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by Don Boudreaux on April 26, 2016

in Civil Asset Forfeiture, Crony Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Taxes, Trade, War, Work

Sandy Ikeda weighs in on the economics of the minimum wage.  A slice:

What does it say about the economic literacy of the [New York] governor’s office for him [Gov. Andrew Cuomo] to proclaim that increasing the cost of labor would more than double employment? Obviously, more people would be willing to work at the higher rate, but he seems to have forgotten that employers also have an incentive not to hire as many people as before, or to offer them fewer hours, or both.

Shikha Dalmia exposes the frightening uses to which government surveillance is being put.

The Institute for Justice wins another challenge to the uncivilized atrocity of civil asset forfeiture.

GMU Econ alum Rohit Shetty discusses approval voting.

This past Sunday (April 24th) was Tax Freedom Day in the U.S. – a day that prompted Bill Shughart to write about taxation.

Bob Higgs wonders what business government has poking its nose – and its lethal weapons – into your business.

Scott Sumner rightly laments many economists’ selective use of economic theory.

My old friend Roy Cordato is correct: there should be a complete separation of bathroom and state.  (HT David Henderson)

Dan Ikenson rightly complains that the scientifically discredited and crony-enriching doctrine of mercantilism remains inspiration for U.S. trade policy.

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