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Why Not More Liberty?

People Have a Desire to Impose Their Will on Others
JULY 05, 2010

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The End Run to Freedom

Implementing Private Solutions Can Help Us Market the Virtues of Freedom to the Skeptics
JUNE 01, 2006

What does the future hold for economic life in the United States? Will we move toward greater freedom or less? What role will ideas and rhetoric play, if any, in making sure that the direction is one that lovers of freedom prefer?

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It's Always Something

There Is No Shortage of Threats for the Economically Ignorant
MARCH 01, 2006

Our economy is in the middle of an extraordinary run of success.

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Supply, Demand, Inventory

Inventory Smoothes Price Fluctuations in the Face of Shifting Supply and Demand
NOVEMBER 01, 2005

Supply-and-demand analysis is the bread and butter of classroom economics. All over America as the leaves change color and college commences, professors of economics are shifting supply and demand curves and showing how the price of a good changes in response.

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Who Hates Wal-Mart and Why?

Competitors Turn to Politicians to Hamstring Wal-Mart
JULY 01, 2005

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Half Full or Half Empty?

We Should Treat Free-Market Solutions as Inevitable
APRIL 01, 2005

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Traitor or Trader?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2004

Daniel Sumner is in trouble. Sumner, an agricultural economist at UC Davis, has been accused of betraying his country. What has Sumner done? Given the charge, you might assume that he has aided terrorists or leaked nuclear secrets. Or perhaps shared some sophisticated technology with America's enemies.

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Have a Canadian Orange

Do Lower Prices Kill Jobs?
MAY 01, 2004

Suppose gasoline became so expensive that getting oranges to Wisconsin raised their price to $3 each. If that price were expected to persist for a long time, there would probably arise a Wisconsin citrus industry with all the trimmings. Orange orchards would be planted near the Illinois border where the weather is warmest.

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Why Are Economists So Misunderstood?

Economics Has an Image Problem
JANUARY 01, 2004

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Medical Care and Market Forces

Economics Matters Even Though Life Doesn't Match Textbooks
OCTOBER 01, 2003

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Profits Versus Love

No One Has Single-Minded Motivations or Goals
JUNE 01, 2003

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Disorder on the Court

How Fans Circumvent NCAA Rules
MARCH 01, 2003

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The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, by Russell Roberts

A Lively Debate about the Morality of Capitalism
FEBRUARY 10, 2003

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Widening Route 6

Would a Wider Highway Improve Cape Cod?
DECEMBER 01, 2002

I really shouldn't tell you this, but Cape Cod is a very beautiful place. I shouldn't mention its beaches with their towering sand dunes. I shouldn't mention the golden eagle I saw soaring over the marsh near the cottage where we stayed on vacation. I shouldn't mention the charm of the Cape Cod baseball league, where college players try to show major league scouts they can hit with a wooden bat and where the fans get in for free and the dogs and toddlers are unleashed.

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What Do Farmers Want from Me?

Do We Owe Farmers Anything Besides Market Prices?
SEPTEMBER 01, 2002

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Enron Lessons

Perfection Is a Standard That No System Can Meet
JUNE 01, 2002

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"We Can't Get Rich Doing Each Other's Laundry"

What Would Happen If America Lost Its Manufacturing Sector?
MARCH 01, 2002

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America and the World's Resources

The World Is Not a Zero-Sum Game
DECEMBER 01, 2001

At the heart of almost all economics is the idea of mutually beneficial exchange. When two people voluntarily engage in an activity, economists assume that both parties are better off. Otherwise, one of them would have refused the deal. It doesn't mean people don't make mistakes—sure they do.

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