Editors Picks

deadweight loss

Deadweight Loss: The Hidden Tax

"Deadweight loss occurs when something intervenes in the market and shifts the equilibrium price. Price ceilings, price floors, tariffs, and other externalities can create these pockets."
Utopian

Anarchy Will Not Be Utopian

"We need to start understanding the differences between something being preferential and it being perfect. Anarchy is neither utopian nor perfect, and that’s exactly the point."
price gouging

Price Gouging Isn’t The Evil It’s Treated As

As hurricane Dorien makes its way towards the East Coast, we’ve begun to see the regular preparations get underway. People boarding up their houses...
dogmatism

No, We Aren’t Immune to Dogmatism

"The issue of dogmatism is one that we firmly believe is at play in the current political climate, but rarely do we bother to shift that mirror towards ourselves to see if we too are not guilty."
intervention

The Case Against Foreign Military Intervention

"What is right is not determined by what the outcome is, but by what the means entail, and if those means do not adhere to the basic principle of respecting the sanctity of any single human life, then what is being done is wrong."
laws

Laws Are Supposed to Serve Us

"In principle, new laws are passed, upheld, and enforced to protect us and our inalienable rights. Violation of these laws have consequences and the fear of the consequences are meant to deter us from said violations."
Taiwan

Three T’s of China: Taiwan

"Taiwan acted just like any other independent nation, unlike what some other superpower nations might have us believe, that it’s 'part of China.'"
McNukes

Tactical McNukes Are Not For Sale

"Yes, I’m talking about recreational nukes, or McNukes they’ve come to be called."
education

The Problem With Cutting Education

"The push to make cuts to the government is something I can fully support, but to do so before freeing up the market to take on what the government shouldn’t have been involved in in the first place is to put the cart before the horse."
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.

Latest articles

Copland

Copland, the Libertarian

"Later in Copland’s life, he shifted from communism to liberalism. For minimalizing oppression from the common man, he was getting warmer, but he could have shifted even further toward even less oppression."
communism

What They Still Get Wrong About Communism

"Communism and socialism require a massive state with coercion to achieve it's ideal of the state "withering away", but it is inconvenient for modern leftists to acknowledge that their ideas initially need to be forced to be implemented… and even when that happens, they miserably fail."
Trudeau

Trudeau is Proof the Other Guy Shouldn’t Matter

"The constant decline we see with the quality of politicians is, ultimately, the fault of those that defend them."