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Recent Articles by Victor V. Claar

  • Marketers ’nudge’ us, but should government?

    In the wee hours of Monday morning here in the United States, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that it had awarded the 2017 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory
  • Our economic age of anxiety

    Developed nations are increasingly haunted by doubts about the legitimacy of their economic structures. This paralyzing anxiety crosses all lines of ethnicity, religion, class, party and
  • The Moral Hazard of Fuzzy Contracts

    You may already be aware that many state and local public pensions are in trouble. By one estimate , the nation’s state, county, and municipal governments face a combined funding shortfall
  • Is foreign aid a sacred cow?

    In case you missed it – understandably – in the barrage of news stories and Saint Patrick’s Day posts last week, a group of 106 faith leaders have collaborated on a letter they have signed