John C. Goodman

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John C. Goodman
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Why We Are Divided: The Case of Larry Elder
By John C. Goodman
Larry Elder is a talk show host who is running for governor of California. On September 14, California voters will ...
September 04, 2021
The Truth About Inequality
By John C. Goodman
Inequality is almost universally condemned by the intellectual elite. But most of the rest of the world doesn’t think inequality ...
August 28, 2021
Where Have All the Economists Gone? (Environment)
By John C. Goodman
This is my fourth in a series on why we need to hear more from economists and less from non-economists ...
August 12, 2021
Where Have All the Economists Gone? (Taxes)
By John C. Goodman
Joe Biden says that corporations aren’t paying their fair share of taxes. He also says his plan to raise corporate taxes ...
July 26, 2021
Where Have All the Economists Gone? (Racism)
By John C. Goodman
In my previous post, I noted that non-economists who know almost nothing about socialism are the ones who seem to ...
July 10, 2021
Where Have All the Economists Gone? (Socialism)
By John C. Goodman
If a history professor asserted that black holes don’t exist, would anyone pay any attention to him? What about an ...
July 08, 2021
How Did the Cancel Culture Become Dominant So Quickly?
By John C. Goodman
By cancel culture, I mean the idea that people have rights and responsibilities and obligations and entitlements based on their ...
April 03, 2021
Four Years of Argument Ad Hominem
By John C. Goodman
When kids on a playground run out of other arguments they often resort to taunts and name calling.Adults are supposed ...
December 23, 2020
Worthless Heirs
By John C. Goodman
Sam Jacobs is a 25-year-old on a mission. He’s trying to get possession of his trust fund, which holds more ...
December 05, 2020
Can Hate Win an Election?
By John C. Goodman
I don’t understand why this election is even close.Donald Trump draws huge crowds whose energy and enthusiasm is palpable. When ...
October 31, 2020
Public Policy Without Ethics
By John C. Goodman
Democratic voting naturally pressures politicians to endorse policies that will get them the most votes. But you almost never hear ...
September 12, 2020
A Martian‘s Guide to American Politics
By John C. Goodman
When students enroll in their first high school debate class, they learn to create a flow chart. In the first ...
September 01, 2020
Should We Rename The Democratic Party? Part II
By John C. Goodman
Robert E. Lee thought there should be no statues or memorials commemorating soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Such ...
August 01, 2020
Should We Rename the Democratic Party? Part I
By John C. Goodman
‘Tis the season for tearing down statues. And renaming schools and buildings and bridges. And removing the names of virtually ...
July 27, 2020
Liberal Mayors, Racial Politics, and Fake News
By John C. Goodman
There are three things you need to know about the unrest associated with the killing of George Floyd.First, almost all ...
June 06, 2020
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