Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

When Dogs Catch Cars

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 Obamacare, he referred to them as “the dog who (sic) … Continue reading

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Legal Reform

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 I remember legal reform being a big part of the … Continue reading

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A Curate’s Egg (Part One)

The English use our shared language better than we do.  They have had more practice.  This includes their expressions, one of which is the title of this post.  It means “something that is good in parts.”  Now, why the breakfast … Continue reading

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Sweet Nothings

Maybe I am becoming jaded, but nothing that I have read, seen or heard recently has filled me with sufficient horror to prompt a full blog.  But here are short comments on some minor outrages against common sense and decency.  … Continue reading

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Reflection on an Election

(I apologize in advance if some of these paragraphs run on.  My limited computer skills do not allow me to put divided paragraphs in bullet points.) In no particular order, here are my thoughts: The greatest irony of the election … Continue reading

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Finger Exercises (Part Three)

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 threatening to stop talking to me until after November 8th.  … Continue reading

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Random Observations

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 is also the director general of the Mercatus Center, a … Continue reading

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The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

Ilya Shapiro, who is responsible for constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has recently published a piece about the Obama administration’s performance in the Supreme Court. Before going further, it should be remembered that the only … Continue reading

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A Path to Bremain

It has been “all change” on the UK political scene since the Brexit vote. The bromance between Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, the two leaders of the Brexit campaign from the Conservative Party (aka, the “Tories”), was short-lived.  Johnson was … Continue reading

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Brexit: The Mood is Ugly

I think that the key takeaway from the Brexit vote is that it is further proof that the public is in an ugly mood.  Brexit therefore falls in the same category as support for Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, or … Continue reading

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