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The Power of the State versus the Power of Love

Political Theory

08/06/2013The Free Market
The Free Market 31, no. 8 (August 2013) For thousands of years, philosophers have argued that society must invest great power in the rulers because only great power can hold back the forces of evil—violence, plunder, and disorder. They have often conceded, however, that this solution has a down...


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David Stockman on his Book and the Bailouts

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/24/2013The Free Market
Greenspan took the Federal Reserve, which for years had been run by far more cautious and conservative men, and turned it into a machine for fine-tuning every aspect of the economy.


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Obamacare and Other Disasters

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and CultureInterventionism

06/11/2013The Free Market
David Gordon gives a review of John R Lott's At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge?.


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Lilly Ledbetter Re-considered

Big GovernmentInterventionism

05/02/2013The Free Market
The real problem in our current regulated market is that due to government intervention in a cartelized tire industry, we now pay more for tires and there are fewer of them.


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How Economic Progress Is Made

The Entrepreneur

04/03/2013The Free Market
The Free Market 31, no. 4 (April 2013) T he remarkable prosperity that people in capitalist economies enjoy at the beginning of the twenty-first century ranks at the very top of all achievements of human civilization. This prosperity is all the more remarkable when one realizes that the economic...


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Without the State, Who Would Invent Tang?

The EntrepreneurMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

03/01/2013The Free Market
During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama made his now famous claim that “you didn’t build that” in reference to the infrastructure that businesses use to provide goods and services to customers.


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Real Austerity

Big GovernmentMoney and Banking

02/25/2013The Free Market
The Free Market 31, no. 2 (February 2013) Austerity has been hotly debated as either an elixir or a poison for tough economic times. But what is austerity? Real austerity means that the government and its employees have less money at their disposal. For the economists at the International Monetary...
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A Political Hell on Wheels

Media and CultureU.S. History

02/07/2013The Free Market
The first Transcontinental’s were all creatures, not of capitalism or the private markets, but of government.
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Two Sides of the Same Debased Coin

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

01/31/2013The Free Market
Crony capitalism and Keynesianism are just two sides of the same debased coin.
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A Very Special Year

EducationMedia and Culture

12/01/2012The Free Market
Celebrating anniversaries for the Austrian School of economics. One hundred years ago, Ludwig von Mises began his career as an intellectual leader and creative genius with his groundbreaking The Theory of Money and Credit . Fifty years ago, Murray Rothbard took his own place in the ranks of...
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