Sheldon Richman

Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and TheFreemanOnline.org, and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families.

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The Goal is Freedom

Financial Regulation and the “Money Power”

Insiders will benefit most

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

We hear fierce denunciations of what is called the "money power." It is spoken of as mighty, demoniacal, dangerous, and schemes are proposed for mastering it which are futile and ridiculous, if it is what it is said to be. Every one of these schemes only opens chances for money-jobbers and financial wreckers to operate upon brokerages and differences while making legitimate finance hazardous and expensive, thereby adding to the cost of commercial operations.

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Financial Regulation and the "Money Power"

Insiders will benefit most.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

"Every one of these schemes only opens chances for money-jobbers and financial wreckers."

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The Constitution or Liberty

Context is crucial.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Alas, in the eyes of at least some framers, Article I, Section 8, did not exhaust the national government's powers.

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Austrian Exploitation Theory

Marx had no monopoly.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Austrian economist who refuted Marx's exploitation theory had one of his own.

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The Importance of Subjectivism in Economics

The double inequality of value.

SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

For an exchange to take place, the two parties must assess the items traded differently, with each party preferring what he is to receive to what he is to give up.

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Individualism, Collectivism, and Other Murky Labels

Words matter.

AUGUST 31, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

It behooves us to make sure our labels communicate clearly. Otherwise we will never bring the mass of people to the cause of liberty.

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Bastiat Misread

When will the critics read with both eyes open?

AUGUST 24, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

When a fan of Bastiat's sees the broken-window fallacy in government "stimulus" spending, she is on the firmest of ground.

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