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What to Do Until Privatization Comes?

Free MarketsStrategy

Blog09/18/2018

Libertarians know what should be done about government services and operations: they should be privatized. What should be done in the meantime? 

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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What Would it Take to "Win" the Drug War?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog09/11/2018

Proponents claim that if the government just "cracks down" even harder, the drug problem will be solved. The reality in Mexico and the Philippines shows how wrong this idea is.

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Why the Elites Prefer a Centralized Legal System

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/11/2018

In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not. 

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Why Are the Feds Subsidizing Baby Formula Companies?

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog09/07/2018

The "experts" are complaining about advertisements from formula companies. Meanwhile, the US government spends billions on subsidizing formula through welfare programs.

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What Causes Moral Hazard?

Big GovernmentInterventionism

09/06/2018The Free Market
It is not co-ownership per se that causes moral hazards. They are caused by the uninvited and unwanted co-ownership that springs from interventionism.
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Why the "Economy Is an Engine" Metaphor is So Wrong

Booms and BustsThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/06/2018

The economy is not an engine, or a tool, and does not perform any “work.” The economy is you and me.

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Why Fiscal Stimulus Doesn't Create Real Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2018

Since the government is not a wealth generating entity, how can an increase in government outlays revive the economy?

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