U.S. Is a Case Study in Free Trade
American incomes converge, but not at the bottom.
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", February 25, 2004
A Prettier Jobs Picture
The New York Times Magazine, February 21, 2004Productivity has risen rapidly over the past year, to the astonishment and delight of most economists. But a lot of people are still worried. What if increased productivity means that jobs disappear? Could the economy get too efficient? All over the world, even in China, factories are producing more stuff with fewer workers. On the Internet, visionaries fret over the rise of robots, while programmers denounce American companies for ''outsourcing'' their once-secure jobs to Indian engineers. Is this the recession -- or the recovery -- that does away with American jobs for good?
The Eichler Dilemma
Dwell, January/February 2004
Hayek on Gay Marriage
The Boston Globe, January 10, 2004Shortly after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's decision on single-sex marriage in November, a debate broke out on the Reason Online and National Review Online weblogs: Would Friedrich Hayek endorse or condemn gay marriage?
The Trend of Vanishing Tech Jobs
A Researcher Sees an Upside in the Outsourcing of Programming Jobs
The New York Times, "Economic Scene", January 08, 2004
Friedrich the Great
Dismissed by critics as a free-market extremist, economist Friedrich Hayek is gaining new attention as a forerunner of cognitive psychology, information theory, even postmodernism. A reintroduction to one of the most important thinkers you've barely heard
The Boston Globe, January 05, 2004
Unhappily Better Off
Review of The Progress Paradox, by Gregg Easterbrook
New York Post, January 02, 2004