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September 2017

Abraham Lincoln on the Theory of Public Choice
2017/09/24, David Henderson
Comments (1)
America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress
2017/09/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Reply to Bryan on utilitarianism
2017/09/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Cold James Buchanan
2017/09/22, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Feldstein's Insight on Standards of Living
2017/09/21, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Left and Right: A Socratic Dialogue
2017/09/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Don't change the forecast; change the policy
2017/09/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
My 1983 Response to Koch Lobbying on Oil
2017/09/20, David Henderson
Comments (2)
The Wonder of International Adoption: High School Grades in Sweden
2017/09/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Does Prosperity Make Us Utilitarian?
2017/09/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Beckworth interviews Summers
2017/09/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Private Foundations and their Child-Like Customers
2017/09/18, Contributing Guest
Comments (2)
The Wonder of International Adoption: Adult IQ in Sweden
2017/09/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Happy Birthday, Dr. Johnson
2017/09/18, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Does prosperity push us to the left?
2017/09/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Himmelfarb on the Fabians
2017/09/16, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Criticism Doesn't Violate the First Amendment
2017/09/16, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Tough Talk for Venezuela?
2017/09/15, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
How should we encourage exports? (And should we?)
2017/09/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
A Poll of Economists on Price Gouging
2017/09/15, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Report from Naples
2017/09/14, David Henderson
Comments (10)
A Taste of Bastiat
2017/09/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Core Concepts
2017/09/13, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Human Smuggling: What If Philanthropists Were in Charge?
2017/09/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
How do we evaluate Robert Shiller's forecast?
2017/09/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Godwin's Law in the Public Square, or, Unowned Property Leads to Hitler
2017/09/12, Contributing Guest
Comments (13)
What's Wrong with the Thrive/Survive Theory of Left and Right
2017/09/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
My Pre 9/11 Column
2017/09/11, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Case Against Education Updates
2017/09/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Law Professor Glenn Reynolds Doesn't Understand U.S. Law
2017/09/10, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Macro events (in big economies) don't have micro causes
2017/09/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
In Defense of Dudley
2017/09/09, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Minogue on intellectuals and politics
2017/09/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (15)
Rugged Communitarians
2017/09/07, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Are most Americans radical libertarians?
2017/09/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
California is Broke(n)
2017/09/06, David Henderson
Comments (9)
More Reasons to Read About Religion
2017/09/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Thaler on Price Gouging
2017/09/05, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Caplan Family School Graduation Podcast
2017/09/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Lemieux on Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
2017/09/04, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Larry Summers on the rise of monopoly power
2017/09/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
The labor market is not a reliable guide to policy
2017/09/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Henderson and Cochrane on Climate Policy
2017/09/02, David Henderson
Comments (36)
Gary North on Domestic Communism
2017/09/01, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Rajan on inequalities and the rise of populism
2017/09/01, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)

August 2017

How deregulation can improve bank safety
2017/08/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Antonio Foglia on the financial crisis
2017/08/31, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
"Price Gouging" Is Urgently Necessary
2017/08/30, David Henderson
Comments (22)
My Homeschooling Textbooks
2017/08/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
The Real Problem was Nominal: Example #259
2017/08/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Paul Pillar on Iranian Sanctions
2017/08/29, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Tristan Caplan's Tetlockian Glossary
2017/08/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
The root causes of natural disasters
2017/08/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Larry White on the Origin of Money
2017/08/28, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Four Decades of Middle Eastern Disaster: The Proximate Cause
2017/08/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Social Security Sonya from Seattle
2017/08/28, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Male Privilege versus Rawls' Veil of Ignorance
2017/08/26, David Henderson
Comments (44)
Precursors of NeoFisherism
2017/08/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
LeSean McCoy's Beautiful Marginalist Insight
2017/08/25, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Pacifism in A Generation of Materialism
2017/08/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Does Libertarianism Reject Anti-Semitism?
2017/08/25, David Henderson
Comments (39)
No Solutions, Only Trade-offs: The Costs of Fiddling with Shakespeare
2017/08/25, Contributing Guest
Comments (2)
The Fed can do what King Canute could not
2017/08/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Saving Labor with Disposables
2017/08/24, Contributing Guest
Comments (10)
Just how political is the Fed?
2017/08/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
The Not-So-Curious Absence of American Emulationists in the Third World?
2017/08/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
President Trump's Tragic Sunk Cost Fallacy
2017/08/23, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Never say never
2017/08/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The Curious Absence of American Emulationists in the Third World
2017/08/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (28)
Can regulations stop terrorism?
2017/08/22, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
New Reflections on the Evolution in France
2017/08/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
All That Glitters Is Not Gold: A Parable
2017/08/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Prices and Your Pocketbook
2017/08/20, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Worstall on Robots and Jobs
2017/08/19, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Henderson on Robots, Jobs, and Productivity
2017/08/18, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Fifty years ago
2017/08/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Hummel on the Curse of Cash
2017/08/16, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Can the left and the right agree on a monetary reform plan?
2017/08/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
War Crimes and the Long Run
2017/08/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
The Ethics of Charles Koch
2017/08/15, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Sons of Wichita
2017/08/14, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Some thoughts on stock prices and risk of nuclear war
2017/08/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Neoliberalism is making the world much more equal
2017/08/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
More markets please
2017/08/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Do criminals obey regulations?
2017/08/10, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (8)
Don't be early in bubble predictions
2017/08/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Milton Friedman on the intellectuals who oppose capitalism
2017/08/08, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (8)
What's in Your Bag?
2017/08/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Hooper's Law of Drug Development
2017/08/07, David Henderson
Comments (14)
I warned the Swiss that this would happen
2017/08/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Good News on Employment
2017/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (4)
A note on the "natural" rate of interest
2017/08/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Markets for Everything, Minaki Edition
2017/08/04, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Conspiracy and Condemnation
2017/08/04, Contributing Guest
Comments (2)
Which bus would you take?
2017/08/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
I, Needle Nose Pliers
2017/08/02, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Stop Thinking Like a Tourist: Macaulay Edition
2017/08/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)

July 2017

Henderson and Cochrane on Climate Policy
2017/07/31, David Henderson
Comments (41)
Macron, economic nationalist
2017/07/30, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
The economic news is not good
2017/07/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Friedman, Galbraith, and Wright on American Capitalism
2017/07/27, David Henderson
Comments (4)
A Knight Tale
2017/07/26, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Frank Knight's Case for Communism
2017/07/25, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Do you really want to include capital gains?
2017/07/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Three Thumbsuckers
2017/07/24, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Caplan in Paris
2017/07/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Joseph Rago RIP
2017/07/23, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Frank Knight on John B. Watson
2017/07/21, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Sudan Sanctions and My Neighbor's Cat
2017/07/20, David Henderson
Comments (6)
How Conscious Is Your Robot?
2017/07/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Getting Around Economic Sanctions in Sudan
2017/07/20, David Henderson
Comments (4)
De-Identifying Race and Ethnicity Reduces Bias
2017/07/19, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Germany is not the problem
2017/07/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Murder: A Socratic Dialogue
2017/07/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Enough to Buy Back the Product
2017/07/18, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Is Russia's Government Hostile?
2017/07/17, David Henderson
Comments (58)
Varys, Tyrion and limited government
2017/07/17, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
Em Bet?
2017/07/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Sorry, I don't get the joke
2017/07/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Democratic ideology unchained
2017/07/14, Contributing Guest
Comments (9)
Farrell and Teles on Nancy MacLean
2017/07/14, David Henderson
Comments (10)
What Bernanke was up against
2017/07/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Amazon Prime's Contribution to Northern Canada
2017/07/13, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Imperialism in A Generation of Materialism
2017/07/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Liu Xiaobo, RIP
2017/07/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (1)
Milton Friedman on Black Markets
2017/07/12, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Statutory Rape and Availability Bias in Virginia
2017/07/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Gary Cohn as Fed chair?
2017/07/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Can majoring in philosophy make you a better person?
2017/07/11, Amy Willis
Comments (19)
Stop Thinking Like a Tourist
2017/07/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Friedman in 1946
2017/07/11, David Henderson
Comments (3)
David Beckworth interviews Steve Horwitz
2017/07/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Walter Block's Reductio ad Absurdum
2017/07/09, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Swift and Stevenson on economics
2017/07/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
A correction on a previous post on Luddite theories
2017/07/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
Making Dental Care and Health Care Less Expensive
2017/07/08, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Verizon vs. USPS
2017/07/07, David Henderson
Comments (13)
A Lawyer's Perry Mason Moment
2017/07/06, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Confused by a price change
2017/07/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Minimally Convincing
2017/07/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Murphy on Private Production of Roads
2017/07/05, David Henderson
Comments (15)
The Phillips curve doesn't predict inflation
2017/07/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
They Were Terrible
2017/07/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Lies, true lies, and statistics
2017/07/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Verizon Victory!
2017/07/03, David Henderson
Comments (13)
How long can the China boom continue?
2017/07/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Hanson Underrates Democracy
2017/07/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Free trade is on the march
2017/07/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Without Government Regulation Who Would Hassle Liquor Retailers?
2017/07/01, David Henderson
Comments (13)

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Recent Comments

Comments on the six most-recent articles:
The 25 most-recent comments:

Jerry Brown [2017/09/25 12:25 AM, Abraham Lincoln on the Theory of Public Choice]:
I usually don't want to disagree with Abraham Lincoln so I will admit that ...

Matthew Waters [2017/09/25 12:17 AM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
I didn't elaborate on the point because I wasn't sure myself. Certainly, mo...

Mark [2017/09/24 10:53 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
Another difficult to quantify measure of standard of living is that not onl...

Scott Sumner [2017/09/24 08:47 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
Matthew, I have no idea whether I am happier than 50 years ago. I can't e...

Matthew Waters [2017/09/24 07:49 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
Well, even the PCE graph has a 15 year stagnation in real income from 1999 ...

Mike W [2017/09/24 06:40 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
Real median household income has soared from... Should be family income....

David Boaz [2017/09/24 02:54 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
Why is it that using PCE seems to reduce the effect of recessions and smoo...

Tim Worstall [2017/09/24 02:53 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
"Women do far less housework than before." Leisure hours have increased fo...

Max [2017/09/24 02:10 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
One question, does the CPI or PCE include all increases of the cost of livi...

Matthew Moore [2017/09/24 02:03 PM, America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress]:
3. We care about utility, not income, and utility for the middle class is l...

Mike W [2017/09/24 10:55 AM, Reply to Bryan on utilitarianism]:
I don't think people are happier than in the 1960s, or perceive themselves ...

christopher fisher [2017/09/24 07:49 AM, Feldstein's Insight on Standards of Living]:
"Gregory Weinman writes: Telling me the LG G6 I bought to replace my LG G4...

Nicholas Brock Weininger [2017/09/24 01:06 AM, Reply to Bryan on utilitarianism]:
One problem with citing Switzerland in support of liberalism-as-adaptation-...

David Friedman [2017/09/23 11:31 PM, Cold James Buchanan]:
I would not have described Jim as cold. ...

V. L Elliott [2017/09/23 02:40 PM, Cold James Buchanan]:
I met Professor Buchanan a few times, presented a conference paper in a ses...

SaveyourSelf [2017/09/23 01:52 PM, Does prosperity push us to the left?]:
Apologies. It was the biography of John Adams by David McCullough, not Adam...

Scott Sumner [2017/09/23 01:14 PM, Reply to Bryan on utilitarianism]:
Market, Yes, it may be optimal at the individual level. Perhaps not at th...

Glen [2017/09/23 10:44 AM, Feldstein's Insight on Standards of Living]:
Facebook is probably not a good example of a 'free' service. The users are ...

Market Fiscalist [2017/09/23 10:14 AM, Reply to Bryan on utilitarianism]:
Question on 'Thus militarism is what you get when you are a tribe operating...

SaveyourSelf [2017/09/23 09:36 AM, Does prosperity push us to the left?]:
Scott Sumner wrote, "society does seem to be drifting gradually leftward.” ...

SaveyourSelf [2017/09/23 08:53 AM, Left and Right: A Socratic Dialogue]:
Bryan Caplan wrote, “the left is anti-market; the right is anti-left.” Th...

Dad [2017/09/23 07:08 AM, The Wonder of International Adoption: Adult IQ in Sweden]:
[Comment removed for supplying false email address. Email the webmaster@ec...

BC [2017/09/22 09:15 PM, Left and Right: A Socratic Dialogue]:
I'm not sure that I would characterize the Right as "embracing" Social Secu...

Mark Bahner [2017/09/22 07:52 PM, Beckworth interviews Summers]:
Hi, A second thought...in a massive unmeasured (or at least not completely...

David R Henderson [2017/09/22 07:22 PM, My 1983 Response to Koch Lobbying on Oil]:
@Floccina, I hope that are not planning to retire from blogging! Thank yo...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Abraham Lincoln on the Theory of Public Choice [Comments (1) ]:
    Jerry Brown: I usually don't want to disagree with Abraham Lincoln so I will admit that ...

America's middle class: 50 years of amazing progress [Comments (9) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Matthew, I have no idea whether I am happier than 50 years ago. I can't e...
    Mark: Another difficult to quantify measure of standard of living is that not onl...
    Matthew Waters: I didn't elaborate on the point because I wasn't sure myself. Certainly, mo...

Reply to Bryan on utilitarianism [Comments (4) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Market, Yes, it may be optimal at the individual level. Perhaps not at th...
    Nicholas Brock Weininger: One problem with citing Switzerland in support of liberalism-as-adaptation-...
    Mike W: I don't think people are happier than in the 1960s, or perceive themselves ...

Feldstein's Insight on Standards of Living [Comments (15) ]:
    Floccina: BTW IMHO it would be better to state the annual rate of real per capita inc...
    Glen: Facebook is probably not a good example of a 'free' service. The users are ...
    christopher fisher: "Gregory Weinman writes: Telling me the LG G6 I bought to replace my LG G4...

Cold James Buchanan [Comments (2) ]:
    V. L Elliott: I met Professor Buchanan a few times, presented a conference paper in a ses...
    David Friedman: I would not have described Jim as cold. ...

Does prosperity push us to the left? [Comments (16) ]:
    John Hall: Scott, You are thinking about safe/unsafe in an absolute fashion. I think i...
    SaveyourSelf: Scott Sumner wrote, "society does seem to be drifting gradually leftward.” ...
    SaveyourSelf: Apologies. It was the biography of John Adams by David McCullough, not Adam...

Left and Right: A Socratic Dialogue [Comments (10) ]:
    Weir: John Tooby makes a distinction between coordinating with reality and coordi...
    BC: I'm not sure that I would characterize the Right as "embracing" Social Secu...
    SaveyourSelf: Bryan Caplan wrote, “the left is anti-market; the right is anti-left.” Th...

The Wonder of International Adoption: Adult IQ in Sweden [Comments (12) ]:
    Christian Moon: The current US African-American population has also closed roughly half the...
    Candide III: Since it's such a wonderful big effect, when can we expect the happy announ...
    Dad: [Comment removed for supplying false email address. Email the webmaster@ec...

Beckworth interviews Summers [Comments (12) ]:
    Mark Bahner: I do not understand the supposed link between "demassification" (Amazon?) a...
    Mark Bahner: Hi, I do not understand the supposed link between "demassification" (Am...
    Mark Bahner: Hi, A second thought...in a massive unmeasured (or at least not completely...

My 1983 Response to Koch Lobbying on Oil [Comments (2) ]:
    Floccina: I hope that are not planning to retire from blogging!...
    David R Henderson: @Floccina, I hope that are not planning to retire from blogging! Thank yo...

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