Libertarianism

Here is an awesome letter sent to professor Krugman by Don Boudreaux: 17 May 2010 Prof. Paul Krugman Department of Economics Princeton University Dear Prof. Krugman: In your May 14 blog-post “Why Libertarianism Doesn’t Work, Part N” you attempt to tar libertarianism as being an ideology that “requires incorruptible politicians.” You’re deeply confused.  One foundation…

Thoughts Out of Balance

Kurt Bouwhuis, Mackinac Center Intern Here is a letter I recently sent to the New York Times: In his recent op-ed, Paul Krugman expresses great concern over the growing trade deficit between the U.S. and China (“World Out of Balance,” Nov. 15).  A simple example reveals why such concerns are pointless. Suppose an American businessman…

Interventions Breed Interventions – Bank On It

This is a great letter to the editor from Don Boudreaux: 18 July 2009 Editor, The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 To the Editor: Discussing today’s proposed increase in federal financial regulation, Paul Krugman describes “the creation of federal deposit insurance in the 1930s” as marking “the last time there…