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A Tale of Four Biases: Make-Work

This is part of a four part series on the “systematically biased political beliefs” discussed in Bryan Caplan’s “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Each of the four biases is well researched by Caplan and together they provide an interesting framework in which to discuss politics and the public perception of economics. 844 more words

Economics

A Tale of Four Biases: Pessimism

This is part of a four part series on the “systematically biased political beliefs” discussed in Bryan Caplan’s “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Each of the four biases is well researched by Caplan and together they provide an interesting framework in which to discuss politics and the public perception of economics. 730 more words

Economics

A Tale of Four Biases: Anti-Foreign

This is part of a four part series on the “systematically biased political beliefs” discussed in Bryan Caplan’s “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Each of the four biases is well researched by Caplan and together they provide an interesting framework in which to discuss politics and the public perception of economics. 823 more words

Economics

A Tale of Four Biases: Anti-Market

This is part of a four part series on the “systematically biased political beliefs” discussed in Bryan Caplan’s “The Myth of the Rational Voter.” Each of the four biases is well researched by Caplan and together they provide an interesting framework in which to discuss politics and the public perception of economics. 1,494 more words

Economics

Basic Economics, with Thomas Sowell

This segment with Peter Robinson is an interesting discussion about current events from the perspective of Thomas Sowell, author of Basic Economics.

Around 22 minutes in, Robinson asks: 777 more words

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Do tax hikes, welfare spending and minimum wage hikes lower income inequality?

Here’s Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore to explain.

He writes:

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently appeared on one of the late night talk shows, beating the class warfare drum and arguing for billions of dollars in new social programs paid for with higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires.

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Walter E. Williams: Go Read Sowell's 'Basic Economics'

NewsBusters: “Whether one is a conservative or a radical, a protectionist or a free trader, a cosmopolitan or a nationalist, a churchman or a heathen, it is useful to know the causes and consequences of economic phenomena.” That quotation, from Nobel laureate George J. 54 more words

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