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

Adieu Trump

May. 21, 2017 by

I was going to write a piece about how the Democrats and the media are goading Trump over the Russia issue, and how Trump is dumb and egotistical enough to

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

The 100 Days of Sodumb

May. 6, 2017 by

So much has been written about the first 100 days of the Trump administration that I will try to keep my comments brief.  But I already know that I will

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

The Trumpcare Fiasco and Other Short Takes

Apr. 3, 2017 by

I have just returned from a lengthy trip to Nevada, California (where I attended a conference organized by the libertarian Reason magazine – more below), and Hawaii.  After fighting back

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