David J. Hebert
David Hebert is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ferris State University. His interests include public finance and property rights.
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GDP calculations say count your hookers and drugs, then skip the gym
OCTOBER 27, 2014 by DAVID J. HEBERT
Changing how productivity is measured does not increase productivity.
It’s time to acknowledge the pragmatic problems of welfare
JANUARY 24, 2014 by DAVID J. HEBERT
Instead of simply distributing more welfare, we should focus on removing the barriers that keep people from becoming productive.
You might be an anarcho-capitalist if you consider this case
DECEMBER 11, 2013 by DAVID J. HEBERT
Once you get past the scary terms, the case for anarcho-capitalism resembles the case for, say, being able to shop around for your healthcare.
Good economics teaches cooperation and the limits of politics, not greed
OCTOBER 30, 2013 by DAVID J. HEBERT
Economics does not so much teach greed but rather the beauty of cooperation. How else could we explain how a woolen coat gets made, how Paris gets fed, or how a pencil gets made?
JUNE 24, 2013 by DAVID J. HEBERT
Congress has been bullying Apple, Google, and other companies who move business offshore to avoid taxes--even when they do it legally. Simply reducing tax rates would make loopholes less valuable and would benefit both consumers and producers.
MAY 24, 2013 by DAVID J. HEBERT
A tornado ravaged Oklahoma last week, destroying hundreds of homes, killing dozens, and injuring hundreds more. Unfortunately, it looks like the citizens of Oklahoma are about to be ravaged by another storm brought on by the Oklahoma Attorney General.