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Israel Puts Price Controls on Books, Sales Plummet
To "protect" authors, the government has driven off readers

A combination of price controls and minimum wages has devastated the Israeli book market.

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Do Corporations Run the Market?
Do companies control consumers?

Capitalists steer the ship, but consumers tell them where to go.

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Dentist Attacked for Charging Too Little
In Arkansas, it's illegal for orthodontists to clean teeth

Crony licensing boards are driving up the cost of dental care by banning licensed specialists from doing dental work.

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The World Is Bigger than You Think
Resources are an economic, not physical, phenomenon

"Natural" resources are not fixed because resources are not found in nature – they are created by the human mind.

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Microcultures of Consumerism: The Blenders
The invisible hand and the Vitamix

The flourishing blender market is a microcosm of the diversity and complexity of the extended social order.

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How Does Paris Get Fed?
Answering the central question of economics

Frédéric Bastiat, the great 19th-century economic journalist, famously asked, "How does Paris get fed?" In a nutshell, I think that's the central question of economics.

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Do You Have the Civil Disobedience App?
You might be downloading tomorrow’s law

As we engage in peer-to-peer civil disobedience, we are making choices that are leading to the emergence of new law, however slowly and clumsily it follows on.

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6 Reasons We Don't Know How Good We Have It
2014 was the best "worst year" ever

Why is our society paralyzed by pessimism? Here are six possible explanations.

Freeman Article

The Case Against Rent Control
Bad housing policy harms lower-income people most

If the goal is to provide affordable housing to lower-income tenants, rent control is a horrible policy.

Freeman Article

Wages and the Free Market, Part 1
Dispelling labor market myths with theory and data

It's popular to claim that efficiency is the enemy of workers. But it's not true.

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