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Christopher Westley

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Christopher Westley a professor of economics in the Lutgert College Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and an associated scholar at the Mises Institute.

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Economic Schadenfreude

Business Cycles

02/02/2011Mises Daily Articles
One aspect of the current economic crisis has been the comeuppance for certain firms, industries, and segments of the labor market that are overdue for correction, all made possible by their special relationships with the state.
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Job-Killing Labor Costs and the Manufacturing Sector

Free MarketsInterventionism

01/20/2011Mises Daily Articles
If the cost of labor increases, someone has to pay for it. Laborers may pay in the form of decreased work opportunities, investors may pay in the form of decreased returns on capital, or consumers may pay in the form of higher prices required by increased costs.
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Op-ed Warriors Defend the Bailout

Corporate WelfareThe FedMedia and CultureInterventionism

10/08/2010Mises Daily Articles
Bailing out Bear Sterns while letting Lehman fail, the two TARP votes, and the incessant clamor about (nonexistent) systemic risk were geared toward bailing out Wall Street firms on the wrong side of housing risk.
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Habemus Economistem: Some Economics of Papal Deaths and Successions

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyEntrepreneurship

09/02/2010Mises Daily Articles
Tourist Joe can complain about rising prices in the event of a papal death, but he should recognize their role in minimizing problems resulting from scarcity.
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How Bad Is Alabama's Tax Structure?

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism

07/01/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Meanwhile, states that do not reward being poor find poverty levels falling."
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