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Blog08/11/2020

After years of working as a DC journalist, Bovard found that "the more oppressive the government acted, the more slavish the press became."

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Well-Intentioned Policies That Make Life More Expensive

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog07/15/2020

From rent to jobs, to marriage, government regulations are incessantly raising the cost of doing business. 

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What Germany Must Do for a Speedy Recovery

Corporate WelfareEconomic FreedomTaxes and Spending

Blog07/07/2020

The German "stimulus" package does nothing to actually stimulate true economic growth. If German policymakers were smart, they'd be cutting taxes and spending, while abolishing regulations.

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Why "Public Goods" Don't Justify Government Intervention

Free MarketsInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/11/2020

Economists have long tried to use the idea of "public goods" as justification for a wide variety of government interventions. But there is no objective measure for what's a public good and what's not.

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Why an Economy Can't Work without Market Prices

Calculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog05/21/2020

Prices determined in the marketplace are absolutely essential to a functioning economic system.  This is no less true if today's property was redistributed unjustly in the past. Market prices today are the path to recovery.

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We’re All in This Together. But Not in the Way You Think.

CapitalismFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog05/20/2020

Some claim "the rich" will be fine—or even better off—after the COVID panic destroys the economy for most of us. But there's a problem: the wealthy depend heavily on an economy fueled by the production and consumption of all workers and entrepreneurs.

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What If the Fed Did Nothing?

Blog03/30/2020

As with current Fed policy, there would be both winners and losers if the Fed did nothing. Either way, there will be pain, but without the Fed we'd actually build the foundation for a more sound and lasting economic system.

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What Would Rothbard Say About the COVID-19 Panic?

Blog03/30/2020

No matter what the situation, no one has the right to compel someone to act for another's benefit, and that includes forced quarantines, business closures, and expropriations of medical equipment in the name of "public health."

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