Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on August 6, 2012

in Data, Economics, Food and Drink, Inequality, Nanny State, Social Security, The Economy, Video, Work

Steve Landsburg offers insights about trends in median-family real income in the U.S. and about care in interpreting statistics.

In today’s “Room for Debate” at the New York Times, I ‘debate’ Robert Reich and others on the question of manufacturing jobs.  (The title of my essay was not chosen by me.)

In this essay from 2000, John Attarian explains clearly why the Social Security Trust Fund is, in fact, no such thing.  (My own less-nuanced effort is this video from a few years back.)

David Henderson recalls and nicely summarizes the wisdom in Dwight Lee’s and Richard McKenzie’s excellent 1999 book, Getting Rich in America.

Reason’s Nick Gillespie wonders why Michael Phelps hasn’t gone to pot.

David Friedman serves up a blog-post on what very well might have been the first experimental science.

Mark Perry eloquently notes the sad passing of the economist Paul McCracken.

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