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Adam Smith on Tax-Driven Paper Money

September 29th, 2015
in Op Ed

I am teaching Origins of Political Economy this fall which allows me to (re)read some classical books starting with Adam Smith. Having read Ricardo, students were wondering whether the metalist view still holds today and if not, what replaced it. more »

Minimum Wage Laws: A Litmus Test for Economists

February 28th, 2014
in Op Ed, syndication

by Gary North, garynorth.com I have learned over the last half-century that there are two litmus tests of an economist's commitment to the idea of voluntary exchange as a means of increasing net productivity and net income. One of them is the doctri… more »

Book Review: The Worldly Philosophers

July 5th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101p> This book by Robert Heilbroner, subtitled The Lives, Times and Ideas of Great Economic Thinkers, was published originally in 1953 and then in 1961 as a revised edition. It is a history of economics before the world as we… more »

Adam Smith's Uneasy Grave

June 14th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101 UK prime minister David Cameron held a speech this week that according to the Guardian that was "months in preparation". Here is the main part: He said the need for domestic reform was being driven by the pace of global… more »

French Economist Gets it Absolutely Right!

January 28th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Here is solmething different. Shall keep of Mali for a month and see how it goes.     French Economist Gets it Absolutely Right! « The satisfaction of seeing France finance and refinance its debt at historically low rates of interest is just the ti… more »

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