I had the opportunity to hear Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Greg Conko talk about the “precautionary principle” today. The precautionary principle was enshrined by the Rio Declaration on Development and Environment in 1992: “Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as [...]
Re: “Charles Darwin the Economist,” LA Times: Opinion, October 18 Robert Frank argues that “Darwin’s understanding of competition makes clear there can be no presumption it promotes the common good” since it often “provokes wasteful, mutually offsetting arms races.” Frank confuses the goals of evolutionary competition with those of market competition. Market [...]
Over at the Washington Times, David Bier and Iain Murray explain two ways governments can deliberately cause unemployment: forbid people from working and pay people not to work. On their face, these ideas seem too ridiculous to be policy, but the minimum wage and unemployment [...]
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