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David J. Hebert

David J. Hebert
David J. Hebert
David Hebert is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Ferris State University. His interests include public finance and property rights.

David J. Hebert's Articles and Posts

Kickstarter Saved Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit Anything Peaceful
Kickstarter Saved Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

Where Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind, the American public takes a small step towards smaller government. 

Please Protect Us from Santa Claus The Freeman
Please Protect Us from Santa Claus
If cheap imports hurt the economy, imagine the damage done by Saint Nick!
GDP Economics: Fat or Muscle? The Freeman
GDP Economics: Fat or Muscle?

Changing how productivity is measured does not increase productivity.

The Paradox of Public Assistance The Freeman
The Paradox of Public Assistance
Instead of simply distributing more welfare, we should focus on removing the barriers that keep people from becoming productive.
If You Like Your Governance, You Can Keep It The Freeman
If You Like Your Governance, You Can Keep It
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. 
That Cold-Hearted Discipline The Freeman
That Cold-Hearted Discipline
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?
Helping Consumers by Avoiding Taxes The Freeman
Helping Consumers by Avoiding Taxes
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.
Oklahoma: The Economic Storm The Freeman
Oklahoma: The Economic Storm
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.
Ice and Economics The Freeman
Ice and Economics

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