Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on October 23, 2012

in Civil Society, Complexity & Emergence, Economics, Health, Politics, Seen and Unseen, Trade

Sandy Ikeda argues persuasively that the case for free markets cannot be solidly built on the myth – however analytically convenient that myth might be for some purposes – of homo economicus.

Don’t tread on my – or Kendra St. Clair’s – right to own firearms.  (HT Walter Williams)

John Goodman (with inspiration from John Cochrane) has a far better idea than that which is embodied in Obamacare for dealing with pre-existing conditions.

Bart Hinkle (with inspiration from Bob Higgs) gives a potent example of the wisdom of James Madison’s warning that (to quote the line that leads Bart’s essay) “Free men must guard against the old trick of turning every contingency into a resource for accumulating force in government.”  (Note that Madison issued this warning long before Rahm Emanuel gave it modern salience.)

Garett Jones makes a solid case for the Electoral College.

Jason Brennan on China.

Arthur Foulkes on the happy effects of free trade.

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