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December 2016

Three Themes of the Niskanen Center
2016/12/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs
2016/12/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Teaching the Minimum Wage
2016/12/07, Emily Skarbek
Comments (0)
How I Got Culture
2016/12/06, David Henderson
Comments (1)
What caused the 1974 recession?
2016/12/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Race, Eugenics, and the Dark Side of Capitalism
2016/12/06, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?
2016/12/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Henderson on Extending Hayek's Insight
2016/12/05, David Henderson
Comments (2)
The Dumbest Thing Batman Ever Said
2016/12/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
The Carrier scandal
2016/12/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
On the Italian referendum
2016/12/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Speech Tomorrow at San Jose State University
2016/12/04, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Who will save China's rust belt?
2016/12/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Reflections on my Latest RT Appearance
2016/12/03, David Henderson
Comments (6)
The Italian referendum
2016/12/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Friday Night Video: Cuba, Sanctions, Biting Cats, and Trump
2016/12/02, David Henderson
Comments (6)
What kind of inflation hurts the public?
2016/12/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Borjas, Ideology, and #ForeignLivesMatter
2016/12/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Good News on Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect
2016/12/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)

November 2016

Ten Points on the Wrong Side of History
2016/11/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism
2016/11/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Did John Allison just endorse NGDP targeting?
2016/11/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
In Praise of Ineffective Politicians
2016/11/29, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Why I'm Not Freaking Out
2016/11/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
How Castro is Like the Minimum Wage
2016/11/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (29)
Capitalism has a PR problem
2016/11/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Fidel Castro's Monstrous Behavior
2016/11/26, David Henderson
Comments (6)
My Writing Tutor: Dan Seligman
2016/11/25, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Giving Thanks
2016/11/24, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The third domino?
2016/11/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Trump Bets: One Actual, Ten Potential
2016/11/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
If the Angry Could Hear What the Calm Do Not Say
2016/11/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Mercantilism Dies Hard
2016/11/22, David Henderson
Comments (27)
In defense of rational expectations models
2016/11/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Noah Smith on the Islamic Civil War
2016/11/21, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Xenophobia and Canada
2016/11/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (35)
Larry Summers's Perspective
2016/11/18, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Janet Yellen confirms much of what I've been saying about fiscal stimulus
2016/11/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Repealing Regulations
2016/11/17, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Trump, Krugman and the long run
2016/11/17, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Memory of Credibility
2016/11/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Eichengreen on Market Failure
2016/11/16, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Dr. Strangelove at the Fed
2016/11/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Breaking Conformity Equilibria: The Case of Mormon Polygamy
2016/11/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Tyler Cowen on fiscal stimulus
2016/11/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
The Silent Suffering of the Non-Neurotic
2016/11/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Lake Wobegon Keynesianism
2016/11/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
The Excellent and Admirable Alex Tabarrok
2016/11/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
You always fail . . . until you succeed
2016/11/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Trump on Obamacare
2016/11/12, David Henderson
Comments (22)
The Case for Non-Compete Agreements
2016/11/11, David Henderson
Comments (15)
India's Assault on Money
2016/11/11, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Implications of Trump for monetary policy?
2016/11/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Wisdom and Courage from Arnold Kling
2016/11/10, David Henderson
Comments (3)
The morning after
2016/11/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (35)
I Win All My Election Bets
2016/11/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind
2016/11/08, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
Christina Romer on Monopsony in U.S. Labor Markets
2016/11/08, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Final thoughts before the election
2016/11/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Robert P. Murphy on Pitfalls in GDP Accounting
2016/11/07, David Henderson
Comments (3)
One Last Election Bet
2016/11/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Why the Electoral College Will Not be Abolished
2016/11/07, David Henderson
Comments (27)
Should the Fed give workers a raise? No
2016/11/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
The CEA's Mixed Thinking on Labor Market Monopsony, Part IV
2016/11/05, David Henderson
Comments (9)
My Intellectual Insurance Policy
2016/11/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Central bankers: They know not their own strength
2016/11/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Are Anti-Dumping Tariffs Intelligent?
2016/11/04, David Henderson
Comments (9)
The Divisiveness of Cohesion
2016/11/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Hooray For Our Side
2016/11/03, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Legal in some states, life imprisonment in others
2016/11/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Full Hanson-Caplan Robot Debate
2016/11/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Economists Against Trump
2016/11/02, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Are Keynesians trying to bring back the Real Bills Doctrine?
2016/11/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Brigham Young, Pioneer Prophet: A Biography with Depth
2016/11/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Semi-Private Production of National Defense
2016/11/01, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Your tactical advice should not reflect your preferred strategy
2016/11/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)

October 2016

The CEA's Mixed Thinking on Labor Market Monopsony, Part III
2016/10/31, David Henderson
Comments (4)
The zero bound isn't interest rate pegging
2016/10/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
What do criminal records tell us about Adam Smith and the Industrial Revolution?
2016/10/30, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
Japan refutes old Keynesianism
2016/10/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
AT&T, Time-Warner and the end of competition
2016/10/29, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
The CEA's Mixed Thinking on Labor Market Monopsony, Part II
2016/10/28, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Is the data "rigged"?
2016/10/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Laureate Lessons for Education
2016/10/28, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
The CEA's Mixed Thinking on Labor Market Monopsony, Part I
2016/10/27, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Yet Another Reply to Huemer on the Ethical Treatment of Animals
2016/10/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (43)
Robert Tollison, RIP
2016/10/26, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Cuba Libre?
2016/10/26, Amy Willis
Comments (4)
21st century Vikings
2016/10/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Does Stress Over Politics Mean You Need to Get a Life?
2016/10/25, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Robert Tollison, 1942-2016: We're All Part of the Equilibrium
2016/10/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Elections Are Surveys: The Case of AIP
2016/10/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Saving cannot go "into" existing assets
2016/10/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Canada Can't Dodge Two Bullets
2016/10/24, David Henderson
Comments (11)
The WSJ's odd critique of the Fed
2016/10/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
The Huemer Graph
2016/10/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Two approaches to macroeconomics
2016/10/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Krugman's Strange View About Planning for the Future
2016/10/22, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Bio of Paul Krugman
2016/10/21, David Henderson
Comments (6)
How the EMH can reduce government spending, taxes, and inequality
2016/10/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
I Want to Know How the Transporter Works
2016/10/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
What Has Congress Ever Done for Us?
2016/10/20, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Is the Fed a firefighter or an arsonist?
2016/10/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Huemer's "Answer to Searle on the Mind-Body Problem"
2016/10/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Against Robotic Panic
2016/10/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
One Congressman Can Sometimes Do a Lot, Part II
2016/10/19, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Global warming phonies
2016/10/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (50)
One Congressman Can Sometimes Do a Lot, Part I
2016/10/18, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Does AD influence AS?
2016/10/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
How the Free Market Breaks Down Discrimination
2016/10/17, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The Pride of Homeschooling
2016/10/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Consumer Surplus and the Presidential Election
2016/10/16, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Why America can run trade deficits forever
2016/10/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
Open market operations vs. helicopter drops
2016/10/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Theresa May's anti-libertarian turn
2016/10/15, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Hanson-Caplan Robot Debate this Monday in NYC
2016/10/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Huemer Seminar at GMU - MONDAY!
2016/10/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Further Reply to Huemer on the Ethical Treatment of Animals
2016/10/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Deltas
2016/10/14, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Why it's hard to give good advice to the Fed
2016/10/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
The Most Important Economic Idea
2016/10/13, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Inequality, Trade, and Robin Hood
2016/10/13, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
What Some People Like About Donald Trump
2016/10/13, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Huemer Replies on the Ethical Treatment of Animals
2016/10/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (25)
Henderson Review of a Peter Navarro Book
2016/10/12, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Why it's so hard to figure out what central banks are doing
2016/10/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
A Great Paragraph from Arnold Kling
2016/10/12, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Henderson on the 2016 Nobel Prize Winners Hart and Holmstrom
2016/10/11, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Reply to Huemer on Ethical Treatment of Animals (including Bugs)
2016/10/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (34)
My Writing Tutor: Dan Seligman
2016/10/09, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Are robots taking our jobs?
2016/10/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Schneider's The Deadly Sins
2016/10/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Weekend Grab Bag
2016/10/08, Amy Willis
Comments (2)
The myth of Italian instability
2016/10/08, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Americans are becoming increasing supportive of trade and immigration
2016/10/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Five Victims of Joseph Stalin
2016/10/07, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Non-materialistic millennials and the Great Stagnation
2016/10/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (50)
Weapons of Math Destruction
2016/10/06, Amy Willis
Comments (8)
Do we need more antitrust?
2016/10/06, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
Minogue on the Accountability Flip
2016/10/05, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Michigan State Debate
2016/10/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
All Roads Lead to Open Borders: A Caplan/Weinersmith Collaboration
2016/10/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
A Nobel Prediction
2016/10/05, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Brexit: What I got wrong, and what is still uncertain
2016/10/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
The New York Times Overpaid
2016/10/04, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Huemer on Ethical Treatment of Animals (Including Bugs)
2016/10/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (29)
The Case for Allowing Cash
2016/10/03, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Infrastructure is not fiscal policy
2016/10/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Bugs
2016/10/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (41)
In defense of Johnson's brain freeze
2016/10/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
Look past the labels
2016/10/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Moving Across My Monitor
2016/10/01, Amy Willis
Comments (1)

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Recent Comments

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

pyroseed13 [2016/12/07 03:00 PM, Three Themes of the Niskanen Center]:
"But getting a Democrat to read it is quite hard, because they do not trust...

pyroseed13 [2016/12/07 02:55 PM, Three Themes of the Niskanen Center]:
Exactly. Their scholars spend a lot of time telling libertarians that they ...

Kevin Erdmann [2016/12/07 02:52 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
"When farm work was wiped out by automation, uneducated farmers generally f...

Peter H [2016/12/07 02:48 PM, Three Themes of the Niskanen Center]:
Bryan, I think there's a bit of a forest for the trees issue going on here...

Chuck E. [2016/12/07 02:38 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
Scott, Sometimes it's not automation. In the late 90's, tool & die job...

Kenny [2016/12/07 02:09 PM, Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism]:
Are you claiming that nothing is sacred? If not, then how are you measuring...

Scott Sumner [2016/12/07 01:45 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
Daniel and John, Agreed, but that's equally true of trade and automation. ...

MikeP [2016/12/07 01:03 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
Right now the numbers go 1,2,3,4,3,4,5. But I'm pretty sure the numbering c...

John Hall [2016/12/07 12:52 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
It seems like what you are arguing is that the people in favor of trade res...

Nathan Taylor [2016/12/07 12:34 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
Excellent post. Minor quibble/typo: since this is a post against innumer...

Mark Bahner [2016/12/07 12:22 PM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
Hi Scott, In my lunchtime, I don't have much more time than to say that th...

Daniel Kahn [2016/12/07 11:50 AM, Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs]:
Isn't part of the disconnect that when you and most economists say jobs you...

Tim Worstall [2016/12/07 10:08 AM, How I Got Culture]:
And then there's the entirety of the Ring Cycle covered in 8 minutes, start...

David R. Henderson [2016/12/07 09:21 AM, The Carrier scandal]:
@TMC, Obama gave up the role 8 years ago. I disagree. I think it’s been sli...

Scott Sumner [2016/12/07 09:18 AM, Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?]:
Captain, I have a new post, which responds....

Scott Sumner [2016/12/07 09:16 AM, What caused the 1974 recession?]:
Andrew, It depends on the nature of the labor market. if lots of workers ...

AntiSchiff [2016/12/07 08:48 AM, What caused the 1974 recession?]:
Andrew_FL, A wage shock involving spiking real wages should cause unemploy...

Jose [2016/12/07 07:50 AM, Who will save China's rust belt?]:
One could argue that there is no permanent reason why steel factory product...

Andrew_FL [2016/12/07 01:52 AM, What caused the 1974 recession?]:
Lifting a price ceiling should not cause quantity exchanged to go down...

TMC [2016/12/06 10:48 PM, The Carrier scandal]:
"January 20, 2017, will be a momentous day for me. For the first time in my...

Capt. J Parker [2016/12/06 08:46 PM, Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?]:
Ok, so, inflation is a monetary phenomenon and Burns should take the blame....

Scott Sumner [2016/12/06 06:18 PM, Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?]:
Brian, No, I don't think unemployment would have been higher under a tight...

Scott Sumner [2016/12/06 06:14 PM, Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?]:
Plucky, Yes, I agree. I would add that the profession as a whole deserves...

Brian Donohue [2016/12/06 06:13 PM, Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?]:
Scott, Between 1973 and 1982, the real "national average wage" (from Socia...

Lex [2016/12/06 05:57 PM, The Dumbest Thing Batman Ever Said]:
Opportunity costs, indeed. This has forever colored my perception of the Su...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Three Themes of the Niskanen Center [Comments (3) ]:
    Peter H: Bryan, I think there's a bit of a forest for the trees issue going on here...
    pyroseed13: Exactly. Their scholars spend a lot of time telling libertarians that they ...
    pyroseed13: "But getting a Democrat to read it is quite hard, because they do not trust...

Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs [Comments (8) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Daniel and John, Agreed, but that's equally true of trade and automation. ...
    Chuck E.: Scott, Sometimes it's not automation. In the late 90's, tool & die job...
    Kevin Erdmann: "When farm work was wiped out by automation, uneducated farmers generally f...

Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism [Comments (19) ]:
    Ravi Smith: Americans and Sudanese can doubtlessly learn a lot from reading Bentham. Ye...
    James: Scott, People who oppose drinking and dancing for religious reasons always...
    Kenny: Are you claiming that nothing is sacred? If not, then how are you measuring...

How I Got Culture [Comments (1) ]:
    Tim Worstall: And then there's the entirety of the Ring Cycle covered in 8 minutes, start...

The Carrier scandal [Comments (19) ]:
    Brian Donohue: I agree with the overall point you are making here, but I couldn't help but...
    TMC: "January 20, 2017, will be a momentous day for me. For the first time in my...
    David R. Henderson: @TMC, Obama gave up the role 8 years ago. I disagree. I think it’s been sli...

Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated? [Comments (11) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Brian, No, I don't think unemployment would have been higher under a tight...
    Capt. J Parker: Ok, so, inflation is a monetary phenomenon and Burns should take the blame....
    Scott Sumner: Captain, I have a new post, which responds....

What caused the 1974 recession? [Comments (3) ]:
    Andrew_FL: Lifting a price ceiling should not cause quantity exchanged to go down...
    AntiSchiff: Andrew_FL, A wage shock involving spiking real wages should cause unemploy...
    Scott Sumner: Andrew, It depends on the nature of the labor market. if lots of workers ...

Who will save China's rust belt? [Comments (14) ]:
    E. Harding: "Who will buy all those manufactured goods that consumers don't want?" -...
    Brian Donohue: Excellent post. You are a credit to your profession....
    Jose: One could argue that there is no permanent reason why steel factory product...

The Dumbest Thing Batman Ever Said [Comments (16) ]:
    Andrew_FL: And with the exception of clouds, the sky is blue, what's your point?...
    Tom: The self-fulfilling prophesy logic here is also why the Federation did not ...
    Lex: Opportunity costs, indeed. This has forever colored my perception of the Su...

Ten Points on the Wrong Side of History [Comments (11) ]:
    Lawrence D'Anna: My guess: They aren't really saying anything about history or historians. ...
    Hazel Meade: if a time machine existed, I think it would be perfectly proper to go back...
    Plucky: So, I think you're being overly literal by what is meant by "the wrong side...

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