In Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don’t, economist and bestselling author John R. Lott Jr. addresses these and other common economic questions, confronting some of the misconceptions about markets created by the bestselling book Freakonomics. He argues that free markets liberate the best, most creative, and most generous aspects of our society — whereas efforts to constrain economic liberty, no matter how well-intentioned, invariably lead to increased poverty and injustice. Lott also extends his economic analysis to posit corollaries between free markets and our political and criminal justice systems. Jared Bernstein and Michael New will offer sharply diverging critiques.
Featuring the author Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economic and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs & Economics Department, Princeton University; with comments by Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
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The 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession have vastly increased the power and scope of the Federal Reserve, and radically changed the financial landscape. This new ebook examines those changes and considers how the links between money, markets, and government may evolve in the future.