In a free market, the prices of products tend to be governed by their costs of production.
FTX and its subsidiaries, guided by SBF, had as much to do with “building a flourishing future” as ESG does with “creating a livable planet.”
Investors should be proud of what they do.
Modern-day Luddites oppose a different type of progress—gentrification.
Historic preservation is a pretense for dictating how others may or may not use their property.
One good way to understand the current monetary system is to gain a basic understanding of banking history.
The U.S. government has long been waging war on savings, making it the cause of, rather than the solution to, low savings rates.
In a free market, within the limit of his abilities, each person chooses that job which he believes offers him the best combination of money and nonmonetary considerations. In so doing, he simultaneously acts for his own maximum well-being and for that of the consumers who buy the ultimate products his labor helps to produce.
The better approach to disasters relies on private initiative, markets, and insurance instead of ineffective government bureaucracies and bloated budgets. Every aspect of disaster relief can be privatized, or rather re-privatized, and should be, if policymakers want to save lives and money.
The prerequisite for more economic equality in the world is industrialization. And this is possible only through increased capital investment, increased capital accumulation. You may be astonished that I have not mentioned a measure which is considered a prime method...
Speculative activity, of course, is not limited to anticipating just future scarcities. Rather, it seeks in general to balance consumption and production over time by accumulating stocks of commodities and regulating their rate of consumption.
Ludwig Von Mises is important because his teachings are necessary to the preservation of capitalism and thus of civilization.
To this day, private companies are castigated for “predatory lending.” Yet, it was government policy that incentivized loans to those who couldn’t afford to repay them.
We should celebrate, not resent, the grocers’ profits.
What is lacking in order to make the developing countries as prosperous as the United States is only one thing: capital-and, of course, the freedom to employ it under the discipline of the market and not the discipline of the government.
Amazon has made its platform so attractive to third-party merchants that large numbers of them willingly pay a premium in order to continue to use Amazon’s platform.
Widespread racism can only occur when government mandates it.
If the United States had had a free market in oil when the Arabs imposed their embargo, its oil supplies could not have been seriously jeopardized.
Foreign investment is made in the expectation that it will not be expropriated. Nobody would invest anything if he knew in advance that somebody would expropriate his investments. At the time when these foreign investments were made in the nineteenth century, and at...
Government officials love to loudly proclaim the great benefits that tenants will enjoy by restricting and controlling landlords. The folly of their schemes will become clear when they discover that the landlord shrugged.
Like all forms of subsidies, the “right to return” takes from some—taxpayers—to provide benefits to others—low-income households.
The report on eviction filings looks at groups, not individuals. Consequently, it fails to identify the context for the individuals who were evicted.
In a free market, there is a tendency toward the establishment of a uniform price for the same good throughout the world.
Socialism as a means for improving the condition of man is impossible.
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