Voluntary Exchange Sources

Ludwig von Mises didn’t like references to the “miracle” of the marketplace or the “magic” of production or other terms that suggest that economic systems depend on some force that is beyond human comprehension. In his view, we are better off coming to a rational...

Americans took out $1.7 trillion in government loans for college tuition. Now, some don’t want to pay it back. President Joe Biden says they shouldn’t have to. He wants to cancel at least $10,000 and maybe $50,000 of every student’s debt. “They’re in real trouble,” says Biden...

Henry Hazlitt has had a long and distinguished career as economist, journalist, and author. Best known of his numerous books is Economics in One Lesson. How the Communist Manifesto fails as an economic guidebook. A number of women (and men) have recently been contending that women who...

There’s less disagreement than meets the eye between myself and my anonymous friend at the University of Texas.  He’s in blockquotes, I’m not.  Point-by-point: I respectfully disagree with Bryan’s recent post on anti-Communism and “anti-racism.”  I believe he falls into a classic false equivalence trap; just...

A friend recently asked me how I can be so positive about the world’s progress yet so desperately pessimistic about the long-lasting horrors that will come from last year’s authoritarian power grab.  And it’s true: it’s a dissonance I often struggle with – the joy at...