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Hooray! The Green New Deal Will Make Us Happier—By Shrinking the Economy

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentSocialism

Blog05/06/2019

You don’t make people better off by artificially making energy more expensive. You only make them poorer.

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Holcombe on Political Capitalism

04/27/2019Power & Market

Holcombe contends “political capitalism,” has come to replace market capitalism. We now have an economic system in which government and the private sector team up to exploit everyone else.

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How Human Action and Human Values Determine Prices

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog04/20/2019

Prices are set by how much people value goods and services. And people value things based on what they think will improve their life and well-being. 

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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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Henry Hazlitt in the Long Term

Blog04/08/2019

We need an Army of “Hazlitts ” today: men and women of courage and wisdom, who are unafraid to speak and write the truth.

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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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