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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.
Who is the true liberal?
AUGUST 10, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN
If the alternative we face is between grappling with market forces and trusting a ruling elite, anyone concerned with autonomy and equality should choose the market.
Where Obama goes wrong.
JULY 24, 2012 by SANDY IKEDA
Who created the underlying order that politicians and bureaucrats want to control? The answer is--nobody.
Or anything else.
JULY 13, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Rationing suggests conscious decision-making. In a free market there is no consciousness overseeing the "distribution" of resources.
Rigging the policy debate.
JUNE 22, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN
The politicians and bureaucrats have made a royal mess of things--and genuine liberals are faulted for not being able to clean it up tidily with the wave of a hand.
True and false.
JUNE 15, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN
For Hayek the crucial difference is over whether societies (institutions) are largely spontaneous, emergent, and organic--or designed.
The overlooked source of liberation.
MAY 03, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
Although it rarely gets the credit, capitalism liberated women from centuries of second-class citizenship.
JANUARY 01, 2012 by MIKE VAN WINKLE
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Hayek and Orwell.
SEPTEMBER 04, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
I'm inclined to think of George Orwell and F. A. Hayek at the same time. Both showed great courage in writing the truth, undaunted by the consequences awaiting them. Both valued freedom, though they understood it differently.
Breaking the debate barrier.
AUGUST 14, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Discussing healthcare reform with an advocate of government control is frustrating. It almost feels as if one is speaking a foreign language -- and in a sense, the free-market proponent is speaking a foreign language. The meaning usually doesn't get through.
AUGUST 07, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Economics 101 tells us that to accomplish the administration's stated health care goals directly--more coverage at lower cost--the government would have to take a third step: rationing.