Adam Smith’s Oft-Missed Lesson on Human Imagination

– December 1, 2022

“Lessons around the division of labor that stop with Smith’s description of the multiple human tasks miss his largest lesson: it is the human imagination that is most responsible for ongoing economic growth, not the dividing of manufacturing into separate tasks.” ~ Craig J. Richardson

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Privacy in the Digital Era: Who Controls Private Data?

– November 30, 2022

“To preserve freedom for posterity, liberty minded policy makers should be working to stymie the government’s ability to capture and control data in the digital commons.” ~ Leslie Corbly

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Chipping Away at Corporate Welfare

– November 29, 2022

“Not only does increasing economic freedom cost far less than subsidizing chip manufacturing, it will aid US manufacturers in all areas, including the increasingly important telecom sector.” ~ April Liu & Robert E. Wright

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I, Travel: In Wonder at the Achievements of a Free Society

– November 28, 2022

“At the beginning of his classic essay “I, Pencil,” Leonard E. Read quoted G.K. Chesterton as saying, ‘we perish for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.’ Commercial society is a wonder that produces other wonders, and we should wonder at it.” ~ Art Carden

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How Media Bias Caused the Moral Panic Surrounding Climate Change

– November 28, 2022

“The political effort to limit economic growth by reducing the use of fossil fuels and changing the face of agriculture—will have a far greater long-term effect than the recent pandemic on people’s lives in the United States and worldwide.” ~ Peter J. Wallison

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Hertz So Good

– November 27, 2022

“When businesses misbehave, they count on the customer not fighting back, grumbling, and complaining that they’ll never do business with them again. One way this stops – perhaps the only way it stops – is if customers use the legal system to fight back.” ~ Chris W. Surprenant

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Global Lessons of America’s Thanksgiving

– November 24, 2022

“Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity to praise the institutions of individualism, private property, and liberty. Despite recent disappointments, the freedom enshrined in America’s national heritage made it a rich and welcoming country.” ~ Christopher Lingle

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The Pilgrims’ Real Thanksgiving Lesson

– November 24, 2022

“The economic incentives provided by private competitive markets where people are left free to make their own choices make bountiful feasts possible.” ~ Benjamin Powell

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Time to Rethink University Accreditation

– November 23, 2022

“Even though some accreditors might be better than others, there is no reason to keep any of them as gatekeepers for student aid.” ~ George Leef

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Poverty’s End?

– November 22, 2022

“Poverty in the United States is not extreme poverty, not by a long shot. And extreme poverty in the rest of the world is vanishing, bit by bit, day by day. And for that, we have economic freedom to thank.” ~ Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan

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Seattle’s Dick’s Drive-In Mocks Left and Right Pandering About the Minimum Wage

– November 22, 2022

“As Dick’s reminds us, businesses don’t require a law. Eager to win the services of good and willing workers, the wages they’ll offer well exceed the promises of politicians who have nothing to offer other than force.” ~ John Tamny

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Economics Is a Walk in the Park

– November 20, 2022

“It’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that there isn’t a ‘human nature’ that responds to incentives, makes choices in the face of scarcity, and so on. If even the ducks and pigeons respond to incentives, people may do so too.” ~ Art Carden

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