Gun violence and economic solutions

Early this morning in Orlando, Florida, a gunman murdered 50 people and injured 53 (as of 11 am CDT) in the worst mass shooting in American history. After the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012, I wrote a column, Economic theory gives us two 'weapons' to combat gun violence. The short version is that economics suggests we think about gun violence in terms of two concepts: Externalities, … [Read more...]