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Tag: free markets
  • Want to make education more affordable? Get the government out of It!

    Outstanding student loan debt whizzed past the $1 trillion (that’s twelve zeroes) mark a little over a year ago, surpassing the entire amount of outstanding credit card and auto loan debt. Student loan debt has grown by about 300% over the last eight years as 37 million Americans hold this debt. With these kinds of …

  • Paula Deen and Reputation in the Market

    After admitting to using the “n-word” in the past and organizing a party featuring black people dressed as slaves, Paula Deen has been getting dropped by her sponsors like a hot, possibly racist, cathead biscuit. While the Paula Deen scandal speaks volumes about the current racial climate in America, another important lesson should be lifted from …

  • FEE Summer Seminars

    Greatings YALatarians! As many of you begin strategically planning your precious summer months, I encourage you to consider applying to one of the Foundation for Economic Education’s summer seminars. FEE was founded in 1946 and has been educating young people on the merits of a free society and the necessity of free markets ever since.  I …

  • Markets vs. Free Markets

    Anna Morgenstern has a recent piece up at the Center for a Stateless Society talking about what distinguishes a market as “free.”  She writes: Libertarians throw the phrase “free market” around a lot, but the important word among those two is free.  Markets, per se, are really an after-thought. It’s not as if we don’t want …