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

Where’s The Outrage?

Jan. 10, 2017 by

Whenever a failed CEO is fired with a cushy payoff, the outrage is swift and voluminous.  The liberal press usually misrepresents this as a hypocritical “jobs for the boys” program within

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

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

PC and the Election: The Left Catches a Whiff of the Coffee

Dec. 21, 2016 by

I started commenting that the social justice warriors and their PC nonsense were enabling Donald Trump almost a year before the election in this blog.  Here are some of the

The Real Stupid Party

Dec. 17, 2016 by

We have all heard it.  The Republicans are the stupid party. Truth be told, there is a fair amount of support for this.  Certainly, the evangelical Christian wing of the party