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Logic, not logorrhea

Money | The legacy of Thomas Sowell
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/27/16, 04:10 pm

Brilliant economist Thomas Sowell, 86, announced his retirement Dec. 26 from writing columns, and the dubious profession lost one of its greats.

Sowell’s retirement announcement sent me remembering his books I’ve recommended, including Economic Facts and Fallacies, Intellectuals and Race, The Housing Boom and Bust, Black Rednecks and White Liberals, and Conquests and Cultures. Sowell’s Basic Economics is an excellent textbook.

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A boon for business?

Money | Forecasting the Donald J. Trump economy is a dicey exercise
by David Skeel
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

Stock markets think a businessman president will be good for business. After dropping for a few hours following billionaire Donald Trump’s election victory, stock prices rose, and kept rising.

The markets may be right, but the Trump economy is far less certain than the early euphoria suggests.

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More money talk

Money | Helpful habits for giving and saving
by David Skeel
Posted 11/08/16, 12:24 pm

Since my Oct. 15 article about having a “money talk” with children, I’ve received lots of emails with money stories and recommendations. The comments and questions are so helpful I can’t resist sharing a few.

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