Freeman

The Economic Way of Thinking

Studying Real People

Teaching and learning economics has become detached from human beings

DECEMBER 17, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

Economists need to apply their tools to real people in the real world. That doesn't mean tossing out statistics and modeling. It means including every other discipline with light to shed on people and our world.

Master Jugglers and Social Engineers

Good economics, bad economics, and our unprecedented debt

OCTOBER 22, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

The United States is saddled with a staggering amount of debt. It's time to put aside bad economics and look at how to salvage our financial future.

The Mystery of the Mundane

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 by PETER BOETTKE

Economics is full of research, theories, and statistics. But it's really about learning to see the wonder surrounding us, in mundane things we often take for granted.

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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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