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Elizabeth Warren’s Lunacy

Warren shows no understanding of what profit is.  It is the signal that determines the best allocation of resources.  The better ideas attract the most capital through the profit incentive. Profit is a byproduct of innovation and ideas.  Ms. Warren would substitute this with a government bureaucracy who will determine the proper allocation of resources.  The would not only squelch economic growth and innovation, it would increase corruption exponentially as businesses curried political rather than consumer approval.  Startups would head overseas.

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The True Dynamic of Employment

From Deirdre McCloskey in Reason Magazine, The Myth of Technological Unemployment In 1910, one out of 20 of the American workforce was on the railways. In the late 1940s, 350,000 manual telephone operators worked for AT&T alone. In the 1950s, elevator…

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What’s In The Frame?

from an interview with Cory Doctorow in Reason Magazine,  Cory Doctorow’s ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communist Civilization’: New at Reason Is it fair to say that science fiction writers are doing the same thing as a good economist or a good…

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Time Guilty of Journalistic Malfeasance Against Charles Koch

from Reason Magazine online,  Time Smears Charles Koch in Headline; Changes Headline, Still Misses His Point by Brian Doherty What Charles Koch said: “I think we can have growth rates in excess of 4%. When I’m talking about growth rates, I’m not…

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Defensive Gun Use

From Brian Doherty at Reason,  You Know Less Than You Think About Guns This is an excellent analysis of the sociology of the gun problem in America, and should be read in its entirety. It is a bit long, but it…

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Sanders’ Math Illiteracy

Powerball Meme Mathematical Illiteracy Illustrates Bernie Sanders’ Appeal by Ed Krayewski at Reason Sanders previously experienced a bit of a surge in the polls over the summer but that didn’t get him past Clinton. Nevertheless, Clinton has been tacking leftward toward Sanders even before the…

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Category IV Health Care

Jeffery Singer writes in Reason Online, Health Care’s Third-Party Spending Trap: Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman, in his masterpiece “Free to Choose,” wrote of four ways to spend money: Category I—You spend your money on something for yourself. Here you are…

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The Government Industry

Andrew Ferguson discusses the growth in government in the beltway. Ferguson notes that the growth in government is masked by the proliferation of private contractors.  This has created a lucrative industry that feeds off the growth in government.

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Reason on Gibson Guitars

A Follow up on the Gibson Guitar raid under the Lacey Act:

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