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Government Didn't Save Us From Apple's iPhone "Monopoly"

Free Markets

Blog11/22/2017
When new, high-priced products enter the market, it's the market process — and not government — that will bring prices down.
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Government Recycling Programs Waste Valuable Resources

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog11/11/2017
Market prices tell us how people want resources to be used. Government recycling programs ignore these important signals.
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Government "Funding" Can't Grow the Economy

Blog11/10/2017
Government cannot increase its spending without hurting those who produce real wealth.
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GOP Tax Plan Increases the Most Insidious Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/06/2017
Politicians love the inflation tax because it allows them to increase taxes without having to vote for higher rates.
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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Blog11/04/2017
Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.
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Government Enforcers and Group Psychology

Blog10/24/2017
Sometimes, group psychology among government agents can set the stage for abuse.
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Gas Station Hold-Up: Thieves Seize $59,000

Legal SystemMoney and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
In America, a person convicted of no crime is often deprived of all his money assets, in many cases resulting in the destruction of his business.
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GDP Is a Tool of Politics, Not Economics

U.S. Economy

10/18/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The author sees GDP as superior to all currently available alternatives of measuring growth. But, that is not a reason for continuing to use it.
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