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Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialism
Free the liquor stores to sell what products they want, what days of the week they want, what hours they want, and to whom they want.
Philosophy and Methodology
Freedom is not the ability to do what you want. This definition leads to all kinds of mischief, as freedom is really the absence of the threat of force.
Legal SystemMedia and Culture
Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.
Protectionism and Free TradeWorld HistoryInterventionism
France faces a future of spiraling debt and declining economic growth. So Emmanuel Macron has now embraced economic nationalism as a way out. It's not likely to work.
Whether we're talking about gasoline or toilet paper, the details of how the good is produced are irrelevant to the fact that price controls cause shortages. Only price freedom ends them.
GDP is fine for counting things like washing machines. But it is quite useless for counting other basic indicators of the quality of life.
InflationGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending
Africa is in no position to bring a halt to economic activity. Urban poverty and huge debts present an apparent choice between rampant disease and mass impoverishment.
Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade
Politicians and pundits have a blind spot when it comes to international economic transactions. They ignore a portion of trade! In particular, they ignore trade in claims on future income—that is, stocks and bonds.