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I’m sorry to learn that Mike Flynn has died [2].  I didn’t know him, but I love this joint work on immigration that he did with Shikha Dalmia [3].

At Outrun Change, James Ulvog agrees that ordinary Americans in 2016 are materially richer than were billionaire Americans in 1916 [4].

Jon Murphy helps me to better explain why mercantilism is idiotic [5].

Joshua Hawley isn’t impressed with Michael Graetz’s and Linda Greenhouse’s book on the Warren Court [6].

Doug Bandow explains that not voting is a powerful form of dissent [7].  A slice:

Moreover, if those committed to liberty are unable to defeat the cavalcade of big-spending war-mongers, which characterizes most presidents and presidential candidates of late, the best tactic might be withdrawing legitimacy from those who win. The spectacle of a steadily increasing share of the population abstaining from a process which yields choices between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee might spark a conversation more substantive than the designer label on the dress worn by the latest celebrity to appear at the latest red carpet event.

My Mercatus Center colleague Mark Warshawsky reviews Thomas Piketty’s 2014 book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century [8].  Mark finds this book to be filled with flaws.

Another of my many excellent Mercatus Center colleagues, Veronique de Rugy, offers a better approach for supplying infrastructure [9].

George Will leaves the Republican Party because of its impending nomination of the “bloviating ignoramus” named Donald Trump [10].  Good for George Will!

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