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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Here is a timeless post from last year that I wrote with one of my Econ 255 students. http://www.nicholls.edu/bastiatsbastions/2006/11/16/the-pilgrims-progress-and-the-peasants/ -MC

This past week, John DeSantis came out with a very well-done three-part series in the Thibodaux Daily Comet    on the exploitation of labor, most assuredly African-American labor, in the not too distant past of our local sugar cane industry.   The story illustrates several important points that beginning students should note.   One article […]

One of my students, B.L., recently commented about Sen. Clinton, “I do give her kudos for stepping up to the plate and being the first woman to run for president.” Please understand that I am not saying to B.L. “oh, you are so wrong,” so please don’t take it as that, but many people now […]

Big government advocates assert that democratic choice is somehow to be preferred to choices made through market processes. The idea is usually that people in markets act selfishly and have little information and are swayed too easily by advertising dollars, but when those same people get behind the curtain of the voting booth, they are […]

According to some commentors on the debates, Hillary really took a beating from her Democratic opponents.   Take a look at these comments of George the First (George H. W. Bush) and Newt Gingrich.   I can only respond, “Oh, really?” Don’t get me wrong, I am not really a Hillary supporter, but give me […]

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