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How Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog8 hours ago

Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?

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The Economists versus The Special Interests

Protectionism and Free TradePolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog09/17/2018

In spite of claims they will benefit society overall, interventionist policies designed to benefit certain interest groups ultimately only help certain groups at the expense of everyone else.

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Republicans Share the Blame for Socialism’s Comeback

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/17/2018

By accepting the premise that government can and should solve all of life’s problems, conservatives and Republicans will inevitably get into a “bidding war” with progressives and Democrats.

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It's The Customer, Stupid: A Marx vs. Menger Battle on Netflix

The EntrepreneurLabor and Wages

Blog09/17/2018

The Company Men shows how, in order to move on from a devastating layoff, workers must first figure out how to be valuable to the customers.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Credit Expansion Squanders Capital

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

As the credit expansion turns to bust, many capital goods remain unused, many investment processes cannot be completed, and capital goods produced are used in a manner not originally foreseen. A large portion of society’s scarce resources has been squandered.

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The Cure for Homelessness

Poverty

Blog09/15/2018

Two root causes of homelessness — zoning and minimum-wage laws — are warmly and enthusiastically embraced by both the left and the right and ardently opposed by libertarians.

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Ten Years After Lehman: The Solution Was "More Lehmans"

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

Lehman was a prime example of mainstream consensus analysis of risk and economic opportunity. We "solved" it with more of the same.

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