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Johnny Appleseed: Land Speculator, Alcohol Dealer, Capitalist

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog09/17/2017
Johnny Appleseed is a man truly deserving to be considered an American hero, but he should also be remembered as a hero of American capitalism.

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Maine Is Nullifying Federal Regulations that Cripple Local Farmers

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/11/2017
Getting out from under Federal regulations can mean the difference between keeping the family farm, and having to sell out.

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Entrepreneurial Discovery: Who Needs It?

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog08/08/2017
Is Israel Kirzner’s explanation of the market process correct and, if so, is it useful?

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A Mixed Hero: A Libertarian Reassessment of Elon Musk

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/23/2017
The fact that the state hands out money to entrepreneurs like Elon Musk is a problem that is best solved by focusing our ire not on people like Musk — but on the state itself.

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How OPEC Became Irrelevant

The EntrepreneurGlobal Economy

Blog07/17/2017
Traditional oil-producing countries still fail to face the new reality.

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Las Vegas: An Austrian View of Land Prices

The EntrepreneurValue and Exchange

Blog06/05/2017
Is buying land a good idea? It's a lot more complicated than simply declaring "buy land, they aren't making it anymore."

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The Eye-Care Industry Wants Big Government to Crush the Competition

The EntrepreneurMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/26/2017
In a typical case of an industry using government to fight the competition, the American Optometric Assoc. wants a monopoly in the eyecare industry.

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Entrepreneurship’s Split-Personality Problem

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog05/16/2017
Practice and theory are often seen as being distinct and in conflict with each other. But, hands-on entrepreneurs can learn a lot from economic theory.

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How Governments Outlaw Affordable Housing

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryPricesPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
In many places, rent growth means more housing is badly needed. Unfortunately, local governments are working hard to limit the supply of housing.

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Rent Control Makes for Good Politics and Bad Economics

The EntrepreneurPolitical Theory

Blog04/10/2017
Politicians see that rent control is an easy way to buy some votes from many voters. Sadly, the policy only ends up hurting renters in the long run.

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