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Marxism “The Opium Of The Intellectuals”

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Troy Media
Friday, May 11, 2018
Karl Marx is buried in England, in the north London suburb of Highgate. I know that because I came across his grave in the summer of 1964. Topped by a large bronze bust on a marble pedestal, the tomb is hard to miss.
Analysis and Commentary

The Posner And Weyl Historical Error

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

In a recent article in which they lament the timidity of modern economists, Eric Posner and Glen Weyl recently wrote: The upshot is that economics has played virtually no role in all the major political movements of the past half-century, including civil rights, feminism, anti-colonialism, the rights of sexual minorities, gun rights, antiabortion politics, and "family values" debates.

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Trump And The ‘Chimerica’ Crisis

by Niall Ferguson, Xiang Xuvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 6, 2018

The countries’ divergence began in 2015, as Beijing took defensive steps against financial risk.

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Area 45: Unleashing The Economy With John Cochrane

interview with John H. Cochrane via Area 45
Thursday, May 3, 2018

The health of the financial markets and economic policies affecting growth and the economy.

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The Genuine Wealth of Nations

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

An antipoverty charity closes its eyes to increasing personal income around the world.

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Reasonable Disagreements: New Reforms for Misguided Financial Regulations

featuring Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Friday, March 30, 2018

Introducing Reasonable Disagreements with Richard Epstein and Adam White—who discuss and analyze the top legal issues of the day, and debate points of disagreement between their libertarian and conservative perspectives.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman
Analysis and Commentary

Friedman 1968 At 50

by John H. Cochrane featuring Milton Friedmanvia Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman's The Role of Monetary Policy, one of the most influential essays in economics ever.  To this day, economics students are well advised to go read this classic article, and carefully. 

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The Libertarian: The Public Pension Crisis

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Friday, March 23, 2018

How excessive promises to public employees may wreck state and local finances.

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Area 45: National Security And Trade - China, North Korea, And The United States

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Friday, March 9, 2018

How is President Trump changing the dynamics of the United States’ relationship with China, North Korea, and Asia, and making the world safer?

In the News

Reader’s Comment: FDR – So Wrong For So Long

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Conservative Woman
Thursday, February 22, 2018

In response to Laura Perrins: Thursday’s reading list: God’s kingdom, expanding the economy and women in science, Owen Morgan wrote: A lot more people should be reading Amity Shlaes. Continued belief in the effectiveness of the New Deal must be in defiance of a mountain of evidence against it, just as Roosevelt himself turned (as Shlaes demonstrates) to policies only recently proved to have failed. Roosevelt’s failure in the Thirties created the Great Depression. Certainly, there was a depression already and Herbert Hoover had made a string of wrong decisions, but Roosevelt took the worst of Hoover’s ideas and made them worse still.

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