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by Don Boudreaux on October 28, 2012

in Books, Budget Issues, Crony Capitalism, Nanny State, Seen and Unseen, Standard of Living, Stimulus, Trade

John Cochrane evaluates Christina Romer’s recent case – as presented in the New York Times – that stimulus spending worked to improve the economy’s health.

David Boaz evaluates Thomas Friedman’s nanny-state-on-steroids assertion that Michael Bloomberg is “the most pro-life politician in America.

Mark Perry contributes again to the case that (save perhaps for the recent recession years), America’s middle class continues to prosper.

Inspired by Nicholas Eberstadt’s new book - A Nation of TakersGeorge Will argues against the the rising ethos that applauds (or at least is indifferent toward) the economic mugging of future generations.

Sallie James rightly calls out G.O.P. hypocrisy regarding that obscene monument to crony capitalism and corporate welfare, the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Reflecting on some of the psychological effects of drone warfare, Cafe patron Dean Carroll asks that I post here again my short 1994 essay “Losing Touch.”  Happy, of course, to oblige.  (Re-reading this 18-year-old essay today, I see that I’ve become even more skeptical of politicians than I was back then.  This fact – whether it represents an improvement or not in my analyses or wisdom – doesn’t change the point of the essay.)

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