Free Enterprise

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The libertarian movement, in all its diversity, spends a lot more time arguing for less government than it does advocating better, smaller, more-voluntary private institutions of governance.

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The American economy will continue to improve only if markets are left sufficiently free to overwhelm the innumerable obstructions, diktats, and other burdens that governments, at all levels, inflict on us as we attempt to peacefully pursue our commercial and household affairs.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Everyone will get fired at some point in a career. Whether you turn this to the good in your life is up to you.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Baseball teams are judged on wins and losses, and firms in the marketplace are “judged” by profits and losses. Since performance is objective, there is far more pressure on participants to put aside their prejudices and personal preferences.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

The model of government ownership and management is an anachronism. Change the fundamentals. That way, we can look back at these days and say with confidence: we did good.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

If nuclear power is cheap, clean, and efficient, of course, that spells trouble for traditional fossil fuel producers and users.

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Four million people, nearly all strangers to each other, are hurrying about to work and play, and doing so in ways that are remarkably orderly and productive — and all, of course, absent any overall design or direction.

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

His talent produced the music that became the soundtrack to my life. He never knew that. None of us know who we influence and how.

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.

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Society is much closer to a complex biological organism than to a matrix of engineering principles with explicit, contingent rules.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Voting may be many things, but the least of them is self-expression. Conceding the sufficiency of multi-billion dollar political contests among highly vetted, meticulously-coached candidates is a guaranteed road to self-negation.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

As users have started losing confidence in Facebook after the firm’s decision to purge hundreds of popular pages from the platform, it will be only a matter of time until a strong competitor enters the picture.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Sears played an important role in circumventing the institutionalized racial discrimination of the Jim Crow South.

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Light, as we know it today, is a commodity. That would not have been possible without the institutional prerequisites — freedom to create, own, and exchange — that built the modernity we too often take for granted.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Historically, unsustainable debt service levels and distorted commercial decision-making are frequently precipitated by artificially low interest rates.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Free market liberalism not only has brought about growing prosperity for more of humanity, but has cultivated a more polite and respectful society to accompany the material betterment of the human condition.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

We have all heard the tales of aggressive competitiveness between Uber and Lyft in the United States, with the latter accusing the world’s leading ride-sharing company of unethical behavior. But what you may have not heard is that Uber’s top competitor in India, Ola, is expanding, prompting Uber to seek a merger in other regions to remain on top.

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Making college free would be a big mistake, but there are ways to help people that combine the power of free markets, the strength of communities, and the value of a good education.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The conditions have to be right to change the world. It takes men and women of great courage and patience. But it can happen. We owe everything to those in the past who have been willing to take that difficult road and dare to both dream and act on those dreams.

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Politics promised to give us a meaningful life. It failed. Now we have to find it elsewhere. As the poet Virgil led Dante through Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell, Jordan Peterson is the tour guide of the modern world in its confrontation with our inner selves.