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Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two
By: John Russell

They made another one!!

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Friday Morning Lulz: It Just Makes Sense
By: Barry Belmont

Oh Reason TV, you’re so funny.

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Trade is Made of Win: Cooperation
By: Barry Belmont
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Privatize the Roads
By: Barry Belmont

One of the last refuges for the necessity of government is the necessity of roads. Usually to explain why such an opinion is flawed takes a narrowed and exact argument which is generally not possible in the rough and tumble world of debates with real people. However, if you’ve got a spare thirty minutes lying [...]

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Maybe Some of Us Can Relate: Drunk on Debt
By: Barry Belmont

Just to give you a feel for how the debt of a nation factors in to the overall economy.

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Google Hosts BitCoin Implementation
By: Barry Belmont

For those of you interested in having a Java implementation of the BitCoin node protocol, wait no longer (I’m looking at you Mr. Russell). The idea is to make BitCoins more readily available (for instance, through mobile platforms) and easier to use. Anyone who’s down to be part of the greatest experiment in currency exchange [...]

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Free Markets in Currency FTW: Bitcoin is Greater than the Dollar
By: Barry Belmont

If you haven’t heard of this new sort of experiment in decentralized currency exchange known as Bitcoin I suggest you burn through the internet and learn as much about it as you can about it. It is one of the most exciting real world experiments in capital currently being undertaken: a peer-to-peer currency exchange all [...]

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Markets
By: John Russell

Last week I participated in a competition where a local business was offering promotional prizes to customers who were able to drive people to their Facebook page. Initially interested in winning the prize, the competition quickly began to evolve into an experiment which I found so enjoyable, I thought the readership would like to hear [...]

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Chrome for a Cause
By: Barry Belmont

By now you should all be using Google Chrome to do all your web browsing. It’s fast, safe, reliable — in a word: awesome. To increase the “slacktavism” of its users, Google is sponsoring a charitable event from December 15-19. For every tab the user opens in those five days, Google will donate a certain [...]

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“Monopolist” Microsoft rapidly losing market share
By: Barry Belmont

This comes by way of the LvMI blog, by Ryan McMaken. Microsoft is slowly dying as a consumer brand. As recently as five or six years ago, though, left liberals and other anti-business ideologues were still making comments about how Microsoft was a monopoly that was crushing competition in the market place. The less sophisticated [...]

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