Terrorism…

Jun. 18, 2017 by

(THIS WILL BE MAY LAST POST FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS.  RETURNING IN JULY) This is the face of terror.  It is three losers from the council estates of East London,

The UK And French Elections

Jun. 13, 2017 by

The UK Vote The Year of Voting Recklessly, to borrow from Bret Stephens, continues. As of this writing, the UK still does not have a government, although it looks like

The Economics of Believing

Jun. 2, 2017 by

Economics is everywhere.  You just have to know where to look.  Like at the cathedral I recently visited in Portugal. Many of you probably heard of “Pascal’s Wager.”  This is

Macron and Other Offshore Topics

May. 9, 2017 by

Emmanuel Macron has handily won the French presidential election.  Now comes the hard part: trying to “govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese?” (to quote Charles De

Corruption Around The World

Apr. 14, 2017 by

Some developments on the corruption front. In South Korea, we have recently seen the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the leader of Samsung, on charges of bribery.  We have also just

Hypocrisy Has a Field Day

Apr. 12, 2017 by

The first victim in war, the old saying goes, is the truth.  The corollary is that the first beneficiary is hypocrisy. After the United States launched 59 cruise missiles against

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

A Curate’s Egg (Part One)

Dec. 27, 2016 by

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

Sweet Nothings

Dec. 1, 2016 by

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