The Dark History of Swedish Socialism (Video)

Everyone knows that socialism is newly fashionable as an idea and system. With that has come a certain level of whitewashing of the real history. I’m not just speaking of the totalitarian variety with its poverty, inflation, starvation, and mass death. …

Taleed Brown – November 12, 2019

The Wonderful Surprises of Comparative Advantage

Human society is permeated with comparative advantage. When each person specializes in performing that task, or small set of tasks, for which he or she has a comparative advantage — and then exchanges the fruits of this labor for goods and services pro …

– November 12, 2019

The Case for Globalism, So-Called

Global per capita income has increased from a little less than $4,000 a year in 1966 to almost $17,500, in inflation-adjusted dollars at the present time. That represents a 372 percent increase in the average income of everyone on this planet in only 50 years.

– November 12, 2019

The Real Reason Nobody Takes Environmental Activists Seriously

What angers most people about climate activists is not their goals, but their elaborate system of doublethink, their profound cognitive dissonance, and the truly fascinating ability to rationalize their own behavior.

– November 12, 2019

Free Competition Is Voluntary Cooperation

Unlike the competition in games where some lose what the victors win, and unlike war where even the winner may lose more than he gains, freely competitive economic behavior enables each participant t.o gain the greatest possible reward by voluntarily cooperating .

– November 11, 2019

Only Freedom Will Save the Auto Industry

Government meddling in the auto industry has killed beauty, innovation, and passion; giving people their freedom to explore back is what will save it.

– November 11, 2019

How to Prevent Democide

Some of the 262 million individuals that suffered from democide could have escaped their fates. More importantly, rulers faced with the possibility of exit would have been more reluctant to engage in democides in the first place.

– November 11, 2019

The Most Beautiful Disruption in Media

You can have your Hulu, your Netflix, your Disney, your Amazon, your YouTube, your movies at the theater, or your dusty old books. Everyone gets to win in a vibrant market order, consumers and producers both.

– November 11, 2019

Economics Is the Great Reality Check

Economics is a ubiquitous and conspicuous set of limits that cause everyone to buck up, cease our simpleton solipsism, face what’s true, become disciplined, get adaptable outside our embedded identity, live within our means, adopt solid values, and lead a good life.

– November 10, 2019

Tariffs Tax Your Freedom

Freedom goes down when tariff revenues go up. It’s high time we revisited the Declaration of Independence and renewed our commitment to freedom.

– November 8, 2019
Consumer sentiment

Consumer Sentiment Shows Resilience in Early November

Consumer sentiment maintained a generally high level by historical comparison in early November.

– November 8, 2019

Hidden Intervention: Political Motivations Driving Fed Policy

The Federal Reserve is subsidizing the Treasury. The apparent trouble in overnight markets appears to have provided an excuse to quietly reengage in the now decade-old program of support.

– November 8, 2019

The Gamification of Bitcoin

It’s possible that bitcoin-as-game will stay popular for a very long time. And if it does, that could be a good thing.

– November 7, 2019

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