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Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2014

In this issue (.pdf):

Too little, too late on the excess burdens of taxation: Cecil Bohanon, John Horowitz, and James McClure show that public finance textbooks do a very poor job of illuminating the excess burdens of taxation and incorporating such burdens into the analysis of the costs of government spending.

Does occupational licensing deserve our seal of approval? Uwe Reinhardt reviews Morris Kleiner’s work on occupational regulation.

Clashing Northmen: In a previous issue, Arild Sæther and Ib Eriksen interpreted the postwar economic performance of Norway and the role of economists there. Here Olav Bjerkholt strongly objects to their interpretation, and Sæther and Eriksen reply.

Pull over for inspection: Dragan Ilić explores replicability and interpretation problems of a recent American Economic Review article by Shamena Anwar and Hanming Fang on racial prejudice and motor vehicle searches.

Capitalism and the Rule of Love: We reproduce a profound and rich—yet utterly neglected—essay by Clarence Philbrook, first published in 1953.

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John Horowitz on Public Finance and the Welfare Costs of Taxation

Morris Kleiner on Occupational Licensing

Calls for papers

Call for symposium papers: Classical Liberalism in Econ, by Country

Call for symposium papers: Government Propaganda Watch

EJW fosters open exchange. We welcome proposals and submissions of diverse viewpoints.

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