George C. Leef

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George Leef is the former book review editor of The Freeman. He is director of research at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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Oops-care

Obamacare victimizes Americans, but politics means never having to say you’re sorry

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 by GEORGE C. LEEF

The President has offered pseudo-apologies for inflicting a disaster on Americans. Don't hold your breath waiting for much more.

Feature

Neighborhood Effects or Culture Rot?

What did Milton Friedman say on the question of college subsidies?

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 by GEORGE C. LEEF

At one time, Friedman thought higher education should be subsidized for its neighborhood effects. He later changed his mind.

Book Review

The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State

DECEMBER 06, 2012 by GEORGE C. LEEF

A review of The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State, by Bruce Benson

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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