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All Human Beings — Not Just Capitalists — Are Self-Interested

Blog10/22/2019

Economists don't claim that self-interest is a moral good. They simply recognize it's an important part of human nature, and that government and social institutions must be designed for the human beings that actually exist — callous self-interest and all.

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Augsburg: A Capitalist Hub at the Birth of the Modern

World History

Germany's Augsburg played a key role in the rise of the modern marketplace in Europe. 

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.
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Are Markets Sexist?

Blog09/29/2017
Are markets perpetuating sexism? Or are they just giving customers what they want?
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