I get a lot of inquiries regarding books on economics that might be suitable for younger readers, say between sixth and ninth grade. The three titles I recommend are: (1) Lessons for the Young Economist by Robert P. Murphy. You can read this book for free online , but your student will want a hardcopy . It’s… Read More
Archives for November 2011
I’m normally a progressive rock guy, but as I approach 40 next year I find myself indulging in the occasional “adult contemporary” deviation, to the horror of my friends. The other day I was surprised to learn my wife had never heard this popular ’70s… Read More
Another worthy grassroots initiative .
It’s tempting to spend all your time attacking opponents of Ron Paul on the Internet. It’s easy and it’s satisfying. And, to be sure, it’s good for people to see that there are intelligent responses to these uninformed criticisms. But if you want to do… Read More
A recent South Carolina poll has three status-quo candidates — Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich — with a commanding lead. South Carolina Republicans evidently believe the country is basically on the right track if they’re content with candidates who pledge to change things about… Read More
Although we’ve heard a great deal about how “deregulation” caused the financial crisis, specific cases of repealed legislation that would have prevented it are few and far between. The one some progressives seem to have settled on is the “repeal” of the Glass-Steagall Act of… Read More