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The Way the Market Ought to Work

While in downtown Denver recently, I needed to take a cab from the convention center to Union Station in order …

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Christian Worldview

Even Good Theologians Do Bad Economics

CJay Engel at The Reformed Libertarian has begun a series of articles that address the rising concern that libertarian Christians often …

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Economics

Who Cares About Greed?

One of the benefits of living in the 21st century developed world is that we can look back at why …

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Economics

Ep 90: The Bourgeois Deal with Deirdre McCloskey

What explains the wealth of the modern age? Was it capital? Institutions? Slave-holding? Why do some countries seem to have …

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Economics

Ep 89: How to Live Free or Die

Does a libertopia exist? Is such an idea even possible? What would happen if thousands (or tens of thousands) of …

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Economics

Ep 88: Happiness and Social Capital with Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson, associate professor at North Dakota State University, joins us to talk about happiness research and social capital. He …

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Economics

Ep 85: Promoting Liberty with Larry Reed

Lawrence W. Reed is president of the Foundation for Economic Education, and has a long history of promoting liberty in …

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Economics

Ep 80: Is America Winning the Trade War? with Art Carden

Trump told his supporters that they would get tired of all the winning America would be doing if he were …

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Economics

Trade Myths Die Hard

I received several comments and questions regarding trade after the publication of my recent article, “Stupid Countries Restrict Trade.” Here …

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Economics

The World is Getting Better, and Quickly

If you spend any time paying attention to the news, you’d be under the impression that the sky is falling …

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Christian Worldview

Gary North’s Christian Economics: The Ethics of Destruction

In my last article, I introduced Gary North and his book, Christian Economics in One Lesson. This book is a …

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Culture

Practitioners are the Real Innovators

Credentialed Experts are not at the forefront of innovation and discovery, driving truth forward.  Their job is to tell a …

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Book Reviews

Is there a Christian view of economics?

I had the pleasure of attending for the first time FEEcon this month. I met several interesting people, from fellow …

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Economics

Going Back Toward a Durable Society

This guest post was written by Paul LaScola.  If complete slavery is defined as full forceful control over one’s actions …

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Economics

Creating Jobs

Today’s guest post is by Paul LaScola. People or companies that require production assistance and are able to pay for …

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Economics

Why Do We Hate Taxes?

Tax returns are due soon, and what better way to get into the involuntary spirit than to commiserate together as …

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Economics

Economics, Hierarchy, and the Question of the State’s Inevitability

Among Christian libertarians, as with other libertarians, there are differing views concerning the legitimacy, necessity, and inevitability of the state. For …

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Economics

Free Trade or Protectionism?

Little did I know as I was planning, designing, and typesetting my new little book Free Trade or Protectionism? that …

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Economics

Forget the Data, College is a Religion

Imagine a town.  Maybe an early New England village. There is a dominant belief in this town that one must …

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Economics

Jesus, Natural Law, and Economics

Today’s guest post is by writer/commentator Paul LaScola.   The sense of God and commerce have both been with mankind …

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Economics

The Free Market at Work

In 2013, in response to the increasing “open carry” debate, Howard Schultz, the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of …

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Economics

David Gornoski Interviews Robert Murphy

How do we win liberty for the future? Where does the liberty movement go in these rapidly changing times? A …

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Economics

The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Libertarian Analysis

Last month I did a preliminary libertarian analysis of the Republicans’ newest tax-reform plan. I concluded that their “Unified Framework …

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Economics

Wealth, Welfare and Charity

There are many divergent views about specific topics within libertarian Christian thought, just as there are within strictly libertarian or …

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Economics

Wind Energy: Destroying the Midwest One “Farm” at a Time

My father and I recently finished publishing a book entitled Paradise Destroyed: The Destruction of Rural Living by the Wind …

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