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T. Norman Van Cott, an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, is professor of economics at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

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Perils of Outsourcing

Monopoly and CompetitionProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

02/11/2004Mises Daily Articles
The Chinese "yellow peril" was the late nineteenth century menace. And today, write Cecil Bohanon and T.N. Van Cott, the menace is outsourcing. The Chinese and Indians are selling Americans things like computer software at bargain basement prices. But there is nothing special about outsourcing...
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Why Politicians Sell Out

Political Theory

10/02/2003Mises Daily Articles
Remedies for government failure must be radical in nature. Wishing and waiting for an "army" of Mr. Smiths or pre-Beltway Phil Gramm thinkalikes to arrive in Washington D.C. is naïve. Better public-sector outcomes must wait not upon better people but upon a better system that does not permit some...
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Voting Booths vs. the Marketplace

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

05/12/2003Mises Daily Articles
In democratic societies, elected political officials are the final arbiters of the government's marketplace do's and don'ts. Who elects these political officials? Surprise! The same people supposedly incapable of making informed decisions in the marketplace.
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The Census Song and Dance

U.S. Economy

01/01/2003The Free Market
As details of the 2000 Census emerge, commentators across the country are spinning "somebody done somebody wrong" economics to describe the US economy in the 1990s. Their recurring theme is that rich Americans got richer because poor Americans got poorer.
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Preservation and Private Property

Private Property

10/03/2002Mises Daily Articles
"Sustainability" is the doomsters' rallying cry. The slogan is clever. It sparks apocalyptic urgency. But clever slogans and vivid imagery are no substitute for clear thinking about the place of private property in environmental concerns.
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