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Book Excerpt: The Magic of Work

This week’s Acton Commentary features an excerpt from my book. Here is a snippet on the division of labor as economic cooperation:

Consider the production of a book.

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#973: Messy housemate blues with a side of bugs.

Dear Captain Awkward,

So, I live in a small home with my boyfriend and one of our mutual friends. Before we moved in with said friend, we thought she was far cleaner than she actually is, as she often complained about her parents’ cleanliness and messiness when she lived with them. 2,780 more words

Reader Questions

Why do I always have to be the parent?

Yes, we split a lot.  He cooks, I will clean.  He does all of the outside yard work, I vacuum inside and keep things tidy indoors.   382 more words


Teaching kids that women can work and be moms at the same time

By K.C. Willivee

My three-year-old daughter M had been playing with her dolls for over an hour, giving them bottles, changing their clothes, gently patting them as she laid them down for afternoon naps. 972 more words


The Wealth of Nation

Book I Chapter I: Summary

Of the causes of improvement in the productive powers of labor, and of the order according to which its produce is naturally distributed among the different ranks of the people. 205 more words


Division of Labor: It Keeps Us from Starving

Modern civilization is possible because of the magic of division of labor and specialization. So specialize and you’ll increase your value in the market place.

Johan Norberg


The division of labor is the fundamental principle our society is built upon today. It is the origin of welfare and the reason why capitalism succeeded over socialism. 299 more words