Hal Snarr
Hal Snarr

Hal teaches economics and statistics, and conducts research that examines how welfare and other policies affect labor supply, marriage, fertility, migration, dependency, and poverty. He teaches six courses per academic year plus two during the summer term. He regularly teaches macroeconomic principles, business statistics, introductory regression analysis, and labor economics.

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Feb. 6, 2013

The Problem With Progressives is They Sweep Aside the Constitution, Forgetting Why It's There

One of the problems with progressives is they're trying to move beyond our founding principles, and unwittingly creating bleak prospects for the future.

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Jan. 6, 2013

Why James Eagan Holmes Should Not Be Executed

Like offensive speech that must be protected, monsters like the Aurora shooter and even Osama bin Laden must be given due process according to the Constitution. Or else, we'd be acting like them.
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Dec. 21, 2012

Assault Weapons Ban Will Only Spark More Shootings

Criminals prey on victims in gun free zones. More assault weapons wouldn't equal more violence, but less.
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Nov. 23, 2012

An Austrian School Solution to the Problem of Fractional Reserve Banking

Free banking is inherently more secure and stable, but not as profitable as its ugly cousin, fractional-reserve banking.
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Nov. 23, 2012

Too Big to Fail: How the Federal Reserve Encourages Reckless Behavior

The Fed knows banks will not keep excess reserves bottled indefinitely. To keep the inflation genie in the bottle, the Fed may incrementally raise interest on reserves while selling securities.
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Nov. 23, 2012

Fractional Reserve Banking: How the Federal Reserve Strips Away Your Property Rights

Because proponents of fractional-reserve banking do not expect depositors to withdraw more than 10% in a given day, the money that is lent into existence can collapse like a house of cards.