Capitalism

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The Irony of Marxist Class Consciousness

CapitalismSocialism

Blog06/27/2020

Marx believed truth could only be fully understood by a certain socioeconomic class. Ludwig von Mises disagreed.

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What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/27/2020

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.

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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated

CapitalismPovertySocialism

Blog06/15/2020

Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.

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Governments Have Crippled the World's Economies. Revolution May Soon Follow.

CapitalismSocialismInterventionism

Blog06/06/2020

Mises knew: “Mass unemployment destroys the moral foundations of the social order. The young people…forced to remain idle, are the ferment out of which the most radical political movements are formed."

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We’re All in This Together. But Not in the Way You Think.

CapitalismFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog05/20/2020

Some claim "the rich" will be fine—or even better off—after the COVID panic destroys the economy for most of us. But there's a problem: the wealthy depend heavily on an economy fueled by the production and consumption of all workers and entrepreneurs.

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Adam Smith and Benevolence

CapitalismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/15/2020

Buyers and sellers in the free market do indeed act from self-interest, but Adam Smith never argued that this excludes friendly feelings for those they do business with.

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Europe's Communists Are Trying to Blame COVID-19 on Markets and "Neoliberalism"

Capitalism

Blog05/08/2020

Far from being a sign of alleged capitalist brutality, the spread of international trade and market freedom is a sign of greater global cooperation and solidarity.

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In Defense of Landlords

CapitalismLabor and Wages

Blog05/04/2020

Landlords invest their stored labor—savings—at a risk and with the knowledge that they won't recoup it for some time. In creating or renovating rental properties, they aid those who can't store their labor yet—tenants and laborers.

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Why the Current Unemployment Is Worse Than the Great Depression

CapitalismLabor and Wages

Blog04/24/2020

Even though the official unemployment rate is probably not quite as high as it was in 1933, there are reasons to believe that our labor market is currently in even worse shape economically than it was at the lowest depths of the Great Depression.

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Rothbard on Why We Need Entrepreneurs

CapitalismCapital and Interest TheoryEntrepreneurship

Blog04/20/2020

Capitalists and entrepreneurs serve distinct functions in the real economy. Capitalists save money that then maintains production processes until final goods are produced. Entrepreneurs adjust the capital structure in light of uncertainty to produce the most desired goods. Capitalists are ...

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