By Donovan Choy |
A common libertarian view when it comes to welfare is that the role of the state should simply be restricted to providing a safety net. Such a basic net would guard society’s most economically vulnerable against falling through the cracks. Milton Friedman proposed a negative income tax as a way of encouraging the poor to…Read More →
By Bryan Cheang |
The problem of inequality has often been considered to be one of the biggest social problems of our generation. Widespread concern about the great disparities of income and wealth have fueled anti-globalisation sentiments all around the world, and threaten to undermine the advances in trade, investment, and immigration we have seen. One key problem is that contemporary discussions of inequality…Read More →
By Steven Horwitz |
Critics frequently accuse markets and capitalism of making life worse for the poor. This refrain is certainly common in the halls of left-leaning academia as well as in broader intellectual circles. But like so many other criticisms of capitalism, this one ignores the very real, and very available, facts of history. Nothing has done more…Read More →
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