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Who can it possibly be? A candidate.
John Papola and Russ Roberts, the creators of the Keynes-Hayek rap videos, are back in action with this spoof of K-Tel holiday albums, “Deck the Halls with Macro Follies.”
In the tradition of Frederic Bastiat and Henry Hazlitt, William J. Baumol is a plainspoken economist who elegantly presents simple logic with huge implications. In “The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn’t,” he explains why the cost of labor-intensive industries — like health care and education — increases much more quickly [...]
Hanna Rosin makes some fair points in “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women” but the book’s cheerleading for women’s increasing position of dominance in school and the workplace is misguided. More in my Sunday column.
While the West dozes, China is hoovering up the world’s raw materials and minerals. What does this mean for us? In my Sunday column, I talk to economist Dambisa Moyo about her new book on the subject, “Winner Take All.”
In my Sunday column, I take 2000 words to explain exactly why Paul Krugman is such a jackass.
Amazing true story: I was walking on Broadway up by Columbia University yesterday afternoon when I came across a beautifully done color chalked portraits of economist Thomas Sowell, about four feet square, right on the sidewalk on the west side of Broadway at (I think) 105th Street.
I wished I’d had a smart phone, but [...]
Who says government is a crappy venture capitalist? Why, it’s former chief economic advisor to Obama Lawrence Summers. This is one of the rare true things said by anyone in the administration that could (and should) fit on a bumper sticker. Summers also refers to “externalities,” by which he means, “we earn back some of [...]
Adele is the much-hyped Brit singer whose songs I will soon be checking out. She blasts British taxes of 50 percent on high earners and says public services are crapola and getting crapolier. That stands to reason as socialized meds keep gobbling up an ever-greater portion of the British budget and as successive governments of [...]
The president talks immigration. Latinos want him to talk jobs. More in my Sunday column.« Previous Entries