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Corporations Can’t Oppress Us without the State’s Help

By Zachary Yost Mises Institute November 28, 2017   Corporations Can’t Oppress Us without the State’s Help   In a piece recently published at The American Conservative entitled “Americans, We Aren’t So Tough, and It Shows” I discussed the way in which a confluence of factors such as the decay of the intermediary institutions of […]

Corporations Can't Oppress Us without the State's Help

Capitalism and Competition

Capitalism and Competition

By Richard M. Ebeling Mises Institute November 15, 2017   Capitalism and Competition   Market competition is at the heart of the capitalist system. It serves as the driving force for creative innovation, the mechanism by which market supplies and demands are brought into coordinated balance for multitudes of goods, and an institutional setting for individuals […]


Krugman and the “Heroic” Fed

By William L. Anderson Mises Institute October 18, 2017   Krugman and the “Heroic” Fed   Once an avid reader of Paul Krugman’s New York Times twice-weekly columns, I admit to rarely even glancing at his work now, since I know that anything he writes is going to have the theme of “Trump evil, Democrats good” each time, and […]

Krugman and the "Heroic" Fed

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 22, 2017   Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power   Almost two weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida, yet tens of thousands remain without power. With temperatures regularly eclipsing over 90 degrees, these outages are not only a grave inconvenience […]


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