Tag Archive for economics

Are Volunteers Exploited?

This great cartoon makes me wonder. If we believe that those making a low wage are being exploited, what should we think of volunteers? What about students doing an unpaid internship? (pic via Bastiat Institute) As an aside, I wonder…

Saving Jobs and Who Are The One Percent?

Two fantastic must-read posts. First Dr. Boudreaux absolutely destroys Barbara Lee (D-CA). Her ignorance is on full display. Damn All this Progress!: #Dear Ms. Lee: Fred Barnes reports in the Weekly Standard that you refuse to use computerized checkout lanes…

Ridley Channels Hayek on Human Progress & Trade

Maybe the finest concise piece you will read this week, by Matt Ridley in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. Matt Ridley: From Phoenecia to Hayek to the ‘Cloud’ – WSJ.com: “The crowd-sourced, wikinomic cloud is the new, new thing that all…

Does “Buy Local” Really Do What You Think?

Fantastic column, well worth the read. Got Cheap Milk? – By Charles Kenny – Foreign Policy: What about “local”? Perhaps locally grown produce tastes better to some people. And perhaps it is psychologically better to have close contact with the…

I’m Glad I Discovered Dr. Robert Higgs

I first stumbled onto some of his work just a few years ago, and I’m very glad I did. He’s both a brilliant, thoughtful economist, and warm human being. Check out his work. Here’s a fine recent example: SWAT Team…