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FREE MARKET GEMS

The Pseudo Event . . . It seems fake news has been with us a lot longer than most of us would have guessed. At least one historian was pointing out fake news as early as 1962. Govt’s contribution to … Continue reading

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FREE MARKET GEMS

I need a license for that? . . . ┬áIn the 1950s 1 in 20 jobs in the US required government licensing. Today it’s 1 in 3. So are we any safer? John Stossel uncovers the shady world of government … Continue reading

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FREE MARKET GEMS

Everything you need to know . . . about government, in one story. Daniel Mitchell of FEE tells a fantastical parable of government’s inefficiency and contempt for private initia — oh wait, Not a parable. It really happened. Do sanctions … Continue reading

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No free-speech rights . . . says Murray Rothbard. Only property rights. Peter Klein of the Mises Institute explores this fascinating way of looking at the campus speech debacle (as well as the notion of free speech). He says that … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences . . . are sometimes just obvious consequences that smart people saw coming. Take the minimum wage. A rise in labor costs will be paid, and that money will come “from customers, other employees, or the bottom line.” … Continue reading