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  • Where does Wealth come from?

    Where does Wealth come from? Professors of economics, philosophers, professional economists and socialists. What do they all have in common? Answer: They have no idea where wealth comes from. Poverty programs, urbanization, women’s rights, wealth inequality, credit, savings...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Lawrence on Sat, Jul 23 2011
  • The Zero-Sum Problem

    It occurs to me that the primary difference between the Right and the Left (or libertarians and statists, as the case may be) has to do with the question whether the pursuit of wealth is a zero-sum game. The Right will argue that the pursuit is not a zero-sum condition and use this premise to form the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Eric M on Wed, Feb 23 2011
  • Classic Government Intervention Failure - Green Energy Act in Ontario - Comments?

    From the Financial Post CLIMATE OF CONFUSION Here are some key points The Government wants to appear as if it is "Doing something" to bring jobs to Ontario Shortly after Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc. heard about Ontario's lucrative incentives for green energy projects, the company did...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Redmond on Wed, Nov 24 2010
  • alternatives to legislation/redistribution

    hello, new here. still trying to learn :) I agree with a lot of what libertarians stand for, as well as a lot of what i read on mises, in principle. I believe that without laws and religion most people are essentially good at the start - but i do see that life experience changes them. the problem i have...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by digibucc on Fri, Oct 22 2010
  • Obama, the founders and taxes A coworker recently brought up this editorial article, not really as a justification for a tax raise but rather a criticism of the seemingly double standard in quoting the "founding...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by BiPolarMoment on Wed, Sep 29 2010
  • The Making of an Entrepreneur - Nature vs. Nurture

    Do you think entrepreneurs are born or made? here is what Jennifer Bouani had to say, what's your take?
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Sean on Thu, May 7 2009
  • Ludwig Von Mises vs. Milton Friedman? PLEASE HELP ME

    I have read some works by Milton Friedman, Ludwig Von Mises, Adam Smith, and Ayn Rand; and they all seem to be correct! What are the primary philosophical differences between these individuals, especially Milton Friedman and Ludwig Von Mises. Furthermore, what distinguishes that Austrian School from...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by StephenEstes on Tue, Apr 28 2009
  • Re: Fractional reserve banking

    Here's a story I just wrote to help explain what the Fed's doing to wreck our economy. Please let me know if it helps. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Three Little Pigs and the Federal Reserve Crisis In their later years, they bought a yacht and sailed the seven seas...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by smokedgoldeye on Tue, Feb 24 2009
  • The Fed's redistributionary effect

    William Alston has an article on LRC today about the Fed's redistributionary effect. I completely understand the concept of the Fed's redistribution, but I'm a little confused about one of the charts. In constant dollars, wouldn't an increase...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Trianglechoke7 on Wed, Nov 5 2008
  • Why did females re-enter workforce?

    In the old days, every member of a family had to work (unless aristocratic). The man, women, and their children. With increases in productivity you should see the number of people required to work drop off. Perhaps the children first, and then typically the female next. For a time, that's how it...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Trianglechoke7 on Tue, Nov 4 2008
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