The Tao of Economics

Mar. 6, 2017 by

John Cochrane, the libertarian economist from the Hoover Institution at Stanford, has recently commented on a blog posting from Russ Roberts, one of his colleagues.[1]  Roberts’ post argues that economists

A Fruitful Comment

Feb. 27, 2017 by

Sometimes I receive comments that are so good, and produce such a useful exchange, that I like to bring them to the attention of all of my readers.  (It also

College: Capital or Signal?

Feb. 25, 2017 by

I know that it sounds weird but I think I am becoming a Bryan Caplan fanboy. Caplan is the George Mason University economist who has appeared before in this blog,

Trump: Over His Skis On Asset Forfeiture

Feb. 22, 2017 by

Sam Harris once said, in essence, that he would rather have a randomly selected person as president, as horrifying a prospect as that may be, than Donald Trump.  Harris reasoned

“The Myth of the Rational Voter” by Bryan Caplan

Feb. 4, 2017 by

Careful readers will note that the book named in the title of this post, written by the libertarian economist from George Mason University, has already been mentioned twice in this

A Flutter on Trump

Jan. 31, 2017 by

I am not much for betting, but I thought it could be fun to put some money on Trump not serving out his first term.  (I was thinking impeachment or

What Caused the Financial Crisis?

Jan. 15, 2017 by

(Dear Reader: This post is in response to requests that we have received from some of my younger readers to summarize my views on the causes of the financial crisis

Where’s The Outrage?

Jan. 10, 2017 by

Whenever a failed CEO is fired with a cushy payoff, the outrage is swift and voluminous.  The liberal press usually misrepresents this as a hypocritical “jobs for the boys” program within

When Dogs Catch Cars

Jan. 8, 2017 by

It is clear that we can add Senator Chuck Schumer to the list of secret readers of The Economic Man Blog.[1]  Talking about the Republicans and their pledge to repeal

Legal Reform

Jan. 5, 2017 by

What happened to legal reform, particularly of tort law, as a major political issue? Maybe it was just because I was growing up with a lawyer as a father, but