Anthony de Jasay turns his attention this month to the recent Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and considers its possible consequences for the UK and the European Union. His take: Breaking up is hard to do. http://ow.ly/CujD302OmQI Link
"This is a much bigger issue than it first appears to be. Not only would banning cash as we know it inconvenience a lot of people, but also, as we shall see, it would come with many new regulations and controls." http://ow.ly/f9py30543q2 Link
How can government be made more user-friendly and to work better for everybody? It's YOUR turn in this week's #EconTalk Extra: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/05/for_the_people.html Link
Did Freddie Mac rot from the outside in, or was its destruction from the inside out? Arnold Kling, who is an "Old Freddie" man himself, recounts the history of Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis while also looking at Susan Gates's Days of Slaughter. NEW from Arnold Kling today at Econlib: http://ow.ly/MzNE30avSqU Link
Calling American politics a sewer is an insult to sewers. Sewers move toxic waste AWAY from human beings.
Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with #EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, "Makers and Takers." Foroohar argues that #finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy. http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/04/rana_foroohar_o.html Link