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The Private Production of Roads

Robert P. Murphy
July 3, 2017

Who will build the roads? That is a question that many people ask advocates of limited government and free markets. They can't imagine that we could have private provision of roads. This month's Econlib Feature Article author Robert P. Murphy answers that in fact, we can have private roads and, moreover, we have had private roads. He also shows that not only are private roads possible, but also that they are desirable, because they would be safer, more efficient, and more protective of our liberty.
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Arnold Kling

The Practitioner's Challenge

Arnold Kling
July 3, 2017
Plenty of critiques of mainstream economic analysis have been offered in these virtual pages, but this month Arnold Kling thinks he has found a viable alternative. Kling looks at The End of Theory, by Richard Bookstaber and his Agent-Based Modeling approach, or what Kling calls "staring at the world." Such a perspective, argues Kling, allows the economist to include real-world constraints and reflexivity into their analysis.
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THINKING STRAIGHT

Anthony de Jasay

America First, and What It Might Cost

Anthony de Jasay
July 3, 2017
What economic objectives did Americans expect to achieve when they voted for President Donald Trump? And what will they get now that he occupied the White House? Anthony de Jasay explores the possibilities this month.
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AN ECONOMIST LOOKS AT EUROPE

Pedro Schartz

Brexit Poison

Pedro Schwartz
July 3, 2017
Is support for Brexit waning in the United Kingdom? This month, Pedro Schwartz shines his spotlight on what he sees as a golden opportunity for his second home.
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