Monthly Archives: April 2011

Keynes v. Hayek

Last year, Russ Roberts (GMU) and John Papola released a “rap” video of the dueling economists John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek called “Fear the Boom and Bust” (you can find it here).   This first video was great (and an entertaining … Continue reading

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When Economics and Politics Collide

This makes me angry.  Aside from the inherent logical fallacies behind price gouging, there are a number of legal and political questions that need to be asked. First among them is this: How does one decide whether a business is … Continue reading

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Update

Today, this blog became independent.  We have moved our domain to http://thecurioustaskofeconomics.org.  The old link you have still works, but if you’d like one a but more streamlined, the above link also works.

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The Nanny State Economics

Some of you may know Jon Keller.  He is an editorial reporter on WBZ4 Boston (aka CBS Boston).  Jon is a great reporter and does a great job articulating his points and opinions and is not a pundit.  Whether or … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List

Summer is right around the corner, so here is a list of a few books that I have read that those of you interested in economics may enjoy: Fiction: The Invisible Heart  By Russell Roberts The Price of Everything By Russell Roberts The Choice By … Continue reading

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Some Links

Prof. Don Boudreaux does a great job explaining how prices and the economy works in his 3-part column in the Pittsburgh Tribune: Part 1:http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/boudreaux/s_686130.html Part2:http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/boudreaux/s_688179.html Part3: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/columnists/boudreaux/s_690220.html

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Oil Prices: Supply and Demand or Something More Sinister?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the rising prices of oil and oil-based products (gasoline).  WBZ Boston had a conversation about it (you can find the link and read some of my comments here: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/04/11/curious-why-oil-gas-prices-are-rising-so-quickly/ ) and so … Continue reading

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