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Is the 26 Week Maternity Benefit Really a Benefit?

Last week, the Parliament passed the Maternity Benefit Bill. Once the President gives his assent to the Bill and it becomes an Act, women will be entitled to a maternity leave of 26 weeks. 872 more words

Broken Window Fallacy

Broken Window Fallacy: What Falling Vegetable Prices Tell Us About Notebandi

The negative effects of demonetisation have now reached a stage wherein there is enough data available to discuss the concept of the broken window fallacy… 1,145 more words

Equitymaster

The Benevolent Bureaucrat

Not every need can be handled by the free market but those things that cannot are still best managed in a way that mirrors free market mechanisms. 1,407 more words

Consulting

The Doorway to Revolution

The Magic Moment meets the Tipping Point.

Every revolution, no matter how big or small, is brewed in frustration, until the frustration creates a crisis of conscience. 786 more words

Education

Liberty and Peace with Sheldon Richman

I recently sat down with author, editor, and left-libertarian extraordinaire Sheldon Richman to discuss political philosophy. Here’s the video!

You can also find a transcription (slightly edited for clarity’s sake) below. 1,731 more words

Peace

Hillary Clinton, Do You Hear Us?

Hillary  Clinton, Do You Hear Us?

Unity through Solutions recognizes the reality and depth of problems we face as a nation.  Many of fellow Americans do not . 271 more words

Unity Through Solutions

He Said That? 10/11/16

From Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), early free-market economist and classical liberal French author, Justice and Fraternity (1848):

“ that the State owes subsistence, well-being, and education to all its citizens; that it should be generous, charitable, involved in everything, devoted to everybody; …that it should intervene directly to relieve all suffering, satisfy and anticipate all wants, furnish capital to all enterprises, enlightenment to all minds, balm for all wounds, asylums for all the unfortunate, and even aid to the point of shedding French blood, for all oppressed people on the face of the earth.

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Government