Ellis: Lest We Forget: The Economic Lesson of Henry Hazlitt

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(The Idaho Freedom Foundation continues providing commentary from our contributing writers. Levi Ellis is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy. While in college, he worked for The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. Levi was born in raised in Idaho and resides in Boise with his wife.) In 1946, economic journalist …

Boulton: Jobs are created by the free market, not the government

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(Here’s another commentary written by an Idahoan with expertise in economic issues. Craig Boulton has written a number of books on finance, economics and political economy. He has written for Cato, and is a chartered financial analyst with more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. He’s also a combat veteran.) Leaving aside principles of sweat equity, if …

Crabb: Let’s give free markets a chance for once!

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(Note: For the last few weeks, we have been asking people with expertise and passion about free markets to write material for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Today, we are pleased to present you the first of these articles from Dr. Peter R. Crabb of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.) In the 1960s were heard the rally cry of “give …

What does it mean to be “free”?

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What does it mean to be “free”? Rather than quoting the words of statesmen and philosophers to answer that question, I’d like to tell you a story about what I think it means to be free. Germany was a tough place to live in the late 1800s – it was not a free country. Economic and living conditions were dire …