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Volume 26, Issue 25: June 13, 2023

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
Why? Because when the Fair Labor Standards Act was passed in 1938, it was—1938. In today’s dynamic economy, persons selling their labor should enjoy just as much freedom of contract as they have in the sale of anything else. They need that freedom—and all of us, whom they serve while “on the job,” need it, too! READ MORE »

The Exploitation of Labor and Other Union Myths
The Independent Review, Winter 2019/20

Graham Walker, Williamson Evers, Ben Powell (Independent Outlook 52)
What was all the hullabaloo about the debt ceiling? Was it worth it? And is it ok to stop worrying about the U.S. banking system now? On Florida: why do NAACP leadership live there if it’s officially “unsafe”? WATCH NOW »

Adam B. Summers (Orange County Register)
Want no rental housing built that is actually affordable? Demonize landlords, allow wayward tenants not to pay rent, and then force the former to pay exorbitant legal fees to see the latter finally (but often never) evicted. A nightmare? Welcome to California.... READ MORE »

Dr. Atlas interviews John Etchemendy, former Provost at Stanford University and the Patrick Suppes Professor at Stanford's School of Humanities & Science and co-director of Stanford's Human Centered Artificial Intelligence Center. They have an insightful conversation about the environment for the free exchange of ideas and critical thinking in academia today. WATCH »

Scott Beyer (Catalyst)
In Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, there’s a housing shortage, making conditions, as a result, crowded and unsanitary. Residents can thank colonial British urban planning. Such social engineering was bad then. It’s bad now. Let’s have no more of it. Anywhere. READ MORE »

The Voluntary City
Choice, Community, and Civil Society
Edited by David T. Beito, Peter Gordon, Alexander T. Tabarrok

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