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Holcombe on Political Capitalism

Holcombe contends “political capitalism,” has come to replace market capitalism. We now have an economic system in which government and the private sector team up to exploit everyone else.

04/27/2019Power & Market
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How Human Action and Human Values Determine Prices

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog04/20/2019

Prices are set by how much people value goods and services. And people value things based on what they think will improve their life and well-being. 

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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog04/19/2019

The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.

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Henry Hazlitt in the Long Term

Blog04/08/2019

We need an Army of “Hazlitts ” today: men and women of courage and wisdom, who are unafraid to speak and write the truth.

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How Capitalists — Unlike Environmentalists — Make Life Easier for the Disabled

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog04/08/2019

Many products — delivered by the marketplace — that are mocked as "useless," and which environmentalists denounce as "wasteful" are essential items in the daily lives of many disabled people.

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How Countries Fall into the Welfare Trap

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Blog03/30/2019

Before wealth can be redistributed by the state, it must first be produced. But welfare-state policies end up destroying the very wealth which is necessary for redistribution.

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Hoppe and the Art of Economic Controversy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/29/2019

Joseph Salerno discusses the Hoppean method of addressing economic controversies.

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Hello Jerome Powell, We Have Questions

Blog03/29/2019

Given the Fed has never spotted a bubble in real time, why should anyone believe we aren't in one right now?

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