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Real March Madness

The Real March Madness – By RICHARD VEDDER and MATTHEW DENHART MARCH 20, 2009 The economy may be tanking and our pocketbooks are slimmer, but we can rejoice in one thing: March Madness is here and we can watch our … Continue reading

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The Law of Unintended Consequences

From the Freakonomics blog, comes an example of how a law designed to prevent discrimination will actually encourage discrimination. This example deals with the Americans With Disabilities Act: A Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon named Andrew Brooks. When a deaf patient … Continue reading

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Geeky But Still Funny

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Finally Sorta Good Economic News

In today’s WSJ, Nouriel Roubini gives the best economic news I’ve heard in a while. It’s not what we normally think of as good news though, so let’s put the news in context. First understand that Roubini’s nickname is the … Continue reading

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Samuelson [Wade] vs. Krugman [Kobe]

Robert Samuelson is a top economist who gets a wide audience, mostly due to his Newsweek column. I find him to be the most consistently politically-neutral economist around, think of him as the Dwyane Wade of economists; talented, hard-working and … Continue reading

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Consensus Emerges – Cut Payroll Taxes

In our efforts to spot a consensus, please read the excerpt below from economist Edward Glaeser below. His views are endorsed by Tyler Cowen and Greg Mankiw, the most prominent free market economists still breathing. While the mechanics of a … Continue reading

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The Problem With Unions

From a macro-level by Richard Posner: Current union hostility to immigrant workers is consistent with the unions’ former hostility to blacks and women–which is to say, to workers willing to work for a wage below the union wage. And by … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman on Auto Industry

Thomas Friedman on auto industry. ————————————————————————— November 12, 2008 – Op-Ed Columnist – How to Fix a Flat By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Last September, I was in a hotel room watching CNBC early one morning. They were interviewing Bob Nardelli, … Continue reading

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Deregulation vs. a lack of regulation

I dislike the ‘both parties are at fault’ argument. Strikes me as lazy, a way to avoid really thinking about an issue. Unfortunately, I found a good example of the ‘both sides’ argument in the debate over what went wrong … Continue reading

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Economist Nouriel Roubini Predicted Meltdown

You know things are bad when an economist whose nickname is ‘Dr Doom’ has been the most accurate about the housing bust and the potential systemic financial meltdown. In a recent interview, Nouriel Roubini explains why the problems in the … Continue reading

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