July 2020 ISSUE

The Danger of Benevolent Paternalism: Socialization and the Role of Government

By Gina Miller Johnson

From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been calls from the American public for federal and state governments to combat the spread of the virus. These calls may seem quite innocuous and unsurprising, but they represent a dangerous trend in U.S. culture....

How Can Economists Help?

By Michael L. Davis

Russ Roberts claims that if someone asks whether he's a doctor, he tells them "yes, but not the kind that helps people." That's not true; Russ has helped me a lot. I've been a regular listener of Econtalk for many years. I can't tell you how many books I've read after ...

Appealing to Empathy to Overcome Polarization

By Arnold Kling

When 66 million Democrats and 69 million Republicans lost their empathy toward each other, lack of civility, loathing and anger erupted, resulting in a partisan power struggle with no brakes or constraint that has been eroding the guardrails of our democracy. ...

A “Hodgepodge” of State-Based COVID-19 Rules May be Just What the Doctor Ordered

By Richard B. McKenzie

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, only seven states—Arkansas, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming—had resisted statewide stay-at-home or lockdown regulations to contain the virus (a new strain of coronavirus disease). Even though those stat...

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Climate Change: What is (Not) To Be Done

Reflections from Europe Apr 6 2020


Climate Change: A Tragedy of the Commons?

Reflections from Europe Mar 2 2020


Hume, Smith… and Darwin

An Economist Looks at Europe Dec 2 2019


Lord Robbins the Lion

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 4 2019


Democracy and Its Discontents

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 5 2018


The Plight of the Central Banker

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 3 2018


The Bother with Brexit

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 6 2018


Commercial Reprisals Are a Mistake

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 2 2018


Language and Liberty

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 2 2018


Karl Popper Vindicated

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 5 2018


Let Me Make My Peace with Mill

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 1 2018


King Midas in the Indies

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 6 2017


Unilateral Commercial Disarmament

An Economist Looks at Europe Oct 2 2017


Having Tea with the Queen

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 7 2017


Brexit Poison

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 3 2017


Thoughts for Tigers

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 5 2017


The Fear of Robots

An Economist Looks at Europe May 1 2017


He Is No Gentleman

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 3 2017


George Bernard Shaw and Creeping Socialism

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 6 2017


Tunnel Vision

An Economist Looks at Europe Dec 5 2016


Capitalism and Its Names

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 7 2016



Brexit!

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 5 2016


The Rebirth of Classical Political Economy

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 4 2016


Continual Erosion and the "General Equilibrium"

An Economist Looks at Europe May 2 2016


The Erosion of Political Economy and the Retreat from Freedom

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 4 2016


Karl Marx, the Perennial Prophet

An Economist Looks at Europe Mar 7 2016


A Flood of Immigrants

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 4 2016


The Poverty of Social Choice

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 2 2015



Keynes as Lucifer

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 7 2015


Lady Chatterley's Lover or the Poverty of Social Choice

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 6 2015


Jeremy Bentham's Mistaken Universalism

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 1 2015


Sound Money through Monetary Competition

An Economist Looks at Europe May 4 2015


Housing Bubbles... and the Laboratory

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 6 2015


Greece and the Euro, All Over Again

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 2 2015


Don't Cry for Me Argentina

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 5 2015


The Revival of Nationalism

An Economist Looks at Europe Nov 3 2014


From the Edge of China

An Economist Looks at Europe Oct 6 2014


Europe in Disarray

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 1 2014


The Conundrum of Crowned Democracies

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 4 2014


Piketty Fever

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 5 2014


Ideas Matter

An Economist Looks at Europe May 5 2014


Poverty and Inequality

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 7 2014


The Scandal of Machiavelli or The Iron Law of Politics

An Economist Looks at Europe Feb 3 2014


The Paradox of Money

An Economist Looks at Europe Jan 6 2014


The Dangers of Majoritarian Democracy

An Economist Looks at Europe Dec 5 2013



Ronald Coase, the Unexpected Economist

An Economist Looks at Europe Oct 7 2013


The Riddle of Schumpeter

An Economist Looks at Europe Sep 13 2013


In Praise of Neo-liberalism

An Economist Looks at Europe Aug 5 2013


Does Too Much Debt Really Matter?

An Economist Looks at Europe Jul 1 2013


Education Vouchers

An Economist Looks at Europe Jun 3 2013


Gold Is Money, in Spite of Mr. Keynes

An Economist Looks at Europe May 6 2013


The European Central Bank Changes Its Spots

An Economist Looks at Europe Apr 1 2013


Free Trade? Anything But...

An Economist Looks at Europe Mar 4 2013

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