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Oh how brave they are to love the state

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Many people have sent us this article from the NYT, one that recounts how a small but exceedingly brave group of heterodox economists have dared question the free-market orthodoxy of the profession. It's the same version of this article that appears every few years, and the story is as tedious as it is strangely false at its root: 1) there is no free-market orthodoxy in the profession apart from a few issues concerning trade and price controls, 2) it is not an example of heroic courage to dare to fall in love with the prospect of a state-managed economic order. Ho hum.

Jeffrey Tucker is Editorial Director of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is author of It's a Jetsons World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes and Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo. Send him mail.

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