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Insurance Industry Reaps Massive Profits From Delay | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Unlike many other businesses, the insurance industry is bound by law to act in good faith with its customers. Because of their protectiv...

Democratizing Development: Hayek, Easterly, and Roberts Edition

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

Easterly makes two points about the search for solutions or at least things that might help poor people live better lives. One is that solutions are o...

Keynes Battles Hayek In Economist Rap Battle (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a new hip-hop video, "Fear the Boom and Bust," an old economics debate about market intervention is translated into a rap battle between two of his...

"The Depression of 1933"?? -- Is a Depression a Moveable Famine?

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

The Free Market faithful have rewritten a great deal of history. But their most recent claim that Franklin Roosevelt started the Great Depression? That's just ludicrous.

When Money Doesn't Talk

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

Here's one answer: Instead of motivating people or trying to coerce them, companies can inspire them.