Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on June 6, 2014

in Books, Crony Capitalism, Education, Inequality, Other People's Money, Seen and Unseen, Subsidies, Trade, Work

This coming Wednesday (June 11th), Sheldon Richman will conduct (under the auspices of the Future of Freedom Foundation) a free webinar entitled “Work!

My Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy documents that many government programs (such those conducted by the Export-Import Bank) yields losses rather than profits.

I’ve yet to read most of this new collection of articles, from the Manhattan Institute, on inequality.  But what I’ve read so far is quite good.  (So far I’ve read only James Sherk’s paper on the alleged decoupling of worker pay from worker productivity.  It’s truly excellent.)  I plan to read the full collection carefully.

Sarah Skwire analyzes Francis Spufford’s Red Plenty.

Marty Mazorra reflects on the absurdity of Uncle Sam slapping high tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels.

Skikha Dalmia isn’t impressed with Pres. Obama’s interventions into the market for higher education.

Historian Burt Folsom writes on Barack Obama vs. James Madison.

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