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How Capitalists — Unlike Environmentalists — Make Life Easier for the Disabled

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog04/08/2019

Many products — delivered by the marketplace — that are mocked as "useless," and which environmentalists denounce as "wasteful" are essential items in the daily lives of many disabled people.

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How Countries Fall into the Welfare Trap

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Blog03/30/2019

Before wealth can be redistributed by the state, it must first be produced. But welfare-state policies end up destroying the very wealth which is necessary for redistribution.

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Hoppe and the Art of Economic Controversy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/29/2019

Joseph Salerno discusses the Hoppean method of addressing economic controversies.

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Hello Jerome Powell, We Have Questions

Blog03/29/2019

Given the Fed has never spotted a bubble in real time, why should anyone believe we aren't in one right now?

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How Wage Work Liberated Women (and Men)

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/18/2019

Far from making women "wage slaves," Europe's move toward urban wage work liberated both women and men from the isolation and low productivity of rural farm work.

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How Asset Inflation Will End — This Time

Blog03/15/2019

Traditional macroeconomic measures may not tell us very much about where the current malinvestment bubbles are — or what their effects will be.

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How Rent Control Harms Those It Hopes to Help

Blog03/08/2019

Though rent control is sold as a policy that is intended to help the poor, it has induced homelessness among the poor and lower middle classes.

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How the Feds Promoted Segregated Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog03/08/2019

For decades, federal housing policy explicitly favored whites over blacks, likely worsening many of today's enduring wealth disparities.

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