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A Crisis of Political Economy

We Need Structural Change to Overcome Record Budget Deficits and Boom-and-Bust Cycles
APRIL 24, 2009

The current state and the current banking sector require each other. They are so reciprocally intertwined that each is an extension of the other. Remember this the next time somebody tells you, as New York Times columnist Bob Herbert did, that "free market madmen" caused the current financial crisis that is threatening to undermine the global economy. There is no free market. There is no "laissez-faire capitalism." The government has been deeply involved in setting the parameters for market relations for eons; in fact, genuine "laissez-faire capitalism" has never existed. Yes, trade may have been less regulated in the nineteenth century, but not even the so-called Gilded Age featured "unfettered" markets.

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Dialectics and Liberty

A Defense of Dialectical Method in the Service of a Libertarian Social Theory
SEPTEMBER 01, 2005

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Ayn Rand: A Centennial Appreciation

Rand's Was a Comprehensive Revolution That Encompassed All Levels of Social Relations
FEBRUARY 01, 2005