Sunday, January 20, 2019
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The Solution to Poverty Is Opportunity, Not Charity

by Brittany Hunter via FEE When we fall ill, our bodies give us symptoms to signal to our brains that trouble is afoot. A fever, for example,...

Washing machine tariffs started Trump’s trade war. Result?

...Largest-ever 3-month increase in washing machine prices! If you’re unfortunate enough to be shopping for a new washing machine, you can thank the Trump tariffs...

How Socialists Make Economics the “Dismal Science” in Spite of Rising Prosperity

by Kevin Villani via FEE Eighteenth-century economist Thomas Carlyle called economics a dismal science not just in reaction to economist Tomas Malthus’ view that economic...

Inflationary Double-Talk

by Henry Hazlitt via Mises.org At his press conference on May 8, Mr. Truman, asked whether the chief danger was inflation or deflation, replied that...

How Socialized Medicine Creates Dependence

The bad news is that socialized medicine creates dependence. The good news is that you can choose otherwise. Over at the Reason Hit and Run...

Happy 88th Birthday Thomas Sowell, One of the Greatest Living Economists

One of my all-time most favorite economists — Thomas Sowell — turns 88 today, he was born on June 30, 1930. Here is Thomas...
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Seven Principles Of Sound Public Policy

by Lawrence W. Reed via FEE.org This is a transcript of a speech presented by Lawrence Reed on February 17, 2003, at the Mississippi Family Council...

Trade Tariffs Won’t Crash the World Economy, Monetary Policy Will

by Carmen Dorobăț via Mises.org As the Trump administration announces 25% tariffs on over $50bn of Chinese goods, and Europe and China prepare retaliation measures, The Economist concludes...

A Trade War Won’t Be Good for the Dollar

by Peter Schiff via Europac.com On Wall Street, it's best not to think too hard or to look too closely into the mouths of gift...

Twelve Economic Concepts Everyone Should Know

by Richard N. Lorenc via FEE.org When I tell people that I work at the Foundation for Economic Education, they sometimes ask: “What economic ideas should...

Economics Is Not Rocket Science — It’s Even More Complicated

by Gary M. Galles via Mises.org Over the years, I have heard multiple different things described as “not rocket science.” The implication was always that...

How Capitalism Could Save the World

by Richard M. Ebeling via FEE.org In following the daily news events both in the United States and the rest of the world, it is...
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[VIDEO] Thomas Sowell on Marxism

Excerpt from Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell: "The most spectacularly successful political doctrine in the 20th century was Marxism based on the implicit presumption...

The Absurdity of Keynesian Economics

by Roger W. Garrison via Mises Institute The economics of John Maynard Keynes as taught to university sophomores for the last several decades is now nearly defunct...

3 Myths of Socialism Debunked by Venezuela’s Nightmare

by Barry Brownstein via FEE History provides endless examples of vicious despots ruling under various collectivist ideologies. Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, and—today—Kim Jong-un and...

Government Makes Healthcare Worse and More Expensive

by Adam Barsouk via FEE The State of Healthcare Today Sometimes it can seem like we are living in the Wild West of health care. It’s like the...

History is Clear, Central Banks Fail to Assure Economic Stability

by Richard M. Ebeling via Mises.org The world has been plagued with periodic bouts of the economic rollercoaster of booms and busts, inflations and recessions,...

The U.S. Starts a Trade War—With Its Allies

by Inu Manak via CATO Institute The temporary exemptions to the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum granted to Canada, Mexico and the European...

‘Wrong Turn’ in Venezuela? Nonsense!

Venezuela is “experiencing problems”, because the country has taken a “wrong turn”, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell remarked over the weekend. That is a bit of...

The Broken Window

by Henry Hazlit via Mises Institute It is often sadly remarked that the bad economists present their errors to the public better than the good...