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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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The Limits of Social Spending as a Driver of Economic Equality

Blog10/30/2019

The more widespread social programs become, the more they tend to undermine the social interactions and exchanges necessary to build wealth. 

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A Man for Many Seasons

Biographies

10/18/2019Books
Henry Hazlitt, author, journalist, editor, reviewer, economist, has gained renown in at least three areas: as a popularizer of sound economic thinking, as a critic of John Maynard Keynes, and as a contributor to moral philosophy.
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How Entrepreneurs Discover Market Opportunities Through Dissatisfaction

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/15/2019

Entrepreneurs try to find gaps in the marketplace where consumers are not quite satisfied with the status quo. Successful entrepreneurs then fill in those gaps.

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Have Free-Market Economists Conquered the World?

U.S. History

Blog10/14/2019

Both left and right now repeatedly push a myth: the myth that governments have been taken over by laissez-faire hard-core free-market economists who have turned the world into a landscape of untrammeled capitalism.

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The World's Least-Free Countries Reveal Just How Much "Socialism Sucks"

Blog10/12/2019

When socialists held up Venezuela in the 2000s, the message was, ‘See, we told you so; socialism works!’ but when failure happened, the message changed to, “No, wait — that’s not real socialism!’

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Paleolithic People Were Not Primitive Communists

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog10/10/2019

Assuming that some groups of foragers indeed practiced "primitive communism," they would have died out because they had lost the fierce competition with the more economically viable "libertarian" tribes. Communism has never appeared spontaneously and "naturally" in the history of mankind.

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Government Meddling Is the Reason You're "Underpaid"

Blog10/07/2019

It is frequently allege that, under capitalism, people aren’t paid what they are worth to employers. But the commonly-drawn implication that state intervention will improve things is false.

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