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“Sochi Problems” Are Government Problems

The Winter Olympics came and went, as the world’s best skiers and skaters (yeah, the entire winter Olympics is based on those two unpopular sports, but we try not to talk about that in order to be polite) descended upon … Continue reading

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Denver Post inexplicably removes word ‘socialist’ from story about CO shooter – Glenn Beck

Denver Post inexplicably removes word ‘socialist’ from story about CO shooter – Glenn Beck. I don’t normally pay much attention to school shootings.  They just aren’t stories that interest me very much, and I feel like most of the perpetrators … Continue reading

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If Denmark Jumped Off A Bridge, Would You?

  Scandinavia’s Weakest Nation Finds Welfare Habits Too Costly – Bloomberg. I always find these stories to be quite interesting.  For decades, the American left has pointed to Europe in general, and Scandinavia in particular, of how great and wonderful … Continue reading

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“Record Profits” Are Good, Should Be Normal

One of the most oft-repeated canards by socialists when they’re losing an argument is how companies are making “record profits.”  Most of society has been brainwashed into automatically assuming this is somehow a terrible thing that must be quickly remedied.  … Continue reading

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Health Care Markets Aren’t Special

The laws of economics are universal.  Socialists often try to dispute them, or to muddle the issue by injecting questions of morality into debates over economics.  Previously, we debunked several myths regarding the economics of labor markets.  Today, we address … Continue reading

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Planning for Failure (Latest Greek Edition) :: The Circle Bastiat

Planning for Failure (Latest Greek Edition) :: The Circle Bastiat The Circle Bastiat (the official blog of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute) draws attention an interesting phenomenon taking place in Greece.  As traditional fuels become more and more difficult for … Continue reading

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What Would Bastiat Do?

In relation to the “equal pay for equal work” discussion, this quote seems relevant: “Socialism, like the old policy from which it emanates, confounds Government and society. And so, every time we object to a thing being done by Government, … Continue reading

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