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Dan McLaughlin

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Dan McLaughlin is a former financial executive and a current columnist for The Post Journal.

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We're Taught to Revere Schoolteachers. So Why Are They Paid So Little?

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsPrices

07/31/2021Mises Daily Articles
In the case of both athlete and teacher, the rarity of the skill and the number of people who benefit from the individual determines how much they're paid.
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Wooden Nickels and Steel Pennies

Money and BanksU.S. History

06/18/2008Mises Daily Articles
Copper and nickel have a high dollar price because the dollar is rapidly losing its value, not because copper is scarce.
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Too Many or Too Few People?

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyHealth

09/24/2007Mises Daily Articles
We do know, however, that free people are better able to adapt and prosper than unfree people, in whatever situation the future holds.
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Farm Bill Follies

Free MarketsInterventionism

08/20/2007Mises Daily Articles
Turning to government for protection and support is stealing money from the pockets of everyone else. Farm programs, including the 2007 Farm Bill, need to be thrown in the dust bin of history, where they belonged eighty years ago.
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Economic Lessons from the Amish

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

06/21/2007Mises Daily Articles
Economic freedom in fact reduces unemployment to levels significantly below those in less free countries. The Amish may hold the secret to full employment, but rejection of modern capitalism is full employment in poverty and hardship, not the rich fruits of progress.
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