beautycontest

The Ugly Truth About Amazon’s HQ2 Beauty Contest

– November 20, 2018

Amazon’s highly coveted HQ2 is probably a good deal for company and cities alike, but for the rest of us, it’s just another frustrating example of what happens when big business and big government join hands.

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capturepolitics

The Fallacies of the Investment Theory of Politics

– October 30, 2018

The argument that politics is controlled by some of the wealthy and run for their benefit is largely correct, but the conclusion should be that we should restrict their opportunity to do this by limiting politics and government, not that we should expand them.

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rulesandregulations

More or Better Rules Will Not Save Us

– October 25, 2018

Society is much closer to a complex biological organism than to a matrix of engineering principles with explicit, contingent rules.

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unitydiversity

No, Society Does Not Need Unity

– October 25, 2018

To understand the awesome power of heterogeneity is to adopt a different outlook on society itself. It is to embrace the core liberal claim: society doesn’t need top-down management, because it contains within itself the capacity for its own management.

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vote-here-sign

Voting Is Not Self-Expression

– October 24, 2018

Voting may be many things, but the least of them is self-expression. Conceding the sufficiency of multi-billion dollar political contests among highly vetted, meticulously-coached candidates is a guaranteed road to self-negation.

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FBvideo

Advertisers, Press Furious at Facebook Over Its Video “Mistakes”

– October 24, 2018

As users have started losing confidence in Facebook after the firm’s decision to purge hundreds of popular pages from the platform, it will be only a matter of time until a strong competitor enters the picture.

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oldsears

The Economic Color Blindness of the Sears Catalog

– October 23, 2018

Sears played an important role in circumventing the institutionalized racial discrimination of the Jim Crow South.

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lettherebelight

Let There Be Light!

– October 22, 2018

Light, as we know it today, is a commodity. That would not have been possible without the institutional prerequisites — freedom to create, own, and exchange — that built the modernity we too often take for granted.

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thoughtcontrol

The Epic Battle to Control Your Thoughts

– October 20, 2018

No authority can substitute for the activity, creativity, and adaptability of the human mind.

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Nobel Roundup 2018

– October 10, 2018

Markets do not fail so much as courage and imaginations do.

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sanfransisco

The Rise of Capitalism and the Dignity of Labor

– September 26, 2018

Free market liberalism not only has brought about growing prosperity for more of humanity, but has cultivated a more polite and respectful society to accompany the material betterment of the human condition.

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Uber Faces Tough Competition

– September 20, 2018

We have all heard the tales of aggressive competitiveness between Uber and Lyft in the United States, with the latter accusing the world’s leading ride-sharing company of unethical behavior. But what you may have not heard is that Uber’s top competitor in India, Ola, is expanding, prompting Uber to seek a merger in other regions to remain on top.

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