Tag Archives: Free Markets

Thanksgiving & Capitalism

 Was this realization that communism was incompatible with human nature and the prosperity of humanity to be despaired or be a cause for guilt? Not in Governor Bradford’s eyes. It was simply a matter of accepting that altruism and collectivism … Continue reading

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Private Enterprise versus Free Enterprise

I frequently say that George Orwell was an optimist. Our cultural, social and economic destroyers have twisted and tortured the language until up is down, black is white, and ignorance is brilliance. We must take care to use the language … Continue reading

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Why the Government Hasn’t Yet Managed to Destroy the Economy

Markets are like weeds. They are impossible to stamp out. Markets emerge wherever and whenever there exist opportunities for individuals to gain through exchange. But not all markets are equal. Market exchanges in the absence of property rules take place, … Continue reading

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The Internet Is A Perfect Example of How a Free Market Would and Does Work

 …the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty…  No wonder it has all the various mafia-like criminal organizations (aka governments) over the world so concerned. Ou rah! for the Internet. All we have to do now is build on … Continue reading

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THE POLICE STATE VERSUS THE MARKET

Civil forfeiture laws make it so property owners can lose their property for no reason. That’s not hyperbole. No reason whatsoever. The government can steal your property if it says your home has “facilitated” a crime. The government doesn’t sue … Continue reading

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Want Peace? Promote Free Trade

by JULIAN ADORNEY via The Freeman Frédéric Bastiat famously claimed that “if goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.” Bastiat argued that free trade between countries could reduce international conflict because trade forges connections between nations and gives each country an incentive to … Continue reading

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The American Economy is Not a Free-Market Economy

by David Gordon via The Mises Daily Crony Capitalism in America, 2008-2012. By Hunter Lewis Those of us who favor the free market must confront a problem. The virtues of the market, and the vices of socialism and interventionism, have been made … Continue reading

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