Category Archives: Reading

Book Review: Living Economics

Peter Boettke is an economist out of George Mason University and he specializes in the history of economic thought and institutional economics. Boettke was lucky enough to study under many notable economists, such as James Buchanan, Israel Kirzner, Gordon Tullock, … Continue reading

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Book Review: To the Edge

To the Edge: Legality, Legitimacy, and the Responses to the 2008 Financial Crisis was a book unlike any other historical analysis I have read so far. This was probably inevitable given the nature of the of the 2008 financial crisis, … Continue reading

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Economic Modeling: Societal Preferences and Government

A book I just recently finished, After War: the Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, has a lot of insight into the institutional and behavioral theory behind reconstruction (e.g. the nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan). One of the explanations given by Coyne, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Structure and Change in Economic History

For economic historians, the ability to write well comes almost as second nature. For Douglass C. North, the author and Nobel winning economist behind Structure and Change in Economic History, this is no exception. Published in 1981, Structure and Change in … Continue reading

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Not Lacking Links

SCOTUS rules in favor of raisin farmer, overturns ‘New Deal’ era law Created in 1937, The Agriculture Marketing Agreement Act was one of the several ‘New Deal’ laws passed under FDR’s administration with the intention of revitalizing the economy. After … Continue reading

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Not Lacking Links

Reading miscellanea: SECTION 215 OF THE PATRIOT ACT FAILS I discussed this recently here, and while I am happy with last night’s result, the reality is that there are multiple other tools at the disposal of the federal government for … Continue reading

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