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Yay! [2] My colleague Bryan Caplan’s graphic novel (done with artist┬áZach Weinersmith) – Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration [3] – will soon be available.

Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby writes eloquently against the folly of rent control [4]. A slice:

Acknowledging the damage caused by rent control is neither a right- nor left-wing issue. It was staunch free-market economist Walter E. Williams who wrote in 1987 [5] that “short of aerial saturation bombing, rent control might be one of the most effective means of destroying a city.” It was the communist foreign minister of Vietnam who made nearly the identical point in 1989: “The Americans couldn’t destroy Hanoi,” Nguyen Co Thach remarked [6], “but we have destroyed our city by very low rents.”

Ross Kaminsky did me the honor of having me onto his radio show this past Thursday to discuss “equal pay” and paid-leave legislation [7].

Mark Perry shares a video, featuring Colin Grabow, on the cronyist and destructive Jones Act [8].

Pete Boettke celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of F.A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom [9].

James Pethokoukis is reasonably upbeat about the state of the American economy [10].

George Selgin tweets on the “doubtful economics” of the Green New Deal [11].

Russ Roberts objects to sloppy empirical work masquerading as science [12]. And here are Arnold Kling’s thoughts on Russ’s essay [13].