . We libertarians have our work cut out for us.
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