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Tag: hazlitt
  • Obama Is Wrong on Minimum Wage

    [The following originally appeared in The College Fix on February 17, 2013. It has been approved for re-posting.] President Barack Obama’s call for the minimum wage to be increased to $9 an hour during the recent State of the Union address is a bad idea for many reasons, not the least of which are potential …

  • A Silver Lining

    Obama’s selection for Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, explains that the financial crisis has some sort of a silver lining: it gives the government an “opportunity to do things we could not do before.”  He frames his ideas not as a question of “big government or small government but more effective government,” which does a …

  • Learn to Speak Austrian Fluently

    We were discussing the intricacies of inflation, gold, the Federal Reserve and the like at my last Campaign for Liberty meet up; several of my colleagues confessed that they regrettably didn’t understand the matters fluently. (One of them a banker!) Another writer for Young Americans for Liberty wrote recently about the next generation of Austrian …

  • Economic Fallacies from Detroit

    When the Senate refused to bailout the auto industry last night, the usual suspects predictably cried out in anguish over the 3 million jobs that would be lost. Of course, as Henry Hazlitt showed, this comes from the fallacy of only looking at the economic consequences of one isolated segment of the population. All we …