Daniel J. Smith

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Frank Woolworth and the Minimum Wage

APRIL 07, 2014 by DANIEL J. SMITH, ZAC THOMPSON

Frank Woolworth wound up benefiting millions of consumers and employees. Minimum-wage laws would have made it all impossible.

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Damage Control

Improper uses of disaster aid follow like day to night

FEBRUARY 14, 2014 by DANIEL J. SMITH, LAURA GRUBE

Disasters leave more than just destruction in their wake. Corruption rises as States try to administer aid. Private organizations do a far better job.

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Lessons in Disaster Recovery

JUNE 10, 2013 by DANIEL J. SMITH, LAURA GRUBE

In the wake of natural disasters, people on the ground are the best situated to make sure the recovery moves fast enough to take hold. The State should mainly get out of the way and remove regulatory barriers it created before.

CURRENT ISSUE

April 2014

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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