By Jeffrey A. Tucker I’m listening to politicians hock their wares these days. The same ideas keep reappearing. Put them in charge and health care will be free. College education will be free. All life essentials will be free. Jobs will fall like manna from heaven. There will be a guaranteed income. Retirement will be secure. You get the impression of government as some … [Read more...] about Nothing Is More Expensive Than a Free Government Service
The marketplace is commonly described as brutish, greed-based, cutthroat, or unrelentingly exploitative. The Market Loves You; Why You Love It Back – Jeffrey Tucker’s latest collection of evocative observations of everyday products, services, and life in the market – rejects this characterization. He argues that benevolence characterizes trading relationships, entrepreneurship, … [Read more...] about The Market Loves You; Why You Should Love It Back
By Jeffrey A. Tucker The market capitalization of crypto is 300% higher now than it was two years ago this date. Among the biggest changes from two years ago is Bitcoin (BTC) dominance over the sector, down from 85% (January 2017) to circling around 50% today. This change is mostly traceable to the rise of specialized tokens filling various market needs, something very few … [Read more...] about Did You Write Your Bitcoin Obituary In Time?
By Jeffrey A. Tucker The number one problem of all public debate about politics and economics is the failure to name the state. If this would change, so would public opinion. There is no shortage of examples. People talk about health care for all, solving climate change, providing security in old age, universal educational access, boosting wages, ending discrimination, … [Read more...] about Name the State
By Jeffrey A. Tucker We’re bombarded by endless kvetching about rising inequality, plus demands for draconian taxation to fix the problem. The complaint has been raging for years, despite highly suspect data claims and fuzzy measurement techniques. I’ve always had doubts that, even if true, it would even be a problem, simply because in a market-driven economic … [Read more...] about Wealth Has Never Been More Equal