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An International View of Drug Prohibition

Big GovernmentFree MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

09/07/2014The Free Market
The war on drugs has no benefits, just costs and negative unintended consequences. These include drug-addict crime, drug-dealer violence, bribery and corruption, and the increase in drug potency to deadly levels.
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The New Skyscraper Curse

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

09/07/2014The Free Market
The Free Market 32, no. 4 (April 2014) From CNN to Barron’s to Le Monde , Mark Thornton has been featured as an authority on how record-setting skyscrapers signal impending economic downturns. Last month, Dr. Thornton spoke with us about the Skyscraper Index and the...
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Scarcity, Monopoly, and Intellectual Property

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMonopoly and Competition

09/07/2014The Free Market
Few topics in recent years have aroused as much interest among libertarians as intellectual property. What place, if any, would IP — patents, copyrights, trademarks and the like — have in a libertarian society?
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How Labor Unions Hurt Workers

09/07/2014The Free Market
Labor unions and the general public almost totally ignore the essential role played by falling prices in achieving rising real wages.
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How Carl Menger Put Consumers at the Center of Economic Science

Calculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsValue and Exchange

09/07/2014The Free Market
The economics profession acknowledges Menger’s place due to his contribution to the Marginalist Revolution in the 1870s, it otherwise ignores him because his theoretical framework does not lend itself to policy prescriptions.
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How Entrepreneurs Make Society Better

The Entrepreneur

09/07/2014The Free Market
The capitalist entrepreneur acts with a specific goal in mind: to attain a monetary profit.
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You Can't Run an Economy With Spreadsheets

Global Economy

09/07/2014The Free Market
Argentina’s economic minister, Axel Kicillof, has become famous for his assertion that it is possible to centrally manage the economy now because we have spreadsheets.
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England's Levellers: The World's First Libertarian Movement

World History

09/07/2014The Free Market
The first-ever libertarians were the Levellers, an English political movement active in the seventeenth century.
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The Myth of the Unchanging Value of Gold

The FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

09/07/2014The Free Market
Forbes ’s “stable and flexible” gold standard would facilitate and camouflage an inflationary expansion of the money supply that would, according to Austrians, distort capital markets and lead to asset bubbles. The motto of our current gold-price fixers seems to be: “We want sound money —...
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