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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Consumer Behavior

November 7, 2009 | NPR

To See The Future, Use The Logic Of Self-Interest

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita knows what will happen in the future on a host of critical questions. . . .

November 10, 2009 | Cafe Hayek


The Gallup poll has discovered (HT: Catherine Rampell) that Saturday is the day of the week that consumers spend the most money. . . .

November 6, 2009 | Business Standard (India)

Putting the freak in economics

The writers’ contention is that many crucial decisions get made in an emotional way, and some others appear reasonable but, in fact, lack rationale. . . .

November 3, 2009 | FrontPage

Michael Moore vs. Thomas Sowell: A Hate Story

Michael Moore is not a hypocrite...He may just be sincerely misguided...

November 3, 2009 | Creators Syndicate

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part II

Although it is cheaper to buy a pint of milk than to buy a quart of milk, nobody considers that to be lowering the price of milk...

November 1, 2009 | Kansas City Star

George Soros creates $50 million institute to spur new economics

George Soros will spend $50 million to create an Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) designed to reject traditional economics...

November 2, 2009 | City Journal

The Big-Spending, High-Taxing, Lousy-Services Paradigm

In 1956, the economist Charles Tiebout provided the framework that best explains why people vote with their feet...

November 1, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

Stimulus and the Jobless Recovery

With the news that GDP grew at 3.5% in the third quarter, it seems apparent that economic recovery is underway...

November 2, 2009 | EconTalk

Heller on Gridlock and the Tragedy of the Anticommons

Michael Heller of Columbia Law School and author of The Gridlock Economy talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the book and the idea that fragmented ownership is a barrier to innovation...

November 1, 2009 | New York Times (registration required)

Did the Stimulus Work?

Many economists attribute the rise in the gross domestic product in the third quarter to the $787 billion federal stimulus package approved in February...