Stewart Dompe

Stewart.Dompe@jwu.edu

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Were We Better Off in 1987?

Down and out among the 90 percent

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

We are better off today due to the creative innovations of the marketplace. Those who argue we're worse off are ignoring important considerations.

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Layaway: Live after Death

Government intervention resurrects long-dead retail practices

OCTOBER 15, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

The return of '80s retail practices is likely the result of credit market meddling.

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Where’s the Beef? Canada!

Love of country doesn’t mean one must also love the IRS

SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

Corporate inversion offers a powerful check on government and lets companies fulfill their primary purpose: protecting shareholders' capital.

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Food Deserts or Just Deserts?

The regulatory consequences of the farm bill and other interventions

JULY 02, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

If you want to change people's eating habits, look first to the federal interventions that distort the food market.

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Chasing Dystopian Rainbows

It seems scientism passes for science these days

APRIL 08, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

A NASA report has more to say about using the correct analytical tools than it does about inequality.

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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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