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Free MarketsCalculation and Knowledge
Robots are not fundamentally different from other labor-saving innovations, and there's no reason to believe increased innovation will lead to mass unemployment or mass poverty.
Calculation and Knowledge
When a parent leaves the work force to focus on parenting, this shows up in government stats as lower employment and less consumer spending — suggesting a less productive economy. But that's not what's going on at all.
ImmigrationCalculation and Knowledge
It's impossible to calculate the cost and benefit immigration without considering psychic profit and loss. And the government definitely is in no position to make any calculations at all.
SocialismCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology
Hard-left "democratic socialists" think they figured out how to make government planning possible: use prices. But there's a problem in their argument: prices are impossible without markets.
Consumer reviews demonstrate one of the important ways that the market itself provides people with more important information in making purchasing decisions.
Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory
Politicians and bureaucrats often fail to deliver what's promised because the very nature of government makes it impossible for them to succeed.
Calculation and KnowledgeOther Schools of Thought
Behavioral economics claims it has shown that people behave irrationally — often make mistakes, and have problems with self-control. But is this really irrational behavior?
This market process is what allows a capitalist system to efficiently allocate resources, whereas a socialist system cannot—not even “in principle.”
Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology
Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology