Tag Archive for Dr. Boudreaux

Free Markets Didn’t Cause The Great Depression

Fantastic column. Busting Depression Myths – TribLIVE: “There are no greater obstacles to the formation of sound public policies than mistaken understandings of history. Unfortunately, popular culture overflows with historical ignorance about the economy. Perhaps the most destructive historical myth…

Economics From 30,000 Feet

Dr. Boudreaux recently linked to this old column from 1994, it’s as relevant as ever. Definitely read it all. Losing Touch : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education: I know two veterans of World War II. Both are exceptionally…

Dr. Boudreaux’s Libertarian Manifesto

Now he doesn’t actually call it a manifesto. But I think it makes a fine one. It’s brief and quite good. Definitely read the entire thing. Economic and personal liberty are inseparable. Façade Capitalism Means Façade Freedom: Political and personal freedoms require economic resources for their…

Boudreaux on Complexity

Wonderful column, worth the read. If only those with grand designs would understand their hubris. And the classic quote via The Unbroken Window: The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what…

Three On The Sequester: Sowell, Boudreaux, & Gillespie

Two good reads. Nick Gillespie: 5 Scenes from a Sequestered America – Reason.com: “We’re not quite yet a week into the sequester,” writes Reason’s Nick Gillespie, who notes that just this morning he received an Obama fundraising email that called…

Boudreaux On The Fatal Silence of Markets

Another brief and wonderfully-written column. Do read the entire thing, it’s brief. Silence golden for market economy – TribLIVE: But when the market works smoothly — as it typically does — hardly anyone notices. We take its successes for granted.…

The GOP & Sugar Tariffs

I know I hit the political left pretty hard on this blog for their rampant economic ignorance and indifference. But fear not, Democrats and leftists of every stripe are not alone. The GOP is often just as bad, at times…

Boudreaux On Speculators

This is an fantastic rant from Dr. Boudreaux. Enjoy, it’s a classic. Speculators Storm Safeway!: Have you noticed the enormous increase in greedy speculation in the northeast over the past two days? It’s quite something! In advance of hurricane Sandy, consumers are…

Boudreaux on Inflation

Some good thoughts from Dr. Boudreaux on inflation. Deflating arguments for inflation – TribLIVE: First, empowering a monetary authority to debase money for good causes is to empower it to debase money for bad causes. Discretionary monetary policy necessarily rests…