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Bastiat's The Law by Dr. Tom Woods

I think you should study some economics in your young life. It will help you think about how things work in society much better than a study of social studies will. 61 more words


19th century Benedict Cumberbatch dopplegangers and how film subsidies suck for everyone (except Hollywood)

I’ve written a column on film subsidies in CMU Insider.

It largely speaks for itself and I think it is a fascinating read (of course I do, because I wrote it), especially for those who don’t know much about film subsidies or why most economists across the political spectrum oppose them. 255 more words

Wyatt Bush

If You Make $50,000 Per Year, You Pay.... Debunked

This photo has made the rounds on social media for a couple years and I was requested to research it.

Our tax system is too convoluted to make simplistic assertions such as this.   854 more words


Quote of the Day: Frederic Bastiat

The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others.

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FREDERIC BASTIAT et les néo-économistes

Les pages suivantes sont écrites en vue de défendre les idées de Fréderic Bastiat, non contre les attaques de ses adversaires, mais contre l’oubli et l’ingratitude de ses successeurs de nos jours qui, tout en développant les théories déjà soutenues par lui, il y a plus de quarante ans, aiment à se représenter comme les inventeurs de ces idées et, par-là, comme les rénovateurs de notre science, si bien qu’ils se sont donné le nom de néo-économistes. 4,123 more words

Economie Autrichienne

What "Buy Local" Campaigns Get Wrong

The economic thinking behind “buy local” campaigns is typically terrible. One such example is the claim that a dollar “circulates more” when you spend it locally. 287 more words