I join Bryan Caplan in applauding Karl Smith’s call for us economists to take more seriously what people say when they talk .
Cato’s Sallie James continues her just crusade against the corporate-welfare ogre that is the Ex-Im Bank  – and here’s her new paper on this topic .
And George Will exposes another species of unjustified and harmful welfare for self-righteous and bloated organizations .
Bob Higgs is always worth reading. As in here , and here .
Steve Horwitz’s enlightening parable .
In my latest column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I sing the health and cleanliness benefits of petroleum . Seriously.