MMA, Uber, and Greeks: FREE-MARKET GEMS

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MMA in NYC? . . . Not if the unions have their way. Legal in 49 states, and considered the fasting growing sport in the world, mixed martial arts  has always been, and still is, illegal in New York. But it’s the unions, not an over-reaching nanny state that keeps it that way. The Greek […]

Gulags and Gandy Dancers: FREE-MARKET GEMS

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The Broken Window Fallacy . . . Good logic has been knocking it down for a long time. Now empirical research takes a shot at this most disastrous of Keynesian presuppositions. Austerity Starts with Gov’t Budgets . . . John Stossel provides a good follow-up to the previous link and shows the Broken Window Fallacy […]

Dinos, Nannies, and Knickers: FREE-MARKET GEMS

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A Jurassic-World What-If . . . Why things wouldn’t get out of hand if capitalists (boring, conservative, opportunity-cost-watching capitalists) really ran the park. Good economics that would make a really bad movie. A Ban on Smoking Research? (1:30) . . . In order to study the effects of smoking, test subjects in laboratories must smoke, […]

Bubbles and the Brown Bomber: FREE-MARKET GEMS

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The Next Bubble? . . . Even amid nation-wide funding cuts, college campuses are building like mad. So who’s footing the bill? Easy: Anyone paying the tuition rates that have risen 4 times faster than inflation over the past 30 years. The Supremes Preserve Obamacare (1:00) . . . Five take-aways from last week’s decision. […]