Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on August 15, 2010

in Books, Current Affairs, Economics, Immigration, Politics, Taxes, Video, Work

Amity Shlaes explains that “lousy lawmakers, not low taxes, created fiscal woes.” (HT James McClure)

Boston Globe conservative-libertarian columnist Jeff Jacoby supports birthright citizenship in America.  Here’s his ringing conclusion:

The immigration debates may churn, but about this much the Constitution is unequivocal: Anyone born in America is an American. Our nation has been enriched — not “overrun” — because of birthright citizenship. The 19th-century nativists who feared otherwise were wrong. Their intellectual heirs today are, too.

I hope that Alan Greenspan follows John Stossel’s advice.

Maxing-out the race card.  (HT Lyle Albaugh and Mike Munger)

Greg Mankiw – citing research by Casey Mulligan – offers a challenge to “extreme Keynesians.”

Here’s EconLog’s David Henderson writing on Dean Baker.


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