Articles by: Mirco Dinelli

The temple of the invisible hand

The temple of the invisible hand

If you haven’t taken many economics courses, you may be under the impression that economics is all about money. It’s true that money (in the form of prices, incomes, etc.) is easy to measure and appears a lot in economic discussions, but it is not the main point of economics. Economics is about decision-making and well-being. Of course, humans being […]

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Tradeoffs and why trade is better on than off

Trade is an important subject. Big league. It occupied an especially prominent role in this election cycle, as proposed changes in trade policy made up a large part of Donald Trump’s platform. During his campaign, he conveyed the idea that globalization has generally been a bad thing, and we need to insulate ourselves more, except for when the Artist-of-the-Deal-in-Chief perceives […]

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Enough about the emails, please

Enough about the emails, please

For those of you who live in a tougher bubble than I do (unbelievable, but possible, just as I might describe one of the potential outcomes of this election), there has been a new development in the issue of Hillary Clinton’s (you guessed it) emails. Some new emails were discovered in the unrelated case of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband […]

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