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More on the Mortgage Mess

Arnold Kling, an economist who used to work at Freddie Mac, is developing fantasy testimony that he hopes to deliver to Congress (and might).  Overall, I have found his writings on the topic to be the most informative on the web, and if you want to get really informed on the FMs, start with http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2008/10/more_fantasy_te.html and then browse EconLog for other gems.

The most fundamental point to be made about government interventions is that, even if we ignore issues of self-interest and political corruption, markets are too complicated to be centrally managed: the problem of knowledge being decentralized, which helped earn Friedrich Hayek a Nobel Prize in Economics, shows up repeatedly in the thinking of rational anarchists.

Written by Less

October 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Economic freedom

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