Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on May 9, 2010

in Books, Crime, Growth, Politics, Prices, Regulation, Taxes, Video

Cato’s Dan Mitchell explains, in this short video, six reasons why the optimal capital-gains tax rate is zero.

Susan Dudley and Melissa Warren – in this letter in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal – expose the perverse incentives faced by government bureaucrats.

John Stossel offers a quick and useful tutorial on the economics of price ceilings.

Niall Ferguson reviews the most recent book written by Richard Posner – whom Ferguson describes as a “small-government Keynesian.”

The Division of Labour’s Joshua Hall chimes in on Singapore’s economic success.

Megan McArdle on the reality of the ‘war on drugs.’  (Warning: violence)

Bob Higgs offers a helpful guide for translating politician-speak into plain English.

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