Russ Roberts’s latest EconTalk podcast is with Tim Harford.

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy reflects on some things about Thanksgiving dinner for which we Americans ought not be thankful.  A slice:

Take the ridiculous protective scheme built around a politically powerful cartel of domestic sugar processing companies. Between protective tariffs that reduce cheap foreign supplies, loan guarantees and bailouts, American consumers pay about double the global average price for sugar. Obviously, consumers are hurt, but so are all the producers of goods that require the use of sugar, such as bakers and candy-makers.

And here’s Richard Ebeling on the first American Thanksgiving.

George Will recollects some unintentionally hilarious American moments from 2017.

David Henderson is thankful.

Northwestern University law professor John McGinnis distinguishes the multiculturalism of liberty from the multiculturalism of coercion.

Warren Meyer ponders worker mobility.

In this short video, Johan Norberg busts some myths about cross-country differences in students’ performances on tests.

Sam Staley reviews The Florida Project.

Cole Webb Harter celebrates Black Friday.


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