Topic: Free Markets

The Bourgeois Deal Brought Us More than Pie in the Sky

– May 8, 2024

“We didn’t need a worker’s revolution to get and enjoy pie in the here and now… Innovation and profit-seeking in a society that embraced the Bourgeois Deal made workers so much more productive that the pie grew. A lot.” ~Art Carden

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The Magic Food Cupboard

– May 8, 2024

“Every small aspect of the work that people do to deliver and stock those Whole Foods grocery shelves is noble, in its own way. Dismissing the parts as meaningless fails to understand the power of the larger system.” ~Michael Munger

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Apple’s Big Business: Mises is Right, Sen Warren is Wrong

– May 7, 2024

“The government’s ever-growing interest in deterring business expansion, along with granting federal agencies greater say over marketplace matters, is a complete disservice to our nation’s progress.” ~Kimberlee Josephson

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Florida’s Faux-Meat Ban Slaughtered Free Enterprise 

– May 3, 2024

“The public interest is served when fraud, deception, and misleading labeling are prevented. Unfortunately, the Florida legislature has gone far beyond this, at the behest of the ranchers’ lobby.” ~Paul Mueller

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Parity in Labor Transparency

– April 24, 2024

“If workers are going to grant a labor union the extensive powers over them that federal law has authorized, workers should be able to know whether the ‘coworkers’ advocating the union are paid representatives of Big Labor. ” ~Michael Watson

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Will Caitlin Clark Be Grossly Underpaid?

– April 23, 2024

“There simply isn’t enough demand for seats at, merchandise related to, and streaming of women’s sports to support WNBA players at NBA salaries.” ~Art Carden

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Why Even Insiders Underestimate Markets’ Power

– April 23, 2024

“There tend to be more and better substitution possibilities known to both buyers and sellers than we recognize from the outside of those exchange relationships.” ~Gary M. Galles

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Breaking the Shackles of Socialism in Africa 

– April 22, 2024

“A new generation of Africans (Wade labels them the Cheetah Generation) are rejecting socialism and embracing entrepreneurship and markets as the path to human flourishing.” ~Marcus Witcher

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Nippon Acquisition of US Steel 

– April 18, 2024

“Despite its shrunken condition, the Japanese suitor looks to infuse new life into this former behemoth with an infusion of cash, technology, and vision. Blocking this acquisition will result in losses to shareholders, workers, and our economy.” ~Joel Griffith

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Economic Development is not a Zero-Sum Game 

– April 12, 2024

“By equating profit-making, as such, with evidence of greed and immorality, [the Vatican] perpetuates the harmful zero-sum mentality of mercantilism and socialism. ” ~John C. Pinheiro

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Look With Two Is

– April 10, 2024

“Look at institutional arrangements as they actually play out, making the comparison by looking through two Is: information and incentives.” ~Michael Munger

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The Middleman Is a Public Servant

– April 10, 2024

“Letting people make their own choices is an important part of respecting one another as free equals… We don’t help people by prohibiting the choices they actually make.” ~Art Carden

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