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Free Market Economy In Cuba

Cuba is slowly reforming its economy, basically because the Soviet Union sugar daddy has been gone for years. And you just can’t run an economy without some outside source of income.

The Cuban government just relaxed its ban on some 2,000 private sector jobs, opening the economy for more free market activity. This, as the Communist party prepares to bid adios to Raul Castro, who inherited the country’s leadership from his brother, Fidel. Is the multi-generational U.S. embargo finally paying off? Will the people of Cuba finally enjoy the sweet song of liberty? Get the lowdown from the “Right Angle” crew of Scott Ott, Stephen Green and Bill Whittle.

Stop Paying For Lefty Lectures

The Left has turned our once non-political sources of entertainment into a virtue-signaling nightmare. From Teen Vogue endorsing socialism to Oprah phone-banking for a Democrat voting organization, it seems no one can escape their grasp.

Blaze TV’s Andrew Wilkow argues that you do have a choice: Don’t fund what you don’t believe in. Look no further than the decline of the NBA. The free market can fix this. Here’s more from Wilkow.

U.S. Youth Prefer Socialism

A recent poll by the Pew Research Center revealed that 49 percent of Americans age 18-29 preferred socialism over capitalism, a bad omen going forward for the greatest country on the planet. Independent pollster Frank Luntz tells John Stossel that abandoning our free-market system would be the end our economic freedom as we know it. He illustrates his point with his focus-group studies of the seemingly vulnerable youth of America and their compassion for socialism in this edition of LibertyPen.

Everything Has Its Price

Donald Boudreux, professor of economics at George Mason University, tells us that the price of products on the market ensures that there is sufficient supply to our demands, even in times of scarcity. But who decides the price structure? Manufacturers and stores are a large part of the process, but Boudreux tells us in this edition of Learn Liberty that the biggest factor in price determination is you, the consumer.

Some Advice for Rand Paul

AlfonZo Rachel addresses the issue of discrimination in the private sector. Zo does not think that businesses should discriminate, but he thinks that Rand Paul needs to be ready to address this issue. Hear why. H/T PJTV

Wisdom of My Butcher Father

Wayne Allyn Root’s father, David, was a blue-collar butcher. But Root says his father “was wise beyond his economic status in life. His wisdom of 40 years ago is still timely and points to the reasons for our economic crisis and decline today.” More from PersonalLiberty.

Facts of Life for Liberals

In this episode of On the Culture, Andrew Klavan explains how the free market works in a way that even Progressives can understand.

Why You Should Live Abroad

“I recommend defaulting on the debt for several reasons,” explains best-selling author, investment strategist and libertarian commentator Doug Casey. “Perhaps the best one is that I don’t think it’s correct to make the next several generations of Americans indentured servants.”

His new book, Totally Incorrect, is a collection of conversations with Louis James that explore the ways in which centralized government power threatens cultural and economic progress. In a series of engaging and wide-ranging dialogues, Casey and James talk about everything from the Great Depression to drug use to the Roman Empire.

Reason TV‘s Nick Gillespie sat down with Casey to discuss why America should default on its debt, why he spends most of his time in Argentina these days, and the importance of self-reliance and free-market principles.

The Supremes Are Back

The Supreme Court is back in session with some major cases on the docket: gay marriage, the limits of police power during drunk driving investigations and the rights of property owners to develop their land. How are the justices expected to rule in these cases and what are the likely implications of their decisions? Managing Editor Damon Root looks into the crystal ball with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie.

What Prices Tell Us

If you want to do good for the world, Duke University Prof. Michael Munger has a piece of advice: Listen to the price system. He compares prices to a genie that knows everything in the world and tells you exactly what goods and services humanity needs most. H/T Learn Liberty

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