December 2006Volume 56, 2006
DECEMBER 01, 2006 by RICHARD EBELING
NOVEMBER 03, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Five economists who either won the Nobel Prize in economics or who served as president of the American Economic Association -- and three who did both -- recently joined over 600 other economists in urging the federal government to increase the minimum wage. The signatures were gathered by the union-backed Economic Policy Institute (EPI), which unsurprisingly supports substantial government intervention in the economy.
I guess this is supposed to make us think more of the minimum wage. Instead, it makes me think less of the Nobel Prize in economics and the American Economic Association.
DECEMBER 01, 2006 by JANE M. ORIENT M.D.
DECEMBER 01, 2006 by GEORGE C. LEEF
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by Edward W. Younkins Reviewed by Aeon J. Skoble
- Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in _Black America
by John McWhorter Reviewed by George C. Leef