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July 17, 2012 | Project Syndicate

Tradable Prosperity

July 10, 2012 | Becker-Posner Blog

The Worst Recovery Since World War II

July 9, 2012 | Economics One

Beware of a Revival of Misleading Economic Claims

July 2, 2012 | Economics One

How Departures From Economic Freedom Can Affect Freedom In General

June 19, 2012 | Economics One

The GDP Impact a U.S. Fiscal Consolidation Strategy

[Volker] Wieland, [Cogan] Cogan and I, joined by Maik Wolters, are simulating modern macroeconomic models to evaluate a fiscal consolidation strategy to reduce the deficit and end the explosion of the debt...
June 13, 2012 | What Paul Gregory Is Writing About

Add 400,000 More to the Unemployment Count

Now we have another category: People who take early social security (and sacrifice higher pensions from later retirement) due to the fact that they cannot find jobs...
June 12, 2012 | Corner (National Review Online)

‘Germany May Destroy Europe for the Third Time’ — Really?

What is destroying Europe is not Germany, but two clearly identifiable causes...
June 12, 2012 | Cafe Hayek

Compared to what

When deriding the Estonian recovery and the benefits of austerity, the right question would be, compared to what...
June 11, 2012 |

Is private sector employment fine in absolute or relative terms?

President Obama’s argument last Friday that “the private sector is doing fine” caused quite a flap...The private sector is not fine, in absolute or relative terms...
June 11, 2012 | Cafe Hayek

In a complex system, bias reigns

[When someone tells] you that government creates jobs, just ask them how they know. Their answer will be that someone with exemplary credentials says so. But there are those with exemplary credentials who say otherwise...