Contracting for labor shouldn’t be complicated. One person needs a service performed at a particular price, another person agrees to do it. That’s all there is to it. From the largest corporation to the smallest freelance client, the process of
Reprinted from FEE.org In my previous article, I outlined the argument for why money is not, contrary to popular opinion, a so-called “public good.” I also elaborated on why any positive externalities arguments against market-supplied money are likely to be overblown.
[This article is excerpted from Economic Controversies, chapter 21, "The Fallacy of the 'Public Sector'" (2011). It originally appeared in the New Individualist Review (Summer, 1961): 3–7.] We have heard a great deal in recent years of the “public sector,” and solemn discussions
Why do people work? There can be little doubt that many people create simply for the joy of creating. Idleness is fundamentally unfulfilling and antithetical to the human condition. But working at a job you love is not always compatible
There is only one way Ontarians can buy alcohol for private consumption. You can’t buy beer at the bar and then take it home – like in Alberta. And you can’t buy beer at the grocery store – like in
Documents obtained from the Canadian government in accordance with open information laws indicate that there is some administrative support for a global carbon pricing scheme to reduce the effects of human-caused climate change. The goal, according to Environment Canada, is
I have received more personal emails regarding my earlier essay Declare Detroit a Free City than all my other essays put together. Some have been especially poignant. For example, one lady said that she and her husband, who has been unemployed for
Excerpted From Individualism and Economic Order (1948) There are signs of increasing awareness among economists that what they have been discussing in recent years under the name of “competition” is not the same thing as what is thus called in ordinary language.