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Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomLegal SystemProperty Rights
Economists often deplore the corruption in developing countries, but when institutions are corrupt, don't expect people to have the incentive to be honest.
Economic FreedomMonetary PolicyProperty RightsSocialism
Development economists often confuse natural resources with wealth and then are puzzled when countries rich in resources experience widespread poverty. Free markets lead to creation of wealth, period.
Economic PolicyProperty RightsSocialism
The New York Times recently interviewed economist Herman Daly, who insists that economic growth is ecologically destructive. There is much more to the story.
LawProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology
How can people deal with conflicts in a peaceful and mutually agreeable way? Mises, Hoppe, and Robinson Crusoe himself point the way.
Legal SystemProperty RightsThe Police State
The government of the United Kingdom is using coercive means to promote its dubious goals of "diversity and inclusion." In the end, freedom recedes while state power increases.
Media and CultureProperty Rights
The news that Starbucks is closing sixteen stores due to customer safety concerns exposes the lack of police protection in cities and the problems with allowing noncustomers to remain in stores.
Property RightsWorld History
While divine monarchy might seem illogical or archaic, it had a larger positive economic impact in society that historians have overlooked.
Lest anyone underestimate the brutality of state control, the way governments have handled the covid-19 pandemic demonstrates the authorities have not yet hit bottom.
While governments have been assaulting private property rights for many years, they now are ramping up the pressure. Nothing less than our civilization is at stake.
AntipoliticsBig GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyProperty RightsPolitical Theory
There are two competing visions for the Right.