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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: What Is Competition?

“What Is Competition?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from April 13, 1959. Here Hazlitt highlights a book that exposes some of the truly bizarre notions of all too many economist: the idea that any deviation from their … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Inflation as a Policy

“Inflation as a Policy” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from April 6, 1959. Except for the comments about unions, this column could have been written today. Note the call for 2% consumer price inflation. This is the … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: More Inflation Ahead?

“More Inflation Ahead?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from March 30, 1959. Except for the last two paragraphs about unions, this article could have been written for publication today. ‘Notwithstanding all the reassurances from Washington, the American … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Spending and Taxing

“Spending and Taxing” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from March 23, 1959. Of interest here is the shocking top income tax rate of 91% and the astonishing little revenue it produced. ‘The spenders and the inflationists are … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: 1985?

“1985?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from March 16, 1959. Here, Hazlitt relates some of the milder horrors of Mao’s China. ‘Some of us thought that George Orwell, in 1984, had portrayed the horrible daily life and … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: What Russian Trade?

“What Russian Trade?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from February 16, 1959. Here, Hazlitt shows how the gullible or useful idiots believed Soviets boasts about the strength of its export sector. It is interesting to speculate if … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Who Makes Inflation?

“Who Makes Inflation?” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from February 9, 1959. Here, Hazlitt shows how the federal government blames consumers, businesses, and labor unions for rising prices yet never mentions its inflation of the money supply … Continue reading

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