economics

Book Review: Living Economics

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Peter Boettke is an economist out of George Mason University and he specializes in the history of economic thought and institutional economics. Boettke was l...

Book Review: To the Edge

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To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis was a book unlike any other historical analysis I have read so far. This wa...

Book Review: After War

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There is a popular joke in academia about the 'imperialism' of economics. Just about any topic and field has been covered by economists in one way or another...

Debt, Greece, and Democracy

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Joseph Stiglitz recently wrote in the Guardian how the European Union and International Monetary Fund’s treatment of Greece was anti-democratic.  I disagree,...

Economists Misunderstand What They Teach

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A popular theorem within economics comes from Ronald Coase, an economist who won the Nobel for his analysis of the firm and revitalization of institutional a...

The Economy is Not Alright

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Just an observation, in one part obvious, the other more in minutia: Anecdotally, the US economy increasingly relies on the press releases of the US Fed and ...

Book Review: Why Nations Fail

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Finished this book recently and wanted to make a general review on it. I will do my best to make a relatively small summation of a mammoth of a book. Why I c...

The Age of Information (Symmetry)

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Two weeks ago, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok published a fantastic essay on the end of asymmetric information, its affect on markets, and how policy makers s...

The Environment and Property Rights

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I did not have the time to write something for Earth Day, but luckily the Cato institute published an extremely balanced and explanatory article on the diffi...

Marginal Utility and Clash of Clans

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Everyone knows that when you download a free game on your phone, there is a solid chance it will try to get you to buy some type of 'power ups' to make pla...

Jobs Report = No Rate Increase for the Fed

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Despite removing the phrase 'patient' from its press release, it is safe to say that the Federal Reserve will not be increasing its interest rates in the im...

How a Fence Determines Your Wealth

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Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 2.12.15. Put human history on a timeline, and you’ll quickly realize that the...

Raise the Flag: The Pirate Bay Returns

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Originally written for the Students For Liberty Blogging Series, posted here on 1.13.15. Let me be the first to lament the ‘fall’ of The Pirate Bay, a servic...

Lessons from Hong Kong

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This was originally written for the Students for Liberty blogging series, posted here on 11.14.14. Over five weeks ago, students, young professionals, and in...

Drugonomics

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Originally published on Studentsforliberty.org on 10.2.14, check them out for more on the Drug War and beyond. To the average American, criminal gangs and th...

The Hydra Effect

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This post was written originally for the Student's for Liberty website in conjunction with their new campaign this September, 'End the Drug War.' Checkout St...