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Morgan O. Reynolds

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Morgan O. Reynolds (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1971) was chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, 2001–2002. He is retired as a professor of economics at Texas A&M University. He is author of Power and Privilege: Labor Unions in America (1984), Economics of Labor (1995), and Making America Poorer (1987), and more than 60 articles in scholarly journals. He is an adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute, and a senior fellow of the National Center for Policy Analysis based in Dallas, Texas.  Contact:

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A History of Labor Unions from Colonial Times to 2009

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

07/17/2009Mises Daily Articles
The vast majority of American workers remain stubbornly nonunion despite the best efforts of labor unions, the federal government, its court intellectuals, and the mass media.
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Review of Gene Epstein, Econospinning

U.S. Economy

01/25/2008Mises Daily Articles
Epstein finds little fault with government's economic numbers and plenty of fault with the reporters and pundits who use those numbers.
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The Politics of Recession

Booms and BustsLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Recorded at the 2003 Supporters Summit: Prosperty, War, and Depression . (26:24)
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Is War about Oil or Bad Ideas?

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

01/01/2004Mises Daily Articles
Today's neocons genuinely believe that the key to durable peace is establishing democracies throughout the world. Two problems here: first, it will require lots of warring and, second, even if achieved it will fail because peace depends on governments abandoning unlimited interventionism. As Mises...
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Economics and Propaganda

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryInterventionism

11/12/2003Mises Daily Articles
Morgan Reynolds: "When the Bush administration took office in January, 2001, a downturn was already underway. The president and his coterie said so and blamed Clinton, but then hushed up. That was a mistake—a dose of truth about the economy would have worked better—but they learned an early lesson...
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