W. A. Paton


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Egalit? Sheer Illusion!

MARCH 01, 1979 by W. A. PATON

Compulsory sharing is not the way to widespread economic prosperity.

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Ancient Fable Retold

MARCH 01, 1976 by W. A. PATON

Concerning the basics of an introductory course in economics.

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Significance of Services Hiring and Firing

JANUARY 01, 1975 by W. A. PATON

Concerning the economic importance of personal services and the pricing of them.

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The "Social Security" Mirage Current Production Paramount

MARCH 01, 1974 by W. A. PATON

Unless production can be increased through saving and investment, there's little future in it.

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The Gullible Society

JANUARY 01, 1974 by W. A. PATON

A careful review of the economic folly rampant today and some of the contributing factors, with a view toward correction.

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Competition What and When

JUNE 01, 1973 by W. A. PATON

Concerning the nature of competition and the fallacies and misunderstandings that gathered around it.

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Back to Basics - Fable of the Berry Pickers

DECEMBER 01, 1972 by W. A. PATON

An expert recurs to basic principles for light on some of today's complex problems.

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5 Degrees Above Zero

OCTOBER 01, 1972 by W. A. PATON

A preview of the prospects should we be governed entirely by the collectors of garbage.

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Who Is the Marginal Producer?

MARCH 01, 1972 by W. A. PATON

The first to withdraw unless conditions improve is not necessarily foretold by the firm's balance sheet.

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Can We Sustain Prosperity?

JANUARY 01, 1972 by W. A. PATON

Have Americans so softened, in their affluence, that they can no longer negotiate the free man's path to progress?

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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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