Tag: Alex Tabarrok
New Online Courses on Liberty

With the very exciting, rapid development of online learning, I am delighted that new programs to provide excellent courses in economics and history have recently been launched by scholars who have worked with the Independent Institute. 1. The first is from the historian and best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (Senior Fellow, Ludwig von...
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Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Freakonomics Radio: The Economics of Bounty Hunting

Independent Institute Research Director Alex Tabarrok is interviewed by Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio in “To Catch a Fugitive,” on the enormous advantages of private bounty hunting over government police enforcement of bail jumping. [audio:2011_05_26_bounty_hunters.mp3] Download audio file (20:14 minutes) Here also is a transcript of the interview. Please also see the following books...
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Re: Blogosphere Star Provides Refreshingly Alternative Ideas

Mary, not everyone is so pleased. Paul Walker pointed me to this item from New Zealand’s National Business Review, which worries that the free-content model of the blogosphere has spawned a huge band of amateur, untrained, unqualified bloggers who have swarmed over the internet pouring out columns of unsubstantiated “facts” and hysterical opinion. Most...
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