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Blegging Your Help on Sources of Data on Consumer-Goods Prices in Europe

One of my splendid GMU undergraduate students, Mr. Aaron Baker, is doing a research project this semester under my direction.  This post is to ask (or, I believe the appropriate term in this forum is “bleg”) for information – especially (but not at all exclusively) from European readers – on how Aaron can best find [...] [...]

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

In this earlier post, I wrote about the challenges of measuring growth in our current world where we don’t have to pay for many of the product we enjoy and where the pace of innovation makes measurement difficult even for those products that involve monetary transactions. I also shared my skepticism that we’re in an [...] [...]

Mark Steckbeck on Standards of Living

The Liberal Order‘s Mark Steckbeck sends this informative e-mail to me, in response to Mark Perry’s and my recent essay in the Wall Street Journal: Hi Don, With regards to your article and all the pushback you’re receiving, I know this is anecdotal, but still worth considering. In the mid to late 70s, my father retired [...] [...]

Some Links

Here’s the great Bob Higgs on money, monetary theory, and Austrian theory versus theories that rest on overly large – and, hence, highly misleading – aggregates. In this post, Bob Higgs asks the sensible question: What is the difference between a government and a criminal gang or protection racket such as the mafia? Chris Mayer [...] [...]

Cleaned by Capitalism XXXI

Use these once and then throw them – along with all the bacteria that their use brings – away.  Beautiful!  (Relatedly, these plastic devices also save time.  They  enable people to spend more of their time with family, friends, reading, looking at sunsets, laughing at television shows, whatever, and less time washing dishes or loading [...] [...]