Fed Up With Fair Trade

“Fair Trade” may make us feel better about our wealth; by spending a few cents more on some chocolate or a cup of coffee, we are doing something for small producers in developing countries. But it does nothing for those countries or producers. If anything, it makes their situation worse. Producers are obliged to pay registration …

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How To Cripple An Economy

It’s simple, really. Just make it impossible for anyone to do anything that creates wealth or employment. John Stossel describes his navigation of the morass of red tape required to open a simple lemonade stand:  — Register as sole proprietor with the County Clerk’s Office (must be done in person)   — Apply to the IRS for an …

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