Self-defeating moral views and creativity-sapping state control give us reason to be pessimistic about the future, but the ingenuity of entrepreneurs and the market makes us optimistic. These opposing forces will shape the institutions that determine the course of our economic future.

Peter J. Boettke is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University.
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Other Independent Review articles by Peter J. Boettke
Fall 2023 Don Lavoie: The Failures of Socialist Central Planning
Winter 2022/23 Mont Pèlerin 1947: Transcripts of the Founding Meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society
Summer 2022 Academic Entrepreneurship in Sometimes Hostile Environments: James Buchanan and the Virginia School of Political Economy
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