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Monthly Archives: November 2010

In posts as early as July of 2007, I have bemoaned the misallocation of resources as a result of poorly conceived policies by politicians to help special interests line their pockets.  For humorous effect, I have pointed out that the ethanol subsidy increases the use of corn as fuel instead of as food, and that […]

Read this article from Reuters report that the intrusive patdowns and full naked-body scanners are causing some people to reconsider flying.  If people drive to some of the places they would have flown to, more highway deaths are sure to follow.  The question remains, however, “which saves more lives, flying instead of driving or body […]

Among the many insightful essays that Frédéric Bastiat, this blog’s namesake, penned, “What is seen and what is not seen” was particularly perceptive.  There, Bastiat wrote, There is only one difference between a bad economist and a good one: the bad economist confines himself to the visible effect; the good economist takes into account both […]

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