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

Economic Policy: Statism Vs The Free Market

Latest Update: July 11, 2017
Walter E Williams: Minimum Wage Cruelty
Oregon seeks to reduce business flexibility and micromanage private work schedules
This is what socialism looks like: 'doctors flee desperate Venezuela' 
John Stossel: Prosperity Cities
Pirates catcher Francisco Cervilli's compelling message to his fellow citizens of Venezuela
California has glut of electricity but residents still pay 40% more than national average
Walter E Williams: There's Nothing Free

VIDEO: Murray Sabrin - Economics & The Federal Reserve

5 Reasons Conservatives Should Support Pot Legalization

by James McClure.   Ever wonder how to bring up marijuana with your conservative friends, family or coworkers? You're in luck because there's an activist group that specializes in getting that sort of discussion started. RAMP (Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition) is dedicated to persuading people to rethink their position on cannabis. We     ... MORE

Sharon Harris: Free Market or… Freed Market?

Unschackle our regulated economy.   Here’s a neat little phrase that can be very handy when talking about economics: “freed market.” No, not “free market.” Freed market. Here’s why. As we’ve discussed in the past, “capitalism” is often not a very useful word for libertarians to use to describe the economic system we advocate. Sheldon      ... MORE

VIDEO: Tibor R. Machan - The Libertarian Credo


R.I.P March 18, 1939 - March 24, 2016

Tibor Machan, A Founding Editor Of Reason, RIP

by Nick Gillespie.     I'm sad to write that Tibor R. Machan, who along with Robert W. "Bob" Poole and Manny Klausner was one of the people who sustained and grew Reason magazine into the premier libertarian voice in public debates over politics, culture, and ideas, has died at the age of 77. We at Reason express our deepest condolences to his family  ... MORE

Bob Russell: Free Market Should Determine Wages

Give low-skill workers a chance.     I think the Minimum Wage Law is one of the worst things that government has ever done. It’s often said that people can’t live on $7.25 per hour as a reason for increasing the minimum wage. Of course, we all wish that everyone could make more, but it is not up to us or even the government to say what people  ... 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

A Powerful Defense Of Market Capitalism

by James Pethokoukis.   Economist Deirdre McCloskey recently spoke in London, and this brief summary nicely captures her talk and her work on the power of economic freedom. Next year will see the arrival of her latest book, “Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World,” the completion of a trilogy on the wonder-working   ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Populism and Socialism

Gov’t Regulations Weigh On Gloomy Small-Business Owners

an Investor's Business Daily editorial.        Red Tape: Two new surveys of small-business owners show they’re “treading water,” and the government isn’t throwing them any lifelines. Instead, it’s weighing them down with more and more costly and burdensome regulations. Optimism about economic conditions last month hit a two-year low     ... MORE

Legal Pot Causes Drug Cartel Revenues To Plummet

by Oscar Pascual. free market 1 black market 0. Marijuana legalization may have accomplished what the War on Drugs has failed to do — put the squeeze on Mexican drug cartel activity. The U.S. Border Patrol has released 2015 data showing that the number of marijuana seizures throughout the southwest U.S./Mexico border has fallen to the   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Seen And The Unseen

Why Congress should get out of the miracle business.  Claude Frederic Bastiat (1801-50) — a French classical liberal theorist, political economist and member of the French National Assembly — wrote an influential essay titled "That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen." Bastiat argued that when making laws or economic decisions,   ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - The Road To Socialism

Trump Ditched Free Market Ideology For Nationalism

by Matthew Yglesias. And it's working. Marco Rubio's newly aggressive posture toward Donald Trump is all about delivering low-blow insults, and reflects a popular — but incorrect — notion among Republican elites that Trump's not-very-orthodox ideology is succeeding because of the force of his personality. But Trump isn't winning because he's a buffoon. If ... MORE

New York Yankees Don't Understand The Free Market

by Anthony L. Fisher.     The New York Yankees are known for being Major League Baseball's financial juggernaut, taking in monstrous amounts of revenue while putting out rosters with payrolls that frequently push the $200 million mark. Historically, they have unapologetically embraced capitalism, usually to the benefit of their fanbase. That is, until  ... MORE