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The Key Word in "Democratic Socialism" is "Socialism"

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/08/2018

All socialist states, including democratic ones, demand obedience and conformity in their economic and cultural diktats. And there is no kind and gentle way of snuffing out resistance.

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Can France Really Welcome All the World's Poor?

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog07/30/2018

The dominant immigration narrative in France ignores the importance of free trade, freedom in employment, and the importance of voluntary charity.

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PC and the Bureaucratization of the Economy

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog07/11/2018

Profit-oriented business organizations that demand political conformity in the workplace are mimicking government agencies, and we must turn to Mises's book Bureaucracy for guidance.

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"Windfall Profits" Aren't a Problem

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog06/16/2018

Once it is understood that profits and losses evolve from the changing values of consumers, it becomes obvious that abolishing windfall profits or windfall losses is impossible.

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How Identity Politics Is Changing Universities

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and Culture

Blog05/26/2018

Even the hard sciences are now expected to adjust reality itself to suit the demands of politicized university departments.

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Robert Reich Gets These Seven Economics "Fundamentals" Very Wrong

Labor and WagesU.S. EconomyOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/09/2018

Robert Reich isn't interested in economics. His pronouncements are simply clarion calls to destroy wealth and spread poverty.

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Health Care: American Mania vs. Canadian Sclerosis

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog02/19/2018
The Canadian medico-sclerosis would have been worse if it weren’t for the American medico-mania which has brought an unbelievable number of innovations.
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Planned Obsolescence Isn't Really a Problem

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog01/22/2018
The concept of “planned obsolescence” makes no economic sense and is often an excuse for governments to harass and shake down innovative entrepreneurs.
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