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Howard Baetjer Jr.

Howard Baetjer Jr. hbaetjer@towson.edu
Howard Baetjer Jr. is a lecturer in the department of economics at Towson University and a faculty member for seminars of the Institute for Humane Studies. He is the author of Free Our Markets: A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics.

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For the Kids — and for Profit

The business of education beats the bureaucracy of schooling
APRIL 09, 2015

Small private schools are already educating many of the poorest children in the developing world -- and a big profit-seeking company is about to give them a run for their money.

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For the Kids — and for Profit

The business of education beats the bureaucracy of schooling
APRIL 09, 2015

Small private schools are already educating many of the poorest children in the developing world -- and a big profit-seeking company is about to give them a run for their money.

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Government, Stop Trying to "Help" Uber

Ridesharing doesn't need more regulation
APRIL 07, 2015

Ridesharing started, grew up, and flourished without government's "help."

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Government, Stop Trying to "Help" Uber

Ridesharing doesn't need more regulation
APRIL 07, 2015

Ridesharing started, grew up, and flourished without government's "help."

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There’s No Such Thing as an Unregulated Market

It’s a choice between regulation by legislators or by consumers
JANUARY 14, 2015

Government regulation is not the only kind of regulation; market forces also regulate. Recognizing this, communicating it to others, and getting the awareness into public discourse are key steps toward greater economic liberty.

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Creative Destruction Is Not Zero-Sum

A letter to the Wall Street Journal
DECEMBER 02, 2014

One of the coolest things about Uber is that they didn't ask permission.

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Uber against Racial Profiling

The sharing economy helps end ethnic and economic discrimination
NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Market forces are regulating racial profiling by taxicabs better than government regulations do. Just ask Uber riders.

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Regulation of Lodging by the Market Process

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

The market does a better job regulating Airbnb than the government ever could.

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Liquid Assets

Market prices for water would compel creative conservation in a drought
SEPTEMBER 08, 2014

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

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

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

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

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Something Besides Money Growth Causes Inflation?

The Root Cause of Inflation Is a Settled Matter for Most Economists
JULY 01, 2007

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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

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Freedom in the Dock

FEBRUARY 01, 1987

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Private Schools in the Inner City

NOVEMBER 01, 1986

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Deregulate the Utilities

SEPTEMBER 01, 1986

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A Page on Freedom: Number 22

AUGUST 01, 1985
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