Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on November 29, 2013

in Energy, Health, Myths and Fallacies, Politics, Reality Is Not Optional, Seen and Unseen, Subsidies, Taxes, Work

About the current trend for political localities in the United States to raise their legislated minimum wages, Tyler Cowen correctly observes:

This is a classic instance of expressive voting at the expense of good economic policy.

Speaking of expressive preferences – and of how these preferences often are indulged to make the ‘expessers’ feel good about themselves regardless of the consequences such indulging has on other people – Mike Munger has more.

David Henderson (like Bob Murphy) will not join the Pigou Club.

The John Locke Institute’s Katherine Restrepo has more on the many ill-consequences of Obamacare.

Speaking of Obamacare, it won’t reduce health-care costs, according to my Mercatus Center colleague Charles Blahous.

Virginia Postrel – one of my very favorite thinkers and writers – advises Democrats (‘the mortals who these marvels can’t do’) to forget Camelot.

Bjorn Lomborg, writing a few weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal, debunks some myths about subsidies for fossil fuels.  (Subscription required.)

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