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Here’s an audio file of my intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy’s recent appearance on NPR’s 1A; the topic discussed is the proposal for government to give bonds to children at birth.

George Will writes entertainingly about the anxiety of “Progressives” in Oregon over that state’s recent granting of greater freedom to motorists there to pump their own gasoline.  A slice:

Progressives are proud believers in providing experts — usually themselves — to help the rest of us cope with life. The only downside is that, as Alexis de Tocqueville anticipated, such government, by being the “shepherd” of the governed, can “take away from them entirely the trouble of thinking” and keep them “fixed irrevocably in childhood.”

Here’s David Henderson on President Trump.

My GMU Econ colleague Larry White explores the comparison of Bitcoin to gold.

America’s middle class continues to improve economically.

GMU Econ alum Dan Mitchell is unimpressed with government’s record of ‘fighting inequality.

Another GMU Econ alum, Matt Kibbe, has some sound advice for Jeff Sessions.

Mike Munger asks if Manhattan needs a “congestion tax” on Uber.

From a few months ago: here’s Levi Russell on the dynamism of market competition and the consistent failure of many people to appreciate this dynamism.