Top Five Libertarian Books – Learn Liberty

Top Five Libertarian Books – Learn Liberty

If you are asked to name the top five libertarian books or pieces of writing, the first thing to say is this is a really difficult task because there are so many wonderful things to choose from. So, for one thing, I’m going to cheat slightly and have two in one. My first choice would Read more about Top Five Libertarian Books – Learn Liberty[…]

Economic Vs. Civil Liberties – Learn Liberty

Economic Vs. Civil Liberties – Learn Liberty

The stereotype is that Cconservatives understand how economic liberty works and don’t care as much for civil liberties, and that the Lliberals care about civil liberties but don’t really care much about economic freedom or know really how free market economies are supposed to work. The truth is there’s no real distinction between civil liberties Read more about Economic Vs. Civil Liberties – Learn Liberty[…]

Do Incentives Matter for the Economy? – Learn Liberty

Do Incentives Matter for the Economy? – Learn Liberty

Incentives matter: this is the fundamental concept in economics. People respond to incentives, so in order for us to predict people’s behavior, we need to think about how their incentives have changed. For example when gas prices rise, people buy less gasoline. They probably don’t stop buying gasoline, but they find ways to use less. Read more about Do Incentives Matter for the Economy? – Learn Liberty[…]

Negative Externalities and the Coase Theorem – Learn Liberty

Negative Externalities and the Coase Theorem – Learn Liberty

Voluntary exchange will only take place if both parties perceive that they’re better off. Sometimes these exchanges result in spillovers. We call these spillovers externalities. If a spillover is beneficial, we call these positive externalities. If they’re costly, we call them negative externalities. Let’s talk about negative externalities for a minute. Imagine being a corn Read more about Negative Externalities and the Coase Theorem – Learn Liberty[…]

Should the Government Subsidize… Silly Walks? – Learn Liberty

Should the Government Subsidize… Silly Walks? – Learn Liberty

ART CARDEN: Sorry to have kept you waiting. It’s just that I’m afraid my walk has become rather sillier lately. It’s taking me longer to get to where I’m going. I wish someone would pay me to spend more of my time silly walking. This would add greatly to my happiness and possibly yours too, Read more about Should the Government Subsidize… Silly Walks? – Learn Liberty[…]

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Free Market Economics: Why Do We Exchange Things? – Learn Liberty

Free Market Economics: Why Do We Exchange Things? – Learn Liberty

In 1944, at the height of World War II, a British economist named Radford was serving in the army. He was captured and lived in prison camps for more than a year. Prisoners at the camps received Red Cross packages that contained food, cigarettes, and a few necessities. These were precious supplies in POW camps. Read more about Free Market Economics: Why Do We Exchange Things? – Learn Liberty[…]

Border Security: What We NEED To Do About Immigration – Learn Liberty

Border Security: What We NEED To Do About Immigration – Learn Liberty

[Video clip] INTERVIEWER: Do you think that you’re taking jobs away from Americans? INTERVIEWER: Do you feel bad about it or no? MIGUEL: Yes, I feel bad. INTERVIEWER: You do feel bad. Why do you feel bad? MIGUEL: Because some guys bring job from American guys. American guys now . . . he can do Read more about Border Security: What We NEED To Do About Immigration – Learn Liberty[…]