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The ABC of a Market Economy

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyInterventionism

Blog12/04/2019

This immense cooperative system is known as a free-market economy. It was not consciously planned by anybody. It evolved.

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Private Ownership: A Must

Private Property

Blog11/28/2019

If capitalism did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it — and its discovery would be rightly regarded as one of the great triumphs of the human mind.

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Defining Poverty

Blog11/15/2019

One of the great problems involved in setting a standard of poverty is the ever-changing concept of "adequate" nutrition. Recently a nutrition survey concluded that "only one person in a thousand escapes malnutrition!"

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Intellectual Property as the New Guild System

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/15/2019

Even if one strongly believes that IP laws are essential for creativity, it is difficult to justify the expansion of IP protections that have taken place in recent decades.

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The Problem of Poverty

World History

Blog11/07/2019

The history of poverty is almost the history of mankind. The ancient writers have left us few specific accounts of it because they took it for granted. It was the normal lot.

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Can Crypto Revive Swiss Banking?

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog11/07/2019

While some governments have sought to wage war against cryptocurrencies, Switzerland is striving to become a "crypto-nation." 

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A Huge Empire Requires a Huge Government

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2019

The shift toward empire has brought about the destruction of American liberty and privacy here at home. That’s what the surveillance, torture, and indefinite detentions of American citizens are all about — to supposedly protect us from the dangers produced by U.S. intervention abroad.

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The Late Great State of California

U.S. Economy

Blog10/18/2019

California is now the most taxed and regulated state in the nation. Not surprisingly, life here is becoming less affordable, and less profitable.

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