Ethanol, Ed Harris, and Econ 101: Web Gems

More freedom means a bigger menu . . . Sterling Terrell of Mises crunches the numbers and compares relative economic freedom and access to quality food.

Work the problem, People! (1:00) . . . Remember this classic clip on common-sense problem solving?

Employment is not production (3:41) . . . Economist Bryan Caplan explains the unintended consequences of our “Make-Work Bias.”

A bad idea gone really bad . . . The ethanol requirement “destroys the environment, damages car engines, increases gas prices, and contributes to the starvation of the global poor…” Otherwise it’s a great program.

Your kitchen is not a chicken breast! . . . Or, “Why food and housing are different: a response to more New York Times silliness.”  

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