Free Markets

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

When we gloss over the complexity of the real world, we end up losing far more understanding than we often realize, and end up with strangely skewed perspectives on what happened and what to do about it.

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

At some point, the last dollar invested in honest profits is going to return less than the first dollar to be spent on cronyism. After that, the firm becomes dependent on the state.

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

A clear-eyed comparison of the alternatives actually available to us reveal why all the world’s developed nations use some version of capitalism. The only people who advocate socialism are those who don’t know how it actually works.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Let us celebrate honesty in politics above all else, even when it preaches something brazenly wrong, such as is the case with the far left and the far right today. Sincerity and forthright telling of truth in the long run skew in the direction of freedom. It’s the Gnostics among us that confuse and confound and create social systems that do the same.

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

For centuries, the whole point of commercial capitalism has been missed. It is not about material greed much less exploitation and exclusion. Its fundamental theme is love of this special sort. That is its driving energy and ethos. This love permeates every aspect of its operations. It requires love. It rewards love. It elicits love. It lives on love.

Monday, February 25th, 2019

It drives me crazy to see people so fully enjoying the benefits from private property, trade, technology, and capitalistic endeavor even as they blithely propose to truncate dramatically the very rights that bring them such material joy, without a thought as to how their ideology might dramatically affect the future of mass availability of wealth that these ideologues so casually take for granted.

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Our lives are on the brink of an enormous change, and something that has been a part of human life (and the foundation of society) for several thousand years is about to be changed utterly and drastically reduced.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

If there’s one article or book you wish those on “the other side” could read with an open mind, what would it be?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Imagine that a new university has been built, and you are on the committee charged with laying out the sidewalks. What would you do?

Monday, January 7th, 2019
Uber is not just helping common people by expanding their earning possibilities, it’s also giving folks with disabilities a shot at being more productive and independent, especially now that it's back at testing its self-driving car technology.
Friday, January 4th, 2019

Liberty in its personal, social, and economic aspects cannot be compromised without threatened and actual loss of its essential qualities and a losing of the moorings that protect humanity from the paternalistic and overbearing and tyrannizing state.

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Instead of striving for a theoretical ideal of perfection, markets are supercomputers of epic proportions, leveraging the information and motivation of every individual to make sure the right resources get to the right places at the right time.

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

The Whole Foods brand has grown and Amazon’s stock soared. More importantly, this takeover woke up retail giants such as Kroger, whose stock suffered a great hit following the purchase. So when experts alerted the world early in 2018 that Amazon was going to purchase Target as well, everyone paid attention.

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Amazon has changed the landscape for small retailers in for more interesting ways than a simple narrative can convey.

Monday, December 17th, 2018

For China to crack down on its supposed violators of IP, import US law as its own, permit US courts to enforce it, and acquiesce to every other point demanded by the US, even if these impossibilities were possible, would end in making its economy less free, less productive, and more dangerous for free enterprise.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The sharing economy has made sharing our private property and time more than acceptable; it’s made it a glamorous occupation. As millennials transform side hustles into how they make a living, yet another aspect of our personal lives is becoming fair game: our closets.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

To save lives by ensuring that large-scale, sophisticated repairs for dilapidated buildings are swiftly and efficiently undertaken, the Cuban government must free the market for capital goods.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

More effective than any government program would have been, the introduction of the internet, increased access to birth control, and the increased awareness that came from a popular TV show obviously helped generations of teens to make better decisions about their own lives.​​​​​​​

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The market provides, even when nobody expects it to. That’s the lesson we’ve learned from Walmart, whose Texas mental health clinic is helping customers in need. 

Friday, November 30th, 2018

The rose-colored tint on the glasses through Michael Lewis views government is vibrant and intense, but for libertarians who want to see real, practical, and attainable change in the near term, Lewis’ arguments are worth taking seriously.