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Art Carden

Art Carden was a Guest Blogger on EconLog in 2013 and 2014.


EconLog Articles by Art Carden

There's No Such Thing as a Free Bomb: A Brilliant Idea from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
2014/09/30
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The Austrian Tradition on Mises' Birthday
2014/09/29
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The Use of Force in Society: Defining The State in Introductory Economics
2014/09/29
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Is Collecting GDP Data An Exercise in the Fatal Conceit?
2014/09/26
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Social TV: Social Media Creates More Weak Ties
2014/09/25
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Saving Money with One Income
2014/09/21
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Betting Markets, Polls, and the Human Drama: We're Wasting Resources and Throwing Away Information
2014/09/19
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Free Trade is Awesome Because Brazilians Go To Disney World
2014/09/17
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How Can Small Kids Earn a Few Dollars?
2014/09/17
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Recent Reading: Onward, Christian Soldiers Edition
2014/09/16
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Will "Minecraft Coaching" be a 21st Century Job?
2014/09/15
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Bets On Whether We Will Successfully "Degrade and Destroy" ISIS?
2014/09/11
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Why Should You Major in Economics?
2014/09/10
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Laniakea for the Laniakeans!
2014/09/06
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What Would Happen if Teams Went For it on Fourth Down More Often?
2014/09/05
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Are Your Clicks More Powerful Than Your Votes?
2014/09/02
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Heuristics and Public Policy: Being Faithful With Little to be Trusted With Much?
2014/09/02
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Should You Take Notes By Hand and Read Paper Books?
2014/08/29
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Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
2014/08/29
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Schooling and Technology in The Second Machine Age
2014/08/27
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Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of Early 20th Century
2014/08/20
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Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus
2014/08/18
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Cryptocurrencies and Mobile Tipping
2014/08/14
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Formal and Informal Violence Against African-Americans: Two Papers
2014/08/14
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Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Violence, Machismo and Appeasement
2014/08/13
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Open Borders Bingo!
2014/08/12
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Uber's Strategy: Appeal to People, Not Power?
2014/08/11
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A Public Transportation Patch: Why Not School Buses?
2014/08/11
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A Good Heuristic for Public Policy? Does This Require Extra Intelligence and Virtue?
2014/08/08
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Bootleggers and Baptists in Alabama Politics
2014/08/05
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Data Bleg: Accident Rates for Ride-Sharing Services?
2014/08/04
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Today's Necessary Skills, Tomorrow's Hobbies: From the Comments
2014/08/04
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Which Essential Skills Today Will Be Obsolete Soon?
2014/08/01
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Scenes from the Rent-Seeking Society: A Final Post on Ride Sharing and the Importance of Constitutions
2014/07/30
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Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageurs?
2014/07/28
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Today's Single Mothers Compared to Fantine: How Far We've Come
2014/07/26
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The Rhetoric of Rights and Permission
2014/07/24
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Recent Reading: Adam Thierer, Permissionless Innovation
2014/07/24
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Quality Control and a Level Playing Field in the Sharing Economy: Uber in Birmingham
2014/07/23
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The Brilliance Of The Onion on Immigrant Fruit
2014/07/22
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Does Paying More to Hire Americans Help Americans?
2014/07/21
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Where Will We Put All These Immigrants?
2014/07/17
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"The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
2014/07/14
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Intolerant Socialism
2014/07/14
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A Few Recent Scribbles on Uber, Population Growth, and Inflation
2014/07/12
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Conservative Authoritarianism: An Exercise Based on Bryan Caplan's "Liberal Authoritarianism"
2014/07/11
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Economics Never Stops: What's Missing from the Minimum Wage Debate?
2014/07/08
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Landfills as Inventories
2014/07/07
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I, Crayon
2014/07/03
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IFWE on Hobby Lobby and the False Divide Between Sacred and Secular
2014/07/02
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Psychohistory and Changing One Event: What if Franz Ferdinand Hadn't Been Shot?
2014/07/01
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The Majesty of the Law: Rules Aren't Good Just Because They're Rules
2014/06/30
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Why Can't We Be More Like Europe? Military Spending Edition
2014/06/27
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Don Boudreaux on the Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity
2014/06/26
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Bootleggers and Baptists: A Few Resources for Your Lunch Break
2014/06/25
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Evidence that EconLog has the Best Readers on the Internet
2014/06/24
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New Immigration Journal from the Hoover Institution: Peregrine
2014/06/24
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The Empire Strikes Back: Walmart Responds to the New York Times
2014/06/24
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Why Not Capitalism?, Indeed: You Should Read Jason Brennan's Latest
2014/06/23
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How To Protect Yourself From "Dumping" and Profit in the Process
2014/06/23
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A Political Constraint: There are People Who Get Their Jollies From Ruining Your Fun
2014/06/21
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Another Immigrant Sneaks Across the Border to Take an American Job
2014/06/21
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SMBC Features The Greatest Commencement Ever
2014/06/19
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Occupational Licensing: Rocky Balboa Fights the Rent-Seeking Society
2014/06/19
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Scenes from the Rent-Seeking Society: Norwegian Airlines Can't Fly to the US
2014/06/18
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It's a Busy Week in the Carden House: Won't You Join the Julian Simon Club?
2014/06/18
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Two Calls for Papers from Econ Journal Watch
2014/06/17
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Scenes from the Political Economy: Scooter Regulation in Panama City, Florida
2014/06/17
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Baptists, Bootleggers, and Public Squalor: Light Rail Isn't a Good Public Investment
2014/06/09
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Show Me the Way to the Next Whiskey Bar: Whiskey Shortages and Austrian Business Cycle Theory
2014/06/06
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Kierkegaard on Setting Aside Childish Things: Opinions and Judgment
2014/06/05
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Economics Never Stops: On the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change
2014/06/04
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Voter Biases, Explained with Video
2014/06/03
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Reverse Mortgages in Organs
2014/06/02
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It's Great to Be Back With One of My Favorite Blogs!
2014/06/02
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Why I Fight Write
2013/12/31
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Immigrants and their Motivations, Part 2
2013/12/31
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Should We Forgive Student Loan Debt?
2013/12/30
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Immigrants and Their Motivations
2013/12/28
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Mark Your Calendar: Reddit AMA for r/anarcho_capitalism on February 6!
2013/12/28
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Climate Stabilizers: How Do People Adjust?
2013/12/26
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Brace Yourselves. The In-Laws are Coming, or, How to Ruin Christmas
2013/12/23
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A New Gig: DepositAccounts.com
2013/12/21
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Economics in One Meme: Growing Again
2013/12/20
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Consuming Resources Isn't Success: On Charity and Development Aid
2013/12/19
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Interest is Special, Says Special Interest
2013/12/17
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I, Christmas
2013/12/10
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Holiday Benevolence: Increasing or Decreasing Marginal Returns?
2013/12/04
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The Economic Illiteracy of School History
2013/12/02
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College Economics: Incomplete, But Not Taught "Backwards"
2013/12/02
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Happy Thanksgiving! For What are You Thankful?
2013/11/28
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Rights are Obligations, and That's the Problem
2013/11/27
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An Ethical Quandary: Should I Have Taken Frank's Coffee?
2013/11/25
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An Idea for Someone Looking for a Project
2013/11/21
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Helen Lovejoy Political Economy: "Think of The Children" As a Justification for Government
2013/11/19
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Economics and The Rapture
2013/11/19
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Oppression is a Negative-Sum Game
2013/11/15
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Macro Blog Bleg: What Should I (and my Students!) Be Reading?
2013/11/14
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Minimum Wages, Raising Rivals' Costs, and Press Releases
2013/11/13
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The Ends Justify the Means: Lies are OK When We Know Best
2013/11/12
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Of Fossil Fuels, Forests, and the Future of Prosperity
2013/11/11
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Best. Comment. Ever.
2013/11/11
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Why Do Incorrect Stories Stick?
2013/11/09
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An Invitation to Bryan Caplan and Vivek Wadhwa: Care to Debate?
2013/11/05
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What I've Been Reading Lately: Schooling Edition
2013/11/04
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What I've Been Reading Lately
2013/11/04
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Let's Meet at the Southerns, or, Want to Read My Manuscript?
2013/11/01
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Do We Work Too Much?
2013/10/30
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Extended Adolescence: A Possible Austrian Perspective
2013/10/28
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Macroeconomic Theory, Evidence, and Changed Minds: A Bleg
2013/10/24
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Listener-Supported Radio: What Should I Do?
2013/10/21
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On Sweatshops: They're Better Than the Alternative
2013/10/21
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What Modernity Hath Wrought: The Sacred, the Profane, and the Absolutely Amazing
2013/10/16
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Giving Writers the Benefit of the Doubt
2013/10/16
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You Can Always Depend on the Self-Interest of Strangers: Hotels Edition
2013/10/14
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Time for a Third Party? Let's Bet
2013/10/11
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Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren*
2013/10/10
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What I've Been Writing Lately
2013/10/09
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On Walmart and the Changing Retail Sector: Resources
2013/10/08
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Preferences, Planning, and Trade-offs: Musings from the Airport
2013/10/07
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Keep Calm and Read Bastiat
2013/10/05
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Subsidizing Stadiums: Economic Losers are Political Winners
2013/10/03
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What I've Been Reading Lately
2013/09/27
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Helen Lovejoy Political Economy on the Playground
2013/09/25
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The Men and Women of the Moral System: Adam Smith on Sobriety
2013/09/23
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Helen Lovejoy Political Economy: To Encourage the National Labour and Protect the Children
2013/09/16
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Four Readings from Frederic Bastiat
2013/09/16
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Further Notes on the Need for Kitchen Regulation
2013/09/14
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Helen Lovejoy Political Economy: Unregulated Secret Dinner Parties
2013/09/13
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Sometimes, "Not My Problem" Is the Right Answer
2013/09/12
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"Take pity of your town and your people": Sarah Skwire on Henry V and War
2013/09/09
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Why Should We Go To War With [Name]?
2013/09/06
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What I've Been Writing Lately: On Immigration
2013/09/06
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Why are YOU A Libertarian?
2013/09/05
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Further Notes on Schooling
2013/09/05
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Research That Should Get More Attention: "The People's Romance" by Daniel Klein
2013/09/04
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Ronald Coase, 1910-2013
2013/09/02
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College Football Season is Here: How does the NCAA Stay Afloat?
2013/09/02
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I'm Proud to Be a Bad Person
2013/08/30
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McCloskey on Self-Ownership, Taxation, and the Corruption of Virtue
2013/08/27
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The Political Economy of Government-Financed Boondoggles
2013/08/26
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Who Would Win in an Ideological Turing Test: Young Progressives, or Young Conservatives?
2013/08/23
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Recent Reading
2013/08/22
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I, Beef Jerky
2013/08/21
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Taxes: Who Pays? My Latest from LearnLiberty
2013/08/14
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Looking Out the Window: Costs and Benefits of Immigrants, Yard Sale Edition
2013/08/13
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On Re-Reading Hayek's The Road to Serfdom
2013/08/12
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Cost Benefit Jr: Stories in Microeconomics
2013/08/09
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What if Tipping Became the Norm at McDonald's? Best Answers
2013/08/06
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"I'd be willing to pay an extra fifty cents so McDonald's Workers Can Make More..."
2013/08/05
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What if Tipping Became the Norm at McDonald's?
2013/08/01
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How to Fund All Your Favorite Causes--and Get Rich in the Process
2013/07/31
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New at Forbes: McDonald's and Minimum Wages
2013/07/30
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What To Do With What You Did Over Your Summer Vacation (2013 Edition)
2013/07/26
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But Did it Toast?
2013/07/23
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The Absurdity of Royalty
2013/07/23
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I, Toaster: Revisited
2013/07/22
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Coming Attractions for Next Week
2013/07/19
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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Nanny State Get Fat
2013/07/18
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On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
2013/07/18
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We-e-ee Are NEVER EVER EVER--Running Out of Oil!
2013/07/17
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Recent Reading
2013/07/16
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Trading With Foreigners: What's In It For Us?
2013/07/15
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How Much Liberty Will We Sacrifice to Preserve Liberty?
2013/07/11
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What's the Correlation Between War Enthusiasm and Income?
2013/07/10
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Choice Architecture in the Cafeteria: An Experiment for Colleges and Universities
2013/07/09
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Questions for Independence Day Evening
2013/07/04
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A Bet I'd Hate to Win, A Bet Bryan Would Love to Lose
2013/07/04
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Coase versus Pigou on Independence Day
2013/07/04
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Economics Lessons from the Ministry of Silly Walks
2013/07/02
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Market Distortions Are Lower Bounds
2013/07/02
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New at the IHS Kosmos Blog: My Productivity Bookshelf
2013/07/01
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The Most Bourgeois Place on Earth?
2013/06/27
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The Present and the Future Both Need Bastiat
2013/06/26
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Parental Economics and Risk: A Couple of Reading Suggestions
2013/06/25
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You're Not Pushing Paper Across A Desk. You're Saving the World.
2013/06/24
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Happy Anniversary, Shannon Carden
2013/06/21
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Deirdre McCloskey: Julian Simon Award Winner
2013/06/20
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Efficiency, Equity, and Ideology: What "Other Values" Matter?
2013/06/19
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Cato Unbound on Recycling: A Landfill is an Inventory
2013/06/18
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Happy Birthday, David Carden
2013/06/18
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Which Books Should We Re-Read?
2013/06/17
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Happy Birthday, Taylor Grace Carden
2013/06/16
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Why My Billion-Dollar Plan Won't Work The Way I Want it To
2013/06/13
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An Economist on Politicians on Immigration: New at AL.com
2013/06/12
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Atlas Shrugged: My Two Favorite Passages
2013/06/12
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Will The Internet Destroy Marriage or Save It?
2013/06/11
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Adding a Hat: Travel Writer, or, Meet me in Atlanta!
2013/06/10
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Foreign Language Study: Should it Be Compulsory?
2013/06/10
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Better Living Through Economics: Using Incentives to Get Fitter
2013/06/07
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Coming Attractions: What To Look For Next Week
2013/06/07
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Recent Reading: Fiction Edition
2013/06/06
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Scenes from the Class Struggle in the Rent-Seeking Society: Advantage, Chick-fil-A
2013/06/06
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Keynes v. Hayek: A Dialogue With Two of My Children
2013/06/04
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Feeds and Follows: My RSS Feeds and Twitter Follows
2013/06/03
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Caveat Emptor: Will The Buyer Be Caught?
2013/05/30
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If I Had a Billion Dollars: My Answer to Bryan's Question
2013/05/29
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There Is No Great Stagnation: Champions League Highlights Edition
2013/05/28
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Coase on a Plane, Cont'd: How Loud Kids on Planes Are and Aren't Like Factories
2013/05/25
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Coase on a Plane: My Answer
2013/05/24
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Coase on a Plane, or, an Idea, Recycled
2013/05/23
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Commuting, Chronic Stress, and Costs That Are Harder to See
2013/05/22
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Updating My RSS Feeds: What Am I Missing?
2013/05/21
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Values Every Scholar Should Adopt
2013/05/18
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Look Out the Window, or, Stop and Smell the Bacon
2013/05/17
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Recent Reading and Coming Attractions: Stats, Stats, and More Stats!
2013/05/16
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"Social Welfare Groups" Defined in the Process of Their Emergence
2013/05/15
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Recent Reading
2013/05/15
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Kling on Clans, North on States
2013/05/14
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Facebook: So Long. Sort of.
2013/05/10
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Happy Hayek Day: Is it Investment? Is it Consumption?
2013/05/08
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Eat Your Pizza, or, The Beginnings of a Dialogue with My Two-Year Old and Four-Year-Old About Macroeconomic Stability
2013/05/04
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May Day, Bourgeois Virtues, and Pictures of the Socialistic Future
2013/05/01
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Talk this Morning: "More Immigrants, Please"
2013/04/24
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Sundry Observations on Statistical Discrimination and Terrorism
2013/04/20
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Better Living Through Statistics: Muslim Terrorists Edition
2013/04/19
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On Bubbles and the Benefit of the Doubt: An Easy Increase in Serenity
2013/04/17
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On Homeschoolery: A Bet, Revised
2013/04/09
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On The Effects of Homeschooling: A Bet
2013/04/07
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Why Economics and Liberty?
2013/04/01
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