Category Archives: Free Markets

The Overlooked Costs of the Permanent War Economy

Tom Duncan, Assistant Professor of Economics at Radford University makes the following point at a talk directed at students in a political economy of conflict class and a game theory class at VMI (Heres’s the actual paper:Duncan and Coyne 2013 … Continue reading

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The ethics of free markets

We recently had a panel discussion on the ethics of free markets at the Virginia Military Institute funded by the Charles Koch Foundation. Professor Duncan Richter talked about the role of free markets in the context of positive and negative … Continue reading

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Pax Capital?

Eric Gartzke claims that capitalism reduces conflict. What do you think is the basis of the statistical regularities reported in his paper “The Capitalist Peace“?

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