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Don Mathews

Works Published inThe Free MarketMises Daily ArticleQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

Don Mathews teaches economics at Coastal Georgia Community College

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Is the Nursing Market Malfunctioning?

Free MarketsEntrepreneurshipPrices

05/02/2008Mises Daily Articles
Such is not the stuff of shortages but of market prices coordinating the allocation of scarce resources exceptionally well — and in reality, not just theory...

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How the Shrimp Tariff Backfired

Free MarketsTaxes and SpendingInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

08/01/2007Mises Daily Articles
The odd twists of this episode of protectionist plunder would not have surprised Bastiat.

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The Fallacies of Shrimp Protectionism

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareU.S. EconomyInterventionism

06/27/2004Mises Daily Articles
Consumers are eating shrimp like never before, writes Don Mathews, so why is the industry so unhappy?

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The Poverty of Poverty Statistics

10/14/2003Mises Daily Articles
What is the true extent of poverty in the U.S.? We'll never know. The official measures are problematic to the point of being meaningless. But the larger lesson of the Census Bureau's difficulties in estimating poverty is that any measure of poverty is bound to be problematic to the point...

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Economics of Cigarette Taxes

Taxes and Spending

06/01/2003The Free Market
Last week the Peach State continued to buck the national trend. By a vote of 127 to 47, the Georgia House of Representatives defeated Governor Sonny Perdue's proposal to raise the state's tax on cigarettes from 12¢ per pack to 58¢ per pack...

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