Arnold Kling: June 2002 Archives

The Programming Soviet

I had an aunt and uncle who were Communists until the end. They saw any flaw in the capitalist sytem as fatal, and they saw hope in the most tired and discredited leaders and systems (my uncle wrote an exultant... Read More

Socialism as the Solution

The French have a cliche that goes, "The more things change, the more they remain the same." That saying may be particularly apt for a country where the economy is dominated by a large public sector. Where there is competition,... Read More

Keeping Up With the Cloneses

When competition breaks out, it is hard to stop. It is in the interest of each individual to compete, regardless of whether the aggregate outcome is desirable. Economists tend to look at the positive results of competition. It leads to... Read More

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