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Capitalism Turns Luxuries Into Necessities

Blog03/21/2019

Things like forks and washing machines start out as "luxury" items for the rich. But thanks to markets, these goods, over time, become more and more accessible to everyone.

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Surging Wealth Inequality Is Poverty's Greatest Enemy

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog02/06/2019

The rich get rich by virtue of making what's dear rather cheap, thus helping the poor the most.

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France's Crisis Is the Latest In a Long History of Conflict over France's Un-Free Markets

SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/17/2019

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.

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A Quick History of Humanity and Income Distribution

Blog01/14/2019

If we all still lived like cavemen, we'd have hardly any inequality at all. But that's not exactly something to aspire to.

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The Morning of November 11, 1918

Blog11/12/2018

The costs of recovering from the war would be paid by those who had had little to do with bringing about the massacres.

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Cannabis Victories!

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog11/07/2018

There were three important victories related to cannabis, i.e., marijuana, legalization and only the most radical measure failed.

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Nobel Committee Pushes Environmental Regulation with its Latest Winners

Other Schools of Thought

Blog10/08/2018

Unfortunately, the economics Nobel this year neglects the problems at the heart of the State — the government failures that pollute and impoverish.

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The Problem of Cubicles and the "Open Office"

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog10/01/2018

The real motivations behind using both cubicles and the so-called open-office concept are something different than what we are told.

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