Tag Archive for Education

The State of Economic Education

This is indeed scary. Are high school economics textbooks reliable? – The Times-Herald: “Despite fears by some Americans that governmental tampering with the free enterprise system would be harmful, most government policies have met with success.” David E. O’Connor teaches…

Guns and Butter – 2011 Style

Don’t believe the lie that WWII got us out of the great depression. It’s an economic burden and a cost, war destroys things, it does not make us wealthier. War is the health of the state. — Randolph Bourne Thanks…

Student Loans, Bubbles, and Misallocation of Resources

Fantastic column from Warren Mayer (of Coyote Blog fame) in Forbes on the topic. Mayer explains the problem with our subsidies for college education. Massive misallocation of resources. This is not just some philosophical or academic question. It has a…