The Woman Who Shattered the Myth of the Free Market

Joan Robinson upended the misogynistic good-old-boys’ network of economists and devised theories around competition and labor vital to the antitrust debates of today.

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Why Texas Republicans Fear the Green New Deal

Small government is no match for a crisis born of the state’s twin addictions to market fixes and fossil fuels.

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Why We Turned to PBS: 50 Reasons Over 50 Years

Over the past five decades, we have invited Monty Python, Julia Child, Barney, William F. Buckley Jr. and Carl Sagan into our living rooms. Sound eclectic? It’s called the Public Broadcasting Service.

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Stop Begging Corporations to Behave

Fifty years after Milton Friedman blessed corporate greed, liberals are still trying to rebut his arguments. They’re fighting the wrong battle.

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A Free Market Manifesto That Changed the World, Reconsidered

Milton Friedman’s libertarian economics influenced presidents and inspired “greed is good.” So what did Friedman get right — and wrong? Today’s business leaders and economists weigh in.

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How Liberals Opened the Door to Libertarian Economics

Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.

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Has Business Left Milton Friedman Behind?

The economist taught a generation of corporate leaders that profit should be their main motive. A new group of C.E.O.s begs to differ.

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