Interventionism

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America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/19/2017
Contrary to the popular myth, the US often imposes many crippling regulations in its international trade practices. We need more trade, not less.

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What Economists Are Not—And Shouldn’t Try to Be

Austrian Economics OverviewEntrepreneurshipInterventionism

Economists should not “design the tap” or “lay the pipes” for government intervention.

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Moral Hazard: Kenneth Arrow vs. Frank Knight and the Austrians

EntrepreneurshipInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/14/2017
Rather than impartial referees reducing moral hazard, governments are its most common cause.

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Brexit Might Pave the Way for an Independent Scotland

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog03/13/2017
As with the UK and the EU, predictions of post-secession economic doom should be ignored.

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Higher Costs Don’t Mean Higher Prices

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog03/07/2017
Driving up costs for cocaine dealers has not led to a similar rise in street price. This is because prices are not based on the cost of production.

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The Unrevolutionary Revolution

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

The state eventually gorges on every choice you have: from products in the market to the things you are able to dream about changing.

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The Economic Evil of Eugenics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/20/2017
Central planning implies eugenics, and eugenics in turn is a kind of central planning.

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Healthcare Is Not Immune to the Laws of Economics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/09/2017
Proclaiming health care to be a "right" won't make new doctors, hospitals, drugs, and medical equipment fall from the sky — in just the right amounts.

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Why Food Stamps Don't Promote Healthy Eating

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Food stamps have long been promoted with the idea that they improve nutrition and health. Unfortunately, this has never been shown to be true.

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