RUSS ROBERTS

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09/09/14 The Disrupters
07/09/14 A Professor’s Professor
05/19/14 Why Frank Underwood is a Democrat
10/09/13 Janet Yellen Won’t Change the Fed
03/20/13 Should We Have Let Wall Street Go Bust?
02/21/13 Know Your Limits
02/07/11 Why Friedrich Hayek is Making a Comeback
04/28/10 Gambling with Other People’s Money
02/27/10 Is the Dismal Science Really a Science?
12/10/09 Congressional Testimony, Dec. 10, 2009
11/24/09 How Little We Know
10/28/09 Congressional Testimony, Oct. 28, 2009
08/25/09 Will Time Prove Ben Bernanke Wrong?
03/02/09 Halve The Deficit? Good Luck, Obama
03/02/09 What Economists Know and Do Not Know
03/02/09 The Speech I Wish Obama Had Given
11/20/08 How to Move the Economy Forward?
11/14/08 Paulson’s Faulty Imagination
10/31/08 Don’t Just Do Something. Stand There
10/03/08 How Government Stoked the Mania
09/18/08 Organic Market
03/26/08 The Bear Stearns Debacle
02/20/08 Selling Anchovy Ice Cream
01/17/08 The Science of Stimulus
12/26/07 Sunny Side Up
11/01/07 Why We Trade
09/13/07 Defending Baseball’s UnNatural
06/07/07 The Lady in the Harbor
03/18/07 Can You Be Too Rich?
03/12/07 Protectionists Never Learn
02/17/07 Workers Don’t Need Unions
02/07/07 College Football Without Romance
12/06/06 A Debt of Gratitude
11/06/06 Traffic Nirvana Unlikely on the Cape
11/01/06 Does the Trade Deficit Destroy American Jobs?
06/05/06 Incentives Matter
01/26/06 Funding Space Travel
01/02/06 The Lessons of Monopoly
10/31/05 In Defense of High Prices and Profits
09/05/05 The Reality of Markets
06/21/05 The Ultimate Chain Letter
04/28/05 Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives on trade (CAFTA)
02/07/05 A Marvel of Cooperation: How Order Emerges without a Conscious Planner
01/11/05 No Such Thing as a Safe Drug
12/01/04 Don’t Fear Deficits
11/23/04 Nickel and Dimed and Quartered
09/24/04 Archaeological Economics
09/09/04 Deficits Don’t Mean Disaster
07/05/04 Presidential Economics: What Leaders Can and Cannot Do about the State of the Economy
04/24/04 Outsourcing and Job Security
04/22/04 The Great Outsourcing Scare of 2004
03/31/04 The Locomotive in the Rain Forest
02/24/04 Jobs Abroad, Benefits at Home
01/20/04 The Bagel and the Index Fund
12/29/03 More than an Invention
11/19/03 Why Linux Is Wealthier Than Microsoft
10/27/03 Remaking Iraq
09/19/03 Why Are We Losing Manufacturing Jobs?
07/10/03 In Praise of Mercenaries
06/12/03 Only a Game
06/06/03 Profits vs. Love
05/09/03 The Price of Romance
04/10/03 Carrots and Sticks
03/13/03 Mr. President, Don’t Toy With The Truth
03/01/03 Disorder on the Court
01/16/03 Cut Taxes, Help the Rich (And the rest of us too)
01/09/03 Here’s to Your Health
12/06/02 Widening Route 6
11/29/02 Tiger Woods Takes The Times To Task For Its Masters Disaster (Satire)
11/14/02 Voodoo Taxation
10/11/02 Don’t Mend it, End It
10/04/02 Do-Over Democracy
09/12/02 Don’t Bash the ‘Burbs, Improve the City
09/02/02 On This Labor Day, the Glass Is Half-Full
08/20/02 Deficit Spending and the U.S. Economy
08/08/02 Curing What Ails Corporate America
07/11/02 More money hasn’t made public schools better
07/01/02 What Do Farmers Want From Me?
06/03/02 Napsternomics: What’s the Most Effective Way to Protect Intellectual Property?
05/15/02 Farm Aid
05/15/02 Savings vs. Debts
05/14/02 No Picnic on the Prairie
04/21/02 No Fat Tax
04/18/02 Take My Used Book, Please!
04/14/02 In Praise of That Ugly Box On the Edge of Town
03/01/02 We Can’t Get Rich Doing Each Other’s Laundry
02/25/02 If They Hawk It, You Will Come
11/05/01 Is Bethlehem Steel the Canary in the Economic Mine Shaft?
10/15/01 Cipro and Price Controls on Pharmaceuticals
09/11/01 Social Security—Where do they put our money?
09/02/01 America and the World’s Resources
09/01/01 Does Trade Exploit the Poorest of the Poor?
06/25/01 Do “Big Box” Retailers Harm the Quality of Life?
06/12/01 Why the State of Economic Literacy Is So Appalling (and What to Do about It)
06/01/01 I, Pepsi
04/04/01 A Sausage By Any Other Name
03/05/01 How Safe is that Trucker in the Window?
03/01/01 Relying on Relatives
12/21/00 Is Holiday Spending Good for America?
09/14/00 Subliminal Advertising for Politicians
06/06/00 Nothing Left to Buy?
05/23/00 Microsoft Woods
03/28/00 Would a ban on soft money hurt special interest politics?
01/21/00 In Praise of the Oh-So-Dependable Cardboard Box
12/01/99 Transforming the Political Marketplace
06/06/99 Nothing’s Free: How Lotteries Work
03/01/99 Illuminating the Unseen
05/18/95 If You’re Paying, I’ll Have Top Sirloin