An examination of government regulation and the role governments play in the economy.
As an economist who also supports environmental topics, I often get asked if it's hard to reconcile the two. I usually answer "not at all - many policies are both good economics and good for the environment". But I understand where people get the idea that the two must conflict when I see poorly thought out environmental policies such as bottled water bans.
An e-mail from a reader who argues that Parecon does not lead to a reduction of job specialization.
A More Economically Efficient Kind of Gun Control? An article on gun control and insurance markets. Use of the economic way of thinking.
A discussion of the costs and benefits of banning incandescent light bulbs. A response to a comment on "Should Governments Ban the Incandescent Lightbulb?"
A discussion of whether or not ATM fees should be regulated or controlled by the government.
An examination of the 'parecon' or 'participatory economics' philosophy and just one of the many drawbacks it has. We also examine the importance of specialization.
A look at the use of regulation and control in the U.S. economy.
A look at the role government plays in the economy.