Why does Australia have mini-recessions?, by Scott Sumner

Both here and at MoneyIllusion I’ve occasionally done posts on the odd lack of mini-recessions in the US. I define these as periods...

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Escaping Paternalism Book Club: Part 2

Summary Rizzo and Whitman now devote two chapters to critiquing (a) the underlying empirics of behavorial economics, plus (b) the way behavioral economists market...

The OAS Picks Sides in Haiti … Again

Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, governing without parliament after terms expired in January without new elections taking place, is facing increasing questions over when,...

Dear Penny: Will Bad Credit Kill My Chances of Landing My Dream Job?

Dear C., If you worked in public relations and your client had bad news — say, they were the company du jour that just...

Nikki Haley: Top Trump Aides Tried to Recruit Me to Help Subvert the President

Kevin Lamarque/ReutersIn her new memoir to be released Tuesday titled “With All Due Respect,” Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki...

How to Afford Animal Therapy

Animal therapy has been proven to divert attention away from stressful situations, and make people feel comfortable and safe. A meta-analysis of 49...

IDEX Earnings Forecast and Chat

Looking at Ideonomics Press Releases to date as a sanity check during the long weekend, I'm expecting a beefy earnings release...

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Hazlitt's Critique of Keynes: The 60th Anniversary

In 1959, Henry Hazlitt's book, The Failure of the "New Economics," was published by D. Van Nostrand Company, a reputable but midsized publishing...

Five Essential Books on Public Choice

Earlier this pandemic year, I shared a post on five great books to read first if you want to start learning about public...

Quotation of the Day…

Tweet… is from page 132 of the 1978 7th...

5 Key Demands for the New Coronavirus BillCOVID-19 has left the…

5 Key Demands for the New Coronavirus BillCOVID-19 has left the economy in tatters, put millions of people on the brink of financial...

Are Markets Imperfect? Of Course, But That’s The Point!

In her fantastic book, The World in a Model, Mary Morgan provides an intellectual history of how economists have evolved in their construction...