Topic: Free Markets

Getting W.H. Hutt’s Life And Work All Wrong

– October 20, 2022

“Their argument falls apart under scrutiny. The version of Hutt they present is like the version of Buchanan that MacLean presents in her book Democracy in Chains: an unrecognizable caricature.” ~ Art Carden

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Cities Sidestep Property Rights With This One Trick

– October 19, 2022

“If the goal is to fix a city’s image, attacking safe, ordinary small businesses is not the way to achieve it. Regardless of the excuses, amortization is ugly. U-Hauls look beautiful in comparison.” ~ Daryl James & Bob Belden

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Review of Superabundance by Marian L. Tupy and Gale L. Pooley

– October 18, 2022

“To update Simon’s analysis, they ‘calculate the hours and minutes needed to earn the money to buy goods and services’ and discover that over time, people have been getting progressively more for the sweat of their brows.” ~ Art Carden

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Good News, the World Is Getting Better

– October 17, 2022

“Climate change fear is causing life-changing anxiety. You might be hearing nothing but bad news, but that doesn’t mean that you’re hearing the full story.” ~ Bjorn Lomborg

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The Division of Labor and the Diminution of Man

– October 16, 2022

“Every job is more than just a job. It is also an opportunity to help another human being develop as a member, a contributor, and perhaps even a leader in a society dedicated to freedom and responsibility.” ~ Richard Gunderman

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There’s No Such Thing as Free Breastmilk

– October 15, 2022

“We can learn many things from the formula shortage. For example, perhaps it’s time to examine the FDA restrictions on imports. But at least let’s stop treating breastfeeding as though it were free.” ~ Abigail R. Hall Blanco

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U.S. Receives Lowest Economic Freedom Ranking Since 1975

– October 14, 2022

“We need a return to the classical liberalism that has advanced people’s livelihoods through capitalism and limited government. Those principles helped set the stage for billions of people to be brought out of extreme poverty, so let’s get back to them.” ~ Vance Ginn

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Economic Essentials and Economic Errors

– October 13, 2022

“Economics has sometimes been described as ‘the painful elaboration of common sense,’ and while I don’t think ‘painful’ is accurate, economics often just applies common sense.” ~ Art Carden

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A Beautiful Tree Grows in America

– October 13, 2022

“As the pandemic wore on, many public schools became increasingly similar to the schools that Tooley discovered that parents in India and Africa shunned.” ~ Matthew Ladner

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The Root of Today’s Education Problem

– October 13, 2022

“From Israel to America and lots of places in between, government is not the answer to problems in education. It is the paramount problem itself. ” ~ Lawrence W. Reed

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Economic Literacy for Everyone

– October 11, 2022

“Economic literacy can create positive change, as it shapes our decisions and opens our minds. Here’s hoping this short book finds its way into many hands for years to come.” ~ David Waugh

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Why Biden’s Pot Pardons Are A Step In The Right Direction

– October 11, 2022

“Pot possession pardons are a good first step, but elected officials shouldn’t stop there. The drug war has been a disaster, and the country should keep moving closer to ending it.” ~ Art Carden

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