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Volume 22  Number 2  •  Fall 2017
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The Diseconomies of Do-It-Yourself
By Ryan H. Murphy
This article appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of The Independent Review

What accounts for people doing household chores themselves, even those who can afford to pay others to perform the drudgery? The do-it-yourself mentality largely reflects an antimarket bias that views transactions as a zero- or negative-sum game.

Other Independent Review articles by Ryan H. Murphy
    Fall 2018   The Best Cases of “Actually Existing Socialism”
    Fall 2018   Reply to Michael C. Munger
    Winter 2015   The Unconstrained Vision of Nassim Taleb

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