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May 2017

Saving, cost control, and infrastructure
2017/05/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Tabarrok on the Great Depression
2017/05/25, David Henderson
Comments (7)
What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?
2017/05/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Nationalism Is Not News
2017/05/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Does John Cochrane get Italy wrong?
2017/05/25, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Larry Summers Trumps Trump
2017/05/24, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Trust Assimilation in the United States
2017/05/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
"Public opinion" is not what you think
2017/05/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
The Behavioral Econ of Paperwork
2017/05/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Prediction markets and loss aversion
2017/05/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
The new Hypermind NGDP futures market
2017/05/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (1)
Solar Power: Lots of Jobs per KWH is Bad, not Good
2017/05/22, David Henderson
Comments (31)
Wages are the key to the business cycle
2017/05/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Financial crisis or monetary policy failure?
2017/05/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Nowrasteh on E-Verify
2017/05/18, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Me on Anarcho-Capitalism on the Rubin Report
2017/05/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Echo Chambers and the Prevalence of Motivated Reasoning
2017/05/18, Contributing Guest
Comments (3)
E-Verify: Let's Make Us More Like Europe
2017/05/17, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The "Real X" Defense
2017/05/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Do robots reduce employment?
2017/05/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
What can we expect from Macron?
2017/05/16, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Is Mankiw's $2.10 Optimal Gas Tax Correct?
2017/05/16, David Henderson
Comments (28)
What does Greece tell us about the AS/AD model?
2017/05/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Geography Is Policy
2017/05/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Greg Mankiw's Deficient Treatment of Negative Externalities
2017/05/14, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Good news on trade?
2017/05/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Why Do College Admissions Offices Value Volunteer Work?
2017/05/12, David Henderson
Comments (23)
What Is Emotional Truth?
2017/05/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Avik Roy on GOP health care reform.
2017/05/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Government Spending in Canada
2017/05/11, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Is the Greek public debt actually "unpayable"?
2017/05/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Supply-Side Medical Reforms
2017/05/10, David Henderson
Comments (19)
What's Wrong With the Macro AP
2017/05/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Allan H. Meltzer, RIP
2017/05/09, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Thoma on the Financial Choice Act
2017/05/09, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Is history cyclical?
2017/05/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Warren Bet
2017/05/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Update on FIRE
2017/05/08, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Policy needs to be symmetrical
2017/05/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Henderson on RT on Corporate Tax Cuts, Deregulation, and Immigration
2017/05/06, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Don't target unemployment
2017/05/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Incentives Work in the NBA Too
2017/05/05, David Henderson
Comments (5)
William J. Baumol, RIP
2017/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Pollitt on Putnam
2017/05/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Carl F. Christ, RIP
2017/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Russ Roberts's Wonderful Loaf
2017/05/03, David Henderson
Comments (2)
America: A dromedary, not a Bactrian camel
2017/05/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Widerquist-Caplan UBI Debate
2017/05/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Who stands in the way of populists? The French case.
2017/05/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
In Defense of FIRE
2017/05/02, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Remember Marxism?
2017/05/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Antiestablishmentarianism
2017/05/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
The Consumer Gratitude Heuristic
2017/05/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Why Predatory Pricing is Highly Unlikely
2017/05/01, David Henderson
Comments (13)

April 2017

Generals fighting the last war
2017/04/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Pope Francis's Distorted Vision
2017/04/29, David Henderson
Comments (28)
How can there be a shortage of construction workers?
2017/04/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (42)
The World's Worst Argument Against Homeschooling
2017/04/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Keep Your Eye on the Prize
2017/04/26, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Ezra Klein on the Singapore health care miracle
2017/04/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Reply to Adam Ozimek
2017/04/25, David Henderson
Comments (13)
What Is Self-Righteousness?
2017/04/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Score One for United Airlines
2017/04/24, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Trump and Le Pen
2017/04/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Earth 2.0?
2017/04/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Bretton Woods as a "guardrails" approach to monetary policy
2017/04/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Adam Smith's pins
2017/04/23, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Crash Pad
2017/04/22, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The "national defense" argument
2017/04/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Ed Lopez is an Hungarian University
2017/04/20, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Two Cheers for Fox News Channel
2017/04/20, David Henderson
Comments (6)
More Highlights from Hayek
2017/04/19, David Henderson
Comments (5)
IQ With Conscience: Three Followups
2017/04/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
Let them eat quality?
2017/04/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
Hayek on Case for Freedom
2017/04/18, David Henderson
Comments (5)
IQ With Conscience
2017/04/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (56)
Economic Systems: The Fundamental Questions
2017/04/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Friedrich Hayek and Abba Lerner on General Rules
2017/04/17, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Does trade with China cost jobs?
2017/04/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
It Takes a Government to Do an Auschwitz
2017/04/14, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Avoid procyclical inflation
2017/04/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
The public only thinks it likes low inflation
2017/04/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Markets, Morals, and United Flight 3411
2017/04/13, Contributing Guest
Comments (35)
1470 Economists Say Immigration is Good for Us
2017/04/12, David Henderson
Comments (33)
The Undermotivated Apostate: Two Post-Libertarian Case Studies
2017/04/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
What housing supply glut?
2017/04/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
The Undermotivated Apostate
2017/04/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Murphy and Smith on NGDP and politics
2017/04/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
A Keynesian Conundrum
2017/04/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Supply and demand both matter
2017/04/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Might Trump actually end up promoting liberalism?
2017/04/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing
2017/04/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Scott Alexander's Self-Evaluations
2017/04/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Henderson and Hooper on Flawed Climate Models
2017/04/06, David Henderson
Comments (30)
FDR Understood that Incentives and Property Rights Matter
2017/04/05, David Henderson
Comments (4)
What were the "costs and risks" of QE?
2017/04/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Big Problem with the Ultimatum Game
2017/04/04, David Henderson
Comments (23)
What's Wrong With the Rationality Community
2017/04/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (34)
Education, Politics, and Peers
2017/04/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
The Economics of Political Balderdash
2017/04/03, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Would You Pay $43 for the Right to Extract a Barrel of Oil When the Market Price is $43?
2017/04/02, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Heterodoxy at the AER
2017/04/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)

March 2017

Two Michigan cities
2017/03/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
The Case Against Education News
2017/03/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
The Great Recession, productivity and productivity growth
2017/03/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Henderson on NAFTA and Mercantilism
2017/03/29, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Complacent Trust
2017/03/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
UBI and Health Care: What's Wrong With Murray's Approach
2017/03/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Hooper and Henderson Do Want the FDA Another Way
2017/03/28, David Henderson
Comments (25)
Dan Klein on Scott Gottlieb
2017/03/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (14)
An Optimistic View on Deregulation's Prospects
2017/03/27, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Two Intuitionist Insights
2017/03/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Stocks did not crash this morning
2017/03/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Best Two Paragraphs of My Weekend Reading
2017/03/26, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Conservatives better hope that wages and prices are sticky
2017/03/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Restless Judge Posner
2017/03/25, David Henderson
Comments (7)
DeLong on Gains from International Trade
2017/03/24, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Henderson on the John Batchelor Show
2017/03/23, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Good Manners vs. Political Correctness
2017/03/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Robert Frost and liberalism
2017/03/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Social Science, Statistics, and the Garden of the Forking Paths
2017/03/23, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Tyler Cowen is a Semi-Persuasive Futurist
2017/03/22, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Is Immigration a Basic Human Right? Full Video
2017/03/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Interest on reserves and stock prices in 2008
2017/03/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Pacifism in Hell's Angels
2017/03/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Thoughts on the Republican Health Insurance Reform
2017/03/20, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Is Immigration a Basic Human Right? My Opening Statement
2017/03/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (51)
Is a falling population contractionary?
2017/03/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Ricardo Reis on price level targeting
2017/03/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Is God a Macro- or Micro- Economist?
2017/03/16, Contributing Guest
Comments (8)
When You Lose Something You Don't Want, Is that Really a Loss?
2017/03/15, David Henderson
Comments (21)
I'm becoming increasingly worried about AI
2017/03/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (57)
This is Misleading CNN--and CBO
2017/03/13, David Henderson
Comments (15)
France's NIRA did just as poorly as America's
2017/03/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
The Joys of Yiddish and Economics
2017/03/12, David Henderson
Comments (5)
A dangerous myth about trade deficits
2017/03/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (31)
Can fiscal transfers solve the Eurozone's problems?
2017/03/10, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Is Taxing One Item Because It's in a Subsidized Category a Good Idea?
2017/03/09, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Why I favor taxing subsidized goods
2017/03/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Karl Smith's Weak Critique of Veronique de Rugy
2017/03/07, David Henderson
Comments (6)
The eclipse of classical liberalism
2017/03/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Initial thoughts on Obamacare 2.0
2017/03/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
Soonish by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
2017/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Opting Out of Social Security
2017/03/06, David Henderson
Comments (17)
San Diego Immigration Debate
2017/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Why not both?
2017/03/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
East Side Sushi Celebrates Labor Market
2017/03/04, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Do checks and balances reduce efficiency?
2017/03/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Three Problems with Chetty's Study of Income Mobility
2017/03/03, David Henderson
Comments (11)
The Perverse Effects of the Pre-Existing Condition Pricing Ban
2017/03/02, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Two popular views that can't both be right
2017/03/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Power-Hunger
2017/03/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
The (developed) world's 4th longest expansion
2017/03/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Stop Winning Arguments
2017/03/01, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Read Meer
2017/03/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)

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Recent Comments

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

Andrew_FL [2017/05/28 04:38 PM, Saving, cost control, and infrastructure]:
When I say "pro-saving" tax policies, I actually mean eliminating anti-savi...

Mark Brophy [2017/05/28 02:15 PM, Saving, cost control, and infrastructure]:
Ignoring high costs is a favorite political tactic among Democrats and Repu...

Scott Sumner [2017/05/28 11:40 AM, Saving, cost control, and infrastructure]:
Rob, Yes, loosening zoning laws would be the single best thing Australia c...

Anand [2017/05/28 09:03 AM, What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?]:
The last sentence should read: "federal funds rate fell to zero in Jan 2009...

Anand [2017/05/28 09:02 AM, What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?]:
In the case of 1988-89 (and after), doesn't a naive interest rate story als...

Rob L [2017/05/28 06:04 AM, Saving, cost control, and infrastructure]:
If you look at the American savings situation, there is no actual glut. The...

Bahrum Lamehdasht [2017/05/27 07:23 PM, What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?]:
@scottsumner, I don't think I've missed the point. You said: Are the thing...

Scott Sumner [2017/05/27 09:46 AM, What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?]:
Richard, I don't agree with many of your points. For instance, you point ...

Mark Bahner [2017/05/27 09:35 AM, Solar Power: Lots of Jobs per KWH is Bad, not Good]:
This just in: Tuscon Electric signs solar plus storage PPA for 4.5 cents/k...

BC [2017/05/27 01:15 AM, Larry Summers Trumps Trump]:
On the plus side, free traders now have ready-made "nationalist" arguments ...

Thomas Sewell [2017/05/26 10:45 PM, Government Spending in Canada]:
Andrew_FL, Sorry for the late response, but using GDP to adjust figures fo...

Weir [2017/05/26 08:04 PM, Nationalism Is Not News]:
This is Ernest Gellner: "Community is sung and praised by those who have lo...

Andrew_FL [2017/05/26 06:56 PM, Tabarrok on the Great Depression]:
@Todd Kreider- there have been a number of studies done on pre-1929 (ie, pr...

A Country Farmer [2017/05/26 05:52 PM, Nationalism Is Not News]:
Another timeless quote! "Multi-decade trends mean something to me. So do t...

Richard Heddleson [2017/05/26 05:44 PM, What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?]:
Are the things that you think caused the 2008 recession really enough order...

Todd Kreider [2017/05/26 04:14 PM, Tabarrok on the Great Depression]:
I'm not sure, nor do I know how accurate the data is that far back Grego...

.Edward Mills [2017/05/26 03:08 PM, Tabarrok on the Great Depression]:
I am hearing impaired so have not yet watched the video (I have a program t...

Scott Sumner [2017/05/26 03:00 PM, Tabarrok on the Great Depression]:
Thaomas, That's much more true of Smoot Hawley than the NIRA, which occurr...

Todd Kreider [2017/05/26 02:09 PM, Tabarrok on the Great Depression]:
Tabarrok also said around the 1:00 mark that the Roaring 20s had an average...

Jacob Egner [2017/05/26 12:15 PM, Financial crisis or monetary policy failure?]:
Scott Sumner: Thanks for the answer. Also, thanks for significantly chang...

Hazel Meade [2017/05/26 11:17 AM, Nationalism Is Not News]:
It's possible that nationalism is actually getting *weaker*, and that the c...

Brian [2017/05/26 10:36 AM, "Public opinion" is not what you think]:
Scott, In your post you seem to link your opinion on the non-existence of...

Scott Sumner [2017/05/26 09:48 AM, What if we had a financial crisis without tight money?]:
Thanks Matthias. Bahrum, I think you missed the point. Whether it would ...

MikeW [2017/05/26 09:17 AM, Solar Power: Lots of Jobs per KWH is Bad, not Good]:
Take a look at this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2017/05/25/re...

Federico [2017/05/26 08:30 AM, Wages are the key to the business cycle]:
Scott, re the comment about the post way period -- can you identify shocks ...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Saving, cost control, and infrastructure [Comments (4) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Rob, Yes, loosening zoning laws would be the single best thing Australia c...
    Mark Brophy: Ignoring high costs is a favorite political tactic among Democrats and Repu...
    Andrew_FL: When I say "pro-saving" tax policies, I actually mean eliminating anti-savi...

What if we had a financial crisis without tight money? [Comments (8) ]:
    Bahrum Lamehdasht: @scottsumner, I don't think I've missed the point. You said: Are the thing...
    Anand: In the case of 1988-89 (and after), doesn't a naive interest rate story als...
    Anand: The last sentence should read: "federal funds rate fell to zero in Jan 2009...

Solar Power: Lots of Jobs per KWH is Bad, not Good [Comments (31) ]:
    txslr: Mark - A number of those sunny states also have significant incentives for ...
    MikeW: Take a look at this: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2017/05/25/re...
    Mark Bahner: This just in: Tuscon Electric signs solar plus storage PPA for 4.5 cents/k...

Larry Summers Trumps Trump [Comments (7) ]:
    TMC: Thaomas, if you click through you'll find "Under the agreement China will a...
    Zeke5123: Prof. Henderson, I was suggesting that Larry Summers was the one seemingl...
    BC: On the plus side, free traders now have ready-made "nationalist" arguments ...

Government Spending in Canada [Comments (8) ]:
    Thomas Sewell: @mariorossi There is a relationship, but GDP doesn't equal income. You've m...
    Andrew_FL: The better argument is that our measures of inflation are very dubious but ...
    Thomas Sewell: Andrew_FL, Sorry for the late response, but using GDP to adjust figures fo...

Nationalism Is Not News [Comments (6) ]:
    Hazel Meade: It's possible that nationalism is actually getting *weaker*, and that the c...
    A Country Farmer: Another timeless quote! "Multi-decade trends mean something to me. So do t...
    Weir: This is Ernest Gellner: "Community is sung and praised by those who have lo...

Tabarrok on the Great Depression [Comments (7) ]:
    .Edward Mills: I am hearing impaired so have not yet watched the video (I have a program t...
    Todd Kreider: I'm not sure, nor do I know how accurate the data is that far back Grego...
    Andrew_FL: @Todd Kreider- there have been a number of studies done on pre-1929 (ie, pr...

Financial crisis or monetary policy failure? [Comments (11) ]:
    Thomas Hutcheson: Scott poses: What happens if there is a financial crisis but no fall in NGD...
    Scott Sumner: Jacob, We had good supply-side policies during the 1980s (and 1990s). But...
    Jacob Egner: Scott Sumner: Thanks for the answer. Also, thanks for significantly chang...

"Public opinion" is not what you think [Comments (14) ]:
    Philo: I suggest you reread you description of "the art of politics." Only a pure...
    Capt. J Parker: Dr. Sumner, My point is that: Governments are instituted among Men, derivin...
    Brian: Scott, In your post you seem to link your opinion on the non-existence of...

Wages are the key to the business cycle [Comments (7) ]:
    Scott Sumner: James, The rising real wages were caused by either falling prices or gover...
    IGYT: I think it's fair to say that the policy views of economists are not based ...
    Federico: Scott, re the comment about the post way period -- can you identify shocks ...

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