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Posted By Don Boudreaux On January 28, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In Civil Society,Economics,Immigration,Monetary Policy,Seen and Unseen,Standard of Living,State of Macro,The Future | Comments Disabled
In this post , Bob Higgs asks the sensible question:
What is the difference between a government and a criminal gang or protection racket such as the mafia?
Chris Mayer channels Julian Simon . (HT Walter Grinder) Here’s Mayer’s conclusion:
So here is my prediction: I believe we are on the cusp of even greater levels of innovation and development — another industrial revolution is in progress right now. So ignore the gloom and doom on natural resources. Contra [Jeremy] Grantham, the days of abundant resources and falling prices are far from over.
How’s this for a Valentine’s Day treat? Steve Landsburg is speaking on February 14th in Baltimore – at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus – on More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics. 
One of the greatest and finest men I’ve ever known is the late Manuel Ayau . I do not exaggerate.
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 Here’s the great Bob Higgs on money, monetary theory, and Austrian theory versus theories that rest on overly large – and, hence, highly misleading – aggregates: http://blog.independent.org/2013/01/19/monetary-policy-and-heightened-price-volatility-in-raw-materials-markets/
 this post: http://blog.independent.org/2013/01/17/legitimacy/
 Chris Mayer channels Julian Simon: http://dailyreckoning.com/my-prediction-for-2013-and-beyond/
 How’s this for a Valentine’s Day treat? Steve Landsburg is speaking on February 14th in Baltimore – at the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus – on More Sex is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics.: http://www.umbc.edu/socsforum/
 My former GMU student Alex Nowrasteh reviews, over at Cato@Liberty, the good and the ugly of the current immigration reform now being proposed on Capitol Hill: http://www.cato.org/blog/good-bad-immigration-reform-blueprint
 Over at The Economist, Jagdish Bhagwati debates Harry Moser on the question Do multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries?: http://www.economist.com/debate/debates/overview/245?fsrc=nlw%7Cnewe%7C1-28-2013%7C4784736%7C37331333%7C
 Here’s Marty Mazorra, from a few months ago, on the myth of middle-class stagnation: http://www.betweenthelines.us/eye-opening/
 One of the greatest and finest men I’ve ever known is the late Manuel Ayau: http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/reflections-on-my-grandfather-muso-an-interview-with-pedro-ayau#axzz2JHDZHmMV
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