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Socialists err dangerously when they assume a market economy is a conscious project.

Airy, abstract words are the currency of democratic politics. Conservatism, liberalism, nationalism, democracy, socialism—you have to use them, but they can easily gum up your thought....

For humanity over all, life just keeps getting better.

If you’re depressed by the state of the world, let me toss out an idea: In the long arc of human history, 2019 has been the best year ever.

The bad things that you fret about are true. But it’s also true that since m...

The architects of the antipoverty programs devised in the 1960s were intoxicated by America’s postwar prosperity—and heedless of unintended consequences.

How can government get rid of poverty? It’s a question that gets asked not in a society where almost everyone is poo...

For years, Black Friday has been sold as a holiday day for the consumer. In the 2018, Black Friday resulted in $6.22 billion in online sales alone, per CNBC. This year, climate activists wants people to stop and reconsider such rampant consumption.

Climate protests are...

November 28, 2019

The UK has one of the most extreme forms of capitalism in the world and we urgently need to rethink the role of business in society. That's according to Prof Colin Mayer, author of a new report on the future of the corporation for the British Academy.

Prof Mayer sa...

Who would do more with $1.08 billion—Bill Gates or Elizabeth Warren?

The Democratic presidential candidates gathered for a debate in Atlanta Wednesday, and with top-tier progressives Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren present, the talk naturally turned to billionaires....

November 21, 2019

As it stands, the Democratic front-runner’s programme has too little time for markets or business

Elizabeth warren is remarkable. Born into a struggling family in Oklahoma, she worked her way up to become a star law professor at Harvard. As a single mother in the 1970s,...

Excerpt- Look, after reading the details of Elizabeth Warren’s healthcare plan, I was pushed closer to an embrace of full-bore, Reaganite capitalism than I’ve been in a couple of decades, because turning the market for research and development of pharmaceuticals into a...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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