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The Growth of the Chinese Leviathan
(December 31, 2017 02:39 PM, by Contributing Guest) by Pierre Lemieux We might hope that the faster growth of Leviathan in China will give second thoughts to American politicians and bureaucrats--just like during the Cold War, the fear of resembling the Evil Empire probably had a salutary effect.... (7 COMMENTS)
I Win All My Ebola Bets
(January 1, 2018 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Back in 2014, Ebola was national - and global - news.  Even in Africa, fears ultimately turned out to be overblown.  The WHO's official tally was about 11,000 fatalities.  The true figure is almost certainly higher, but not grossly so. ... (6 COMMENTS)
Robert Murphy Helps Resolve an Economic Paradox
(January 1, 2018 01:52 PM, by David Henderson) If it's true that a worker gets paid an amount just equal to what he or she adds to total economic output, then how can there be any surplus left over to benefit the masses? In particular, suppose that an... (0 COMMENTS)
Japan doesn't need easier money; the BOJ needs easier money
(December 29, 2017 07:46 PM, by Scott Sumner) Here's Reuters: Some Bank of Japan board members have called for a debate about raising interest rates or lowering purchases of exchange-traded funds in response to the improving outlook, a summary of opinions expressed at last week's policy meeting showed.... (0 COMMENTS)
Money as Coined Liberty
(December 30, 2017 05:05 PM, by David Henderson) Here is another installment of the questions I asked as discussion leader of a colloquium on Ken Rogoff's and others' proposals to abolish $100, $50, and possibly $20 bills. I've previously posted here, here, and here. (1) On page... (10 COMMENTS)
Further thoughts on corporate income taxes
(December 31, 2017 12:08 PM, by Scott Sumner) Stephen Williamson and John Cochrane have an interesting discussion of the effects of a corporate income tax. This comment by Cochrane is interesting: So how do you deduct investment and leave something left over to tax? It rests on two... (6 COMMENTS)
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