Posts tagged capitalism
Posts tagged capitalism
While you enjoy those Labor Day sales, consider this question: Are chain stores better or worse for consumers?
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What is labor without capital? The Foundation for Economic Education tells us why we should celebrate both!
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In a radio interview in 1962, economist Ludwig von Mises was asked: “Are the interests of employees at odds with the interests of the corporations they work for?” Mises argued no, and explained how the common man benefits twice from his employer’s interests – first as an individual, then as a consumer.
Read the transcript here: http://mises.org/efandi/ch15.asp
How can we teach the values of free enterprise and individual responsibility? This entertaining reinterpretation of an award-winning children’s book provides one basic explanation!
It is often said that supporters of free markets are also pro-business, but Professor Horwitz argues that this isn’t always the truth. In a free market, competition encourages businesses to vie for consumer dollars by providing the best quality goods at the lowest prices. The result is innovation and consumers that benefit. Pro-business measures, on the other hand, encourage the inefficient practices of big businesses. Additionally, they present barriers to entry for new businesses, so that consumer choice is limited. Which is pro-people?
In the United States we are fortunate to have the right to vote. But is this enough to grant each individual full autonomy? What if the democratic process decided on one religion or occupation for all, but gave each citizen an equal vote? Professor Jason Brennan explains why the right to vote does not necessarily mean the right to control one’s own life – and how we can work towards gaining that control.
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Do sweatshops improve the lives of the poor? Dr. Matt Zwolinski will discuss and take questions in a LearnLiberty Live event!
Date: August 7th
Time: 8pm EST
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How do free markets protect workers from exploitation? Professor Matt Zwolinski explains in our LATEST video.
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Even if capitalism is exploitative, what is the alternative? Professor Zwolinski explains the difference between the free market and government coercion in our NEW video.
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Using government to make a market “fairer” is like using fuel to put out a fire. Prof. Brennan explains how cronyism is hurting the economy in our NEW video.