Your Argument Implies…

– May 9, 2022

“Because no protectionist can possibly explain how prosperity is increased by arranging for resources to be so wasted, every protectionist argument in the end is an instance of illogical stupidity, pure and simple.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Government-Induced Inequality

– May 9, 2022

“As usual, history could guide us, if only we would allow it. Before the rise of the nanny state, free markets naturally drew resources, including human resources, to their most highly valued use.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The Future Will Be Flatter than Ever

– May 6, 2022

“Thomas Friedman declared in his 2005 book The World is Flat, that the world is flat. This “flattening” (or leveling of the playing field, as we might think of it) continues today in radically new ways that Friedman may not have imagined.” ~ Emile Phaneuf

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Betting on Social Media

– May 6, 2022

“MIBM platforms don’t need thought police or feckless fact checkers, they need to enable the types of nonviolent signals and claims markets long found in taverns. The recent easing of gambling laws in many states will help.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The PFAS Packaging Predicament: McDonald’s Isn’t Loving It

– May 5, 2022

“Experimentation is necessary for firms to advance their offerings, which can lead to an improved society. Consumers should be wary of using the power of the courts rather than the power of their purse to influence business practices.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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AOL, Elon Musk, and Twitter

– May 5, 2022

“Nothing lasts forever. What’s true applies to Twitter. To pretend that so much importance can be derived from one company and its owner is just childish, and it insults the greatest country on earth.” ~ John Tamny

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David Theroux: Gentleman, Scholar, Entrepreneur

– May 4, 2022

“David Theroux was a gentleman and a scholar. He founded the Independent Institute where he reached millions through scholarship, commentary, publishing, and media.” ~ Ryan M. Yonk & David Waugh

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“Let Us Not Mistake Words for Things”

– May 3, 2022

“During New York state’s 1788 convention to ratify the newly drafted US Constitution, Alexander Hamilton warned ‘let us not mistake words for things.’ This wise warning has wide applicability still today.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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Public Education – The Innovation Desert That Leaves a Nation at Risk

– May 2, 2022

“Real progress in the U.S. K-12 system will take broad and aggressive reforms which can only be possible after we break the hold innovation’s enemies have on the education system.” ~ Don Parker

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Can Capitalism Survive? 80 Years After Schumpeter’s Answer

– May 1, 2022

“Our task is to do all in our power and ability to revive an understanding of and inspire a desire to preserve, restore, and extend the ideal and practice of the truly free society.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Political Paternalism, Not Free Markets, Cause Economic Shocks

– April 29, 2022

“What we are suffering from is not a crisis of ‘capitalism,’ or free markets, or ‘neoliberalism.’ We are facing the consequences of the interventionist and regulatory state.” ~ Richard M. Ebeling

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Learning Street Corner Economics in London

– April 23, 2022

“An overseas experience affords plenty of ways to put the tools and principles of economics students have been taught to work, perhaps the best way to real mastery of ‘street-corner economics.’” ~ Gary M. Galles

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