Arnold Kling: November 2006 Archives

For Better or For Worse: Entrepreneurs, Families, and Inequality

"Many entrepreneurs I know say that they could not have done it without a supportive spouse. The same goes for people who are successful in established business. Your choice of spouse is, first of all, a choice! It is... Read More

The Exceptionally Entrepreneurial Society

"The movement that built the first national democracy was not triggered by an uprising of the masses; nor was it led by intellectual theorists. It was led by entrepreneurial men of means...In fact, starting a business develops precisely the... Read More

Milton Friedman's Case

"Friedman was a pragmatic libertarian. He believed that -- as an empirical matter -- giving individuals freedom and letting them coordinate their actions by buying and selling on markets would produce the best results...that the market system would create... Read More

Blame the Iraqis First

"I don't know whether such pessimism [about Iraq] is true or not, but I am interested in the frequent analysis that it is somehow the fault of the United States or its allies, not the Islamists themselves. -- Victor... Read More

Operation Sunscreen

"Using the results from formal economic models, the Review estimates that if we don't act, the overall costs and risks of climate change will be equivalent to losing at least 5% of global GDP each year, now and forever.... Read More

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