Saturday, January 17, 2015


Jayson Lusk added some interesting questions to the January 2015 Food Demand Survey. The responses are pure gold.

Elise Hilton discusses new technology for reducing the amount of trash that ends up in landfills. Markets generate conservation behavior when the benefit of reusing or recycling a given resource is greater than the cost. Entrepreneurs are agents of change who create these opportunities.

The Cato Institute Blog has a brief roundup of posts around the blogosphere regarding the "common sense" of a carbon tax.

Jeffrey Dorfman at UGA has some suggestions for budget cuts for the new bicameral Republican majority in congress.

Brent Gloy and David Widmar of Purdue discuss 2015 economic issues related to producers and ag bankers.

Don Boudreaux explains why supposed generous behavior by established firms regarding the minimum wage is likely to limit competition.

Matthew Turner of Brown University discusses the economics of land use regulations in an article at PERC.

Bob Murphy's insightful analysis of the Fed's role in recent oil price moves.

Don Boudreaux links to an interesting graph of world-wide incomes in 1820, 1970, and 2000. This graph shows that increases in income and in income equality can happen simultaneously.

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