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Defending the Undefendable: The Slum Lord

Free MarketsFrom the Archives

Blog12/11/2017
Slum housing is a problem when the inhabitants live there of necessity — not wishing to remain there, but unable to afford anything better.

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Net Neutrality: Government Can't Know the "Correct" Price for Internet Service

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/28/2017
By manipulating markets for internet service, government agencies could be indirectly distorting markets and ruining innovation by forcing prices down.

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Dictators Fall, but States Remain: Zimbabwe's (Already) Missed Chance

Free MarketsSocialismWorld History

A pivotal and far-reaching transformation for Zimbabwe. How can one know that things won’t change?

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Government Didn't Save Us From Apple's iPhone "Monopoly"

Free Markets

Blog11/22/2017
When new, high-priced products enter the market, it's the market process — and not government — that will bring prices down.

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Capitalism and Competition

Free Markets

Blog11/14/2017
Listening to the critics of capitalism, you would think that competition is one of the main sources of social evil in the world.

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Poor Cities and Poorer Economics

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

It is not sweeping globalization that has kept these cities behind, but government policies.

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Mises and Cosmopolitanism

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog09/20/2017
Like Mises himself, the Mises Institute seeks "the perfect cooperation of all mankind, taking place peacefully and without friction."

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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog09/18/2017
Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/05/2017
No, race relations aren't getting worse. They're far better than they were decades ago, and the marketplace has been a key factor in improving matters.

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The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Still Alive and Well

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog09/04/2017
CNBC tells us that Hurricane Harvey may be good for the economy by increasing inflation, and driving up demand. CNBC is, of course, wrong.

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