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Our Interests and Their Interests

Free MarketsInterventionism

Blog02/12/2018
Mises formed a highly sophisticated theory of classes and of class conflict by distinguishing sharply between the market and the state.

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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

Blog01/23/2018
The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

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Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

EducationFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/16/2018
To regain the liberty that we have lost, we must reawaken an understanding of what liberty, the rule of law, and individual self-responsibility mean.

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How to End the Organ Donor Shortage

Free Markets

Blog01/13/2018
To find more organ donors, we don't need a government ad campaign. We only need to free the markets.

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How to Cure Poverty

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/28/2017
Henry Hazlitt explains why President Johnson's "War on Poverty" will fail, and how the market — not government — is the path to prosperity.

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Defending the Undefendable: The Slum Lord

Free MarketsFrom the Archives

Blog12/11/2017
Slum housing is a problem when the inhabitants live there of necessity — not wishing to remain there, but unable to afford anything better.

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Net Neutrality: Government Can't Know the "Correct" Price for Internet Service

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/28/2017
By manipulating markets for internet service, government agencies could be indirectly distorting markets and ruining innovation by forcing prices down.

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Dictators Fall, but States Remain: Zimbabwe's (Already) Missed Chance

Free MarketsSocialismWorld History

A pivotal and far-reaching transformation for Zimbabwe. How can one know that things won’t change?

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Government Didn't Save Us From Apple's iPhone "Monopoly"

Free Markets

Blog11/22/2017
When new, high-priced products enter the market, it's the market process — and not government — that will bring prices down.

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