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Capitalism Means Less Waste — Because More Waste Often Means Less Profit

The EnvironmentProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/17/2018

The concept of "productive complements" shows us how capitalists have long sought to make as much use as they can of every part of the materials they use to make goods.

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Infant Mortality Is a Misleading Statistic for International Comparisons

Blog11/08/2018

For example: Nonviable babies who die quickly after birth are recorded as live births in the U.S., but are more likely to be classified as stillbirths in other countries.

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How So Many Bad Ideas Manage to Win on Election Day

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/07/2018

Bad ideas can spread more quickly than good ones, often because they sound so good until you spend some time thinking about them.

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Why Free Markets Are Better than Globalism

Big GovernmentSocialismStrategy

11/07/2018The Austrian
For Quinn Slobodian, economic arguments for the market are mere business propaganda. He does not grasp that the argument for free exchange follows from elementary economic theory.
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Thales College

10/31/2018Power & Market

Bob Luddy has proposed an innovative program for university education.

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Happy Birthday Ralph!

Blog10/22/2018

Today would have been  Ralph Raico's eighty-second birthday. He was a foremost historian of classical liberalism and a leading libertarian theorist.​

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Rent Control and Minimum Wage Laws Harm Those Who Are Supposed to Benefit

Blog10/16/2018

Government policy often lumps together many people it shouldn't — assuming that everyone in the group labeled "poor" or "low-income" will all benefit equally. 

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Stop Hating on High-Deductible Health Plans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog10/12/2018

High-deductible or "catastrophic" health plans offer real protection from health disasters. But most government-approved forms of health "insurance" are really just welfare programs in disguise.

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