David Henderson introduces Richard McKenzie’s new EconLib essay – one that exposes the errors that can be caused by presuming that the task of understanding reality involves little more than sticking with pedestrian observations and prejudices.

GMU Econ PhD student Alex Salter ruminates creatively on libertarians and voting.  A slice:

History is full of examples of privately supplied roads and education, not to mention more difficult cases. The existence of a collective-action problem is not a sufficient argument for government intervention. To believe otherwise is to ignore the creative and imaginative capacities of individuals engaging in private collective action to overcome collective-action problems.

In my latest column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I plug the Cato Institute’s wonderful new interactive website, Humanprogress.org.

David Friedman again puts government priorities in perspective.

John Taylor, writing in the Wall Street Journal, explains that the problem is extreme policies rather than extreme people.  And Taylor here ably counters Paul Krugman’s disagreement with crucial parts of Taylor’s essay.

Wisdom from James Pethokoukis on the alleged “infrastructure crisis.

Private individuals, households, and firms could never get away with behavior so wasteful and perverse as that which government routinely gets away with.  Maxim Lott has more.

Richard Rahn writes on the proper role of the judiciary – and that role ain’t simply (as too many conservatives have for too long insisted) to defer to legislatures.

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