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PowerLinks 07.16.18

What might a socialist American government do? George F. Will, Washington Post At the risk of spoiling the fun — the left’s anticipation of the sunny uplands of social justice; the right’s frisson of foreboding — consider two questions: What is socialism? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.13.18

Aristotle’s Defense of Private Property: 4 Reasons Communal Property Is Inferior Paul Meany, FEE Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than mere economic efficiency. Continue Reading...

Can Bitcoin solve the classic problems of money?

The digital currency Bitcoin has not only attracted a lot of interest from investors, but it has raised some intriguing economic and financial questions. Economists and other theorists have long grappled with problems such as inflation, counterfeiting or money laundering. Continue Reading...

The economics of ideas

Note: This is post #84 in a weekly video series on basic economics. What spurs the growth of new ideas? The vital factor is institutions, which serve as the soil where ideas are planted, says Alex Tabarrok in this video by Marginal Revolution University. Continue Reading...

5 things Christians and Muslims can agree on

At Acton University, Turkish Islamic scholar, Mustafa Akyol, gave multiple lectures on Islam, discussing topics ranging from its history to its controversial practices. Akyol has been speaking at Acton University for many years now and is a respected scholar in fields of Islam, politics, and Turkish affairs. Continue Reading...