Alex Salter


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Libertarians and Voting

NOVEMBER 05, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

Libertarians tend to be skeptical of the value of voting. But that stance could weaken the case that individuals can collaborate to solve collective-action problems.

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The Many Roads to Liberty

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

Libertarians argue amongst themselves, sure, but if we reach much the same conclusions despite our divergent perspectives, it's a sign that we're on to something.

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The Origin of Specie, Pt. 2

The Case for Private Money and Free Banking

AUGUST 09, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

A free-banking system would incentivize banks to keep their business practices honest and avoid behavior that can damage the economy, like the recent crisis in central-banking systems did.

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The Origin of Specie, Pt. 1

The Case Against Public Money

AUGUST 08, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

Contrary to mainstream opinion, money is not a public good whose production must be ensured by the State.

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The Not-So-Great Austerity Debate

MAY 23, 2013 by ALEX SALTER

GDP, by itself, does not tell the whole story about economic well-being.

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The Nature and Origin of Money

DECEMBER 07, 2012 by ALEX SALTER

Arguments that money is a creature of the State are not only wrong, they're dangerous. Alex Salter explains how, perhaps more than anything else, money is the prime example of Hayek's spontaneous orders.

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Economics and the Calculation Problem

OCTOBER 29, 2012 by ALEX SALTER

Central planning can't deliver resources efficiently because it ignores the full complexity of the price system.Alex Salter lays it out.

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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