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Gordon Tullock

Professor Gordon Tullock: A Personal Remembrance

Richard B. McKenzie
December 1, 2014

The late, great economist Gordon Tullock was one of a kind. Those who knew him for any reasonable length of time probably suffered from one of his barbs. But as his friend Richard B. McKenzie points out, Tullock was never intentionally mean. He just loved arguing and insult. Tullock's mind was always at work. Whether it was his unorthodox view about how to make drivers drive more safely, or his views about the dangers of intrusive governments, Tullock was always pushing the envelope. Read McKenzie's sensitive piece on his friend--and enjoy.
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Arnold Kling

Society and Unplanned Pregnancy

Arnold Kling
December 1, 2014
Isabel Sawhill's latest book, Generation Unbound, with its emphasis on the "great crossover" between average age at marriage and age at first birth, is a damning portrait of the future for many babies born in America. While sympathetic to her analysis, in this month's column, Arnold Kling takes issue with her suggestions for change.
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FEATURED COLUMNS

THINKING STRAIGHT

In Part II of this series on intentions, Anthony de Jasay considers why regulators regulate. He argues that they do it because they can. Read on.
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AN ECONOMIST LOOKS AT EUROPE

Pedro Schwartz

The Revival of Nationalism

Pedro Schwartz
November 3, 2014
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, prompting this month's reflections from Pedro Schwartz. In the resolution to this War, Schwartz finds the seeds of many other problems as well, particularly that of self-determination. This same issue comes to bear on the "velvet divorce" between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Catalonians, and the recent Scottish referendum.
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