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Pierre Lemieux

Free Trade and TPP

Pierre Lemieux
February 1, 2016

Free trade is good for almost everyone and so are movements to freer trade. But is that enough for economists to judge that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a good idea? No, argues economist Pierre Lemieux. Lemieux points out that the TPP is an instance of managed trade. Whether the TPP is good or bad depends heavily on how it is carried out. If you want to know how a careful economist with no dog in the hunt thinks about the TPP, this article is for you.
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Arnold Kling

The Science of Liberty

Arnold Kling
February 1, 2016
Does evolution necessarily suggest progress? Is it really a new idea? Does history place too much pride of place on individual agency? This month, Arnold Kling reviews Matt Ridley's latest, The Evolution of Everything. While a fan, as always, Kling leaves us with some interesting questions to ponder.
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Anthony de Jasay

Terrorist Winds

Anthony de Jasay
February 1, 2016
In this month's "Thinking Straight," Anthony de Jasay questions the nature of the relationship between liberalism and democracy, surmising the former may not be able to survive the latter. Pure liberalism, he argues, has no distributive principle, leading to conflict with modern democracy's moral case for equality.
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AN ECONOMIST LOOKS AT EUROPE

Pedro Schwartz

A Flood of Immigrants

Pedro Schwartz
January 4, 2016
Pedro Schwartz enters the fray this month, taking a contrarian view on the current immigration crisis in Europe. Schwartz takes the "Not In My Backyard" attitude of many as misguided, and suggests means by which the public service sectors of European economies might be decoupled from immigration policy.
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