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Peter St. Onge

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Peter St. Onge is an assistant professor at Taiwan's Fengjia University College of Business. He blogs at Profits of Chaos.

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Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog10/03/2017
In the 70s, we were told to panic about population growth. Now we're told to panic about population decline. But is it really a problem?

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How to Reverse the Innovation Slowdown

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

02/15/2016Mises Wire
Compared to the golden age of innovation, now maligned as the "Gilded Age," technological innovation has slowed considerably. But, it doesn't have to be this way, if we can only get the state out of the way...

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Robert Shiller Is Shilling for Socialism

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

10/19/2015Mises Wire
Robert Shiller, in a new screed against capitalism in The New York Times, asserts that government regulation makes countries rich. He then bolsters this argument by making stuff up.

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The Fallacy of "Buy Land — They’re Not Making Any More"

PricesSubjectivismValue and Exchange

09/16/2015Mises Wire
Investors and real estate agents often tell people to “buy land, they’re not making any more!” But in truth, land is heterogeneous, and whether or not it increases in value depends on many factors that can transform nearly worthless land into valuable land...

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Let’s Hope Machines Take Our Jobs: We Want Wealth, Not Jobs

The EntrepreneurValue and Exchange

06/11/2015Mises Daily Articles
What if machines took most of our jobs? Things would become less expensive, and humans would become wealthier in real terms, just as has happened since the Industrial Revolution began. Fear of labor-saving technology continues unabated, nonetheless.

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