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Let’s Get Ethical

July 28, 2014 by

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This blog is a supplement to my colleague Jeff Haymond’s very informative blog of July 26 entitled “Turning to the Left….” I wanted to add a further ethical dimension to the discussion of income inequality which Jeff was addressing with regard to recent comments by Thomas Ricks at Politico. Jeff’s comments are worth reproducing in […]

Libertarianism: Is It Viable?

June 27, 2014 by

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I just finished reading the classic book by Jan Narveson, The Libertarian Idea, published in 1986.  Now this book was no walk in the park. Narveson is a philosopher (and a pretty good one at that) and he writes in that very logical style–which I think we need more of at times.  But whether you […]

Piketty’s Predicament

June 24, 2014 by

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For those who don’t want to read the book, there is  nice article by Jonah Goldberg in the June 24, 2014 issue of National Review Online.  If you just woke up from a long, long nap or just returned form an isolated vactaion spot, you will remember that in April of this year, the book […]

A Very Long Review of a Very Intellectually Deficient, but Very Big, Book by Thomas Piketty

June 9, 2014 by

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Before I begin this blog, I beg the reader’s indulgence for such a long book review.  However I considered this book worthy of such a detailed examination, due to its popularity and influence, barely three months after its appearance.  I do hope the length will be justified by the service it may provide.  I promise […]

Warning: Arcane Book Review of Work on the Nineteenth Century Economic Thought of Evangelicals

June 3, 2014 by

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I just finished a very interesting, but somewhat difficult, book on the economic thought of Evangelicals in Great Britain between around 1790 and 1880.  Sounds really boring?  Well, it was a little bit of slogging at times, but it was worth it.  The author is Boyd Hilton, the title is The Age of Atonement:  The […]

First Lady Food Frenzy

May 27, 2014 by

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The First Lady Michelle Obama is at it again.  Reacting to her critics she has reiterated the necessity of food regulations for school lunch programs.  Many schools and districts have complained about the rules, arguing that they are restrictive.  Economists and policy analysts have also criticized the rules, designed to limit fat, calorie, sugar and […]

The “Point One” Percent

May 1, 2014 by

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We are all collectively the “point one percent” now.  That is, we live in an economy that measured ,1% (you read that right) growth in GDP in the first quarter of 2014.  Are we in for a “double dip” recession–have we really emerged from the previous one, despite fine economic definitions (and let’s be clear, […]