Tag Archives: Tom Palmer

Barack Obama Is Suddenly Concerned With Individual Rights

Barack Obama — who, in 2008, at the Philadelphia primary, shocked and sickened so many of us when he said (and I quote) “Just because you have an individual right does not mean that state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right” — has suddenly, it seems, developed an inexplicable regard for…

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Myths About Markets

There are approximately twenty million myths about markets and market capitalism, one of the most common being this: Markets don’t work well (or are inefficient) when there are negative or positive “externalities.” Here’s how Tom Palmer, philosopher and economist, bunks that canard: The mere existence of an externality is no argument for having the state…

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