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September 2014

Uber Wars. The Ban Menace
2014/09/02, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Against Winning
2014/09/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Predicting bubbles
2014/09/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The Role of Unions
2014/09/01, David Henderson
Comments (11)

August 2014

Robert Litan on Microeconomists' Contributions
2014/08/31, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Meteorological Impossibilities
2014/08/31, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
The Wisdom of Chairman Dwight
2014/08/29, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Should You Take Notes By Hand and Read Paper Books?
2014/08/29, Art Carden
Comments (10)
Anthony de Jasay on "rights"
2014/08/29, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (12)
Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
2014/08/29, Art Carden
Comments (4)
Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well?
2014/08/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (37)
Intellectual decay
2014/08/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Who Owns the "Right to Recline?" The Airline
2014/08/28, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Look-Alikes Don't Look Like Identical Twins
2014/08/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Freedom of Association: What Noam Scheiber Misses
2014/08/27, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Schooling and Technology in The Second Machine Age
2014/08/27, Art Carden
Comments (11)
Mencken's Appeasement
2014/08/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Mr. Bernanke vs. the Structuralists
2014/08/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Food, snobbery and anti-capitalism
2014/08/26, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (11)
The Sweet Spot of Freedom
2014/08/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
The Environment: Own It and Save It
2014/08/25, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Veil of Implausibility
2014/08/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Richard Timberlake on Money
2014/08/24, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Never reason from a bond price change
2014/08/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Nominal GDP targeting in developing countries
2014/08/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Greenhouse Gases
2014/08/23, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Friday Night Audio: Henderson on George Hilton
2014/08/22, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Education Bet Update
2014/08/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People
2014/08/21, David Henderson
Comments (57)
Paul Krugman on Why We Fight
2014/08/21, David Henderson
Comments (16)
What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?
2014/08/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (27)
George Hilton, RIP
2014/08/20, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of Early 20th Century
2014/08/20, Art Carden
Comments (3)
Practical Guidance for Prudent Students
2014/08/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
When supply is demand
2014/08/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Krugman on Health Care: I Advocate Horror
2014/08/19, David Henderson
Comments (32)
Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem
2014/08/19, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Tolerance Before Empathy
2014/08/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (26)
Walmart to the Rescue
2014/08/18, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Our Poverty and Theirs
2014/08/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus
2014/08/18, Art Carden
Comments (10)
Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic depressions
2014/08/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Causation
2014/08/16, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Never reason from a price change, even in Japan
2014/08/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Classical liberalism, the forgotten Italians
2014/08/15, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Cryptocurrencies and Mobile Tipping
2014/08/14, Art Carden
Comments (7)
Tyler Cowen on ECB policy
2014/08/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Formal and Informal Violence Against African-Americans: Two Papers
2014/08/14, Art Carden
Comments (4)
Jonathan Chait's bizarre idea of an honest poll
2014/08/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Violence, Machismo and Appeasement
2014/08/13, Art Carden
Comments (7)
Prohibition: Then versus Now
2014/08/13, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Ethics of Individualism
2014/08/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Open Borders Bingo!
2014/08/12, Art Carden
Comments (6)
Haidt and the Moral Foundations of the Welfare State
2014/08/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
Choose Your Battles
2014/08/12, David Henderson
Comments (12)
The economy is more subtle and complex than you might assume
2014/08/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Uber's Strategy: Appeal to People, Not Power?
2014/08/11, Art Carden
Comments (5)
A Public Transportation Patch: Why Not School Buses?
2014/08/11, Art Carden
Comments (24)
Great Moments in Economic Estimation
2014/08/11, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The power of wishful thinking?
2014/08/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Krugman and I Agree on the DMV
2014/08/10, David Henderson
Comments (21)
A Working Economy of Strangers
2014/08/10, David Henderson
Comments (5)
When the straightforward interpretation seems crazy
2014/08/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Law vs. Legislation
2014/08/09, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Will lower prices gain Uber support?
2014/08/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
A Good Heuristic for Public Policy? Does This Require Extra Intelligence and Virtue?
2014/08/08, Art Carden
Comments (9)
Calvin Coolidge on the Federal Government
2014/08/08, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Machismo vs. Appeasement
2014/08/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (30)
Trust, Even in the Face of Government Hostility
2014/08/07, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Fiscal Prognosis
2014/08/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Charles Cooke's lame dismissal of left wing nerds
2014/08/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
The Greatest Invention in History
2014/08/06, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Great Moments (Almost) in Property Rights
2014/08/06, David Henderson
Comments (1)
The Quantum Leap of Logic
2014/08/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Common Sense: As True As It Seems
2014/08/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Prohibition for Thee but Not for Me
2014/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (6)
A Patron Saint for entrepreneurs
2014/08/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Bootleggers and Baptists in Alabama Politics
2014/08/05, Art Carden
Comments (1)
My Life of Appeasement
2014/08/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Economics: Truer than it seems
2014/08/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Boudreaux on Piketty
2014/08/04, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Data Bleg: Accident Rates for Ride-Sharing Services?
2014/08/04, Art Carden
Comments (7)
Lame Excuses: What's Wrong With the Adversarial System
2014/08/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
Today's Necessary Skills, Tomorrow's Hobbies: From the Comments
2014/08/04, Art Carden
Comments (21)
You Know You're an Economist When . . .
2014/08/03, David Henderson
Comments (27)
Think tanks, idea factories no more?
2014/08/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
If something can't go on forever, it will
2014/08/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Which Essential Skills Today Will Be Obsolete Soon?
2014/08/01, Art Carden
Comments (25)
Immigrants Are Good for Cosmopolitan Tolerance
2014/08/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (30)

July 2014

What Do Constitutions Do? Star Trek Edition
2014/07/31, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Scenes from the Rent-Seeking Society: A Final Post on Ride Sharing and the Importance of Constitutions
2014/07/30, Art Carden
Comments (12)
Immigrants as Defenders of Freedom
2014/07/30, David Henderson
Comments (38)
Wolfers on the fiscal consensus
2014/07/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Bruce Benson on the Holdout Problem
2014/07/29, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Is the French public debate evolving?
2014/07/29, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
Huemer's Moderation
2014/07/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
"Helicopter drops" are a bad idea at any time
2014/07/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Eminent Domain Bleg
2014/07/28, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageurs?
2014/07/28, Art Carden
Comments (26)
Intervention Leads to More Intervention
2014/07/28, David Henderson
Comments (14)
A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Conformist World
2014/07/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
I feel pain therefore I am (a utilitarian)
2014/07/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (47)
Kahneman's Thinking, Caplan's Eureka, and Mary Poppins' Living Wage
2014/07/27, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Mark Thoma's Selective Edits
2014/07/27, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Bad Faith and Court Decisions
2014/07/26, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Does Predictability Imply Bad Faith?
2014/07/26, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Today's Single Mothers Compared to Fantine: How Far We've Come
2014/07/26, Art Carden
Comments (1)
The Economist on Overparenting
2014/07/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Nick Rowe on fiscal policy (and reply to Caplan)
2014/07/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
The Rhetoric of Rights and Permission
2014/07/24, Art Carden
Comments (8)
Recent Reading: Adam Thierer, Permissionless Innovation
2014/07/24, Art Carden
Comments (3)
Evolution and Moral Intuition
2014/07/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (30)
Good bye to the book as we know it?
2014/07/24, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
John Blundell, RIP
2014/07/23, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Quality Control and a Level Playing Field in the Sharing Economy: Uber in Birmingham
2014/07/23, Art Carden
Comments (18)
Beyond left and right
2014/07/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
What to Learn from The Catcher in the Rye
2014/07/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
This is HUGE!
2014/07/22, David Henderson
Comments (33)
The Brilliance Of The Onion on Immigrant Fruit
2014/07/22, Art Carden
Comments (14)
Some Empirics of Moral Philosophy
2014/07/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Scott's Utilitarian Leniency
2014/07/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
A few notes on utilitarianism
2014/07/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
McArdle on 15-Year Mortgages
2014/07/21, David Henderson
Comments (25)
Does Paying More to Hire Americans Help Americans?
2014/07/21, Art Carden
Comments (15)
The Argument from Conscience
2014/07/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
Happy "Almost Assassinate Hitler Day"
2014/07/20, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Endogenous Sexism Explained
2014/07/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
An Internet secession so far
2014/07/19, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
The wisdom of Cass Sunstein
2014/07/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
Free Market Virtues
2014/07/19, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Economics is all about consumption
2014/07/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
Carlos Ball, RIP
2014/07/18, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Endogenous Sexism
2014/07/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Good News on Australia's Economic Policies
2014/07/17, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Where Will We Put All These Immigrants?
2014/07/17, Art Carden
Comments (6)
A(nother) Colbertian in Brussels
2014/07/17, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
AD: Eleven stages of enlightenment
2014/07/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Note on Borjas: Non-Binding Constraints Are Not Necessary
2014/07/16, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Trillion Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk: The Borjas Critique
2014/07/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (35)
Governments don't create problems, they solve problems
2014/07/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Mind Your Own Beesness
2014/07/15, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Your Big Doubts About the 10,000 Hour Rule Are Well-Founded
2014/07/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Philip Booth on Thomas Piketty
2014/07/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
"The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
2014/07/14, Art Carden
Comments (9)
Intolerant Socialism
2014/07/14, Art Carden
Comments (21)
Voluntary-but Bossy-Socialism
2014/07/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
A Few Recent Scribbles on Uber, Population Growth, and Inflation
2014/07/12, Art Carden
Comments (1)
Saturday Morning Video
2014/07/12, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Conservative Authoritarianism: An Exercise Based on Bryan Caplan's "Liberal Authoritarianism"
2014/07/11, Art Carden
Comments (7)
What Is Tyler Smoking?
2014/07/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
There are two kinds of people . . .
2014/07/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Adam Smith on Stationary Bandits vs Roving Bandits
2014/07/10, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Ownership for Cartoonishly Nice People
2014/07/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Do Credential Scandals Support the Signaling Model?
2014/07/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Economics Never Stops: What's Missing from the Minimum Wage Debate?
2014/07/08, Art Carden
Comments (17)
Boudreaux on McCloskey
2014/07/08, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Free Intentions
2014/07/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (48)
Why no Kansas miracle?
2014/07/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Piketty Bleg
2014/07/07, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Landfills as Inventories
2014/07/07, Art Carden
Comments (18)
Robert Murphy on Capital and Income
2014/07/07, David Henderson
Comments (6)
The Weak-Willed Do-Gooder
2014/07/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Henderson, Rothbard on Fractional Reserves
2014/07/06, David Henderson
Comments (28)
More on Schuck and Government Failure
2014/07/06, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Schuck on Why Government Fails
2014/07/05, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Clarabelle Cow, Capitalist
2014/07/04, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (26)
"A Bet Disconcerts Him": Kant on Betting and Beliefs
2014/07/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
What about Asia?
2014/07/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
I, Crayon
2014/07/03, Art Carden
Comments (5)
How I Teach When I Really Want My Students to Learn
2014/07/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (27)
You Nasty Creators of Consumer Surplus
2014/07/02, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Mr. Krugman's peculiar post
2014/07/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
IFWE on Hobby Lobby and the False Divide Between Sacred and Secular
2014/07/02, Art Carden
Comments (9)
21 Short Claims About Political Motivation
2014/07/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Psychohistory and Changing One Event: What if Franz Ferdinand Hadn't Been Shot?
2014/07/01, Art Carden
Comments (7)
San Francisco: America's Largest Gated Community
2014/07/01, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Liberal Authoritarianism
2014/07/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (33)

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

Mike White [2014/09/02 07:20 AM, The Role of Unions]:
A police force that yields unionized, monopoly power. True, scary, and mayb...

Scott Sumner [2014/09/02 05:07 AM, Predicting bubbles]:
Chris and Viking vista, How do you think bubble theories are useful? Just ...

steve [2014/09/02 04:06 AM, Against Winning]:
What if politically the current winners are bad winners. i.e. they used que...

vikingvista [2014/09/02 03:53 AM, Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well?]:
"Governments are very efficient at killing people!" Governments are very e...

vikingvista [2014/09/02 03:51 AM, The Role of Unions]:
"Sounds like the way the medical industry has been organized since the 1880...

vikingvista [2014/09/02 03:36 AM, Predicting bubbles]:
“So "bubbles" can only exist if the key fact about them cannot be known, ex...

Peter [2014/09/02 01:44 AM, Predicting bubbles]:
I think the bubble concept is useful, in the sense that it describes a situ...

Peter [2014/09/02 01:11 AM, Against Winning]:
It seems like a prerequisite for an effective political system that there b...

Garrett [2014/09/02 12:53 AM, Against Winning]:
Ignoring the practical argument that extremism would backfire, wouldn't the...

jon thiele [2014/09/02 12:17 AM, Against Winning]:
While I also see a deplorable trend in sportsmanship, bad winners are still...

Aaron [2014/09/01 11:29 PM, Against Winning]:
Lance Armstrong comes immediately to mind....

Joe Teicher [2014/09/01 11:18 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
Bubble is a horribly overused concept but I'm not sure that it is complete...

Joe Teicher [2014/09/01 10:36 PM, Against Winning]:
It seems easy to say that you are a graceful political loser when you are a...

Craig J. Bolton [2014/09/01 09:58 PM, The Role of Unions]:
"Start with the fact that what gave unions their big push in the 1930s was ...

Michael Byrnes [2014/09/01 09:49 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
I think you nailed it, Lorenzo. All assets are a bubble, always!...

Brandon Berg [2014/09/01 09:29 PM, Against Winning]:
Isn't this pretty much the essence of modern leftism? They claim that the e...

Richard O. Hammer [2014/09/01 09:26 PM, Anthony de Jasay on "rights"]:
@vikingvista: Thank you for the thought provoking question; it shows how I ...

Lorenzo from Oz [2014/09/01 08:31 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
vikingvista: If turning points cannot be predicted, how can a "bubble" des...

mickey [2014/09/01 07:47 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
I don't see why the decline must go to some specified past low. Decisions a...

vikingvista [2014/09/01 07:37 PM, The Role of Unions]:
mike shupp, Companies with tens or hundreds of thousands of employees don'...

vikingvista [2014/09/01 07:29 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
"Indeed the entire bubble concept is useless." Does this mean bubbles don'...

Chris Hallquist [2014/09/01 07:18 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
"Pay no attention to bubble forecasts" seems reasonable, as plausibly bubbl...

Robert [2014/09/01 07:08 PM, Predicting bubbles]:
Well said. Another nail in the bubble coffin is to recognize that what app...

mike shupp [2014/09/01 06:40 PM, The Role of Unions]:
David Henderson: In fact, you're wrong. I do know a bit about teachers' u...

Massimo [2014/09/01 05:53 PM, The Role of Unions]:
Most union supporters that I know of are K-12 education employees who want ...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

The Role of Unions [Comments (11) ]:
    Craig J. Bolton: "Start with the fact that what gave unions their big push in the 1930s was ...
    vikingvista: "Sounds like the way the medical industry has been organized since the 1880...
    Mike White: A police force that yields unionized, monopoly power. True, scary, and mayb...

Predicting bubbles [Comments (10) ]:
    Peter: I think the bubble concept is useful, in the sense that it describes a situ...
    vikingvista: “So "bubbles" can only exist if the key fact about them cannot be known, ex...
    Scott Sumner: Chris and Viking vista, How do you think bubble theories are useful? Just ...

Against Winning [Comments (7) ]:
    Garrett: Ignoring the practical argument that extremism would backfire, wouldn't the...
    Peter: It seems like a prerequisite for an effective political system that there b...
    steve: What if politically the current winners are bad winners. i.e. they used que...

Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well? [Comments (37) ]:
    Mr. Econotarian: Governments are very efficient at killing people!...
    A Country Farmer: Bob Murphy responded quite well on his blog...
    vikingvista: "Governments are very efficient at killing people!" Governments are very e...

Anthony de Jasay on "rights" [Comments (12) ]:
    Richard O. Hammer: @vikingvista: Thank you for the question. I had not considered this angle. ...
    vikingvista: Richard, A more concise question might be, "How does your system differ fr...
    Richard O. Hammer: @vikingvista: Thank you for the thought provoking question; it shows how I ...

Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have [Comments (4) ]:
    Steve: I feel like the last sentence in your first paragraph is missing some words...
    Chris Wegener: Having read 'I, Pencil' I am fascinated how anyone can take it seriously as...
    David Borinsky: Responding to Mr. Wegener’s comment, the Hayekian view not only encompasses...

Meteorological Impossibilities [Comments (8) ]:
    Samuel Hammond: I found the excerpt from The Signal Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver, 2012...
    Michael Crone: The ironclad puzzle, though, is that the current forecast for 7 PM is a 70%...
    Sieben: "Bart: For what? They're giving you thousands of hours of entertainment for...

Robert Litan on Microeconomists' Contributions [Comments (10) ]:
    David R. Henderson: @Enial Cattesi, It is rather doubtful that deregulation could happen withou...
    David R. Henderson: @paul, Well-played, paul: change the subject....
    Patrick R. Sullivan: Economists are ineffectual in the business world? Well, I personally have ...

Intellectual decay [Comments (19) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Only have time for a few points: I am opposed to the ACA. My point was th...
    Glen Raphael: Regarding the Great Recession, I assume what happened there is the inverse ...
    Lorenzo from Oz: Polarisation and intellectual decay go together. First, because cognitive ...

Should You Take Notes By Hand and Read Paper Books? [Comments (10) ]:
    Tom West: Tom DeMeo I'd agree that a lot of information gets lost over time. But if...
    patrick k: Every trader knows if you update your daily charts by hand vs looking at a ...
    JKB: The best explanation of note taking, I've found, was in this old Freshman R...

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