Category Archives: Cross Post

Cross Post: Bitcoin investors should be taxed like any other investor

Despite its name, cryptocurrency isn’t just money. It could also be debt or equity and so it should be regulated and taxed in the same way as other finance. The tokens investors get when they buy a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Cryptoeconomics | 18 Comments

Iain Murray: London’s Uber Ban Sends it Back to the Dark Ages

When I lived in London in the 1990s, I had to use pricey Black Cabs to get around the city at night. However, heaven help you if you wanted to go South of the Thames (as I did when I … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Tucker: ICOs Will Not Be Defeated

Absolutely nothing–no amount of regulation, no number of belligerent articles, no plethora of hectoring denunciations by big shots–is going to stop ICOs from completely disrupting the way companies raise funding in the future. The crypto market has been too wonderfully … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Cryptoeconomics | 7 Comments

Allan Hird: Why did WADA go after Essendon players but let Russian drug cheats go unpunished?

IF only the Essendon players had been Russians. The banned Bombers players would have been free to play in the 2016 season, and Jobe Watson would have kept his Brownlow. The New York Times reporter Rebecca R. Ruiz has revealed … Continue reading

Posted in AFLgate, Cross Post | 43 Comments

John Tamny: Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Mean Economic Stagnation

The British fought three wars in Afghanistan over an 80-year period. They finally left this “graveyard for empires” in 1919, only to eventually be replaced by the Soviet Union in the late 70s, and the U.S. in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Cross Post, Economics and economy | 24 Comments

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

Posted in Cross Post, Economics and economy | 12 Comments