Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Volume 6, Issue 2, May 2009

In this issue:

Occupational Misfeasance of Labor Textbooks: Frank Stephenson and Erin Wendt report that textbooks neglect occupational licensing.

Do Economists Believe American Democracy Is Working? A new survey by William Davis and Robert Figgins indicates that Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian economists all are of but little faith.

Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand—Is That All There Is? Gavin Kennedy argues that it was just a casual metaphor; Dan Klein dissents.

Guns and Crime, Round 2: Carlisle Moody and Thomas Marvell rejoin, and Ian Ayres and John Donohue reply.

Intellectual Hazard: 97 quotations about our wanton ways.

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