Tyler Watts


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How Three Neighbors Got Gas: A Parable

FEBRUARY 22, 2013 by TYLER WATTS

Think scarce resources demand a centralized rationing system? Think again--prices can do the work a lot more efficiently.

It Just Ain't So

Outsourcing Is Bad for the Economy?

OCTOBER 18, 2012 by TYLER WATTS

Politicians love blaming economic troubles on outsourcing. But outsourcing is fundamental to the creation of wealth--and it happens constantly, with nearly everything we buy, explains Tyler Watts.

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Outsourcing Is Bad?

It's the division of labor, that is, cooperation.

AUGUST 27, 2012 by TYLER WATTS

Economics makes clear that outsourcing is not the problem; the problem is scarcity. Outsourcing is (part of) the solution.

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Government Spending Cuts Are Bad for the Economy?

Take a closer look.

AUGUST 15, 2012 by TYLER WATTS

Government spending can boost short-term indicators, but that's not the same as sustaining the long-term health of the economy. In fact, spending tends to obscure its true condition, if not prolong the problems.

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