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How Words Like "Essential" and "Need" Are Abused by Politicians

Economic FreedomSocialism

Blog05/18/2020

We live in an age when politicians decide what is "essential" and what isn't. It's a grave abuse of power and common sense.

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Hegel's Very Odd Definition of Freedom

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/24/2020

Liberalism conceives of freedom as the absence of constraint, but Hegel's definition is more expansive. And, of course, the state is a necessary condition for it.

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How Today's Central Bankers Threaten Civilization

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureMoney and Banks

Blog12/23/2019

Our monetary system, combined with interventionist state policies, causes mass overconsumption, the destruction of wealth, capital consumption, and the destruction of nature. 

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How Entrepreneurs Learn from the Marketplace

The Entrepreneur

Blog11/28/2019

In a world of demanding and ever-changing consumers, there is always a way to do things better, with greater quality, and at a lower price. Entrepreneurs must learn how to do this, or they will lose out to those who can.

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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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Harry Jaffa, Michael Anton, and Me

Blog10/03/2019

Harry Jaffa's disciples are rather sensitive to criticism.

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How to Know if Government Is Too Big

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/07/2019

If governments do anything more than protect property rights, then they're too big.

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