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“But What About People Who Make Bad Decisions?”

Recently, I was involved in a debate in which the following criticism was made (obviously I’m paraphrasing here):  “Sure, the free market sounds good and all, but how can it possibly correct itself and allocate resources efficiently when some people … Continue reading

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Politics: The Dismal(er) Science

Those unfamiliar with the specifics of Austrian economics are often suspicious or critical of its rejection of complex mathematical models.  Mises refutes these objections and explains the basis of this reasoning in Human Action, and I won’t go into the … Continue reading

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Government is not a Prisoner’s Dilemma

So lately during some of my debates, leftist opponents have used a very interesting analogy.  They equate government to the classic problem of the “Prisoner’s Dilemma”  They argue that governmental programs benefit everyone, but only if all parties are forced … Continue reading

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Five myths about healthy eating – The Washington Post

Five myths about healthy eating – The Washington Post. 1.  I own my body.  I should be able to eat whatever I want. 2.  To that end, I should be able to engage in voluntary exchange with someone who produces … Continue reading

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