About The Author

Baland Rabayah is a student of accounting and finance at Bangor University and is also pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Economics at the University of London. Baland holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. He plans to pursue to continue his studies by doing a master's in economic history and a PhD in Economics. Baland follows a mixture of Chicagoan and Austrian principles in economics, with his influences being Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, George Selgin, Lawrence H. White, Peter G. Klein, Ronald Coase, and Milton Friedman. He is currently part of the Being Libertarian Merchandise Project’s management, and runs his own investments. Baland is also the former CEO of MoreTech Bahrain, a start-up company which attempted to launch Bahrain's and the Middle East's first flagship smartphone. He is a racing enthusiast, and regularly races professionally in Bahrain's SWS races.

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Introduction Politicians and economists alike love to hypothesize that an increase in tax revenue would lead towards the reduction in budget deficits;  some examples of this are Bernie Sanders  wanting to increase taxes in order to balance the budget (while simultaneously

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Introduction It’s hurricane season, and a topic which was widely debated during Katrina is back again for Irma and Harvey - price gouging. As usual, some may argue that anti-price gouging laws are needed so that individuals would not “exploit” others. However,

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Introduction It’s evident that as real incomes rise so do the amount of contributions given to charities, as well as the rise of private foundations. However, we need to ask a few questions about charitable giving. Are charities efficient? What’s the

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Introduction Recently I’ve been bombarded by Economic articles expressing how neoliberalism had failed. They said that the Reagan era of tax cuts just benefited the richest of Americans; thus, the use of neoliberalist economics is inadvisable. While it is true that the 95th

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Introduction Ever since I began my degree in economics, I’ve felt the question, “Who will build the roads?” is equally equivalent in importance as the question of “What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?”

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As an entrepreneur and economist, I would like to dispel the myth that entrepreneurs are risk takers. Why do we associate an entrepreneur as someone looking for risks, rather than someone which is looking towards making decisions in order to

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Barack Obama’s presidency has ended and many have praised his ability to turn around the economy from its Great Recession. According to Wikipedia Obama’s so-called “recovery” supposedly “created” 11.4 million jobs in total. However, many conservatives and libertarians point out

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