Showing posts with label laissez fare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label laissez fare. 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

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

Make Economic Freedom America's New Year's Resolution

by Veronique de Rugy.    It's Christmas time again, and with it come the dreams of better times. Families struggling with the consequences of the most recent recession will be happy to know that there is a simple way to improve their lives and keep or make more money in the process. It's called economic freedom, and the United States used to be very  ... MORE

J. D. Tucille: Red Tape And Licensing Remain Powerful Deterrents To Starting Businesses And Creating Jobs

by J.D. Tuccille.  Serial failed businessman Samuel Clemens might have a lesson or two to offer to his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Thwarted in his riverboat-piloting career, unsuccessful as a miner, and disappointed (to put it mildly) in his investments in an automated typesetting machine, "Mark Twain" could have told officials in his old stomping ground  ... MORE

Benjamin A. Rogge: The Case for Economic Freedom

The free market is about self-determination.     I shall identify my brand of economics as that of economic freedom, and I shall define economic freedom as that set of economic arrangements that would exist in a society in which the government’s only function would be to prevent one man from using force or fraud against another — including   ... MORE

Why Should Government Demand Wage Rates Rather Than Let Individuals Be Free To Pursue Their Own Interests?

by Chuck Barnard.  We should all be free to work for a business based on our personal criteria, including the wage they pay. What right do any of these progressives have to tell someone who would agree to work for another individual for a mutually agreed-upon wage that they can’t? How do they have the right to say to someone they must work for a  ... MORE

The Case For Allowing U.S. Crude Oil Exports

by Blake Clayton.     Federal lawmakers should overturn the ban on exporting crude oil produced in the United States. As recently as half a decade ago, oil companies had no interest in exporting U.S. crude oil, but that has changed. Oil production has grown more in the United States over the past five years than anywhere else in the world, even as     ... MORE

Why Buying Drugs Online Is Safer Than On The Street

by Christopher Ingraham.      If only reason were a consideration. "There's no way Silk Road could be reasonably expected to reduce violence," Federal District Court Judge Katherine Forrest said at the recent sentencing hearing for Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of the Silk Road online drug market. Going into sentencing, Ulbricht's       ... MORE

How 10 years Of YouTube Transformed The Internet

A laissez-faire approach to copyright.     It all began with a 19-second video clip recorded at a zoo. One of the founders of YouTube, Jawed Karim, uploaded the video on April 23, 2005, showing him describing the length of an elephant's trunk. "Anyone could be a star and there was no gate keeper," CNET.com senior editor Bridget   ... MORE

Craig Biddle: What Is Objectivism?

Reason, egoism and capitalism.  It is widely believed today that our moral, cultural, and political alternatives are limited either to the ideas of the secular, relativistic left—or to those of the religious, absolutist right—or to some compromised mixture of the two. In other words, one’s ideas are supposedly either extremely “liberal” or extremely    ... MORE

Lessons For Winning Liberty In A World Of Statism

by Richard Ebeling. Friends of freedom often become despondent when it seems that every day brings another growth and intrusion of government over people’s lives. But there is no reason to be disheartened, because there are lessons for winning liberty – from the opponents of freedom. Let’s take the case of socialism. On March 14, 1883, a German philosopher living in exile in London passed away.   ... 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