“No, Sarah, Our Prosperity Wasn’t Extracted from Slaves”

– October 2, 2022

“A key purpose of my intro econ course is to help my students understand how peaceful, commercial cooperation emerges to create and maintain our astonishing material prosperity.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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‘Free-Market Environmentalism’ Is Working in Montana

– October 1, 2022

“This is free-market environmentalism at work, aligning incentives in such a way as to make conservation and wildlife tolerance a good business decision rather than a burden for local landowners.” ~ Dan Mahoney

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Ludwig Erhard: Architect of a Miracle

– September 26, 2022

“Erhard’s legacy was forged in the decade and a half after the war’s end. He forever answered the question ‘What do you do with an economy in ruins?’ with the simple, proven recipe: ‘Free it.’” ~ Lawrence W. Reed

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Polycentric Voluntarism Unbound: The Case for Nano Nonprofits

– September 21, 2022

“By restoring the ability of its citizens to solve their own problems in their own ways, the American nation will remain imperfect, but a far better place than it is currently.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Authority And Freedom by Jed Perl: A Review

– September 20, 2022

“In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Smith placed free markets in the context of other factors that make up a well-functioning society. One of those factors, one that stands on an equal-though-separate footing with economics or politics, is the arts.” ~ Daniel Asia

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Work Won’t Love You Back, And That Is How It Should Be

– September 20, 2022

“We have so much more today than previous generations, and any discretionary income we can derive from the work that we perform allows us to pursue the activities that we are passionate about. When we work hard, we love life more.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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New Jersey Bag Ban

– September 15, 2022

“When we allow the power of the state to descend into the most basic elements of day-to-day life, such as what kind of container a business can transport its products in, we see the ‘fatal conceit’ manifest in the most unfortunate and counterproductive ways.” ~ Paul Schwennesen

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Corporate Wokeness Hurts the Groups It Purports to Help

– September 15, 2022

“Corporate wokeness enriches the already rich and, inadvertently, burdens those who struggle the most. It’s bad. And things won’t improve until people ‘awaken’ to its harmful consequences.” ~ Allen Mendenhall

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A Reflection on Bastiat’s “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen”

– September 13, 2022

“Why does human reason so readily reveal even to people untutored in economics some unseen but real consequences, while it routinely fails to reveal others?” ~ Donald. J. Boudreaux

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The Venture Capitalist Approach to Being an Academic

– September 12, 2022

“By diversifying their research, and working on multiple projects on new, different topics, venture academics have a chance to make a greater research contribution than if they were to work in traditional ways.”~ Michael J. Douma

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Trust is Busted. Let’s Bust the Trust.

– September 11, 2022

“If we don’t soon make such changes, brutal circumstances will make them for us. The technocrat’s machine has begun to sputter and stall. Let’s break up the monopoly. We will trust the institutions we build and use together.” ~ Max Borders

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The Maldistribution of Wealth

– September 10, 2022

“A system based on voluntary exchange is much more equitable than the system sought by progressives, who want to perpetuate and expand the maldistribution system where a small percentage of the population loots the rest under the guise of law.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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