Alberto Mingardi’s review of Mariana Mazzucato’s The Entrepreneurial State is comprehensive, wise, and devastating.

Arnold Kling’s reaction to the Brookings Institution’s dismissal of Robert Litan is spot-on.  I further emphasize one point made by Arnold: it is ominous – and highly illiberal and not remotely progressive – for a government official to throw her or his weight around in the manner that Elizabeth Warren threw her weight around in this matter.

Don’t you just love how creative destruction annoys wannabe monopolists and their political cronies?  (HT Terry O’Connor)

Diane Katz has more detail on General Electric’s deviousness at trying to get Uncle Sam to reauthorize that great geyser of cronyism, the U.S. Export-Import Bank.  (HT my Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy)

John Tamny argues that the American dream – the true American Dream – is still alive.

George Mason University will host this weekend, at the Arlington campus, a Memorial Conference in honor of the late, great Gordon Tullock.  (I regret that family obligations prevent me from attending.)


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