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Fear, Profiling, and Terrorism on Airplanes

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, January 28, 2010

The purpose of terrorism, wherever it occurs, is to create fear that is disproportionate to the size of any terrorist risk. As Posner indicates, many people have considerable fear of flying even under the best of circumstances.

Music Videos on Boom and Bust

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

John Papola and Russ Roberts just put their Hayek versus Keynes rap video on youtube. It's called "Fear the Boom and Bust."

Opinions versus Facts About the Chicago School

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, January 25, 2010

New Yorker writer John Cassidy argues in a recent article that free market-oriented Chicago school thinking was largely responsible for the finan

Stop spending so much on defense

by Kori Schakevia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The policy I would most strongly advocate President Obama changing is profligate spending, and conservatives should help him do that by supporting cuts in defense spending.

The GAO Audit of the Fed’s AIG Bailout: Toward Increased Transparency?

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Today's letter from Ben Bernanke to the GAO stating that the Fed would "welcome a full review by GAO of all aspects of our involvement in the extension of credit to AIG" is a step in the right direction.

More on “Too Low For Too Long”

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Much continues to be written this week about whether interest rates were too low for too long in the period 2003-2005 .

From Fiscal Stimulus and Fiscal Anti-Stimulus

by John B. Taylorvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, January 11, 2010

In an interesting new paper, University of Chicago economists Thorsten Drautzburg and Harald Uhlig calculate the impact the $787 billion fiscal stimulus package passed last year.

Happiness and Wellbeing

by Gary S. Beckervia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, January 10, 2010

Research on happiness entered the economics literature about 40 years ago, and the number of articles and books on this subject by economists has exploded during the past 15 years.

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