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13 октября, 15:50

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Ignoring income inequalities”

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetLike most (all?) human beings I understand envy well. I have felt it, and still do on occasion. But never in my adult life have I felt envy without also simultaneously suffering feelings of shame for my envy. Taught by my parents that envy is pointless, impolite, and personally destructive, I fight with all my […]

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13 октября, 13:30

Some Links

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetDon’t let David Breitenbeck’s misspelling of “imminent” fool you: this short essay explaining his skepticism of climate-change alarmism is very Bryan Caplan-esque and superb. Here’s his wise conclusion: While I may not be able to say what the climate is doing, I can say what climate activists are doing, and from that, I can judge […]

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13 октября, 12:42

Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from the transcript of Chandran Kukathas’s superb October 2017 F.A. Hayek lecture, sponsored by George Mason University’s Mercatus Center and delivered on GMU’s Fairfax campus; the title of Chandran’s talk is “Controlling Immigration Means Controlling Citizens”: But what I also want to suggest is that immigration control is the danger to freedom. It’s […]

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13 октября, 04:25

Interpreting Trade

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetMy good and intelligent friend Reuvain B. e-mailed me to suggest that in this letter I was unfair to whoever at the Federalist Society wrote the two-paragraph description of the up-coming Federalist Society event titled, tellingly, “Fair Trade: Reinvigorating American Leadership in the 21st Century.” Here’s my reply to Reuvain: Reuvain, The second paragraph of […]

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12 октября, 20:07

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Base closings”

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn this May 18th, 2005, column for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I wrote about the political economy of closing military bases in the United States. You can read the column beneath the fold.

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12 октября, 18:54

Some Links

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetAlex Nowrasteh highly recommends Azar Gat’s book Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism. A slice from Alex’s post: Fortunately, recent scholars have put forward new definitions of nationalism. Yoram Hazony tries to define nationalism in his book The Virtue of Nationalism, but he produces a confused mishmash that boils down […]

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12 октября, 15:04

Trade Hooey

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetNot knowing who at the Federalist Society – an organization that I greatly admire and respect – wrote that which I criticize in my letter, I address my letter generally. Federalist Society: Yesterday an e-mail from you announced an event titled “Fair Trade: Reinvigorating American Leadership in the 21st Century,” the opening address for which […]

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12 октября, 12:30

Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 3 of Deirdre Nansen McCloskey’s hot-off-the-Yale-University-Press 2019 book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All: I make here the case for a modern and humane version of what is often called “libertarianism.” It is not right wing, reactionary, or some very scary […]

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11 октября, 23:11

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Debunking ‘unaffordable’ health care”

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn this May 9th, 2005, column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I dispute careless but familiar language used to stir up public antagonism toward the reliance on market forces for the delivery of health-care. You can read the entire column below the fold.

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11 октября, 21:44

Why Liberalism Works

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetToday’s mail brought, from Amazon.com, my copy of Deirdre McCloskey’s new book (published by Yale University Press), Why Liberalism Works. I can’t wait to read it!

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11 октября, 21:00

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet…  is from page 431 of Liberty Fund’s 2011 collection of Frédéric Bastiat’s writings, The Man and the Statesman: The Correspondence and Articles on Politics – which is the first volume in what, hopefully, will eventually be six volumes, all expertly edited by David Hart, of The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat: [I]t would be […]

11 октября, 19:31

Some Links

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetMichael Strain busts the myth that the U.S. income-tax regime isn’t progressive. Here’s Tony Morley on nitrogen: one stuff of progress. Rising wages in China are causing – as economics predicts – a shift in the pattern of global trade. Here’s Eric Boehm on the new round of U.S.-China trade talks. A slice: Equally important is […]