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Fair Play has ratings and 14 reviews. In co-operation with his daughter, the author of this text sets out to demystify the laws of supply and demand. “Should be required reading for every high school senior, politician and newspaper editor. The quality of your own thinking, and your ability to detect faulty. Chapter Two. of. Fair Play. by. Steven E. Landsburg. What Cayley Knows. Nearly every economist in America is appalled by Pat Buchanan’s revival of.

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How should we feel about taxes that redistribute income?

Steven Landsburg

Get to Know Us. Landsburg is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester.

As it also happens, there might be an economic argument for assuming the gains to new immigrants are negligible anyway.

Cayley, aged three, cuddled up with her dad to watch the animated Mousekewitz family of An American Tail as they fled from oppressive Old World cats to a promise of freedom across the sea.

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Every now and then, an landsburv college student challenges a professor and turns out to be right. Refresh and try again. But protectionism is wrong also for another reason. Be the first to discover new talent!

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So do opinionated authors, if their readers are attentive. Congress as the great national teacher, maintaining order on the schoolyard, vair sure that all the children play the way the teachers’ special pets — or special industries — want them to play.


But he rightly points lahdsburg that even the best-intentioned environmental lesson often consists simply of memorizing the number of acres of rainforest lost, rather than a more complex analysis of land use. Today’s working women can’t shop every week the way their mothers did; they or their husbands must stock up more on each infrequent trip. Midwestern farmers were thrilled when the factory ordered vast amounts lxndsburg grain to feed into its mysterious machinery.

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More important, she knows it would be wrong to try. In the classroom I talk about the general problem of delineating property rights; in the living room I talk about the specific moral issues raised when one child lays claim to a quarter of the communal sandbox. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Only the most determined curmudgeon could read this without cracking a smile at least once. Economics breeds not just tolerance but compassion.

He compared Edwards’ views to David Duke ‘s racism. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. We should care about the rights of people who are different than we are.

The big losers are those Americans who value their jobs highly enough to keep them and absorb the full impact of the wage cut. First horrified, then indignant, Cayley placed her hands firmly on her hips and declared “This is not America!

Along the way, Landsburgwith his customary sharp wit and challenging logicpauses to reflect on an astonishing variety of issues in economic theory, the philosophy of parenting, the true nature of family values, and how to get the most out of life.


And I’ll bet she’s got one. But sometimes an adult can be made more thoughtful through conversation with a child. I want my students to think hard about those choices; I want my daughter to think hard about them too.

Cayley and I try not to shop at Wal-Mart. Buchanan sees the U.

A competent economics student can represent both the costs and the benefits as areas on a graph, and can use some elementary geometry to conclude that the area representing benefits is the larger one. Mohamed rated it it was amazing Mar 28, By insisting that fairness can’t mean one thing for children and another for adults, Landsburg shows that the instincts of the parent have profound consequences for economic justice.

It’s about what principles we want to use to guide our lives. Should she and her friends choose a video that most of them love or a video that none of them hates?

Its breezy tone conceals the subtlety of the analysis. Click here to read Steven E. Landsburg sheds the same critical light on everything from affirmative action to the rights of the unconceived. My daughter Cayley, now aged nine and the apple of her father’s eye, strove from infancy to focus my plah on certain principles of applied economics, beginning with the importance of material comforts.