Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureSocialismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought
Works Published inSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
AwardsLawrence W. Fertig Prize in Austrian EconomicsGeorge and Joele Eddy Prize at Mises University
Matt McCaffrey is assistant professor of enterprise at the University of Manchester.
StrategyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought
In free-market circles, most government intervention is dismissed as "socialist," with the result that the term has lost its true meaning.
EducationMedia and CultureStrategy
Maybe the best thing we can do then is to let ourselves be guided by Bastiat's saying: "The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
The message of liberalism is simple: violent exploitation through politics creates class conflict. Peaceful cooperation through markets does not.
Media and CulturePolitical TheoryPrivate Property
If the FTC really cared about the harmful effects of hidden sponsorships and fraudulent goods, it would spend all its time investigating government.
Free MarketsLegal SystemMedia and Culture
Even if consumer protection regulation is motivated by good intentions, it inevitably undermines competition and consumer welfare.