“Government intervention in markets further exacerbated the divide between those with higher and lower incomes.” Even policies with the best intentions lead to unintended outcomes. Most people agree that the goal of “flattening the curve” in March was a worthy end, but a careful evaluation of the lockdowns demonstrates that the costs of lockdowns may…

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In times of crisis, price gouging laws harm rather than help those in need. Rather than being unfair or immoral, a market without price gouging laws better upholds consumer welfare. 

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By: Gabrielle Etzel Hidden behind the day-to-day political scandals which consume the mainstream media is the impending inevitability of an economic crisis. Although individuals around the world are still reeling from the 2008 financial meltdown, the next recession in America is just around the corner after several years of moderate macroeconomic growth. (The fact that…

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Gabrielle M. Etzel is a political science and economics student at Grove City College. Always guided by the truth with analysis, she is a passionate liberty-lover and advocate of free-market capitalism, seeking to bring America back to its constitutional roots. Read all her content at The Unvarnished Blog. Self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a…

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The resurgence of compassionate socialism and the criticism, and even straight out rejection of unfair, evil capitalism. That’s the narrative we’ve witnessed time and time again over the past decade or so. But, to many in our generation, sadly, that’s the perception we hold to be the truth. [See our “Let’s Get Serious about Socialism”…

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A popular opinion we often hear today is that socialism as a political and economic system is much more effective in addressing the social issues we face today as a society, such as poverty and unemployment.

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