Showing posts with label free enterprise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free enterprise. Show all posts

Severin Johnson: Smartphone App Allows Citizens To Use Each Other For Emergency Services Instead Of Police

Given the danger of calling for police assistance.  We live in a world where we are forced to pay for services that are unreliable, corrupt and brutal. We are taught from a young age that you pick up the phone and dial 911 at the first sign of trouble. But sadly, we increasingly see the responders to our pleas for help showing up and making matters  ... MORE

John Stossel: Political Promises

How to buffalo low-info voters. Democrats trash businesses. But if businesses promised things the way politicians do, the owners would be jailed for fraud. It's not legal to promise more than you can deliver. I don't suggest that prosecutors should go after politicians who lie. Voters can do that. Political speech should be free. But politicians' promises   ... MORE

American Slips To 11th Place In Economic Freedom

Government is slowly squandering our heritage.    A “solid C,” they call it in school. Not flunking, certainly, but also not excelling. That grade characterizes the score of 75.4 that the United States earned on the Heritage Foundations’s 2016 “Index of Economic Freedom,” which grades countries on such factors as property rights, government   ... MORE

The Keynesians Are Failing, Bring Back the Free Market

by Ed Moy.    In early 1938 John Maynard Keynes, whose influential The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, was published 80 years ago this month, penned a lengthy personal letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In it the British economist shared his recommendations for the U.S. economy, which had slipped into  ... MORE

Occupational Licensing Regulations Stifle Job Creation

from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.      How long do you think it takes to train to become a licensed barber in Nevada?   A month?  Six months?  Maybe a year?  Nope. Try 2½ years. In a recent piece for Politico, Andy Koenig points out that barbers are among dozens of entry- and mid-level professions harmed by out-of-control occupational      ... MORE

Robert P. Murphy: Capitalists Have A Better Plan

Listening to the feedback of profit and loss.      To early 20th-century intellectuals, capitalism looked like anarchy. Why, they wondered, would we trust deliberative, conscious guidance when building a house but not when building an economy? It was fashionable among these socialist intellectuals to espouse “planning” as a much more    ... MORE

Celebs Protest Call To Decriminalize Prostitution

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.  After a long and careful consideration of the evidence, global human-rights org Amnesty International has come to the conclusion that decriminalizing prostitution is the best way to "respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of sex workers." But actress Anne Hathaway played a French whore in Les Mis, so she has feels   ... MORE

Free Market Fills Your Tank; Government Empties It

by Patrick Everson.   Surely you’ve heard the cliché, “You’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet.” It perfectly explains how many on the left side of the political spectrum can reconcile their latest policy conflict: Obamacare vs. low gas prices. To insure the 10 to 15 percent of the population who didn’t have medical coverage — including    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Basic Economics


Knowledge is power.    "Whether one is a conservative or a radical, a protectionist or a free trader, a cosmopolitan or a nationalist, a churchman or a heathen, it is useful to know the causes and consequences of economic phenomena." That quotation, from Nobel laureate George J. Stigler, is how Dr. Thomas Sowell begins     ... MORE

The Delirious Happiness Of Free Market Choice

by David John Marotta. In 2007, Malcolm Gladwell, author of “Blink” and “The Tipping Point,” gave a TED talk on psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz. According to Gladwell, Moskowitz has “done as much to make Americans happy as perhaps anyone over the last twenty years.” His work and subsequent fame was in the food science industry, but his   ... MORE

Ludwig von Mises: Inspiring Think Tanks Across The Globe

by Alejandro Chafuen. The free enterprise system within a rule of law is the best engine for prosperity. Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) is recognized by many as its greatest advocate. His name was largely ignored for decades, today, however, more than 20 think tanks around the world are named after him. No other famous economist comes close. ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Economic Freedom

Another thing Obama fails to understand.     A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas: "'The market will take care of everything,' they tell us. ... But here's the problem: It doesn't work. It has never worked. ... I mean, understand, it's not as if we haven't tried this theory."    ... MORE

John Stossel - Students For Liberty

The true hope for change.     On Saturday, some 1,500 students from all over the world gathered to discuss freedom at the Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. Economist Donald Boudreaux showed the students a department store catalog from 1958 to underscore how the free market, while contributing to income inequality, also     ... MORE

Capitalism: The Solution To Mass Poverty

by Jaana Woiceshyn.            In a recent Vancouver Province column “Capitalism has a role in fighting poverty,” Mark Milke takes Pope Francis to task, rightfully, for attacking capitalism while at the same time calling for eradication of poverty. Milke is correct in recognizing the role capitalism plays in eradicating poverty. However, capitalism      ... MORE