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Robert A. McKeown

Robert McKeown is the author and publisher of of the Blue Collar Economist

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Algorithms Are Fine — Until Governments Use Them Against Us

Philosophy and Methodology

We're now seeing the rise of new AI tech that will be used to justify more government intervention in our lives.
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The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Still Alive and Well

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

CNBC tells us that Hurricane Harvey may be good for the economy by increasing inflation, and driving up demand. CNBC is, of course, wrong.
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We Need More Stuff — Not More Jobs

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


As always in an election year, the public clamors for more jobs. But really, they are clamoring for more, newer, and better stuff.

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