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Should We Loot the Rich?

Taxes and Spending

07/22/2019The Free Market
Redistribution is not ethical; it’s theft and destruction. It is simply a means to satisfy the envy of some who seek to harm those who have obtained greater wealth through the satisfaction of the wants of consumers.


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Social Darwinism and the Free Market

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/21/2018The Free Market
The markets are not a struggle between rich and poor, strong and weak. On the contrary, they help humans work together to benefit everyone.


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Sweden's Great Depression

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy

09/08/2014The Free Market
The Free Market 31, no. 11 (November 2013) During the recent financial crisis, Sweden has emerged as one of very few financially sound economies. The country’s strong position, setting it apart from Western nations, makes it an interesting example of what could—or should—have been done. Indeed,...
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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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Sweatshops: A Way Out of Poverty

Global Economy

09/07/2014The Free Market
These so-called sweatshops are part of the development process that leads to better conditions. Austrian economic theory teaches that people choose purposively to improve their situation.
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Should Congress Raise the Debt Ceiling?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

06/01/2011The Free Market
Despite the handwringing and lectures from Geithner and his accomplices, there is no need to raise the federal debt limit. The US government already spends an obscene amount of money every month, and this could easily be scaled back to the current inflow of tax receipts.


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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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Student Government Blues


09/01/2004The Free Market
Colleges offer their students a taste of reality by simulating the political atmosphere of society with the presence of student government associations (SGAs). The election process succeeds in mimicking many aspects of real political campaigns: the cutthroat environment of campaign promises...
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Socialism Depends on Leaders

Calculation and Knowledge

07/01/2004The Free Market
With the ousting of head man Saddam Hussein, the production of security completely collapsed. While I saw burgeoning businesses in fence building, satellite dish installations, used car sales, and agriculture in southern Iraq, the production of security floundered.
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Snowdrifts of Debt

Taxes and Spending

04/01/2004The Free Market
Debt is an institution in American government, long established and widespread. A cursory glance at debt statistics will quickly show that there has been a lull in the truth about debt, namely, that it cannot grow indefinitely at the rate at which it has been growing—at least not without a serious...
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