Tag Archives: Economics

Recycling and government

By Nathan Barton In a recent commentary, I published part of an article by an economics professor, Michael Munger, about recycling and the economics of it. Dr. Munger rightly points out that modern curbside and drop-off recycling is more a … Continue reading

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Stupid government tricks – recycling

The following is taken from an article by Michael Munger, an economics professor.  It points out the stupidity of recycling as usually run by governments (and sometimes even by for-profit and non-profit groups).  My wife and I have long taught … Continue reading

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Latest weapons industry advocacy bill introduced in Senate

By Nathan Barton The delightful and compassionate senior Senator for California led a cabal of dozens of Democratic senators in introducing this important bill in the US Senate this week. According to a press release by the revered Conscript Mother, … Continue reading

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Arrogance (and stupidity) beyond belief

By Nathan Barton This was discussed in Laissez Faire today.  It is incredible – and I was sure it must be from The Onion. (It was only in one of LF’s e-mail newsletters, so no link.  But even New Scientist  … Continue reading

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Population growth, economics, freedom, and religion

By Nathan Barton One of the interesting news items last week was that Utah’s population crossed the 3.0 million mark as it became the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.0 percent to 3.1 million from … Continue reading

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Economics, Populist Fads, and Government

Libertarian Commentary #16-20B By Nathan Barton Governments are organizations where “group-think” is a large part of how they do things. They are unaccountable to the mechanisms of the free market. And they are made up of people (both the elite … Continue reading

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Whom do we believe?

Libertarian Commentary #16-14C, by Nathan Barton We see it all the time. To one group of people (and pundits), Joe the politician is a scoundrel, fool, and crooked as a dog’s hind leg. To another group and pundits, he is … Continue reading

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