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A Toast to the Holidays

DECEMBER 31, 2013 by DONALD SMITH

1991 was a wonderful year for liberty. Donald Smith's cause for celebration--that there are people willing to die to be free--remains true today. It's a cause for celebration, the usual nonsense of our rulers notwithstanding.

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Reflections on a Failure

Socialism Doesn't Offer the Slightest Incentive for Anyone to Make it Work

OCTOBER 01, 1997 by DONALD SMITH

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The One-Minute Shed

To the Bureaucratic Mind, a Rule Is a Rule

AUGUST 01, 1996 by DONALD SMITH

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Electability

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

OCTOBER 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

There is no market for simple, unadorned competence in public life.

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The $100 Tree Fern

AUGUST 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

An item or service is worth only what another person is willing to pay.

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The Rifle by the Door

JULY 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

Although we don't like to admit it, the spirit of America is the spirit of resistance.

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Microcosm: The Decline of U.S. Competitiveness

JUNE 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

Our declining role in world markets is the fault of stifling government regulations.

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A Most Sensible Man

MAY 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

It was Smith who presented economics as a unique discipline and who first saw the producer and the consumer as vital elements in the economy of a nation.

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Sports: The Great American Surrogate

MARCH 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

What government has taken away, the Yankees, Bears, and Lakers have put back.

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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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