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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Liberty in Books: Doing Bad by Doing Good, with Christopher Coyne

Government-led humanitarian efforts have created more harm than good. Despite spending an enormous amount of resources, these good intentions are not producing their desired results. Do we need more government intervention in economic development? FEE Board of Scholars and George Mason University professor Christopher Coyne introduces his book “Doing Bad by Doing Good” where he discusses how by “doing good”, government intervention produces bad results.

  • Christopher Coyne is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University, the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center, and the Director of the Initiative for the Study of a Stable Peace (ISSP) through the Hayek Program. He is the Co-Editor of The Review of Austrian Economics and of The Independent Review.