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Sep 19

Hypocrites & Half-Wits: A Daily Dose of Sanity from Café Hayek

Each day, Donald Boudreaux, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, writes a letter to the editor of a major American publication. Often, he writes in response to an absurdity offered up by a columnist or politician, or an eye-catching factoid misleadingly taken out of context. Boudreaux takes aim at pundits and politicos on the left, right, and everywhere in between. He tackles issues ranging from “lookism” in the office and the futility of border walls to naïve faith in alternative energy and the all-too-common tendency to trust a fallible and ever-expanding government. Hypocrites & Half-Wits – comprised of one hundred of his best letters – provides intelligent, witty rejoinders to shaky facts, faulty reasoning, and intellectual dishonesty – all of which are threats to a free, prosperous country.

Donald J. Boudreaux served as Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University from 2001 to 2009. He runs a blog, CafeHayek.com, with Russ Roberts and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. He is also the author of Globalization (2008) and his writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, the Cato Journal, the Washington Times, the Journal of Commerce, and many other scholarly journals. Before chairing George Mason’s Economics Department, he was President of the Foundation for Economic Education, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University, and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

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