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Overtime Regulations Disproportionately Harm Young People and Startups

InterventionismPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog05/22/2016

The ability to work long hours is one of the few advantages young people have in the work place.

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The Art of Advertising

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

Blog05/18/2016

It is a widespread fallacy that skillful advertising can talk the consumers into buying everything that the advertiser wants them to buy.

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The Poverty of GDP

Global EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

The choice between various ways of ‘measuring’ economic variations (and gauging their causes from these measurements) is arbitrary from an economic point of view, and becomes a largely political endeavor.

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Customer Service, Government Style: Huge Wait Times for TSA "Security"

BiographiesTaxes and SpendingValue and Exchange

Blog05/10/2016

The taxpayers will complain a little, but they'll be sure to re-elect most of the politicians who gave us this status quo.

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Why Socialism Will Always Fail

Calculation and KnowledgeProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/27/2016

The paradox of "planning" is that it cannot plan, because of the absence of economic calculation.

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Four Reasons Why Government Spending Is Even Worse Than Taxes

Taxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryPricesValue and Exchange

Blog04/14/2016

The way that government collects taxes is awful. The process of spending it is even worse.

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The Ethics of Capitalism

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

Blog04/13/2016

Man is not evil merely because he wants to enjoy pleasure and avoid pain — other words, to live.

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Don’t Confuse the Cost of College with the Cost of an Education

Taxes and SpendingPricesValue and Exchange

Blog04/07/2016

Thanks to government loans, the price of college has skyrocketed in recent years because student loans mean colleges can raise their prices without driving away otherwise-price-sensitive students. Only a fraction of the hefty price hikes go toward classroom instruction or core educational...

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Only the Private Sector Can Determine the "Correct" Number of Immigrants

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheorySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog03/31/2016

Subsidies, government quotas, and regulations of workers won't make us richer or better off. Only private owners and entrepreneurs can determine the best way to use labor (and capital). 

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The Problem with "Expressive Voting"

StrategyValue and Exchange

Blog03/10/2016

Recognizing they have little chance of changing the outcome, people often vote to send a message about themselves. But, whatever the motivation, voting contrasts sharply with market choices where people actually bear the costs of their own decisions.

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