Tag Archive for Dr. Horwitz

Why Free Markets Are the Best System Of Allocation

Fantastic column from Dr. Horwitz. “Who Gets What” Is Only Half the Problem – The Future of Freedom Foundation: But whatever the advantages and disadvantages of non-price allocation systems, they all have one enormous defect: the way goods are allocated…

Global Warming, Science, and Public Policy

Another good one from Steven Horwitz. This is a fantastic and brief read. In short, he makes two points: 1. You can concede that global warming is happening, and still have a legitimate disagreement over the popularly prescribed solutions. Disagreeing…

Whom Should be Blamed For Consumerism?

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The ALWAYS good Steven Horwitz pointed out a fantastic inconsistency the other day, using one of my favs, the “liberal college girl” meme. Many of the same people who self-identify as “anti-consumerism” (you know, the “Story of Stuff” crowd) are…

Horwitz on Corporations and Taxes

N.B. I am NOT a Romney supporter or fan, and most certainly not a voter. I’m fascinated by the apoplectic fits that leftists get themselves into over the mere mention of corporations. The always good Prof. Steven Horwitz makes a…

Why Do Gas Prices EVER Go Down?

Seems like a fair question. Also see: Two Quick Questions To Ponder … From the always good Steven Horwitz. Gas Prices and Greed – The Freeman – Ideas On Liberty: If greed explains rising prices, perhaps then falling prices are…

We Want Competition, Not Just a Private Monopoly

This is a must-read column from Steven Horwitz. He notes that there’s a clear distinction between a private enterprise in a free market, and a government sanctioned private monopoly. A very big difference. I also encountered the concept of “several…