E. Frank Stephenson


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An Economics Lesson for the Drug Czar

Is a Reduction in Illegal Drug Expenditure Good News?

JUNE 30, 2010 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON

It Just Ain't So

T. Boone Pickens is Right About Oil Imports? It Just Ain't So!

APRIL 01, 2009 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON

The $700 billion that Americans spend annually to purchase oil from other countries (according to Pickens) is a price not a transfer. For the $700 billion we send to oil exporters, we get something in return—oil. Our receipt of millions of barrels of oil in exchange for that money is hardly a transfer. We receive a versatile commodity that can be used for everything from making plastics to fueling family vacations. The exporters receive the $700 billion that they can then use to purchase other goods and services.

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Dry-Cleaning Economics in One Lesson

What Caused Dry Cleaners' Hanger Prices to Double?

SEPTEMBER 01, 2008 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON

Book Review

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance, by Russell Roberts

A Lively Debate about the Morality of Capitalism

FEBRUARY 10, 2003 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON

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Reducing Class Sizes: Other Things Are Not Always Equal

Do Smaller Classes Improve Student Achievement?

JANUARY 01, 2002 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON

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Of Genomes and Lemons

How Well-Intentioned Laws Can Harm the People They Mean to Protect

SEPTEMBER 01, 2001 by E. FRANK STEPHENSON, MICHAEL E. RUPERT

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Of Lights and Liberty

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