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A Commercial Republic Roundtable: Entry 1 from Tim Lacy

The Enduring, Unsettled Question of Economic Intervention in American Politics I. For a very short time, in the early 1990s, I was an economics graduate student at the University of Missouri (Columbia). Why? Or how did that come about? As an undergraduate at the same institution, I had obtained an “area of emphasis” in economics with my degree. This meant I had earned significant credits in econ, but not quite enough for a minor. Those courses introduced me to John Maynard Keynes, Arthur Laffer, Paul Volcker, Reaganomics, deregulation, Alan Greenspan, and other people and topics. Earning those credits had convinced Read more