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by Don Boudreaux on October 9, 2015

in Books, Civil Asset Forfeiture, Nanny State, Seen and Unseen, Work

Sarah Skwire reflects on “The Martian.

Matt Palumbo ponders the minimum wage.

Speaking of the minimum wage, even Alan Krueger – a hero to those economists who seek justifications for ignoring the prediction from basic economics that minimum wages reduce the employment prospects available to low-skilled workers – believes that a $15 per hour minimum wage would likely reduce the employment prospects available to low-skilled workers.

George Leef details yet another unconscionable extension of theft by government civil asset forfeiture.

Arnold Kling reviews George Akerlof’s and Robert Shiller’s Phishing for Phools.  Here’s Arnold’s conclusion:

Akerlof and Shiller are Nobel Laureates, which they earned with previous research. That is what makes this book so disappointing. People may enjoy reading Phishing for Phools, but it is lacking in real intellectual nutrition. It is the literary equivalent of a Cinnabon.

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