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World’s Poor: “We Want Capitalism”

By Iain Murray Foundation for Economic Education September 2, 2015   World’s Poor: “We Want Capitalism” Post-Colonial Capitalism at the Bottom of the Pyramid       In the forests of India, something exciting is going on. Villagers are regaining property taken from them when the British colonial authorities nationalized their forests. Just as exciting, in […]


Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality

By James A. Dorn Foundation for Economic Education June 23, 2015     Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality There’s only one source of prosperity, and it’s not redistribution   The publication of Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century has led to widespread attention on the rising gap between rich and poor, and to […]


Extorting Low-Income Individuals to Help “the Poor”

By Gary Galles Mises.org May 12, 2015   Extorting Low-Income Individuals to Help “the Poor”   Many policies are supposedly justified because they would “take from the rich and give to the poor.” While that fits with the view that theft “for a good purpose” makes one a philanthropist, from the perspective of self-ownership, it […]


How Truly Free Markets Help the Poor

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org February 16, 2015   How Truly Free Markets Help the Poor   Discussing poverty as an advocate of free markets is tricky business in today’s world. If one takes poverty seriously and points out the very real plight of the impoverished, it is often assumed that one must therefore be advocating […]

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The Many Ways the State Taxes the Poor

Source: http://mises.org By Julian Adorney   The Many Ways the State Taxes the Poor   Most defenders of the state assume that government services help the poor. And, sometimes, some poor people do benefit financially from government programs. But there’s a hidden cost: taxation and mandatory programs (Social Security, for instance) that hurt the needy […]


How Government Forces the Poor Into Black Markets

  Source: https://mises.org By Peter St. Onge How Government Forces the Poor Into Black Markets   From the left we often see tension between those who want to help the poor, and those who want to help the government. One recent example of this is the proposal to ban cash forwarded by Harvard’s Ken Rogoff. […]


Americans are getting into debt to afford food, gas

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino Americans are getting into debt to afford food, gas     Credit is artificially cheap thanks to the Federal Reserve’s unwise experiments of the last 6 years. This cheap credit has filtered down to the consumer to some extent. But now prices are rising (also thanks to the Fed) […]


Obamacare: The Final Payment – Raiding the Assets of Low-Income and Poor Americans

  Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Obamacare: The Final Payment Raiding the Assets of Low-Income and Poor Americans   Since writing “Obamacare: Devils in the Details” posted on this site on February 3, 2013, I have investigated in detail other aspects of the insurance industry’s program to bring health care to Americans. In […]


Too Poor To Prepare

  Too Poor To Prepare   Published by TruthNeverTold (h/t wchildblog) Too Poor To Prepare is a short video offering suggestions for all, not only those in financial hard times, how they can prepare and make a positive impact in their life and those around them.