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Good News on Oil Spills

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Friday, October 15, 2021
Max Roser, at the site “Our World in Data,” reports some encouraging news on oil spills. Their frequency has fallen over the last few decades and the amount of oil spilled has fallen dramatically over the last few decades.

Fond Memories of Alchian and Tullock

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Warren Coats, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, sent me a reminiscence of Gordon Tullock and mentioned Armen Alchian.

The $1 Trillion Platinum Coin

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

A non-economist friend emailed me yesterday and asked me to explain the proposal for a $1 trillion platinum coin.

Eric Posner on Monopsony

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 30, 2021

I recently criticized Don Boudreaux’s two major arguments against legal scholar Eric Posner’s claim that monopsony in U.S. labor markets is widespread. But I do agree with Don that Posner’s case is defective.

Paul Samyn's Failure to Distinguish

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

On September 21, 2021, Winnipeg Free Press editor Paul Samyn wrote, in an email I received: Carville made those comments in a piece for The Hill in 2014, but that same vexing question resonates today as we look at some of the success Bernier’s anti-vaxx stance as leader of the People’s Party of Canada had at the ballot box Monday night.

Boudreaux on Monopsony

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

My good friend and fellow blogger Don Boudreaux argued yesterday against Eric Posner’s claim that monopsony is widespread in U.S. markets.

Man on a Tightrope

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, September 27, 2021

Various commentators over the years have pointed out that while the number of movies about the horrors of Naziism is large, as it should be, the number of movies about the horrors of Communism is small, as it shouldn’t be.

Evaluating Look Ahead America’s ‘The Georgia Report’ On Illegal, Out-Of-State Voting In The 2020 Election

by Justin Grimmervia Analysis
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Given the critical importance of safeguarding the American electoral system, it is vital to evaluate the evidence offered for specific claims of fraud in the 2020 election. In this memo, we evaluate the methods used in Look Ahead America's April 19th, 2021 report, “The Georgia Report,” on illegal voting in Georgia in the 2020 election. The Georgia Report is among the most-cited pieces of evidence offered to support the claim that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election. 

China-US Relations In The Eyes Of The Chinese Communist Party: An Insider’s Perspective | 中共眼中的中美关系一个局內人的观点

via Analysis
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Since the opening of diplomatic relations with China in 1972, the American strategy of engagement, however well intentioned, has been deeply naïve. While accepting America’s efforts to facilitate their country’s modernization, China’s leaders have worked to restrict any liberal effects on their political system. Now that China is strong, the Chinese Communist Party no longer believes that it must accommodate American concerns about its human rights record, military modernization, and foreign policy.

自从1972年打开中美外交关系的大门,无论愿望多么良好,但美国的接触政策却是非常的天真。中国领导人在接受美国帮助,努力促进本国现代化的同时,严厉限制自由主义对中国政治制度的任何影响。现在中国已经强大了,中共认为不需要再在乎美国对中国的人权记录、军队现代化和外交政策的看法了。

The Changing Balance Of Military Power In The Indo-Pacific Region

via Analysis
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The United States, Taiwan, and countries in the Indo-Pacific are dealing with a more aggressive People’s Republic of China (PRC) and a much more capable People’s Liberation Army (PLA). PRC military modernization has shifted the regional balance of power in a more favorable direction, although the United States maintains significant advantages in power projection and in a long conflict.

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