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Gary Galles

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Gary M. Galles is a Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University and an adjunct scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is also a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a member of the Foundation for Economic Education faculty network, and a member of the Heartland Institute Board of Policy Advisors.

His research focuses on public finance, public choice, economic education, organization of firms, antitrust, urban economics, liberty, and the problems that undermine effective public policy. His scholarly articles have appeared in The European Journal of the History of Economics Thought, The American Economist, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, The Journal of Economics and Finance Education, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, The Atlantic Economic Review, The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, and The Independent Review. He has also authored well over 1,000 articles for general audiences, in dozens of outlets. In addition to his most recent book, Pathways to Policy Failures (2020), his books include Lines of Liberty (2016), Faulty Premises, Faulty Policies (2014), and Apostle of Peace (2013).

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Legalized Plunder Has Been Supercharged in America


Bastiat pointed out that no citizen could do what the government does without being charged with a crime. 

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How to Cheat with Cost-Benefit Analysis: Double Count the Benefits

09/14/2021Mises Media
Calculating "multiplier effects" is perhaps the most common method of cheating with benefit-cost analysis.
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How to Cheat with Cost-Benefit Analysis: Double Count the Benefits


Calculating "multiplier effects" is perhaps the most common method of cheating with benefit-cost analysis. 

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The Market — Not Government Planning — Brings Relief from Natural Disasters


Expropriating private property or mandating price controls might feel like "doing something," but only market action brings real relief to disaster-prone areas.

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Abetting What Is No Libertarian Accomplishment

08/19/2021Power & Market
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