Calculation and Knowledge

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The Essential Link Between Consumers and Financial Markets

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/10/2017
Much like an entrepreneur, a good investor seeks to know how to best serve consumers — and then invests his money in firms that do it.

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What Individualism Is, and What It Is Not

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/08/2017
What individualism teaches us is that society is greater than the individual only in so far as it is free.

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Nudges for Thee, But Not for Me

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Blog04/07/2017
To most observers, nudging sounds like clever management techniques. The power to nudge by the state, however, is an entirely different matter.

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The Supposed Failure of Economics

Big GovernmentCalculation and Knowledge

Blog04/04/2017
The left has always been anti-economics for the simple reason that economics shows the real cost of progressive policy.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.

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How Governments Destroy Consumer Sovereignty

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurshipInterventionismPrices

Blog02/07/2017
The entrepreneur's job is to shape his whole enterprise around consumer wants. Unfortunately, governments often get in the way.

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Chasing Golden Dreams

The EntrepreneurMedia and CultureCalculation and Knowledge

Blog02/05/2017
The new movie Gold is a case study in entrepreneurship — and a lesson on how entrepreneurs often fail.

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Will "Big Data" Make a Centrally Planned Economy Possible?

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog02/01/2017
Statistical data about past purchases is not the same thing as market prices. And prices are what make a functioning economy possible.

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The US Navy: A History of Waste and Corruption

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/24/2017
When politicians play market without bearing the consequences, they create a network of economic privilege that begins with bribes and ends with bombs.

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What's the Correct Number of Women Commandos?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/10/2017

The military can't rationally allocate resources because it can't properly determine prices for them.

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