Category Archives: Recommended Articles

Goal for the Year: “Double My Failure Rate”

I was in conversation with my friend Thomas recently at the Creamery in Palo Alto, when he declared that one of his objectives for this year was “to double my failure rate.”  This is based on his view that failure leads to … Continue reading

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Tamny on State of the Union Address

Tamny’s piece in Forbes, Feb 12, 2013.  Key points… As a nation, we assume too much in a president’s ability to “do something” about the economy.  In fact, the mantra should be, ‘don’t just do something, stand there.!’ After a … Continue reading

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Prophet & Loss System?

From Feb 6, 2013 post in Investor’s Business Daily, Thomas Sowell, discusses how CBO projections regarding tax revenues are most regularly wrong, yet this doesn’t stop them from giving cover to politicians and their policy making. Favorite quote from the … Continue reading

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Shoddy Numbers

Interesting article in Slate by Matthew Yglesias, entitled “Why So Much Economics Data is Garbage”. Makes the whole endeavor of macroeconomics questionable.  At least those who engage in it must have humility for its scientific reach. My friend, Jack Estill … Continue reading

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Tamny: Economic Growth is Easy

John Tamny reiterates his consistent four-point prescription to economic growth in this Jan 1, 2013 Forbes article.  Key points: Taxes are a price on worker productivity; capital gains taxes are a price on investment. Regulations distract businesses from their necessary … Continue reading

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“Why The Glass-Steagall Myth Persists”, by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Great article about the myth that somehow the removal of some Glass-Steagall restrictions caused the financial crisis. In 1999, Clinton signed Gramm-Leach-Bliley into law which left the bulk of Glass-Steagall in place, and ended the affiliate restrictions, freeing up holding … Continue reading

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“I, Pencil: My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read”

This timeless article is reprinted by the Library of Economics and Liberty.  I encourage you to bookmark this site at www.econlib.org. Leonard E. Read (1898-1983) founded FEE in 1946 and served as its president until his death. “I, Pencil,” his … Continue reading

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Henry Hazlitt’s Lessons for a Life of Liberty

A recent post by Isaac Morehouse in Values and Capitalism, on Henry Hazlitt.  A comforting piece about a great communicator on capitalism and freedom.  Mr Hazlitt is perhaps best remembered for writing “Economics in One Lesson.”

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Tamny on the Future for Doctors When Healthcare is Free

From October 22, 2012 article by Tamny in Forbes: “Though medical advances have historically elongated life all the while making it more livable, and cheaper, politicians think healthcare is too expensive. Because they don’t like the cost of something they deem essential, … Continue reading

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Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, John Goodman

August 15, 2012 WSJ article, “Why the Doctor Can’t See You.” Discusses the impending crisis in supply vs. demand terms for physicians’ time. Since higher prices won’t be allowed, people generally will “pay with time.” John Goodman predicts an explosive … Continue reading

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