Tag Archive for Dr. Boudreaux

Are Vouchers A Capitulation For Libertarians?

I really want to say yes, but I’m torn. Dr. Boudreaux gets to the heart of the matter with this. “Friedman’s assessment was that the prospects for totally separating school and state are so minuscule that holding out for that…

No Irish Statues For Che

Great letter and back-story in National Review. A brief must-read. Don’t Erect a Monument to Che – Carlos Eire: As a victim of Che Guevara’s atrocities, as a historian, and as a Cuban of Irish descent, I am deeply disturbed…

Dr. Boudreax Eviscerates Govt. Double-Standards

Brilliant. And re: The CARD Act, remember what I said about laws with clever names and acronyms? ‘Help’ that hurts – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: A high-school student recently emailed me to ask my assessment of the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and…

Creative Destruction and Playing Cards

Two great reads, both thanks to Dr. Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek. Well-worth your time. From Sears to Britannica, creative destruction rewards change – The Washington Post: By the middle of the 20th century, Sears, Roebuck had come to town as…

That Which is Not Seen: Oil & Tang Edition

I think that most (okay, all) public policy choices have advantages and disadvantages, costs and benefits. We can decide whether or not to pursue each, or compare them, by looking at the costs and benefits of each. And if we…

Minimum Wage Revisited

I post about the govt.-enforced minimum-wage laws here often. They are a particular pet-peeve of mine, and they are  near perfect lesson in the differences between intentions and results. So let ‘s look again. Yesterday’s WSJ offered a nice treat.…

Buy Local To Save The World?

One of the most pervasive, misguided, economic beliefs I encounter is the religion of “buy local.” And it is nearly always profoundly wrong. More annoyingly, those who scream the credo the loudest appear to be the most confident. The article…

When And Where Should I “Buy Local?”

I’ve posted about the “buy local” phenomenon several times before. Links below. [ Be sure to listen to the podcast: Dr. Boudreaux on the Economics of "Buy Local" ] Uncrate is one of my favorite Web sites for cool gear…

Dr. Boudreaux Asks Some Questions …

I recently had two questions I wanted answered. Dr. Boudreaux (of Cafe Hayek fame) this week has more, and more good ones. Another brilliant brief column from the professor. Here’s a snippet. And the answer is? – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: If…