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Mises vs. Marx

The supremely talented, and learned, filmmaker John Papola does it again, this time with a rap video pitting Ludwig von Mises against Karl Marx. Enjoy! And learn. …..I love the cameos by some good friends. Comments

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy isn’t favorably impressed by Trump’s new kinda-sorta-maybe trade deal with China. Megan McArdle isn’t favorably impressed with Elizabeth Warren’s knowledge of health-care economics. Vincent Geloso isn’t super-impressed with the economics that was most-recently awarded a Nobel Prize. A slice: First, the narrowing of the focus provides results that are not that surprising: more capital makes small firms more productive; better food...

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Alex Nowrasteh highly recommends Azar Gat’s book Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism. A slice from Alex’s post: Fortunately, recent scholars have put forward new definitions of nationalism. Yoram Hazony tries to define nationalism in his book The Virtue of Nationalism, but he produces a confused mishmash that boils down to (1) nationalism is a natural and ancient human ideology and (2) real nationalists are not responsible for anything bad like...

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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from Elton John’s (and Bernie Taupin’s) moving, and relevant, 1970 song “Border Song“: Holy Moses I have been deceivedHoly Moses let us live in peaceLet us strive to find a way to make all hatred ceaseThere’s a man over thereWhat’s his colour I don’t careHe’s my brother let us live in peaceHe’s my brother let us live in peaceHe’s my brother let us live in peace DBx: Here’s a live performance. Comments

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy laments a recent bumper-crop of cronyism. A slice: But none of Trump’s trade war victims are as powerful and important a voting bloc as farmers, who secured two agriculture bailouts over the past two years, totaling $28 billion — so far. For perspective, Bloomberg reminds us that this “farm rescue is more than twice as expensive as the 2009 bailout of Detroit’s Big Three automakers, which cost taxpayers $12 billion.” Many...

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More Globalization (Please!)

When I posted the first of three videos in Mercatus’s new Globalization series I carelessly missed the happy fact that videos numbers two and three are also already available. Here they are. (In the last video, I believe that the benefits of globalization for middle-income workers in developed countries is overstated. It’s untrue that wages for many of these workers have stagnated for a “generation.“) Comments

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Globalization is a Boon

Today it’s de rigueur (oops! pardon me for using an imported word)…. Today it’s acceptable and commonplace to assert that globalization, on many different margins, has failed, is failing, and will continue to fail and, therefore, must be replaced by economic nationalism. This assertion is indeed now issued and heard so regularly – and from individuals spread all over the political and ideological landscapes – that many (most?) people treat it as an established fact, opposition to which...

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy describes new “reforms” at that great geyser of cronyism, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, as “little more than window dressing that would not substantially change Ex-Im’s dodgy portfolio.” David Henderson takes stock of supply-side economics. Phil Magness reports on the not-so-sweet history of Swedish statism. My GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan is indeed wise. In this podcast, Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus talk with the grateful Steve...

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