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July 31, 2005

Here's one for the Frogs

Posted by at 11:46 PM

Paul Krugman's July 29th New York Times article, entitled French Family Values, claims that limiting choice has worked out well for the French. Citing an April 2005 NBER Working Paper, Krugman claims that by not giving people a choice, they are allowed to make potentially welfare improving "decisions".

I guess Big Brother Knows Best.

Please refer to Anthony de Jasay's Thirty-five Hours for additional commentary on limitation of work hours.

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Re: Stupidity or dishonesty?

Posted by Jon Ham at 9:43 PM

It's clear which Albuquerque Tribune columnist Jeffry Gardner think it is.

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Re: stupidity or dishonesty?

Posted by Jon Sanders at 5:39 PM

Ham writes: I thought the object of journalism was to inform, not confuse.

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If Bush doesn't allow for federal funding for embr -- er, for stem-cell research, then I'm going to kill myself.

Sincerely,

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Stupidity or dishonesty?

Posted by Jon Ham at 1:12 PM

The News & Observer's home page has a poll asking the following question: "Do you support federal funding for stem cell research?" Do the editors of the N&O's home page not understand that the issue is NOT federal funding for stem cell research, but federal funding for EMBRYONIC stem cell research? The mainstream media has spent the last two years confusing readers and viewers by conflating the two separate issues. One wonders why. I thought the object of journalism was to inform, not confuse.

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