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Don Boudreaux

Don Boudreaux

He is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

Videos by Don Boudreaux

Episode 87.1 Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

A must see and wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.” …

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Don Boudreaux on Coase 10/28/2013

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University and Cafe Hayek talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the intellectual legacy of Ronald Coase. The conversation centers on Coase’s four most important academic articles. Most of the discussion is on two of those articles, “The Nature of the Firm,” which continues to influence how economists think of …

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Don Boudreaux on Public Debt 03/26/2012

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the nature of public debt. One view is that there is no burden of the public debt as long as the purchasers of U.S. debt are fellow Americans. In that case, the argument goes, we owe it to ourselves. Drawing on the …

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Don Boudreaux on Reading Hayek 12/17/2012

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the work of F. A. Hayek, particularly his writings on philosophy and political economy. Boudreaux provides an audio annotated bibliography of Hayek’s most important books and essays and gives suggestions on where to start and how to proceed through Hayek’s works if …

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Don Boudreaux on Monetary Misunderstandings 01/17/2011

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on some of the common misunderstandings people have about prices, money, inflation and deflation. They discuss what is harmful about inflation and deflation, the importance of expectations and the implications for interest rates and financial institutions. https://www.econtalk.org/boudreaux-on-monetary-misunderstandings/

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Don Boudreaux on Public Choice 03/15/2010

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about public choice: the application of economics to the political process. Boudreaux argues that political competition is a blunt instrument that works less effectively than economic competition. One reason for this bluntness is the voting process itself–where intensity does not matter, only whether …

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Don Boudreaux on China, Currency Manipulation, and Trade Deficits 11/08/2010

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Chinese exchange rate policy and the claim that China keeps the value of its currency artificially low in order to boost exports to the United States and reduce U.S. exports. Boudreaux argues that regardless of whether China is manipulating its currency, inexpensive …

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Don Boudreaux on Globalization and Trade Deficits 01/21/2008

Don Boudreaux, of George Mason University, talks about the ideas in his book, Globalization. He discusses comparative advantage, the winners and losers from trade, trade deficits, and inequality with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. https://www.econtalk.org/don-boudreaux-on-globalization-and-trade-deficits/

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Don Boudreaux on Energy Prices 06/16/2008

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the recent surge in energy prices. They talk about why prices have risen, the implications for America’s standard of living and the implications for public policy. http://www.econtalk.org/don-boudreaux-on-energy-prices/

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Don Boudreaux on the Economics of “Buy Local” 4/16/2007

Proponents of buying local argue that it is better to buy from the local hardware store owner and nearby farmer than from the Big Box chain store or the grocery store headquartered out of town because the money from the purchase is more likely to “stay in the local economy.” Don Boudreaux of George Mason …

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Don Boudreaux on Market Failure, Gov’t Failure and the Economics of Antitrust Regulation 10/1/2007

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about when market failure can be improved by government intervention. After discussing the evolution of economic thinking about externalities and public goods, the conversation turns to the case for government’s role in promoting competition via antitrust regulation. Boudreaux argues that the origins of …

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Minimum Wage, Middle Class, Taxation and Regulation | Don Boudreaux | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Don Boudreaux (economics professor) about classical liberalism, the basic principles about economics, the minimum wage debate, the real state of the middle class, and more. This is part of our collaboration with Learn Liberty featuring interviews with classical liberals. Check out Learn Liberty on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LearnLiberty Is …

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Economics and Minimum Wage (Pt. 1) | Don Boudreaux | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Don Boudreaux (economics professor) about classical liberalism, the basic principles about economics, the minimum wage debate, and more. Watch Dave Rubin’s full interview with Don Boudreaux here: This is part of our collaboration with Learn Liberty featuring interviews with classical liberals. Check out Learn Liberty on YouTube: …

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Don Boudreaux: Against a $15 Minimum Wage

Don Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University, argues against California’s $15 minimum wage law. (9/16/2016) This presentation is part of a debate on the minimum wage hosted by USD’s Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy. A video of the full debate can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ruXbr5-IWY&t=44s

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Free Trade, Fair Trade, or Both? – Don Boudreaux

Don Boudreaux, George Mason University Watch Hillsdale College’s CCA Seminar on Markets and Policy at https://www.hillsdale.edu/educational-outreach/center-for-constructive-alternatives/2017-2018-cca-ii-markets-policy/ Learn more about Hillsdale College at https://www.hillsdale.edu/

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Civil Asset Forfeiture with Don Boudreaux

This podcast episode was originally posted on March 20, 2015. Don Boudreaux is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He blogs at Café Hayek. I invited him to discuss civil asset forfeiture on the podcast because of a conversation we had about it at a recent Mercatus Center colloquium. Civil asset forfeiture is …

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Don Boudreaux On the Minimum Wage

Excerpt from a debate between Don Boudreaux and Mike Konczal. Original video and full debate is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ruXbr5-IWY Copyright the USD Centre for Ethics, Economics and Public Policy.

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A Explosão de Inovações (Don Boudreaux)

O professor Don Boudreaux explica como a propriedade privada, a expansão comércio e outros fatores das sociedades livres que formaram-se a partir da Revolução Industrial foram importantes para aumentar a circulação de ideias e criação de inventos que tornaram nossas vidas melhores.

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