Economic Education, Everyday Price Index, Free Enterprise
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Why Women Workers Might Be Less Willing to Delegate

– October 13, 2019

People love demographic generalization of the workplace because they simplify what is actually incomprehensibly complex. So the newest study of professional women was destined to go viral: “Women Are Less Likely to Delegate Than Men—and That Might Hurt …

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Free Enterprise
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Is There a Science of Progress?

– August 8, 2019

Even if it proves to be an inexact science, the effort is worth undertaking.

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Free Enterprise
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Sometimes Helping People Is the Worst Thing You Can Do

– August 1, 2019

The approach of unconditional help regardless of the results doesn’t work in our private lives. How much worse is it when taxpayers are paying the bill?

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Free Enterprise
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The Myth of American Middle-Class Stagnation

– July 29, 2019

In 1975 a ten-cup drip coffee maker cost the ordinary American worker almost 8 hours of work time; today it costs that worker only 45 minutes.

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Free Enterprise, Video
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Mises, Marx, and the High Art of a Rap Video

– July 29, 2019

The proper framing of the terms of the debate is a remarkable achievement that fundamentally upsets the current political narrative. That’s what this video achieves.

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Free Enterprise
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Trump’s Treasury Secretary Is Wrong About Amazon

– July 25, 2019

“The reason why Amazon is beloved by consumers is because it puts the internet to work by making shopping a more pleasant and convenient experience.” ~ Chloe Anagnos

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Economic History, Free Enterprise
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The Capitalist Achievement of Recorded Music

– July 17, 2019

Or in the musical context, the capitalist achievement consists not of softer seats at the opera for the king and queen but access to a practically infinite library for pennies a day.

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Free Enterprise
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All Music Is Derivative, Gloriously So

– July 11, 2019

Entrepreneurs from around the world (including China) want to “steal” or imitate the clever doings of creative minds in the U.S because the U.S. is the most prosperous and creative nation in the world. Pundits view this as a threat, think we should empower the federal government to penalize the theft, but the much bigger worry would be if the creative found nothing worth emulating.

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Free Enterprise
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Dear Taylor Swift: The Trouble with Copyright Is Deeper Than You Know

– July 9, 2019

Instead of worrying about the rights over her songs falling into the wrong hands, she should understand that unleashing her work from the tight grasp of IP’s claws would benefit her, as it would set her apart from other artists, and benefit all humankind, as others would be able to improve on what she’s done.

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Free Enterprise
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Almost Everything People Say about Big Business Is Wrong 

– June 28, 2019

For all its imperfections, American business does a pretty good job — a much better job, Cowen argues, than most people think, and I, for one, agree.

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