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Adam Young

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Adam Young is a freelance Austrolibertarian writer and reviewer. He lives in Canada.

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Free-Market Weather Delivery

Philosophy and MethodologyProduction Theory

08/01/2002Mises Daily Articles
In aiding drought-striken Canadian farmers, insurance providers can succeed where the state has failed. It is but a bit more evidence that private enterprise is more productive than the central planning of any government program, even those designed to create rain.

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Arbitration on Trial

Legal System

07/17/2002Mises Daily Articles
Arbitration is under fire again, but it remains the best way to settle employer/employee disputes. It is more likely to protect the property rights of the parties to the lawsuit. Government courts, in contrast, principally benefit the lawyers and those who write the laws. Adam Young examines...

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Libertarianism, True and False

Media and CultureOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

06/27/2002Mises Daily Articles
Libertarianism favors the political ideals set forth in the early republic, writes Adam Young: an order of peace, free trade and individual self-government, where the state was restricted in its interference in the life of the churches, and the state was largely irrelevant to the economy and to the...

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A History of Terror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

02/06/2002Mises Daily Articles
September 11 was far from the first time that the United States has been targeted by terrorists. In a 1997 report on the scourge of terrorism, the Pentagon's Defense Science Board observed: "Historical data show a strong correlation between U.S. involvement in international situations and an...

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The Life of Carlo Ponzi

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism

12/19/2001Mises Daily Articles
The fact that Carlo Ponzi's investment scheme lasted less than a year--while the government's "Ponzi scheme" has lasted, through good times and bad, for more than half a century--only suggests that Ponzi should have applied his talents as a politician, where he could've fleeced his victims legally.

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