Private Property

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The Making of Modern Civilization: Savings, Investment, and Economic Calculation

Capital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog04/17/2019

The fallacy that labor-saving machines create technological unemployment has not only been disproved by theory but also by the whole history of mankind.

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South Africa's Land Confiscation: Socialism by Another Name

SocialismPrivate Property

Blog08/24/2018

Whether racially motivated or not, land expropriation in South Africa is just another episode of state-forced wealth redistribution — with disastrous effects.

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Workplace Raids: A Big Problem with Immigration Enforcement

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog06/08/2018

Workplace raids against employers of non-government-approved workers make a mockery of private property rights.

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Face It, Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist

SocialismInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog06/08/2018

Not unlike the United States, Nordic countries have mixed interventionist economies that nonetheless rely heavily on property rights and the private sector.

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What the Supreme Court Got Wrong in Its Gay-Wedding Cake Decision

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPrivate Property

Blog06/04/2018

There's really no need to do legal gymnastics about religious freedom. A simple respect for property rights solves the problem of forced baking of gay-wedding cakes.

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The Broken Window

Other Schools of ThoughtPrivate Property

Blog05/30/2018

The broken-window fallacy, under a hundred disguises, is the most persistent in the history of economics. It is more rampant now than at any time in the past.

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When Pollution Is a Violation of Property Rights

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog03/24/2018

Rothbard's prescriptions for legal remedies against polluters are far better than the regulatory regime now favored by governments. 

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The Future of Government is Smaller

Decentralization and SecessionEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property

Blog03/13/2018

In a truly free society, the scope of government easily can be reduced to a much smaller domain than even many friends of freedom often think.

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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog02/21/2018
People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.
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