David Brooks, in this provocative critique of Republican Libertarianism, uses the insights of Hayek without mentioning him...
The latest episode of EconTalk is Mike Munger on cultural norms...
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
I’m surprised it passed. . . .
David Leonhardt argues that the health care changes will work to reverse the inequality of the age of Reagan. . . .
There’s a debate going on in the punditsphere about whether America is ungovernable. . . .
One of the arguments against decentralized decision-making is that it's too selfish...
In an earlier post, I challenged readers to discuss the trans-fat ban by Montgomery County...
Here’s an amazing story from CNN because it’s so ordinary. . . .
One difference between economists and others is that economists tend to be less impressed by motivation and more impressed by what people actually do. . . .
If Brown wins today in Massachusetts, we’re going to hear all kinds of explanations. . . .
Methinks1776, a valued commenter here at the Cafe points out the 2/3 of the American people opposed the health care legislation. . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
Thomas Friedman writes in the New York Times: Of the festivals of nonsense that periodically overtake American politics, surely the silliest is the argument that because Washington is having a particularly snowy winter it proves that climate change is a hoax and, therefore, we need not bother with all this girly-man stuff like renewable energy, solar panels and carbon taxes. . . .
California is a rich state — as the world found out the last century. . . .
The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke...
The roots of conservatism go back to philosophers of the 17 and 18th centuries, such as John Locke, David Hume, and Adam Smith...
Trump, the Environment, and the Free Market.