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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.

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What is Money?

Money and Banks

10/18/2018Audio/Video
In this 18-minute talk, Malavika Nair presents the basics on what money is, its origins, and why it is so central to a modern economy.
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Who Is Henry Hazlitt?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

07/24/2018Audio/Video
Jonathan Newman discusses the contributions of Henry Hazlitt (1894–1993), the brilliant popularizer of sound economics.
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When "Mental Health" Is Used to Empower the State

Legal System

Blog03/20/2018

Broadening state powers to declare people "mentally ill" is a dangerous proposition. 

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Why Robots Won't Cause Mass Unemployment

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog08/02/2017

There will always be jobs because there will always be scarcity. Human wants are unlimited, yet the resources are limited — even with robots.

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Wealth Isn't Just Measured in Money — It's Measured in Choices

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

Blog01/31/2017
Don't compare incomes today to incomes of long-ago time periods. The wealth and choices available to income-earners has changed drastically over time.
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What European Integration Should Look Like

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/12/2017

The European Union could have been a mere union of states committed to increasing free trade and free movement. But, it has become nothing of the sort.

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Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog12/22/2016

Recent defeats for left-wing governments in Latin America are a good thing, but the region has a long way to go in embracing free markets.

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