Economics

Retail

Is the Retail Industry Dying?

"The reality is that some professions – due to technological, social or cultural advancements have gone the way of the dodo. Although labor shortages and unemployment aren't an issue specific to any single industry, these issues are no more prevalent in the retail sector."
Banks

Deregulating The Banks: What Libertarians and Socialists Can Support

"One issue that both the Misesian and Proudhonian varieties can use to promote freedom is the deregulation of the banking industry."
Stock Market

Dominos Tipping Toward Financial Crisis

"Yes, the stock market is going up now... just like it did right before the 2007 market crash. And by March 2009 it had lost 54% of that value. History is repeating itself."
ubi

The Future of Universal Basic Income (UBI) Explored

"What I see happening is that unless newer fields emerge that are of interest to people (since this scenario has enough base costs covered to not really need to work), and assuming this somehow doesn’t turn into some form of Star Trek socialism, I believe that we’ll move from a service economy into more of an entertainment economy."
Yang

What #YangGang2020 Needs to Realize About Yang

"On the surface, there’s a good chunk of ideas that could sit quite well with libertarians and many of the goals and changes we’ve wanted to see for years. Unfortunately, there’s a lot on the other side of this equation that needs a look over."
individual right

Iowa Flooding, Trump Veto, & O’Rourke In Action

Floods devastate Nebraska, Beto joins the crowded 2020 field, and Donald Trump issues the veto of his presidency. This is the last week in...
Brexit

Brexit Delayed, Soldier Charged for Bloody Sunday

"In a series of consecutive crunch votes in Parliament, the House of Commons have voted to request the European Union extend Article 50, thereby delaying Brexit until June."
Free Market

The Problem With Saying “The Free Market Will Fix That”

“The freer the market, the freer the people” still rings true, but it should be fought for on the merits of what it is rather than what amounts to little more than hypothetical cures.
capitalism

Capitalism Defined

Capital is a word that has different meanings in different contexts. For the purposes of this article, I will define capital as anything of...
Deal

Deadline on Brexit Deal Approaching, French Cardinal Jailed, and Albanian Unrest

"The UK’s Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, has assured that negotiations with the Union will carry on and a deal will be settled before the final meaningful vote on the withdrawal bill on the 12th, before the official leaving date of the 29th," writes James Smith

Latest articles

Canada

Why the Canada Summer Jobs Program Should Be Scrapped

"If your goal is to create a prosperous society that manages scarce resources efficiently, then it’s time to kill the Canada Summer Jobs program and all other “make work” programs."
American

American Culture Wars Have International Consequences

"The rest of the world has to toe the line and adhere to the Overton window created in the halls of American universities and in the streets of Hollywood. This is ludicrous."
Democracy

The Myth of Democracy

"The manipulation and slanted use of the term allows for the masses to think that they have some sort of say in the process. However, the idea of American democracy is just as much myth as the idea that Denmark is socialist."