Reply to Bob Murphy’s Query

Economist Bob Murphy writes: Dear David, I hope you’re doing well. I was puzzled by your “Angry Bears” post. (If you find your answer might interest EconLog readers, feel free to reprint my email.) I totally understand why certain libertarians would be upset at a […]

Hated Brands Around the World

Source: Rave The site Rave also has most hated gaming cos, fast food outlets, tech companies, etc November 9, 2004 Breakout! June 18, 2019 MIB: Using Technology to Help Investors August 21, 2009 Friday 10 Spot Previous Post 10 Sunday AM ReadsOriginal Article

10 Sunday AM Reads

Avert your eyes! My Sunday morning look at incompetency, corruption and policy failures: • Our constitutional crisis is already here The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to […]

MiB: Hubert Joly, Best Buy CEO

  This week, we speak with Hubert Joly, who earned a host of accolades during his tenure as chairman and CEO of Best Buy, and is currently a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. Joly’s new book is “The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles […]

What does “local control” actually mean?

[After writing this, I noticed a new David Henderson post that made some similar points. If you only have time for one, read his excellent post.] In the US, public services such as police, fire and K-12 education are typically provided by local governments. On […]

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish blend coffee, grab a seat on your favorite chair, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • The Coming War Over Digital Currencies—and What It Means for Your Money The war over money is […]

How to Make Housing More Affordable

Many people believe that the main reason housing is expensive in coastal California is that land is so scarce. As the saying goes, “They’re not making any more land.” That view is plausible. It’s also incorrect. Two economists who study US housing are Ed Glaeser […]

Market Rhetoric

A few quick words about recent market action/commentary: The chart above shows the past 3 months, which these days count as an uptick in volatility. At least, when compared to the mostly upward move since March 2020. I don’t usually pay much attention to television […]

Angelo Codevilla RIP

Angelo Codevilla died on September 22. Here’s Steve Hayward’s obituary, here’s Michael Walsh’s and here’s Brendan Dougherty’s. I met Codevilla only once, a few years ago, thanks to my dear friend Jim Lucier. Some may remember him for his translation of Machiavelli’s The Prince , […]

A Lone Voice of Reason at UT

Inside Higher Ed covers the proposed Liberty Institute at the University of Texas – and makes an admirable effort to talk to academic dissidents. My friend Richard Lowery speaks: Not all professors are so skeptical of the Liberty Institute, as they understand it thus far, […]