Category: Economics

14Aug
EconomicsEducationOpinion

It’s government, stupid: the economics of university debt

The persistent increase in university tuition costs is now commonplace in student life in America and beyond. A sizeable portion of the US student population agitates for state intervention, in the form of loan reform, to remedy the financial difficulties of those burdened with outstanding loans, while others engage outright in debt resistance—such as the 2012 Strike Debt movement. Initiatives like these, though, conveniently neglect the economic principles elucidating the underlying causes of bloated college tuitions and consequent loan debts. The ultimate responsibility for skyrocketing tuition fees is state interference in the economy, not, as is often claimed “market failure”.

01Feb
EconomicsHighlightStudent contributions

Oxfam is wrong, it’s the economic freedom that helps the poor

Oxfam’s obsessive and inaccurate focus on inequality ignores the incredible progress economic freedom has achieved for the world’s poorest, writes Generation Liberty contributor Daniel Press.

21Oct
EconomicsOpinionPolitics

In Defence of Profits Part III

In Part I and Part II of this article, we showed that profits (at least in the absence of coercion or a state-conferred special privilege, such as a subsidy or monopoly right) are not derived from...

04Oct
EconomicsNewsOpinionUncategorized

The Free Market at Work: How much for the Apples?

Chances are that when you think of capitalism the great minds of Adam Smith or Milton Friedman spring to mind. Chances are the words ‘growth’ and ‘profit’ may also pop up....

23Sep
EconomicsNewsOpinionWorld

In Defence of Profits, Part I

  One of the most infuriating bumper stickers has to be the one that reads “People Before Profits”. This insufferable slogan bespeaks an endemic and illiterate assumption in anti-market thought:...

29Jul
EconomicsSocial

Building a Moral Case for Economic Freedom

What does not eating your dog have to do with economic freedom? American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks explains in this fantastic video why and how we must make the moral case for free...

18Jul
EconomicsNewsPoliticsSocial

Government Regulation is Hurting Our Future

The claim that the economy is somehow “rigged,” structured in a way that denies everyone the ability to thrive, is common.

14Jul
EconomicsNewsSocial

Pokemon GO: Helping people get healthy where government has failed

Pokemon GO is helping people live healthier lifestyles, while years of paternalistic and ineffective nanny state programs and millions of wasted taxpayer dollars have failed.

28Jun
EconomicsEducationStudent contributions

What it’s like to debate socialists: a reflection

On 20 May 2016, Generation Liberty, in conjunction with the Melbourne University Freedom Society, took on the Socialist Alternative at the University of Melbourne in The Great Debate: Capitalism v....

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22Jun
EconomicsNewsPoliticsSocialVideos

Why Brexit matters for Australia

Britain’s European Union ‘Stay’ or ‘Leave’ referendum is just a few days away. Although at first sight this may appear to be irrelevant to Australia, a foreign...