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Inequality Doesn't Create Poverty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog7 hours ago

When egalitarians like Oxfam say some people are "worse off," they really mean those people are getting rich more slowly than some others.

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The Fortunes of Liberalism, in China and around the World

Blog7 hours ago

Peter Klein is interviewed by Tyler Xiong at Jifeng Bookstore about the forthcoming Chinese edition of Hayek's The Fortunes of Liberalism.

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Oxfam's Hypocrisy on Private Wealth

The EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

By Oxfam's methods, anyone with a few bucks in the bank is causing poverty for the bottom 10%. Oxfam, of course, has much more than a few bucks.

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Ludwig von Mises as a Social Rationalist

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/17/2017

Joseph Salerno's essay "Ludwig von Mises as a Social Rationalist," is now available in a new easier-to-read version.

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What Republicans Miss About Healthcare Reform

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog01/17/2017

Senator Rand Paul's proposal is an improvement from Obamacare, but it doesn't address the fundamental problems with American healthcare.

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How Bad Entrepreneurial Judgment Killed Half-Life 3

The EntrepreneurMedia and Culture

Blog01/17/2017

A lack of entrepreneurial and managerial direction prevented Valve from coordinating enough to focus on developing a new Half-Life.

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The Dangers of a "Universal Basic Income"

InterventionismValue and Exchange

Blog01/16/2017

A "universal basic income" serves to make workers and entrepreneurs less likely to produce goods and services the consumers need most.

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In a Free Market, No Profit is "Excessive"

The EntrepreneurPrices

Blog01/16/2017

Profit is a product of the mind, of success in anticipating the future state of the market. It is a spiritual and intellectual phenomenon.

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Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

The FedTaxes and Spending

Blog01/16/2017

The only way to avoid fiscal crises is to stop increasing spending and instead begin reducing spending on all aspects of the welfare-warfare state.

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Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsWorld History

Blog01/13/2017

Does not big business wrap itself in the mantle of free markets? If so, are not exponents of free markets supporting crony capitalism?

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