Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on March 19, 2017

in Balance of Payments, Books, Economics, Health, Scientism, Standard of Living, Taxes, War

Jason Sorens explains that the world today is unprecedentedly peaceful – and that the reason for this happy state of affairs isn’t the state.

Jeff Jacoby argues – correctly – that the trouble with the GOP’s plan to obliterate Obamacare is that it doesn’t sufficiently do so.

Chelsea Follett shares five graphs that reveal the increasing well-being of ordinary people around the world.

Arnold Kling offers a very nice example of when a good economist’s “casual intuition” is a better guide to reality than are empirical studies.

Gene Epstein is correct: the BAT is a bad idea.  (paywall)

John Tamny very much likes Phil Knight’s new autobiography, Shoe Dog.

Steve Gohmann, doing a fine impersonation of Bastiat, pens this excellent open letter on trade to Trump and Congress.

Bob Murphy responds to my defense of Mark Perry on trade deficits.

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