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Private Investment Is the Answer to Declining Postindustrial Towns

Free MarketsProperty RightsU.S. History

Blog07/29/2021

Many people want the state to take the lead in revitalizing run-down towns. How does this make sense, when it is private industry that conceived these towns in the first place?

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The Tyranny of the Minority Is Just as Dangerous as the Tyranny of the Majority

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog06/30/2021

We should be quite skeptical when states impose the opinion of minority groups on the majority through special programs in schools and elsewhere. Such programs likely involve “positive discrimination” against particular groups, consistent with state objectives.

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An Autoethnographic Account of the Free Market: My Father

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog05/08/2021

Autoethnographies place the self within a social, historical context. In this one, Michael Rectenwald approaches the free market from the standpoint of his own experience.

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Cannabis Prohibition: Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine

Free MarketsHealthLegal System

The current cannabis prohibition policy creates scientific backwardness regarding cannabinoid drugs’ benefits and their actual harm. 

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The Problem with Mandatory "Socially Responsible Investing"

Financial MarketsFree MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog12/23/2020

There are ominous signs on the horizon that governments want to move toward mandating "socially responsible investing" for pensions and fund managers. This is a terrible idea, to say the least. 

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Markets Aren't about "Using" People. Markets Help People Attain Their Goals.

CapitalismFree Markets

Blog12/19/2020

Claims that market arrangements involve the unethical “using” of others are of lengthy pedigree. But they are also of questionable merit.

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India Takes Small Steps toward Economic Freedom with New Agrarian Reforms

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPrice Controls

Blog10/15/2020

India's parliament has recently passed new reforms to its long-standing interventionist regime which limits farmers' ability to buy and sell goods. These reforms are badly needed.

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The Recovery Is Stalling. We Need Pro-Market Reforms Now.

Free MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog10/14/2020

Politicians have ignored the threat to small businesses that are failing not because their owners used the wrong strategies, but have been destroyed by the misguided and ineffective forced shutdown.

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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Free MarketsPrice Controls

Blog09/26/2020

Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog09/23/2020

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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