Bryan Caplan and David Henderson

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On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge
Art Carden
Last week, I asked my principles of macro students to do the following: Evaluate this argument in light of Frederic Bastiat's essay "What is Seen, and What is Not Seen." You may use the assigned readings and videos, but you... MORE

The Economics of the Olympics

Economic History
David Henderson
There's a widespread view that holding the Olympics must be a money-losing proposition. One of our frequent commenters, Tom West, expressed that view recently. That view is understandable because losing money has been the norm. When the Olympics were held... MORE

My wife and I are basketball fans, in particular, fans of the home team, the Golden State Warrriors. OK, get over all the laughs and derisive sneers: I'm about to make an important point. We've been following news about whether... MORE

Moneyball and Randomness

sports economics
David Henderson
Earlier this year, I posted about sports and randomness. I noted that many people fail to account for the role of randomness in sports. I also noted that Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's, gets randomness and... MORE

Lebron and State Taxes

Taxation
David Henderson
I was going to write on the tax advantage to LeBron James in going to income-tax-free Florida until I started to research it and see that, earlier today, Aaron Merchak at the Tax Foundation beat me to it. He did... MORE

Are Soccer Fans Socialist?

sports economics
Arnold Kling
My complaint about soccer rules creating too much room for luck drew many comments. People can argue that I am a philistine who does not appreciate the beauty of the sport, and that is fine. The only sport I claim... MORE

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