“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

A Disaster Waiting to Happen – Letter to the Editor

Dec. 19, 2016 by

A disaster waiting to happen. Regarding “Era of Low Interest Rates Hammers Millions of Pensions Around World” by  Timothy W. Martin, Georgi Kantchev and Kosaku Narioka (Nov. 13th): Considering that

Third Debate

Fantasy Debate (The Third Debate)

Oct. 27, 2016 by

I said that I would follow up the third presidential debate with another Fantasy Debate.  I even planned this time to feature “Pseudo Johnson” as the sane participant.  But after

Second Debate

Fantasy Debate (The Second Debate)

Oct. 17, 2016 by

The most frustrating thing about watching the debates is wishing that Economic Man were on the stage.  I have made this request to the Commission on Presidential Debates.  They have

Brexit Merkel Germany

Finger Exercises (Part Three)

Oct. 11, 2016 by

This will be the last of these “catch up” postings featuring drive-by comments on multiple issues.  After this, I will return to my normal format. Car Crash My girlfriend is

Finger Exercises (Part Two)

Oct. 5, 2016 by

The Republicans Aren’t the Only Broken Party A major meme of this election cycle is that the rise of Donald Trump proves that the Republican Party is broken.  I am

Random Observations

Aug. 28, 2016 by

Tyler Cowen Tyler Cowen is an interesting guy. His day job is teaching economics at George Mason University, which has one of the leading free-market programs in the country.  He

A Tale of Two Speeches (Part Two)

Aug. 24, 2016 by

In the first part of this posting, I said that Donald Trump has laid out a “know nothing” economic policy.  But no one can accuse Hillary Clinton of this.  She