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The Locomotive in the Rain Forest

(From Newsweek Japan) Note: Newsweek Japan asked me (and others) to answer a series of questions on economics. Here is…

Jobs Abroad, Benefits at Home

From Business Week Online Outsourcing is all over the news. U.S. businesses are hiring foreigners, often in India, to do…

The Bagel and the Index Fund

(From Business Week Online) After a good year for the stock market, a lot of investors are feeling it’s safe…

More than an Invention

(From Tech Central Station) Time Magazine has chosen the iTunes Music Store as the Invention of the Year. Invention of…

Why Linux Is Wealthier Than Microsoft

(From Business Week) Sometimes I suspect Bill Gates doesn’t sleep so well at night. Not out of any guilt over…

Remaking Iraq

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Why Are We Losing Manufacturing Jobs?

Audio Politicians like to blame the loss of manufacturing jobs on the nefarious schemes of foreigners to steal American jobs…

In Praise of Mercenaries

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they still…

Only a Game

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch [Thanks go to Lenny Alford for making the opening paragraph possible.] The Redbirds are…

Profits vs. Love

From Ideas on Liberty A few years back we thought about building a deck or a porch on the back…

The Price of Romance

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch You’ve seen the old grainy black and white photos of American cities from the…

Carrots and Sticks

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch Before the war in Iraq began, there were two divergent views on how it…

Mr. President, Don’t Toy With The Truth

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch What if there really were a toy shop at the North Pole where elves…

Disorder on the Court

From Ideas on Liberty What does Adam Smith have to do with basketball? You will not find the word in…

Disorder on the Court

From Ideas on Liberty What does Adam Smith have to do with basketball? You will not find the word in…