August 2020 ISSUE

Missing: Entrepreneurship in Economic Education

By Russell S. Sobel

Traditional neoclassical microeconomics presents a very lengthy and rigorous treatment of business firms operating in markets with different levels of competition. Economics professors test their students' knowledge about this material mostly with equations, graphs, and...

Economists Waging War

By David R. Henderson

A Book Review of Economists at War: How a Handful of Economists Helped Win and Lose World Wars, by Alan Bollard.1 Most economists go through their lives wondering if any of their work has had an effect on the world beyond academe. The seven economists tha...

Twilight of the Bourgeoisie

By Arnold Kling

The new urban paradigm is what Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, famously labeled a "luxury city," built around the preferences of his ultra-rich compadres. But within the dominant cities are clear divisions by class, education, and sometimes race. ...

Put Away the Puppets

By Maria Pia Paganelli

A Book Review of Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy, by Mario J. Rizzo and Glen Whitman.1 Are you saving enough for retirement? How do you know? How can I tell? What if there is a benchmark against which to compare ...

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