The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388)

Today, roughly 60 million people in the U.S. and Canada play fantasy sports, with U.S. revenues alone reaching about $8 billion a year. (Photo: Miller/Getty) What happens when tens...

Links (9/25/19)

The Cost of America’s Oligopoly Problem - ProMarket An innovative new study finds substantial, increasing deadweight losses resulting from oligopolistic behavior and points to the important role that...

When Nassim Taleb Channels Ludwig von Mises

Reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the student of Austrian economics finds much to like. Taleb's clear, razor-sharp and ruthlessly unqualified commentary often reminds the reader of Mises – indeed...

Rod Long on the Plight of the Worker, by Bryan Caplan

In response to my Nickel and Dimed posts, my old friend Roderick Long referred me to his original review of the book.  Highlights of Rod’s review: Ehrenreich went “undercover”...

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action J-PAL North America has released a pretty spiffy-looking toolkit for doing evaluations in North America, covering conceptual things like...

Friedrich Engels Answers the Question All Libertarians Have Been Asked, by David Henderson

Who will build the roads? Every libertarian I know who has been one for 5 years or more has been asked this question. Our answer is typically that...

Newsletter: Is it Time for a Trade War Truce?

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. This is another big week for the economy. Fed...

The theatre of politics

In the latest episode of Great Lives, Shaun Ley says he likes the “theatre” of politics. This helps explain many of the failings of political reporting. Mr Ley is...

IPA’s weekly links

WHO measles surveillance data Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action Thanks for being patient while the links were sleeping, expect some summer disruptions of schedule as...

The Late Great State of California

My family moved to California in 1950, part of the post-WWII westward migration. My widowed mother, tired of Boston’s dreary winters, felt the westward pull. My eldest brother,...
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