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How Entrepreneurs Learn from the Marketplace

The Entrepreneur

Blog11/28/2019

In a world of demanding and ever-changing consumers, there is always a way to do things better, with greater quality, and at a lower price. Entrepreneurs must learn how to do this, or they will lose out to those who can.

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A Problem with Paternalism

Blog11/22/2019

Paternalism has in recent years made a comeback, but its philosophical foundation is quite flimsy.

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Conservatism: A Vanishing Tradition

U.S. EconomyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/20/2019

Today's neoconservatives have found common cause with the Left in destroying those who disagree with them. In fact, this habit of denying a forum to any and all dissenters has a long tradition in the conservative movement.

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QE by Any Other Name

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/16/2019

The Fed overestimated the robustness of the economy, underestimated the level of addiction of the markets to cheap money, and it was way too quick to proclaim a “full recovery” from the crisis.

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Yes, Taxation Is Theft

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/15/2019

The government may claim that it needs the funds to provide essential social services: are the poor to be left to starve? But these assertions do not justify its policy of forcible seizure.

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Locke vs. Cohen vs. Rothbard on Homesteading

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog11/08/2019

Marxist G.A. Cohen is troubled by the freedom libertarians grant to property owners. But artificial limits are unnecessary when practical realities have so often intervened to limit property ownership by any one person.

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The Austrian Entrepreneur Versus the Romanticized Entrepreneur

Blog11/05/2019

Many entrepreneurs go into the marketplace with romantic and abstract notions of how markets work. But there's nothing romantic or abstract about the losses incurred by failed entrepreneurs. 

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The Power of Self-Ownership

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/01/2019

Bodily integrity and self-ownership supplement each other: they do not compete for our allegiance.

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