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Producers Should Reject Calls to "Give Back"

Economic FreedomFree MarketsLanguage


All too often we are told that government employment equals selflessness and working for profit constitutes greed. It's time to reassess the meaning of certain words.

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Political Salvation Is Slow Suicide

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism


For all of the political "reforms" being tossed about, the truth is that government is slowly strangling the life out of our society.

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Police Failures in Philadelphia Have Made Private Policing More Attractive

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System


Because police protection of students is inadequate, Temple University of Philadelphia has hired private police to help keep students safer from crime.

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Paradise Valley, Montana: A Study in Free Market Land Conservation

The EnvironmentFree MarketsProperty RightsCalculation and Knowledge


Americans typically are told that private enterprise wastes resources while government preserves them. Economic truths turn that canard upside down.

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Private Security: An Effective Method to Prevent Being a Crime Victim

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsStrategy


As crime rates rise and government policing fails, more and more people are turning to private security, which is more effective in preventing crime than government police.

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Paul Pelosi Is Attacked, So Naturally the Capitol Police Want More Money

Bureaucracy and Regulation


Following the attack on Paul Pelosi, the Capitol Police office has demanded a big budget increase. This is not to increase safety but rather to increase the agency's bureaucratic reach.

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Powell Admits the Fed Is Failing on Inflation, and Promises More Rate Hikes

Money and Banks


Last year, Powell was full of confidence. Now what we have from the Fed and FOMC are increasingly vague statements about "soft landings" and inflation. 

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Private versus Government Health Insurance: They Are Not the Same

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets


Government programs like Medicare are called insurance, yet they are anything but. There is a difference between public and private plans.

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