April 2020 ISSUE

Is State Education Justified? An Appreciation of E.G. West’s Education and the State

By Kevin Currie-Knight

A Liberty Classic Book Review of Education and the State: A Study in Political Economy, by E.G. West.1 As a society, we have become used to government involvement in education. We rarely subject such involvement to economic scrutiny or ask the historical ques...

Sick of Metaphors: Reading Shiller’s Narrative Economics

By Sarah Skwire

Book Review of Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events.1 by Robert J. Shiller. And if you wish to adorn, borrow the metaphor from something better in the same genus, if to denigrate, from something worse. —Aristotle,...

Climate Change: What is (Not) To Be Done

By Pedro Schwartz

In my previous column, I did my best to gauge the extent of the damage done to the climate as a result of human action, as well as the likelihood of an imminent climatic catastrophe. In this piece, I intend to explore whether a spontaneous correction of impending cl...

Fixed Personality Traits, Randomly Arrived At

By Arnold Kling

... variation in how brain circuits develop makes a major contribution to our psychological traits. Crucially, that variation can arise from genetic differences, but also from the processes of development themselves. Stochastic developmental variation will play a ...

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Climate Change: What is (Not) To Be Done

Reflections from Europe Apr 6 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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