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The Morals of Human Cooperation

Free MarketsMedia and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

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Henry Hazlitt has done us a great service, for it is a rare philosopher who recognizes that the consistent adherence to a set of ethical rules promotes social cooperation and benefits everyone in society.
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Italy: A Brewing Storm Within the EU

Global Economy

Blog12/12/2018

The political and economic powder keg that is Italy is a greater threat to the EU than Brexit ever was.

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Medicare for All: Administrative Costs Are Much Higher than You Think

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.

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Small Is Better: A Review of Human Scale Revisited

Decentralization and Secession

11/27/2018The Austrian
Is smaller better? Sometimes. But we also know that the power of the state is often used to grow institutions beyond what would be their natural size in a freer world.
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Capitalism Means Less Waste — Because More Waste Means Less Profit

The EnvironmentProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/17/2018

The concept of "productive complements" shows us how capitalists have long sought to make as much use as they can of every part of the materials they use to make goods.

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Infant Mortality Is a Misleading Statistic for International Comparisons

Blog11/08/2018

For example: Nonviable babies who die quickly after birth are recorded as live births in the U.S., but are more likely to be classified as stillbirths in other countries.

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How So Many Bad Ideas Manage to Win on Election Day

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/07/2018

Bad ideas can spread more quickly than good ones, often because they sound so good until you spend some time thinking about them.

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Why Free Markets Are Better than Globalism

Big GovernmentSocialismStrategy

11/07/2018The Austrian
For Quinn Slobodian, economic arguments for the market are mere business propaganda. He does not grasp that the argument for free exchange follows from elementary economic theory.
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