Tag Archive: war

Jun
20

The Lack of Slavery May Be Hurting Economic Growth; Or, How to Miss the Forest of Human Flourishing for the Trees of GDP Growth.

On June 13th, Tyler Cowen published a piece in the New York Times entitled, “The Lack of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth”.   In it, Tyler suggests that “the very possibility of war focusses the attention of governments on getting some basic decisions right – whether investing in science or simply liberalizing the economy.  …

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Mar
27

Make Money not War

Capitalism (free enterprise for those who like that phrase better) and war are polar opposites.  The former relies on voluntary exchanges made by free people without duress.  The latter relies on the use of force to coerce unwilling people to conform to the will of the most forceful.  It is therefore a bit confusing to …

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