Howard Baetjer Jr.


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Liquid Assets

Market prices for water would compel creative conservation in a drought

SEPTEMBER 08, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Why can anyone use as much gas as they want, however they want, but careless water usage can get you fined? Hint: It has to do with prices.

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Silver Spoons and the Idle Rich

Who has the wealth of the wealthy rentiers?

JULY 24, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

In a free economy, wealth does not sit under the mattresses of the rich. Instead it gets used by productive people making our lives better.

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Value Creation vs. Regulation

Let's free city ride services

JULY 10, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Regulation of taxi services is unfair to everyone. So scrap the regulations instead of tightening them.

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Ebenezer Scrooge and the Free Society

DECEMBER 24, 2009 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

Behaving in a self-interested manner does not mean disregarding others. On the contrary, because we are social beings who depend on, and often care deeply about many others around us, a sound attention to our self-interest must include a great deal of concern for others.

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Inflation 101: Cause Versus Transmission

Inflation Must Result When the Quantity of Money Increases

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

It Just Ain't So

Something Besides Money Growth Causes Inflation?

The Root Cause of Inflation Is a Settled Matter for Most Economists

JULY 01, 2007 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

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At the Intersection of the Minimum Wage and Illegal Immigration

Illegal Immigrants Working Below Minimum Wage Don't Solve the Minimum-Wage Problem

MARCH 01, 2007 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.
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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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