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George Selgin explores alternatives for reforming last-resort lending [2].  A slice:

I hasten to add that I regard any need for last-resort lending as reflecting, not the inherent shortcomings of private financial markets, but the debilitating effects of misguided regulatory interference [3] with the free development of those markets. Some of the least regulated banking systems of the past, including systems that lacked central banks, were also famously crisis-free [4], or close to it [5].

My Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy is rightly unimpressed with Hillary Clinton’s economic proposals [6].

Elaine Schwartz looks at economic inequality from different angles [7].

David Friedman concludes that most people are nice [8].

David Bier points to evidence that Latinos’ support for liberty defies the stereotype [9].

California is the scene of a victorious battle in the war against civil asset forfeiture [10].

My GMU Econ colleague Mark Koyama challenges – very effectively and eloquently – historian Peter Brown’s account of the fall of the western Roman empire [11].  (HT Tyler Cowen)

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