Description: In economics textbooks, markets are supposed to be competitive.In reality there is growing evidence that markets are becoming ever less so. And executive pay has soared relative to that of workers.
If so, how should it decide if an idea is off-limits, and what conditions ought to be imposed on such ideas?
Essay question: Has political correctness gone too far?
has launched the Open Future initiative to re-state the case for the values of classical liberalism—that is, political, economic and social freedom—to address the challenges of the 21st century.
We want this exploration of ideas to involve our critics as well as our supporters, and to engage a young audience in particular.
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