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‘Free Enterprise Zone’

On the Centennial of the Birth of a Giant

On the Centennial of the Birth of a Giant

LAWRENCE W. REED, THE FREEMAN April 25, 2015, marks a century since John James Cowperthwaite entered the world. It’s a birthdate that deserves celebration everywhere. I suggest April 25 as Cowperthwaite Day, to be observed on every continent by men and women who revere the blessings of a free economy and the courage of those who work to put it [...]

HENRY HAZLIT: SAVING THE X INDUSTRY

HENRY HAZLIT: SAVING THE X INDUSTRY

BY HENRY HAZLIT Essential Works: The Freeman Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 14 The lobbies of Congress are crowded with representatives of the X industry. The X industry is sick. The X industry is dying. It must be saved. It can be saved only by a tariff, by higher prices, or by a subsidy. If it is allowed to die, workers will be thrown [...]

Adam Smith: Of The Natural Progress of Opulence

Adam Smith: Of The Natural Progress of Opulence

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet Edition (with explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell BOOK III. OF THE DIFFERENT PROGRESS OF OPULENCE IN DIFFERENT NATIONS CHAPTER I – OF THE DIFFERENT EMPLOYMENTS OF CAPITALS The great commerce of every civilized society is that carried on [...]

HENRY HAZLIT: “PARITY” PRICES

HENRY HAZLIT: “PARITY” PRICES

BY HENRY HAZLIT Essential Works: The Freeman Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 13 Special interests, as the history of tariffs reminds us, can think of the most ingenious reasons why they should be the objects of special solicitude. Their spokesmen present a plan in their favor; and it seems at first so absurd that disinterested writers do [...]

Adam Smith: Free Private Enterprise Vs. The Folly of Human Laws

Adam Smith: Free Private Enterprise Vs. The Folly of Human Laws

FREE ENTERPRISE ZONE: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES 1776 The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security is so powerful a principle that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a [...]

Of The Different Employments of Capitals

Of The Different Employments of Capitals

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776 2013 Internet Edition (with explanatory notes) by Steve Farrell BOOK II. OF THE NATURE, ACCUMULATION, AND EMPLOYMENT OF STOCK. CHAPTER V – OF THE DIFFERENT EMPLOYMENTS OF CAPITALS Though all capitals are destined for the maintenance of productive [...]

The Drive For Exports

The Drive For Exports

BY HENRY HAZLIT Essential Works: The Freeman Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 12 Exceeded only by the pathological dread of imports that affects all nations is a pathological yearning for exports. Logically, it is true, nothing could be more inconsistent. In the long run imports and exports must equal each other (considering both in [...]

The Climate Change War Heats Up

The Climate Change War Heats Up

BY ALAN CARUBA There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate [...]

Living in an Era of Decline

Living in an Era of Decline

BY ALAN CARUBA Most of us know whether we are living in good times or bad. Some of us warn of decline when we see it coming. Some choose to ignore it by distracting themselves. The latter assume they cannot change events, but in a democracy where you get to vote for who represents you, we are all participants in one fashion or other, whether we [...]

Wisconsin’s Right to Work Law and the Fatal Flaws of Unionism

Wisconsin’s Right to Work Law and the Fatal Flaws of Unionism

MARK W. HENDRICKSON When even historically progressive Wisconsin adopts a right to work law—making employee payments to a union voluntary instead of mandatory—it’s a sign that compulsory unionism’s inherent flaws are catching up to it. Unions have long claimed to be the champions of “the working man” (and women)—protecting and [...]

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