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The Seen and the Unseen of "Waste"

Value and Exchange

Blog01/04/2020

When a farmer leaves some unharvested crops in the field, they are not "wasted." Real waste would be found in efforts to use up every last physical resource, no matter how costly those efforts might be.

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The Problem with Democracy? Letting Everyone Do It

Book Reviews

Blog12/26/2019

We don’t let just anyone repair our homes or perform surgery. So why do we let everyone vote, and, theoretically, let just anyone rule? Jason Brennan’s recommendation is epistocracy: the rule of the knowledgeable.

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The Economic Consequences of the Peace: 100 Years Later

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/16/2019

John Maynard Keynes's stance on German reparations in the wake of the First World War may have precipitated the rise of Hitler.

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Teacher Unions Destroy School Accountability

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog12/12/2019

The Clark County School District evaluated itself, and it determined that all the teachers and administrators are doing a great job — and by the way, the union deserves more money.

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The FDA Wants to Control Your Stem Cells

Blog11/12/2019

Our right to privacy is premised upon the idea of personal autonomy and extends to the right to bodily integrity. This includes our stem cells.

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The Fight Against "Home Sharing" Drives up the Price of Short-Term Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/04/2019

A lobbying group in Canada is demanding home-sharing services like Airbnb face stiffer government regulation. Activists claims its all for "the community." But huge corporate hotel firms are the only ones likely to really benefit.

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The Fairness of "Unequal" Exchange

Free MarketsPricesValue and Exchange

10/16/2019Mises Daily Articles
When an elected official or government bureaucrat interferes with a valid, non-coerced exchange, they may appear to be helping one individual when they are actually harming a foundation of modern society; free exchange of goods and services.
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The False Promise of Canada's Health Care System

Health

Blog09/20/2019

In Canada, it is estimated that between 25,456 and 63,090 Canadian women may have died as a result of increased wait times between 1993 and 2009.

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