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December 23, 2014

Markets and morality

When the ghost of Jacob Marley bemoaned his eternal torment, Scrooge spluttered, "But you were always a good man of business, Jacob.” “Business!” cried the ghost. “Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensiv ...

April 02, 2010

Economic liberty and the pencil

Author: Joshua Thompson On this date, April 2, all the way back in 1827,  Joseph Dixon began manufacturing lead pencils.  What does this have to do with economic liberties you ask?  Well, one of my favorite pieces written on the utility and necessity of free enterprise is titled, I, Pencil.  It is a short essay written ...