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    Help With My Prize Application

    I am hereby inviting Locker Room readers to assist me fill out my Nobel Prize application, as I am pressed for time at the moment.
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    Sheldon Richman on Competition and Education

    Future of Freedom Foundation, called to my attention by Chad.
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    Before the Houston Fiasco

    “In the last 25 years, light rail systems have been built in Baltimore, Buffalo, Dallas, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose and St. Louis. These rail systems were sold with promises that they would attract more riders than buses, reduce pollution, and ease congestion. “Not even one…
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    A final note

    Silly me. I had assumed that John he was accepting the standard definitions of public goods, externalities, and optimality found in the economics literature. After all these are economic concepts which have all found their origins in economic research. I guess UNC J school teaches their own version. Furthermore, I…
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    Global Warming vs. PETA

    What is a truly caring and socially responsible environmentalist to do”?…
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    Houston’s State of the Art Light Rail!

    I really need to credit Donna for this. The WSJ ran an interesting article on the sprucing up of Houston (1/22/04). Of interest, buried within the story was this wonderful treasure on their light rail: “But some of Houston’s newest amenities have their own problems. The sleek new (light-rail)…
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    Re: “Cringe-nomics”

    George, I think this is a golden opportunity to bring up one of your favorites topics: academic standards. If the ubiquitous high-school E.L.P. (economics, law and politics) course were more rigorous, or if more students were required to take economics in college, perhaps we wouldn’t have to worry about…
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004
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    “Cringe-nomics”

    Here is a good article on NRO in which the author takes a sharp stick to the economic blatherings of the Democratic candidates. He calls it “cringe-nomics” and all of it sure makes me cringe. When a con artist takes advantage of an individual’s ignorance to fleece him, we…
    Locker Room contributor, January 30, 2004