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Speaking Truth to Power
Real Heroes: Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai is precisely the sort of individual that John James Cowperthwaite had in mind when he decided that entrepreneurs, not central planners, should drive an economy.

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Hasta La Victoria Siempre
Reflections on Cuba in a time of change

Cuba is still waiting for victory. Recent events prompt reflections from a professor who has seen it all firsthand, and maybe even met folks who will see the country to better times.

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Mojitos in Havana?
Free movement of people and products will help liberate Cuba

Many Cuban Americans still carry grudges from the Castro regime. But 55 years on, warming relations can only be a boon for both Americans and our nearest island neighbors.

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No More Bricks in the Wall
For decades, the Berlin Wall imprisoned a people — then something amazing happened

For years, the people of the East cowered behind the Iron Curtain. The Berlin Wall was its menacing front line. Then, in an instant, it was all swept away.

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Ayn Rand, the Movies, and the Idea of America
An Introduction to Ayn Rand's Textbook of Americanism

A little-known work by Ayn Rand is seeing new light. Laurie Rice reflects on Rand's "Textbook of Americanism," its philosophical contrasts, and the history that informed it for the Russian radical.


Economics in One Lesson (full text)
The fastest and best way to discover economic basics

"No other modern book from which the intelligent layman can learn so much about the basic truths of economics in so short a time." ~ F.A. Hayek

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Cheating Commies and Guardian Syndrome
Why were the East Germans more likely to cheat?

A recent study concludes that former East German communists are more likely to cheat in simulation games. Why? Jane Jacobs's work may offer some clues.

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Economics and the Calculation Problem

Central planning can't deliver resources efficiently because it ignores the full complexity of the price system.Alex Salter lays it out.

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A Forgotten Critic of Corporatism

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Socialism's Prescient Critics
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