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The surprising origin of the dismal science

In my interview with economist David Henderson, I asked him how economics came to be called the “dismal science.” The source, he explained, was Thomas Carlyle, the nineteenth-century historian and essayist. The surprising reason for his coining the phrase? Carlyle … Continue reading

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David Henderson on seven myths of free markets

I interviewed Dr. David R. Henderson after his talk at Rockford College entitled “Seven Myths of Free Markets.” Professor Henderson teaches economics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and is a research fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. … Continue reading

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