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My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan rightly sings the praises of my GMU Econ colleague Dan Klein.

Here’s George Selgin again on the great Richard Timberlake’s book Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions.

My Mercatus Center colleague Dan Griswold reports on one of many instances of costly cronyism buoyed by widespread ignorance of the nature of international trade.

Bryan Riley explains how Americans benefit from trade.  A slice:

We know how to increase farm jobs—just outlaw tractors. And we know how to increase manufacturing jobs—just require everyone to work with one hand tied behind his back.

Alan Reynolds corrects David Autor, et al.’s, finding on the number of jobs allegedly lost in America due to trade with China.

Paul Rahe helps to deflate the overinflated myth of Woodrow Wilson’s goodness.

Kevin Grier pleads for divided government.

Ron Bailey – with insights from Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, and Jonathan Haidt – concludes that

Our evolved psychological programs may more readily succumb to romantic socialism, but as Cosmides, Tooby, and Haidt remind us, there are other brain apps that can turn humanity toward liberty and prosperity. Let’s figure out how to activate them more frequently and to use them better.