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Lauren Heller

It's Not Just About the Money

Lauren Heller
August 1, 2016

Do you think economists assume that all people care about is money? Then think again, says this month's Econlib Feature Article author, Lauren Heller. Professor Heller points out that economists assume that people care about their happiness. This means that there are tradeoffs between money and other factors. That's why, she says, NBA player David West took a $9.5 million pay cut to join the San Antonio Spurs. And it's why people are paid more to work in unsafe jobs. It;s not just about the money.
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Arnold Kling

Does Conflict Drive Cooperation?

Arnold Kling
August 1, 2016
Do societies need conflict to hold them together? What is the relationship between internal and external conflict in a nation? How do we create bonds of trust within our communities? Kling looks at Peter Turchin's War and Peace and War, in which he finds many difficult questions for libertarians to answer.
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Anthony de Jasay

A Populist Referendum and the Price of Being Single

Anthony de Jasay
August 1, 2016
Anthony de Jasay turns his attention this month to the recent Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and considers its possible consequences for the UK and the European Union. His take: Breaking up is hard to do.
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