Friday, February 12, 2010


The U.S. used to have child labor too -- and then we got rich.
  • The New York Times has an interesting profile of Congress. Two are former dentists, while over two hundred have law degrees.
  • Dan Mitchell notes efforts by government officials to expand welfare dependency. Like they say, some people measure success by how many people are using government programs while others measure it by the number which don't have to use them.
  • Steven Landsburg explains why efforts to ban child labor in developing countries are so misguided. Most such efforts to close down "sweatshops" and prohibit child labor in such countries are long on good intentions but short on economic reality.

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