Category Archives: Cross Post

Brittany Hunter: The Top Three Arguments against a Universal Basic Income

Every so often a new study is released, concluding that a universal basic income (UBI) is needed to fix this country’s welfare system. Most recently, the Roosevelt Institute claimed that switching to a UBI system could actually grow the economy … Continue reading

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Zeev Vinokurov: Our family law system is a mess

Given the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage, it’s worth asking whether our family law system should cover anyone, gay or straight. Getting separated, divorced and dividing up property in Australia can take years and cost tens of thousands of dollars … Continue reading

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Felipe Lungov: Why We Should Celebrate Profits

Different people and cultures throughout history have had different perceptions on the morality of profits. Professor Deirdre McCloskey deserves special praise for her study on how people in some European countries during the 17th and 18th centuries began to view … Continue reading

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John Tamny: When Economists Are Enemies of Economic Growth

The great investor and writer Andy Kessler frequently points out that the failure rate among Silicon Valley start-ups is 90 percent.  Every member of the economics profession would be wise to memorize the previous figure and repeat it daily. If … Continue reading

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Richard N. Lorenc – Twelve Economic Concepts Everyone Should Know

When I tell people that I work at the Foundation for Economic Education, they sometimes ask: “What economic ideas should people understand?” We at FEE have thought about this quite a lot for our articles, courses, seminars, and videos. We … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Dan Sanchez Why David Hume Defended the Rights of “Seditious Bigots”

Some can’t imagine a downside to punching Nazis, or otherwise obstructing their spewing of hate. How could the world not be a happier and sunnier place after the forcible removal of such a spiritual pollutant? In the face of such … Continue reading

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Cross-Post: Parnell McGuinness: Same Sex Marriage ‘yes’ campaign could lose if mismanaged

Australians who have not yet made up their minds on same-sex marriage are now embarking on a “journey” which many politicians only recently completed. It looks like most will arrive at the same destination, but without the whiff of political … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Jeffrey A. Tucker Millennials Are Obsessed with Cryptoassets

Now, this is revealing. The New York Times ran a piece on Bitcoin with this sentence: “from less than a cent in early 2010 to around $2,600 currently.” The problem is that when the story went live, the price was … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Tony Abbott Reform in the age of populism: The new Battlelines

Wherever the Abbott government didn’t need to pass legislation through an intractable senate, decisions were made and decisions were put into practice: the boats were stopped; national security was strengthened; and a big project in limbo for decades, the Western … Continue reading

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Cross Post: John Adams Bernardi fails national economic test

Update: The Spectator cut a paragraph from John’s original op-ed. It is restored below in bold. ~*~ Senator Cory Bernardi, as the leader of Australian Conservatives, has failed his first critical national economic test. A fortnight ago, Bernardi issued his weekly ‘common sense’ e-mail to supporters calling on Australia … Continue reading

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