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July 2015

Employee Theft
2015/07/06, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Greece: What are the markets telling us?
2015/07/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries
2015/07/04, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Does Germany "care" about Greece more than America "cares" about Puerto Rico?
2015/07/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
McArdle on Foreign Intervention and Blowback
2015/07/03, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Greg Mankiw Makes a Case (Kind Of) For a Competitor's Textbook
2015/07/02, David Henderson
Comments (15)
The Fed shouldn't reason from a quantity change
2015/07/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
The Only Good News about the Fed's Stealing $75,000 in Cash
2015/07/02, David Henderson
Comments (18)
My Failed Gotcha
2015/07/01, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Why I'm a supply and demand-sider
2015/07/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)

June 2015

The euro and the Greek blackmail
2015/06/30, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
Question for Jeff Zients on Ex-Im
2015/06/30, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Macroeconomics in small economies
2015/06/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Wolfgang Kasper on the Euro
2015/06/29, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Europe's soft underbelly
2015/06/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Numeracy Watch: 5 is Less than 10
2015/06/28, David Henderson
Comments (27)
Why can't we have nice things?
2015/06/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
Henderson on Epstein on Fossil Fuels
2015/06/27, David Henderson
Comments (9)
The Importance of Numeracy
2015/06/26, David Henderson
Comments (16)
1937 and 2013
2015/06/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
King v. Burwell: Supreme Court Rules 6-3 in Favor of Federal Subsidies
2015/06/25, David Henderson
Comments (32)
A quick note on Luigi Einaudi
2015/06/25, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
I don't favor an interventionist monetary policy to fix recessions
2015/06/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Krugman's Clever Misdirection on King versus Burwell
2015/06/24, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Suderman on Republicans on Health Care
2015/06/23, David Henderson
Comments (11)
The "other things"
2015/06/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
Why do we write too much?
2015/06/23, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Henderson on Finkelstein
2015/06/22, David Henderson
Comments (8)
A bit freer today than yesterday
2015/06/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Japan's 2014 tax increase worked; they should do it again
2015/06/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Does Foreign Intervention Cause Blowback
2015/06/21, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Could a well designed euro have worked?
2015/06/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Happy birthday, IEA!
2015/06/20, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
The Democrats move left
2015/06/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Russ Roberts vs. Simon Wren-Lewis
2015/06/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
Henderson, Meckling, and Friedman on World War II Conscription
2015/06/18, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Conscription During World War II and Milton Friedman
2015/06/17, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The Incredible Vanishing Minarchist
2015/06/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (44)
Kevin Drum's Third Law is wrong
2015/06/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
John Thacker on Democrats Subsidizing Rural Areas
2015/06/16, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Larry Summers on TPP
2015/06/16, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Not So Hard to Argue
2015/06/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Matt Yglesias on environmental impact regulations
2015/06/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
Down With Public Goods
2015/06/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Voters in successful neoliberal economies have no interest in Pikettynomics
2015/06/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Hooves and Priors
2015/06/13, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Interpersonal utility comparisons are unavoidable
2015/06/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (34)
Government Works Badly
2015/06/13, David Henderson
Comments (8)
How egalitarianism failed Japan
2015/06/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
How electorates react to defaults
2015/06/12, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
The Sachs-Warner Conditions
2015/06/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Reddit: Lenny Bruce Would Understand
2015/06/11, David Henderson
Comments (12)
NATO Bet
2015/06/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
The Role of Luck in Income Distribution
2015/06/11, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Market monetarism in Iceland?
2015/06/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Identificationists Beware
2015/06/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Second best policy arguments
2015/06/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
A Question for Krugman
2015/06/09, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Two Types of Fear
2015/06/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Peter Pan in Japan
2015/06/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Nick Hanauer on Noah Smith
2015/06/08, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Sum of All Fears
2015/06/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
The world's three smallest macro models
2015/06/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
The Long and the Short Runs
2015/06/07, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The (white) kids are alright
2015/06/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Great Moments in Economic History
2015/06/06, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Thaler Rediscovers Hayek?
2015/06/05, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Grexit, Brexit and the uncertain future of the EU
2015/06/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
Thaler and Caplan on Homo Economicus
2015/06/04, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Why Is Illegal Immigration So Low?
2015/06/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Tim Smeeding on Inequality
2015/06/03, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Reply to Austan Goolsbee
2015/06/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
3 Answers from Alex Nowrasteh
2015/06/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Larry Summers on NGDP targeting
2015/06/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Can Inequality Misperceptions Save Selfish Voting?
2015/06/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
David Rose on Obamacare Strategy
2015/06/02, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Fed is not doing its job
2015/06/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
3 Questions for Alex Nowrasteh
2015/06/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Nowrasteh on the 1986 Immigration Act
2015/06/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
The Psychology of Trolling
2015/06/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Why are interest expenses tax deductible?
2015/06/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (43)
Do We Just Owe it to Ourselves?
2015/06/01, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Was the Reagan Amnesty Bad for Immigrants?
2015/06/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)

May 2015

"Forcing" the GOP to accept needles
2015/05/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
This is Scary
2015/05/31, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Looking for AD in all the wrong places
2015/05/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
A Problem with Criminal Law
2015/05/30, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Why Should We Worry About Stock Bubbles?
2015/05/29, David Henderson
Comments (18)
What went wrong in 2008?
2015/05/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
A Proposed Bet for Bob Murphy
2015/05/28, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Greece and Detroit
2015/05/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Uber banned in Milan too
2015/05/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
Systematically Biased Beliefs About Inequality
2015/05/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
A Bettor's Tale
2015/05/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Madrid turns left - and Europe too?
2015/05/26, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Get Over Yourself
2015/05/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Henderson's Law of Heroic Movies
2015/05/25, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Questions that don't get asked very often
2015/05/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
John Nash, RIP
2015/05/24, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Should We Fear Progress?
2015/05/23, David Henderson
Comments (9)
A Note on Johann Hari
2015/05/23, David Henderson
Comments (0)
The Portuguese Puzzle: Decriminalization of Drugs and Drug Usage
2015/05/22, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Apple's open market purchases
2015/05/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Murphy on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons
2015/05/22, David Henderson
Comments (24)
When to Head for Your Bunker
2015/05/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Am I Out of Date? I Don't Think So
2015/05/21, David Henderson
Comments (16)
There is no such thing as "global aggregate demand"
2015/05/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Unlock the School Library
2015/05/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (25)
Tyler Cowen on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons
2015/05/20, David Henderson
Comments (42)
A consumption tax is a wealth tax
2015/05/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (34)
Great Rules for Discussion
2015/05/19, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Designer Babies Are Nothing to Fear: A Reply to Dan Klein
2015/05/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (26)
Politi-Obfuscate
2015/05/18, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Shocking data on wealth inequality
2015/05/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
The Hours and Behavior Problems
2015/05/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Daniel Klein on "Designer Babies"
2015/05/17, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Pop macroeconomics in an era of unprecedented non-change
2015/05/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (34)
Friday Night Audio: Christy "Versus" Emmanuel
2015/05/15, David Henderson
Comments (6)
3 Fun Quotes from Ayatollah Khomeini
2015/05/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Having Trouble Getting Qualified Recruits? DON'T Expand Your Pool
2015/05/14, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Reallocation and growth
2015/05/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Genetic Engineering Is Reproductive Freedom
2015/05/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Low hanging fruit and the inequality question
2015/05/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (43)
The Hours and Academic Achievement
2015/05/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Surviving on the Margin
2015/05/12, David Henderson
Comments (1)
California Water Numbers
2015/05/12, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Opposite of What Robin Says
2015/05/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Rebuttal to Jeffrey Sachs on Sovaldi
2015/05/11, David Henderson
Comments (22)
Civil and Economic Liberties Under the Shah
2015/05/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
The Single Most Consequential Political Act since 1955
2015/05/10, David Henderson
Comments (38)
Labor market blues
2015/05/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
James McAndrews on the Value of Currency
2015/05/09, David Henderson
Comments (5)
A Charter to legislate better consumers
2015/05/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Markets > Polls > GOP pundits
2015/05/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
What Obligations Does Freedom of Speech Carry?
2015/05/08, David Henderson
Comments (31)
The Government of Bad Manners
2015/05/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (25)
There's no such thing as public opinion, example #421
2015/05/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
The Neighborhood of Happiness
2015/05/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
A Game of Margins
2015/05/06, David Henderson
Comments (10)
How would we know if we won the War on Poverty?
2015/05/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Orwell as Public Choice Socialist
2015/05/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Free trade and the Expo in Milan
2015/05/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Because Freedom
2015/05/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Lemieux Defends Google
2015/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (2)
More Evidence on Worker Opposition to Minimum Wage
2015/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Yes, falling oil prices were like a tax cut
2015/05/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
School Networking: Friends versus Connections
2015/05/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
I'm an Outside Agitator
2015/05/03, David Henderson
Comments (23)
A Prediction about Brookings
2015/05/03, David Henderson
Comments (8)
In 1987, the Fed prevented another Great Depression by doing nothing
2015/05/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
No, the public doesn't understand comparative advantage (or supply and demand)
2015/05/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
Iranians' Ways around Oppressive Government
2015/05/02, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Would you vote for Tyrion Lannister?
2015/05/02, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Timothy Taylor on Net Debtor Nations
2015/05/01, David Henderson
Comments (6)
More evidence for a Great Stagnation
2015/05/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)

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Recent Comments

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

Grant Gould [2015/07/06 08:55 AM, Greece: What are the markets telling us?]:
I think the big surprise markets are reacting to is more the enormous magni...

Bostonian [2015/07/06 08:39 AM, Employee Theft]:
I wonder if work histories will become available in an automated way in the...

ThomasH [2015/07/06 08:24 AM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
@ Mike Amen to 1 I almost defected to the anti-XL pipeline camp every tim...

ThomasH [2015/07/06 08:18 AM, Greece: What are the markets telling us?]:
Why does your analysis of the US sequester not apply here? [Maybe I still ...

_nl [2015/07/06 07:44 AM, Employee Theft]:
Several of those shows are scripted or otherwise not genuine. If you Google...

Michael Stack [2015/07/06 07:18 AM, Employee Theft]:
Employee theft is a fascinating topic, I'd like to share a few thoughts/imp...

Harold Cockerill [2015/07/06 05:54 AM, Greece: What are the markets telling us?]:
Given the Great Depression lasted another thirteen years isn't it possible ...

david [2015/07/06 04:21 AM, Employee Theft]:
Do be warned that Mystery Diners is dubiously 'real' TV; there are accusati...

Tom West [2015/07/06 02:27 AM, Employee Theft]:
I remember being utterly shocked as a naive 18 year old the first time I he...

BC [2015/07/05 11:53 PM, Greece: What are the markets telling us?]:
If the Greek "no" vote is causing deflationary pressure on the US due to ho...

MikeP [2015/07/05 03:36 PM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
There is actually a very clear example of this phenomenon in California, wh...

Mark Brady [2015/07/05 03:10 PM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
It has long been recognized that in the 1970s the longshoremen's union on t...

David Friedman [2015/07/05 02:52 PM, Greg Mankiw Makes a Case (Kind Of) For a Competitor's Textbook]:
The rent seeking cost of price control was included in my 1986 Price Theory...

William Barghest [2015/07/05 10:14 AM, Does Germany "care" about Greece more than America "cares" about Puerto Rico?]:
I suppose an exception will be made for Puerto Rico, since to do otherwise ...

Boonton [2015/07/05 10:04 AM, Does Germany "care" about Greece more than America "cares" about Puerto Rico?]:
The difference, of course, between Puerto Rico and Greece is that Puerto Ri...

ThomasH [2015/07/05 10:01 AM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
The concentrated cost/benefits v. dispersed benefits/costs is a pretty good...

Scott Sumner [2015/07/05 09:53 AM, Europe's soft underbelly]:
Everyone, Thanks for the comments. Mikko, I'm not surprised that Putnam'...

Scott Sumner [2015/07/05 09:06 AM, Does Germany "care" about Greece more than America "cares" about Puerto Rico?]:
Jason, Interesting link. Luis, I agree. Miguel, I should have been mor...

Tom West [2015/07/05 12:56 AM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
Oddly enough, I don't see any difference between the two cases. In almost ...

David R. Henderson [2015/07/04 11:37 PM, My Failed Gotcha]:
@Kevin, Sure thing. It was probably about the third time I read it that I s...

walter p komarnicki [2015/07/04 11:31 PM, Europe's soft underbelly]:
re Michael Stack's comment: you ought to try driving in the Philippines, wh...

David R. Henderson [2015/07/04 11:21 PM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
@Alex R, Brilliant analysis! Thank you. You are generous. The flipside of c...

AlexR [2015/07/04 09:17 PM, Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries]:
Brilliant analysis! The flipside of concentrated benefits is obvious in ret...

Kevin [2015/07/04 09:09 PM, My Failed Gotcha]:
(Continued) I'm interested to see another take/perspective on it and someth...

Kevin [2015/07/04 09:06 PM, My Failed Gotcha]:
Yes. More than once. ...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Greece: What are the markets telling us? [Comments (4) ]:
    Harold Cockerill: Given the Great Depression lasted another thirteen years isn't it possible ...
    ThomasH: Why does your analysis of the US sequester not apply here? [Maybe I still ...
    Grant Gould: I think the big surprise markets are reacting to is more the enormous magni...

Employee Theft [Comments (5) ]:
    Michael Stack: Employee theft is a fascinating topic, I'd like to share a few thoughts/imp...
    _nl: Several of those shows are scripted or otherwise not genuine. If you Google...
    Bostonian: I wonder if work histories will become available in an automated way in the...

Fracking: The Upside of Concentrated Beneficiaries [Comments (7) ]:
    Mark Brady: It has long been recognized that in the 1970s the longshoremen's union on t...
    MikeP: There is actually a very clear example of this phenomenon in California, wh...
    ThomasH: @ Mike Amen to 1 I almost defected to the anti-XL pipeline camp every tim...

Greg Mankiw Makes a Case (Kind Of) For a Competitor's Textbook [Comments (15) ]:
    yarbel: Wait, isn't there some tension between these two effects? A buyer whose res...
    David R. Henderson: @GregS, Another point. The people who value the rationed good most highly w...
    David Friedman: The rent seeking cost of price control was included in my 1986 Price Theory...

Does Germany "care" about Greece more than America "cares" about Puerto Rico? [Comments (13) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Jason, Interesting link. Luis, I agree. Miguel, I should have been mor...
    Boonton: The difference, of course, between Puerto Rico and Greece is that Puerto Ri...
    William Barghest: I suppose an exception will be made for Puerto Rico, since to do otherwise ...

Europe's soft underbelly [Comments (24) ]:
    RJMeyers: My attempt at an explanation, which is taken from John Kenneth Galbraith's ...
    walter p komarnicki: re Michael Stack's comment: you ought to try driving in the Philippines, wh...
    Scott Sumner: Everyone, Thanks for the comments. Mikko, I'm not surprised that Putnam'...

My Failed Gotcha [Comments (6) ]:
    Kevin: Yes. More than once. ...
    Kevin: (Continued) I'm interested to see another take/perspective on it and someth...
    David R. Henderson: @Kevin, Sure thing. It was probably about the third time I read it that I s...

McArdle on Foreign Intervention and Blowback [Comments (8) ]:
    NZ: Is there another example besides Switzerland? It'd be good to control for t...
    Foseti: All you have to do to avoid terrorism is have a foreign policy unlike any o...
    Roger McKinney: If you want to understand Islamic terrorism you have to read anything you c...

The Only Good News about the Fed's Stealing $75,000 in Cash [Comments (18) ]:
    Phil: David replied, @Phil, I’m not sure it’s worse, because we don’t know anythi...
    R Richard Schweitzer: Now all this "civil forfeiture" occurs under the "color" of law provided by...
    Methinks: @ThomasH re:"Keeping airplanes from getting blown up by a terrorist or any...

Why I'm a supply and demand-sider [Comments (16) ]:
    maynardGkeynes: Forgive me if you've all heard this, but I love the (probably apocryphal) s...
    Anand: Scott, I don't see how dlr's point strengthens your argument. From the g...
    Anand: http://www.oanda.com/currency/historical-rates/ Ok, situation is a bit mor...

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