Free Market


Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

By Jeff Paul Activist Post August 12, 2017   Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare     Why do car insurance companies charge more for teenage boy drivers? Because they pose a higher risk of filing an insurance claim from accidents, mud bogging, speeding tickets, etc. Insurance companies must manage a pool of risk against potential […]

Free Market Alternatives To Obamacare

How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System

By Chris Calton Mises Institute August 10, 2017   How Government Invented Our Modern, Inefficient Prison System   In the modern legal system, the victim of the crime gets punished twice. In the case of a robbery, for example, the victim gets robbed by the thief and then, if the criminal is actually arrested and imprisoned, […]


The Future of Healthcare is Already Here

By Austin Schanzenbach Foundation for Economic Education July 11, 2017   The Future of Healthcare is Already Here     Let’s imagine a scenario where you no longer need to use insurance for health care. No more calling on pre-approval for services or fighting over the phone with monotone customer service reps over denied claims. […]

The Future of Healthcare is Already Here

Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

By Justin Murray Mises Institute April 26, 2017   Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You   As Americans were spending time scrambling to give the IRS theirannual protection fee, the court system in the United Kingdom, at the behest of National Health Service bureaucrats, abducted and murdered an 8-month-old baby. This brazen abduction was done […]

Under Socialized Medicine, The State Owns You

What Does Steve Bannon Want?

What Does Steve Bannon Want?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 24, 2017   What Does Steve Bannon Want?     This is the title of an article Christopher Caldwell, a senior editor at the “conservative” Weekly Standard, wrote for the New York Times on February 26, 2017. Mr. Caldwell gets to the essence of it when he writes: “Steve […]


What’s in the Contract?

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito April 13, 2017   What’s in the Contract?     Anyone who flies knows the drill: airlines overbook their flights. They do this because some passengers will change plans and not take the flight. Occasionally this practice by the airlines results in too many passengers and not enough seats. At […]

What’s in the Contract?

United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 11, 2017   United Airlines Violence Illustrates the Problem with Government Monopolies     United Airlines managed to provoke a firestorm of opposition over the weekend when the airline overbooked one of its flights andresorted to removing at least one passenger by smashing his face and physically dragging him off the […]


Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism April 10, 2017   Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?     Noah Smith, writing in Bloomberg, says that it has indeed been fleeced by our national economic policies. We agree. But which policies have been responsible?   Smith mentions and immediately dismisses trade, immigration, economic regulation, and welfare policies. […]

Has Middle Class America Been Fleeced?

America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade

By Andrew N. Smith Mises Institute March 20, 2017   America Is Hardly a Bastion of Free Trade   Rhetoric has recently trumped reality. It has become a misconceived bit of common “knowledge” that the United States of America is a bastion of free trade. Little could be further from the truth. The “freest” nation on […]


How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

By Walter Block Mises Institute March 8, 2017   How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them   The Creation of Jobs If the media tell us that “the opening of XYZ mill has created 1,000 new jobs,” we give a cheer. When the ABC company closes and 500 jobs are lost, we’re […]

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

Trump, Libertarians, and Trade

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 11, 2017   Trump, Libertarians, and Trade     Introduction From my post on the positive aspects of Trump for those who favor libertarianism and decentralization – certainly when compared with the alternatives – I offer one of the several positive items: He questions trade deals. I understand the […]


Free Trade versus “Free Trade”

By Peter G. Klein Mises Institute January 24, 2017   Free Trade versus “Free Trade”   NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this morning on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized the president’s view that “protection will lead to great prosperity and […]

Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism January 13, 2017   Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism These are opposites, not similars.     In my last post, I made light of British columnist George Monbiot’s absurd charge that today’s free market economists and libertarians are part of an establishment crony capitalist system. A “progressive” friend of mine […]


Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

By José Niño Mises Institute December 24, 2016   Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?   Much talk has been made lately about the Left’s recent defeats in countries throughout Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela most notably. These countries have been characterized by Leftist governments that had the luxury of exploiting commodity prices during the […]

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?