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20 апреля, 23:18

Greg Ip’s Understanding of Trade Deficits is Fundamentally Flawed

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal: Greg Ip writes that “The U.S. runs a trade deficit because it consumes more than it produces while its trading partners, collectively, do the opposite” (“How the Tax Cut President Trump Loves Will Deepen Trade Deficits He Hates,” April 19). Not so.  A U.S. trade deficit does not […]

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20 апреля, 21:09

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 47 of the 1991 Robert Schalkenbach Foundation edition of Henry George‘s 1886 volume, Protection or Free Trade (emphasis added): Civilized nations, however, do not use their armies and fleets to open one another’s ports to trade.  What they use their armies and fleets for, is, when they quarrel, to close one another’s ports. […]

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20 апреля, 17:28

New York Times Letter on Recycling

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn this March 29th, 2004, letter in the New York Times I argued that we Americans recycle more than is typically supposed: To the Editor: In ”Back to Recycling” (editorial, March 23), you say that before some policy changes, New Yorkers were ”coming around” to recycling, and that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg should now persuade […]

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20 апреля, 13:33

Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 417 of my late colleague Gordon Tullock’s 1997 paper “Thoughts about Representative Government” as this essay is reprinted in volume 4 (The Economics of Politics) of Tullock’s Selected Works (Charles K. Rowley, ed., 2005): In general, the bills themselves are written by the civil service, by congressional assistants, or, in many […]

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19 апреля, 15:06

Christian Science Monitor Op-ed: “Middle-class woes? A letter to Lou Dobbs.”

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn the January 4th, 2007, edition of the Christian Science Monitor I penned an open letter to Lou Dobbs.  My long open letter is below the fold.

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19 апреля, 14:02

Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 489 of the late Wesleyan University economic historian Stanley Lebergott’s great 1984 book, The Americans: An Economic Record: For a thousand years the greatest share of labor in most societies has been supplied by adult women.  They produced and raised children.  They also produced much if not most of the good and […]

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19 апреля, 05:44

Little Pink House

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn what is perhaps the worst U.S. Supreme Court decision in my lifetime (although here is one of a handful of competitors for that awful honor), the highest court in the land sunk to the low depths at which typical politicians slither.  The Court in Kelo did so by distorting the plain meaning of the […]

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19 апреля, 01:10

Bonus Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from President Ronald Reagan’s May 31st, 1988, speech at Moscow State University (link added): Like a chrysalis, we’re emerging from the economy of the Industrial Revolution – an economy confined to and limited by the Earth’s physical resources – into, as one economist titled his book, “The Economy in Mind,” in which there […]

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18 апреля, 21:48

The Wages of Recycling

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetHere’s a letter to “Proudly Progressive” – for me a first-time correspondent, and one who does not like my recent column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Mr. or Ms. Progressive: Thanks for your e-mail. I’m sorry that you’re “sickened” by what you describe as my “opposition” to the recycling of low-value items such as newsprint and […]

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18 апреля, 16:37

Christian Science Monitor Op-ed: “Want world peace? Support free trade.”

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn my on-going effort to archive here at Cafe Hayek as many of my past writings as possible, I repost here an op-ed of mine that appeared in the November 20th, 2006, edition of the Christian Science Monitor.  My op-ed is below the fold.

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18 апреля, 15:24

Some Links

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetMark Perry says that you might be a protectionist if… John Tamny justifiably laments the influence today of Peter Navarro – a man whose vast ignorance of trade is matched only by that of Donald Trump. In my latest column in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review I celebrate the power of the economic way of thinking.  A […]

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18 апреля, 14:22

Quotation of the Day…

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(Don Boudreaux) Tweet… is from page 169 of Robert Nisbet’s June 1975 Commentary article, “The New Despotism,” as it is revised and reprinted as Essay Five in the 1979 Liberty Fund collection The Politicization of Society (Kenneth S. Templeton, Jr., ed.): When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the eighteenth century, its founders thought […]