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6/28/2016 -Muhammad Ali Defeated a Lot of Opponents. He Cannot, However, Defeat the Laws of Supply and Demand.
7/24/2015 -Ride Sharing Is More than Just Taxi Problems
10/10/2014 -Baumol and Kirzner Should Get the Economics Nobel
5/12/2014 -Natural Disasters Still Aren’t Good for the Economy
1/27/2014 -Colorado and Washington Blazed a Marijuana Legalization Trail: Should Others Follow?
11/13/2013 -Does the Surveillance and Security State Make Us Safer?
9/10/2013 -What You Don’t Know about Immigration Can Hurt You
7/31/2013 -Would a Higher Minimum Wage Help McDonald’s Workers?
4/25/2013 -Hans Rosling and the Magic Washing Machine: A Lesson
4/5/2013 -Hey, Did You Hear About Florida Gulf Coast University?
1/14/2013 -Order, Prosperity, and Hard Work
11/19/2012 -Price Gouging in a Picture
11/8/2012 -Marijuana Prohibition Going Up in Smoke? High Hopes for a Drug War Peace Dividend
11/8/2012 -On Climate Change, Government Is Not the Answer
11/7/2012 -Becoming a Better Voter: Reading for the Next Election
10/15/2012 -Public Broadcasting: Wrong Battle for the Right
9/10/2012 -Should Congress Pull the Plug on Funding National Public Radio? Yes
8/23/2012 -Isn’t It High Time We Legalize Marijuana?
6/22/2012 -Sunday Reflection: ‘Dear TSA: I am not your customer’
6/19/2012 -You Worry. You Shouldn’t. Part 1: Overpopulation and Resource Exhaustion
6/1/2012 -Soda Ban a Meaningless Gesture with Limited Effect
6/1/2012 -How Obama and Romney Will Make Me Healthier
4/21/2012 -Sunday Reflection: Entrepreneurs Serve the Public Better than Politicians
4/19/2012 -Let’s Be Blunt: It’s Time to End the Drug War
4/5/2012 -The Association of Private Enterprise Education Is Decadent and Depraved: 2012
3/16/2012 -How Starbucks Made My Friday and Taught Me About Economic Progress
2/11/2012 -The Best Question I’ve Heard This Week: “What Could You Do For Me?”
2/2/2012 -Should We Regulate Sugar Like Alcohol or Tobacco?
1/24/2012 -Make Obama’s State of the Union Address Fun for the Whole Family with BINGO!
1/19/2012 -Your Vote Won’t Matter. Don’t Waste It.
1/12/2012 -Dear Student: I Don’t Lie Awake at Night Thinking of Ways to Ruin Your Life
1/2/2012 -Let Vanilla Ice Help You Have a Great 2012
12/30/2011 -It’s the End of the Year As We Know It
12/22/2011 -Last-Minute Gifts: Spectacular? Special? Spirit of Retsyn?
12/21/2011 -Are Economy Experts Less Likely to Give to Charity?
12/18/2011 -Ruining Christmas: An Economist’s Guide
12/13/2011 -Has the ‘Occupy’ Movement Jumped the Shark?
12/9/2011 -Occupy Bourbon Street? Big-Time Sports and Inequality
12/2/2011 -Better Facebook? Better Comments? Buttons We Need
11/28/2011 -Send These, the Homeless, Tempest-Tost to Me
11/20/2011 -Why Is Immigration Illegal Anyway?
11/10/2011 -Social Order? There’s No App for That
11/3/2011 -Iniquity, Irresponsibility, and/or Incentives?
10/27/2011 -Springfield Political Economy: Homeland Security and the Bear Patrol
10/21/2011 -Smash Capitalism and You Destroy Civilization
10/13/2011 -Lessons From and For the Class Struggle on Wall Street
10/7/2011 -The Process That Made Steve Jobs Great
9/30/2011 -I Love That Episode of The Simpsons! Oh Wait-You Were Talking About Real-Life Immigration Policy
9/23/2011 -Unintended Consequences: Hurting When You Think You’re Helping
9/16/2011 -Yes, You Can Be Too Careful: Small Steps Toward Better Parenting
9/9/2011 -Risk and Reason Ten Years After 9/11
9/1/2011 -A Case Against the Case Against Walmart
8/25/2011 -The Earthquake Wasn’t Good for the Economy. Hurricane Irene Won’t Be, Either.
8/18/2011 -Lemonade and Liberty
7/29/2011 -Gordon Ramsay’s Monetary Nightmares
7/22/2011 -Thoughts on Liberty and Society
7/14/2011 -“Underpants Gnomes” Political Economy
7/8/2011 -Price Controls Make A Statement About Society
6/30/2011 -Time to Close the Security Theatre
6/23/2011 -The Drug War: What is It Good For?
6/17/2011 -Price Gouging Laws Hurt Storm Victims
6/2/2011 -Che Guevara
5/31/2011 -Che Guevara: Communist Icon, Capitalist Commodity
5/26/2011 -What Would Louis XIV Have Paid for a Sonicare?
5/21/2011 -It’s the End of the World As We Kn . . . Wait. No It Isn’t.
5/19/2011 -Immigrants, Sweatshops, and Standards of Living
5/13/2011 -Should We Care About the Minimum Wage?
5/6/2011 -Getting Rich Through Special Privilege
5/2/2011 -What Will Happen Now that Bin Laden is Dead?
4/28/2011 -Capitalism, Socialism, and the Possibility of Civilization
4/21/2011 -Is Steve Jobs Killing Jobs?
4/14/2011 -No Taxation
4/7/2011 -Who Nudges the Nudgers?
3/31/2011 -Tear Down This Wall
3/24/2011 -Should Governments Monopolize Education?
3/17/2011 -Can You Love Free Markets and the Poor?
3/12/2011 -Walking on Broken Glass?
3/11/2011 -Libertarian Compassionomics?
3/3/2011 -What Can We Do About the Pirates?
2/25/2011 -Labor Pains in Madison
2/8/2011 -Wallets, Waitlines, and Walmart
1/29/2011 -Compassion Alone is Insufficient: Mind the Gap Between Intentions and Outcomes
1/26/2011 -If We Win the Future, Who Loses?
1/21/2011 -Do We Need a Department of Homeland Security or a TSA?
1/15/2011 -A National Conversation About Our Conversation
1/4/2011 -A Scientific World View Includes Economics
12/31/2010 -A New Year’s Resolution for Politicians: Understand Profit
12/22/2010 -Pat Robertson: Pot Isn’t the
12/15/2010 -“Surplus Population”? Sorry, Mr. Scrooge, But You’re Mistaken
12/9/2010 -How Economics Saved Christmas
12/4/2010 -How Can Economics Help Us Reduce Child Abuse?
11/24/2010 -Why I Opted Out
11/23/2010 -Economics Versus the TSA
11/21/2010 -What Is At Stake on Opt-Out Day?
5/28/2010 -Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
3/18/2010 -Coming To America
3/4/2010 -Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Fatty Foods
1/28/2010 -Battle of the Speeches
1/4/2010 -The Naughties Weren’t All Bad
10/16/2009 -Repeal the Minimum Wage
9/7/2009 -Does Walmart Really Erode Our Values?
7/16/2009 -School Competition Begets Greater Quality
6/25/2009 -Privatize Pools and Golf Courses?
5/21/2009 -Intellectual Monopoly Is an Unnecessary Evil
5/7/2009 -We Don’t Need Marx to Face This Global Economic Crisis
5/6/2009 -Preventing Post-Disaster Price Gouging Yields Devastating Results
4/7/2009 -Time to End the War on Drugs
12/22/2008 -Patriotic Shopping Sprees
12/22/2008 -Does Wal-Mart Reduce Social Capital?
10/29/2008 -Economic Illiteracy Is Not the Change We Need
9/15/2008 -Why Did Gas Prices Increase So Quickly?
9/5/2008 -Crime and Drug Policy
8/11/2008 -Obama’s $1000 Rebate Plan Won’t Work
7/29/2008 -The Net Effect of Minimum Wage
7/17/2008 -Wal-Mart, Innovation, and Access
7/16/2008 -Airlines and Speculation
7/8/2008 -Does Globalization Destroy Culture?
3/31/2008 -Can Environmentalists and Economists Agree?
9/13/2005 -Legislating Price Controls Won’t Aid Katrina Recovery