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“I betray no secret when I report that the modern litigation drive against the fossil-fuel industry is oriented overwhelmingly toward the age-old money chase rather than a concern with environmental improvement.” – So begins this new piece by Ben Zycher [2].

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy talks with Beverly Hallberg about the dangers of the U.S. government’s fast-growing indebtedness [3].

Art Carden rightly warns against mistaken perceptions about the domain of experts [4]. On this same topic is much of Juliette Sellgren’s podcast with Peter Van Doren [5]. And also on this topic is Pierre Lemieux [6].

In the Wall Street Journal, John Rhodehamel reviews John Berlau’s book George Washington, Entrepreneur [7]. A slice:

Farmer Washington didn’t limit himself to growing wheat. In an early example of vertical integration, the master of Mount Vernon not only raised quantities of grain but ground it into flour in his own state-of-the-art automated grist mill; packaged it in sacks marked with his “G. Washington” brand; and marketed it throughout North America, the Caribbean and Britain. To secure control of the product from seed to sale, Washington made sure much of the flour left Mount Vernon’s wharf aboard his own oceangoing transports. Buyers soon learned that “G. Washington” assured consistent quality.

Bruce Yandle loves liberty [8].

Shikha Dalmia warns of the latest unethical move by Trump against immigrants [9].

GMU Econ alum Rosolino Candela asks if the great economist Ronald Coase was of the Chicago School or the Virginia School [10].

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