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Socialism: A Man-Made Malthusian Trap

PovertySocialism

Blog07/06/2019

Industrialization and capitalism finally freed us from the starvation and deprivation of endless centuries of subsistence living. Now socialists in Venezuela have managed to reverse centuries of progress.

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Skidelsky's Push for Modern Mercantilism

Financial MarketsInterventionism

06/07/2019The Austrian
Skidelsky manifests an inordinate distaste for money and “greed.” Far better in his eyes is the pursuit of power by the State, even at the cost of wars and massive public debt. Some of us will not agree.
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Social Security's Winners and Losers

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

If Social Security was efficient, equitable, reliable and sustainable, defending the status quo might be sensible. But it is none of those things.

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Stiglitz: Enemy of the Free Market

Big GovernmentBook ReviewsStrategy

Blog05/03/2019

Joseph Stiglitz has written a new book that calls for massive state control over the economy.

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Small Is Better: A Review of Human Scale Revisited

Decentralization and Secession

11/27/2018The Austrian
Is smaller better? Sometimes. But we also know that the power of the state is often used to grow institutions beyond what would be their natural size in a freer world.
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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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Social Darwinism and the Free Market

World HistoryPolitical Theory

07/21/2018The Free Market
The markets are not a struggle between rich and poor, strong and weak. On the contrary, they help humans work together to benefit everyone.
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Sylvester Petro's Austrian Perspective on Labor Unions

BiographiesLabor and Wages

Blog11/10/2017
Sylvester Petro's books on labor unions are among some of the best written on labor policy.
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