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The United Debacle Shows Airlines Have Given Up On The Free Market

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics

There was something missing in United Airlines’ response when police officers dragged a passenger from one of its planes. Normally, when a company ...

Is Silicon Valley Truly Libertarian? Is Politics Society's OS, Ripe For Disruption?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

I heard it was you Talkin' 'bout a world Where all is free It just couldn't be And only a fool would say that - Steely Dan A hero is someone who ...

Free To Plunder: The Case Against Gary Johnson And Libertarianism

Tim Koechlin | Posted 10.24.2016 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Less than a decade ago, an unregulated financial sector nearly blew up the world economy. Unregulated, let-it-rip free markets would make all of this worse.

The Nordic Model - A Life Lived with Liberty and Happiness

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Co-written with Steffen Herskind Societies are usually founded on a set of values and beliefs while holding a vision of the type of future they wis...

In Detroit, It's Charter Schools Gone Wild

Alan Singer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

It is a story of phony "choice," not better schools. It is a warning of what can happen to education in the United States if the charter school movement is allowed to grow unchecked and unregulated.

Nigeria's Floating (Read: Sinking) Naira

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
Steve H. Hanke

On Monday afternoon, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ended the Nigerian naira's sixteen-month peg to the U.S. dollar, sending the naira into a freef...

I Embrace Democratic Socialism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

No country in the world today stands as a fully Socialist state, but rather, some of the most successful economies combine elements of Capitalism with Socialism to create greater degrees of equity and lesser disparities between the rich, the poor, and those on the continuum in between.

These Ads Ram Themselves Down Your Throat

Jeff Fox | Posted 01.14.2017 | Media
Jeff Fox

As you read this, advertisers are striking back all over the place with in-your-face ads that you literally can't avoid because -- as they boast on Madison Avenue -- you're captive. That's right: Outside your home, there are still ads that you must watch whether you like it or not.

The Bogus 'Philosophy' of Sen. Marco Rubio, Esq.

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.15.2016 | Education
Michael Sigman

At Tuesday's Republican debate, Sen. Marco Rubio Esq. grabbed the gold medal for bogus populism (and crappy grammar) by proclaiming, "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Busting Six Free-Market Fictions

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

In the United States we say we value "democracy" and "life." Yet, we leave access to food largely to a person's capacity to buy food in a market that drives purchasing power into ever fewer hands. Thus 48 million Americans, lacking in purchasing power, live in households facing food insecurity.

Free Markets Ideology Is Making Society Sick

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

Free market ideology has so pervaded our culture that we aren't even aware of it. It is incorporated in the very language we use to discuss anything vaguely economic.

Of Fools and Free Markets

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 10.29.2016 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

Today, a tweet, a post, or a blog is enough to alert millions in seconds of a dreadful restaurant, an unsafe toy, or a polluting car company. We can share our market experiences in real time. This narrows the space for phishing.

Donald Trump Is Trying to Save the Republican Party From Itself

Ian Fletcher | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

I'm neither endorsing nor condemning Mr. Trump, but I do think he's trying to save the Republican party from itself in a very rational way. The last thing he is is a clown or dilettante. (OK, maybe a clown.)

'Green News Report' - August 25, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's official: July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded on Planet E...

It's Not Political Correctness, It Is Free Market Capitalism

John Friedman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
John Friedman

When Macy's made their statement that their values of diversity and inclusion were incompatible with the statements Mr. Trump made they were not questioning his right to say them. They were expressing their freedom of association (and dissociation) with those articulated, public statements.

Which Party Is Really the Tax-and-Spend Party?

Martin Lobel | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Democrats have allowed Republicans to convince the public that the Democrats are the Tax-and-Spend Party, while Republicans are the Tax-Cutting Party. The truth of the matter is just the opposite.

Americans Gorge on Slogans: O'Kane Shows, More Than Tells

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Ximena Ortiz

The public demurs from facing reality and accepting measures that might fix the problems, based on a misplaced--and manipulated--appreciation of self-reliance and freedom, O'Kane explains and illustrates.

Ayn Rand: Good for You, Bad for Everyone

Madelynne Wager | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Madelynne Wager

However, while Objectivism can be a powerful, classically American, pull-yourself-up-by-your-boot-straps personal philosophy, it could have serious implications if adopted as a guide for broad-based policy implementation.

Concerning Socialism

Lewis Worrow | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Lewis Worrow

It is self-evident that equal opportunity is a necessary quality of a fair society, but to achieve this an inefficient redistribution of wealth is required.

The 3 Biggest Myths Blinding Us to the Economic Truth

Robert Reich | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Robert Reich

1. The "job creators" are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish.

Advice to Potential Republican Presidential Candidates

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

As the lineup is shaping up, it looks like it could be similar to previous elections: There will be a long list of equally unappealing candidates. Some dull person will be selected, having little chance to win against any potential Democratic candidate.

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

Naomi Klein, Climate and Capitalism (Pt. 1)

John J. Berger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Because of the dominance of free-market ideology in much of the world today, Naomi Klein admits that the full set of ideas and policies she spells out to fix the climate may seem outlandish. The role of her book, however, is to show why those ideas are necessary and to make them feasible.

Will It Be As Always?

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Thomas B. Reed, a Republican politician and Speaker of the House at the end of the 19th century, warned: "One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."

Why 68 Million of Us Will Soon Be Uninsured if Supreme Court Agrees With D.C. Think Tank

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured -- and consequently lose access to affordable health care -- if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law.