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(Don Boudreaux) TweetAs reported by Wall Street Journal columnist James Freeman, Securities and Exchange Commission commissioner – and my former Mercatus Center colleague – Hester Peirce is wisely resisting that agency’s attempt to impose on every publicly traded company an environmental agenda. A slice: Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce is sounding the alarm on the destructive climate proposal that SEC...

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetWriting in the Wall Street Journal, Justin Hart describes Twitter’s pre-Musk policy of masking or hiding the tweets of Dr. Jay Bhattacharya – tweets that recommended covid policies more humane and better grounded in science than were the authoritarian and often-deranged policies imposed on much of the public and supported by most intellectuals and people in the mainstream media. A slice: How many people...

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(Don Boudreaux) TweetAlberto Mingardi remembers Walter Grinder, who will be sorely, deeply missed by many, including me. A slice: Never underestimate the role of the person who puts a good book in your hands. Particularly if he imagines you could expand your views thanks to it and perhaps use it to see the world from perspectives you did not imagine before. Walter did precisely that to perhaps countless people, some of whom honoured...

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The Libido for the Superficial

(Don Boudreaux) TweetMy latest column for AIER is inspired by H.L. Mencken’s 1927 essay “The Libido for the Ugly.” A slice: I thought of Mencken’s essay recently when I heard on NPR a “report” that claimed that among the “contributors” to child poverty is the so-called “gender-pay gap.” Forget that what appears superficially to be a gender-pay gap is, in fact, a gap explained by differences in productivity, which...