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

Reflection on an Election

Nov. 16, 2016 by

(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,

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

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

The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

Jul. 17, 2016 by

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.