The Great Debate©: Is Fed Policy Too Tight?

The following is a proposition by Scott Sumner (professor of economics at Bentley University) that the QE programs by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central bank actions have actually been “highly contractionary” and a rebuttal by L. Randall Wray (professor of economics at the University of Missouri Kansas City).

The Great Debate©: What Are the Proper Boundaries for Personal Privacy?

by Michael Rozeff and Walter Block, Lew Rockwell.com Two frequent authors at LewRockwell.com argue the proper protection of personal privacy rights in the U.S., focusing on the writings of Murray Rothbard.  Michael Rozeff presents a view critical of Prof. Rothbard, while Walter Block mounts arguments in defense. Extremely Serious Privacy Problem in America by Michael …

The Great Debate©: Deficits, Robert J. Samuelson vs. William K. Black

Introduction to the Debate by John Lounsbury Robert J. Samuelson, opinion writer at The Washington Post, believes that both presidential candidates are avoiding addressing the U.S. budget problems and are misleading the American public.  Prof. William K. Black, University of Missouri Kansas City, counters with the assertion that Samuelson is deliberately misleading his readers and …

The Great Debate©: Who Saw it Coming?

by John Lounsbury This edition of The Great Debate© is prompted by an essay from Brad DeLong today (30 June 2012) and a rebuttal from Steve Keen.  Before we present those two protagonists we will return to a paper published by Dutch economist Dirk Bezemer in 2009.  That paper was reviewed by this author when …