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Contributing Guest: February 2018

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EconTalk and Chalk?

Economic Education
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Together, EconTalk and EconLib provide exactly the kinds of resources that Becker and Watts foresaw in their critique of standard economics teaching methods. by Edward J. Lopez In 1996 a now famous paper called "Chalk and Talk," by William Becker... MORE

A Simplistic Model of Public Policy

Cost-benefit Analysis
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by Pierre Lemieux Philosophers have been debating moral values for two and a half millennia, and counting... I would argue that, at least when moral philosophy becomes political philosophy, consequences matter. According to FBI statistics, 39% of all murders (counting... MORE

Restricting Speech for Nationalist Reasons

Politics and Economics
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by Pierre Lemieux Statements invoking "the people" are generally no more than political demagoguery from those who claim to represent this magical and rousing entity. I don't know to what extent Poles helped the Nazis carry out the Holocaust, but... MORE

Searching for the Individual

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by Pierre Lemieux North Koreans are oppressed and destitute. They have not known the Enlightenment, much less sung its virtues. So it is not surprising that a delegation from their government would look anything but individualistic. During the Winter Olympics... MORE

A Safe Harbor on the Dark Side of Democracy

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by Pierre Lemieux Manufacturers or dealers often try to be on the safe side by being more nanny than the Nanny State. According to the Wall Street Journal of January 24, a California court will soon decide whether the likes... MORE

Liberty in David Hume: A Controversy

Economic History
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by Daniel B. Klein Hume provides no concise definition of liberty. Meanings must be inferred from his usage. Nicholas Capaldi led a lively exchange at Liberty Matters on the place of liberty in David Hume, with Andrew Sabl, Chandran Kukathas,... MORE

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