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The Economics of South Park

– July 11, 2019

This cartoon has some surprisingly sound arguments on social issues and economics. 

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Reasons to Oppose a Tax on Trading

– July 10, 2019

Trading is the very soul of the market economy. Taxing it is a sure path to killing that soul.

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The Workings of the Gold Standard

– July 8, 2019

Interventionist monetary policies, intending to lower interest rates to boost the economy or increase employment, are circumscribed.

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Progressive Promises and the Cost To Liberty

– July 8, 2019

Keep in mind what “progressive” means in this political context: an increase in the size, scope, and cost of government in American society.

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The Many Ways in Which a Nation Is Not Like a House

– July 8, 2019

The nation does not belong to anyone in the same way that a home belongs to its owner.

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The Magic of Tanglewood and Its Astonishing Success

– July 7, 2019

Tanglewood is a model for anyone concerned about the future of classical music to study and emulate.

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How To Decode Investment Advisor Speak

– July 5, 2019

This is my short list of things I hear way too often in the investment industry, and my honest translation into English.

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Social Justice and the Siege Mentality

– July 5, 2019

The focus on social justice, even ahead of helping the desperate, seems to be something very deep in the human psyche. Still, our reason should be able to overcome it.

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asleepjob

How to Fail at Your Job

– July 4, 2019

What lame employees lack is a basic economic understanding of labor, plus a work ethic. Gaining both is not just about the sweat of your brow and saving your soul. It is really about your own individual interest.

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oldcoins

What to Read on Money

– July 1, 2019

As an introduction to the topics that will be dealt with in the AIER Graduate Colloquium, over the next few weeks Joakim Book will summarize the core readings that our students are currently reading to prepare for a good discussion at the event.

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Free Things and Unfree People

– June 30, 2019

As politicians contemplate (and effectuate) policies moving us away from capitalism towards more socialism, perhaps it’s no surprise that we also see pervasive, unabashed freebie promising.

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The Urge to Do Something

– June 19, 2019

There is a problem in public affairs. If there is a state, with the capacity to do good, the temptation to do something is irresistible.

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