Category Archives: Economics

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang

From Amazon.com: The acclaimed Ha-Joon Chang is a voice of sanity-and wit-in this lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists have spun since the … Continue reading

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Kevin Michael Grace Book Club: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A bold new work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Who Opposes Free Trade A Bigot?

Comment: My thanks to Profs. Mankiw, Mansfield and Mutz for pointing out that anyone who questions free trade is a bigot, xenophobe and isolationist. I had thought that this heresy might spring from the life experience of Americans, unhappily not … Continue reading

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The Case Against Free Trade

The Conservative Treehouse: When you understand the scope of food export, and also the risks of food manufacturing, and when you understand the severity of quality control needed to produce food safely, you begin to understand why massive corporations are … Continue reading

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My UCLA Economics Prof Interviewed By The WSJ

LINK: Mr. Roberts is decidedly not in the materialist camp. He has described himself as a believer, a religious Jew, and he has a penchant for literature. One of his books is an “economic romance” about a young high-school teacher … Continue reading

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