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Posted By Don Boudreaux On November 29, 2013 @ 9:12 am In Energy,Health,Myths and Fallacies,Politics,Reality Is Not Optional,Seen and Unseen,Subsidies,Taxes,Work | Comments Disabled
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 .
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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 Tyler Cowen correctly observes: http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/11/assorted-links-983.html
 Mike Munger has more: http://mungowitzend.blogspot.com/2013/11/if-it-bleeds-it-leads.html
 David Henderson (like Bob Murphy) will not join the Pigou Club: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2013/11/the_pigou_club.html
 The John Locke Institute’s Katherine Restrepo has more on the many ill-consequences of Obamacare: http://www.insideronline.org/summary.cfm?id=21201
 Speaking of Obamacare, it won’t reduce health-care costs, according to my Mercatus Center colleague Charles Blahous: http://www.economics21.org/commentary/no-grounds-claim-obamacare-lowers-healthcare-costs
 Virginia Postrel – one of my very favorite thinkers and writers – advises Democrats (‘the mortals who these marvels can’t do’) to forget Camelot: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-19/democrats-should-end-quest-for-kennedy-s-camelot.html
 Bjorn Lomborg, writing a few weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal, debunks some myths about subsidies for fossil fuels: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324432404579051123500813210
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