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Wednesday assorted links

Summary:
1. “The type of puffer jacket someone chooses to wear is important.” 2. More Scott Sumner on China.  In a few places he is responding to points slightly different than the ones I made.  More generally, libertarians and classical liberals stress how the protection of private property rights is an essential function of government, and I agree.  Actions from the Chinese side have led to what is arguably, in the aggregate, the greatest peacetime theft of property in all of history.  So what should be done about that?  And why do classical liberals and libertarians not like to bring up this issue? 3. France is yet another example of unpopular climate change taxes. 4. The Minerva curriculum is doing well. 5. Ross Douthat defends the WASP elites (NYT). 6. The self-help books that Tim Harford

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1. “The type of puffer jacket someone chooses to wear is important.

2. More Scott Sumner on China.  In a few places he is responding to points slightly different than the ones I made.  More generally, libertarians and classical liberals stress how the protection of private property rights is an essential function of government, and I agree.  Actions from the Chinese side have led to what is arguably, in the aggregate, the greatest peacetime theft of property in all of history.  So what should be done about that?  And why do classical liberals and libertarians not like to bring up this issue?

3. France is yet another example of unpopular climate change taxes.

4. The Minerva curriculum is doing well.

5. Ross Douthat defends the WASP elites (NYT).

6. The self-help books that Tim Harford likes.

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Tyler Cowen
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. Cowen and Tabarrok have also ventured into online education by starting Marginal Revolution University. He currently writes the "Economic Scene" column for the New York Times, and he also writes for such publications as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, and the Wilson Quarterly.

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