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August 2014

Education Bet Update
2014/08/22, Bryan Caplan
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One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People
2014/08/21, David Henderson
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Paul Krugman on Why We Fight
2014/08/21, David Henderson
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What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?
2014/08/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
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
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When supply is demand
2014/08/19, Scott Sumner
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Krugman on Health Care: I Advocate Horror
2014/08/19, David Henderson
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Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem
2014/08/19, David Henderson
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Tolerance Before Empathy
2014/08/19, Bryan Caplan
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Walmart to the Rescue
2014/08/18, David Henderson
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Our Poverty and Theirs
2014/08/18, Bryan Caplan
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Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus
2014/08/18, Art Carden
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Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic depressions
2014/08/17, Scott Sumner
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Causation
2014/08/16, David Henderson
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Never reason from a price change, even in Japan
2014/08/15, Scott Sumner
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Classical liberalism, the forgotten Italians
2014/08/15, Alberto Mingardi
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Cryptocurrencies and Mobile Tipping
2014/08/14, Art Carden
Comments (7)
Tyler Cowen on ECB policy
2014/08/14, Scott Sumner
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Formal and Informal Violence Against African-Americans: Two Papers
2014/08/14, Art Carden
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Jonathan Chait's bizarre idea of an honest poll
2014/08/13, Scott Sumner
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Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Violence, Machismo and Appeasement
2014/08/13, Art Carden
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Prohibition: Then versus Now
2014/08/13, David Henderson
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The Ethics of Individualism
2014/08/13, Bryan Caplan
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Open Borders Bingo!
2014/08/12, Art Carden
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Haidt and the Moral Foundations of the Welfare State
2014/08/12, Bryan Caplan
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Choose Your Battles
2014/08/12, David Henderson
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The economy is more subtle and complex than you might assume
2014/08/11, Scott Sumner
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Uber's Strategy: Appeal to People, Not Power?
2014/08/11, Art Carden
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A Public Transportation Patch: Why Not School Buses?
2014/08/11, Art Carden
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Great Moments in Economic Estimation
2014/08/11, David Henderson
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The power of wishful thinking?
2014/08/10, Scott Sumner
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Krugman and I Agree on the DMV
2014/08/10, David Henderson
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A Working Economy of Strangers
2014/08/10, David Henderson
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When the straightforward interpretation seems crazy
2014/08/09, Scott Sumner
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Law vs. Legislation
2014/08/09, David Henderson
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Will lower prices gain Uber support?
2014/08/09, Alberto Mingardi
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A Good Heuristic for Public Policy? Does This Require Extra Intelligence and Virtue?
2014/08/08, Art Carden
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Calvin Coolidge on the Federal Government
2014/08/08, David Henderson
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Machismo vs. Appeasement
2014/08/08, Bryan Caplan
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Trust, Even in the Face of Government Hostility
2014/08/07, David Henderson
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The Fiscal Prognosis
2014/08/07, Bryan Caplan
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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
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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
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Prohibition for Thee but Not for Me
2014/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (6)
A Patron Saint for entrepreneurs
2014/08/05, Alberto Mingardi
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Bootleggers and Baptists in Alabama Politics
2014/08/05, Art Carden
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My Life of Appeasement
2014/08/05, Bryan Caplan
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Economics: Truer than it seems
2014/08/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Boudreaux on Piketty
2014/08/04, David Henderson
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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
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You Know You're an Economist When . . .
2014/08/03, David Henderson
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Think tanks, idea factories no more?
2014/08/03, Alberto Mingardi
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If something can't go on forever, it will
2014/08/02, Scott Sumner
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Which Essential Skills Today Will Be Obsolete Soon?
2014/08/01, Art Carden
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Immigrants Are Good for Cosmopolitan Tolerance
2014/08/01, Bryan Caplan
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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
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Immigrants as Defenders of Freedom
2014/07/30, David Henderson
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Wolfers on the fiscal consensus
2014/07/30, Scott Sumner
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Bruce Benson on the Holdout Problem
2014/07/29, David Henderson
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Is the French public debate evolving?
2014/07/29, Alberto Mingardi
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Huemer's Moderation
2014/07/29, Bryan Caplan
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"Helicopter drops" are a bad idea at any time
2014/07/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Eminent Domain Bleg
2014/07/28, David Henderson
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Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageurs?
2014/07/28, Art Carden
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Intervention Leads to More Intervention
2014/07/28, David Henderson
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A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Conformist World
2014/07/28, Bryan Caplan
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I feel pain therefore I am (a utilitarian)
2014/07/27, Scott Sumner
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Kahneman's Thinking, Caplan's Eureka, and Mary Poppins' Living Wage
2014/07/27, David Henderson
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Mark Thoma's Selective Edits
2014/07/27, David Henderson
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Bad Faith and Court Decisions
2014/07/26, David Henderson
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Does Predictability Imply Bad Faith?
2014/07/26, David Henderson
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Today's Single Mothers Compared to Fantine: How Far We've Come
2014/07/26, Art Carden
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The Economist on Overparenting
2014/07/25, Bryan Caplan
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Nick Rowe on fiscal policy (and reply to Caplan)
2014/07/24, Scott Sumner
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The Rhetoric of Rights and Permission
2014/07/24, Art Carden
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Recent Reading: Adam Thierer, Permissionless Innovation
2014/07/24, Art Carden
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Evolution and Moral Intuition
2014/07/24, Bryan Caplan
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Good bye to the book as we know it?
2014/07/24, Alberto Mingardi
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John Blundell, RIP
2014/07/23, David Henderson
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Quality Control and a Level Playing Field in the Sharing Economy: Uber in Birmingham
2014/07/23, Art Carden
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Beyond left and right
2014/07/23, Scott Sumner
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What to Learn from The Catcher in the Rye
2014/07/23, Bryan Caplan
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This is HUGE!
2014/07/22, David Henderson
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The Brilliance Of The Onion on Immigrant Fruit
2014/07/22, Art Carden
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Some Empirics of Moral Philosophy
2014/07/22, Bryan Caplan
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Scott's Utilitarian Leniency
2014/07/22, Bryan Caplan
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A few notes on utilitarianism
2014/07/21, Scott Sumner
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McArdle on 15-Year Mortgages
2014/07/21, David Henderson
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Does Paying More to Hire Americans Help Americans?
2014/07/21, Art Carden
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The Argument from Conscience
2014/07/21, Bryan Caplan
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Happy "Almost Assassinate Hitler Day"
2014/07/20, David Henderson
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Endogenous Sexism Explained
2014/07/20, Bryan Caplan
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An Internet secession so far
2014/07/19, Alberto Mingardi
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The wisdom of Cass Sunstein
2014/07/19, Scott Sumner
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Free Market Virtues
2014/07/19, David Henderson
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Economics is all about consumption
2014/07/18, Scott Sumner
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Carlos Ball, RIP
2014/07/18, David Henderson
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Endogenous Sexism
2014/07/18, Bryan Caplan
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Good News on Australia's Economic Policies
2014/07/17, David Henderson
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Where Will We Put All These Immigrants?
2014/07/17, Art Carden
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A(nother) Colbertian in Brussels
2014/07/17, Alberto Mingardi
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AD: Eleven stages of enlightenment
2014/07/17, Scott Sumner
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Note on Borjas: Non-Binding Constraints Are Not Necessary
2014/07/16, David Henderson
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Trillion Dollar Bills on the Sidewalk: The Borjas Critique
2014/07/16, Bryan Caplan
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Governments don't create problems, they solve problems
2014/07/15, Scott Sumner
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Mind Your Own Beesness
2014/07/15, David Henderson
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Your Big Doubts About the 10,000 Hour Rule Are Well-Founded
2014/07/15, Bryan Caplan
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Philip Booth on Thomas Piketty
2014/07/14, Scott Sumner
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"The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
2014/07/14, Art Carden
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Intolerant Socialism
2014/07/14, Art Carden
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Voluntary-but Bossy-Socialism
2014/07/14, Bryan Caplan
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A Few Recent Scribbles on Uber, Population Growth, and Inflation
2014/07/12, Art Carden
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Saturday Morning Video
2014/07/12, David Henderson
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Conservative Authoritarianism: An Exercise Based on Bryan Caplan's "Liberal Authoritarianism"
2014/07/11, Art Carden
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What Is Tyler Smoking?
2014/07/11, Bryan Caplan
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There are two kinds of people . . .
2014/07/10, Scott Sumner
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Adam Smith on Stationary Bandits vs Roving Bandits
2014/07/10, David Henderson
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Ownership for Cartoonishly Nice People
2014/07/10, Bryan Caplan
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Do Credential Scandals Support the Signaling Model?
2014/07/09, Bryan Caplan
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Economics Never Stops: What's Missing from the Minimum Wage Debate?
2014/07/08, Art Carden
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Boudreaux on McCloskey
2014/07/08, Alberto Mingardi
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Free Intentions
2014/07/08, Bryan Caplan
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Why no Kansas miracle?
2014/07/07, Scott Sumner
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Piketty Bleg
2014/07/07, David Henderson
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Landfills as Inventories
2014/07/07, Art Carden
Comments (18)
Robert Murphy on Capital and Income
2014/07/07, David Henderson
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The Weak-Willed Do-Gooder
2014/07/07, Bryan Caplan
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Henderson, Rothbard on Fractional Reserves
2014/07/06, David Henderson
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More on Schuck and Government Failure
2014/07/06, David Henderson
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Schuck on Why Government Fails
2014/07/05, David Henderson
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Clarabelle Cow, Capitalist
2014/07/04, Alberto Mingardi
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"A Bet Disconcerts Him": Kant on Betting and Beliefs
2014/07/04, Bryan Caplan
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What about Asia?
2014/07/03, Scott Sumner
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I, Crayon
2014/07/03, Art Carden
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How I Teach When I Really Want My Students to Learn
2014/07/03, Bryan Caplan
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You Nasty Creators of Consumer Surplus
2014/07/02, David Henderson
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Mr. Krugman's peculiar post
2014/07/02, Scott Sumner
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IFWE on Hobby Lobby and the False Divide Between Sacred and Secular
2014/07/02, Art Carden
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21 Short Claims About Political Motivation
2014/07/02, Bryan Caplan
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Psychohistory and Changing One Event: What if Franz Ferdinand Hadn't Been Shot?
2014/07/01, Art Carden
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San Francisco: America's Largest Gated Community
2014/07/01, David Henderson
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Liberal Authoritarianism
2014/07/01, Bryan Caplan
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June 2014

Who Caused the August 1990 Spike in Oil Prices?
2014/06/30, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The Majesty of the Law: Rules Aren't Good Just Because They're Rules
2014/06/30, Art Carden
Comments (7)
Remembering Ken Minogue
2014/06/30, Alberto Mingardi
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Does Bad Science Always Lead to Bad Policy?
2014/06/29, David Henderson
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Poverty and "enterprise facilitators"
2014/06/29, Alberto Mingardi
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When is nominal GDP targeting optimal?
2014/06/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Henderson on Thaler and Sunstein
2014/06/28, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Why Can't We Be More Like Europe? Military Spending Edition
2014/06/27, Art Carden
Comments (14)
Setting the Record Straight on George Will
2014/06/27, David Henderson
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Shall business defend "capitalism"?
2014/06/26, Alberto Mingardi
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Piketty on "merit"
2014/06/26, Scott Sumner
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Don Boudreaux on the Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity
2014/06/26, Art Carden
Comments (1)
Why Does High-Pressure Salesmanship Work?
2014/06/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Bootleggers and Baptists: A Few Resources for Your Lunch Break
2014/06/25, Art Carden
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The Economist: Give Tetlock Final Cut
2014/06/25, Bryan Caplan
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Evidence that EconLog has the Best Readers on the Internet
2014/06/24, Art Carden
Comments (3)
New Immigration Journal from the Hoover Institution: Peregrine
2014/06/24, Art Carden
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Bonding with Immigrants
2014/06/24, David Henderson
Comments (23)
The Empire Strikes Back: Walmart Responds to the New York Times
2014/06/24, Art Carden
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Evaluating The Arab Spring: What Would Tetlock Say?
2014/06/24, Bryan Caplan
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Jonathan Turley Echoes Milton Friedman
2014/06/23, David Henderson
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Unpersuaded
2014/06/23, Scott Sumner
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Why Not Capitalism?, Indeed: You Should Read Jason Brennan's Latest
2014/06/23, Art Carden
Comments (9)
France to ban e-cigs
2014/06/23, Alberto Mingardi
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How To Protect Yourself From "Dumping" and Profit in the Process
2014/06/23, Art Carden
Comments (7)
A Hardy Weed: How Traditionalists Underestimate Western Civ
2014/06/23, Bryan Caplan
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Low-Carbon Alternatives: Solar and Wind Suck
2014/06/22, David Henderson
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A Political Constraint: There are People Who Get Their Jollies From Ruining Your Fun
2014/06/21, Art Carden
Comments (12)
Another Immigrant Sneaks Across the Border to Take an American Job
2014/06/21, Art Carden
Comments (22)
Friday Night Video: Eric Peters on How Government Regulation Messes Up Cars
2014/06/20, David Henderson
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The Fed at 100: A century of procyclical policy
2014/06/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Embarrass Me Now, Please
2014/06/20, Bryan Caplan
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Some Questions About Partisan Expulsion
2014/06/20, Bryan Caplan
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SMBC Features The Greatest Commencement Ever
2014/06/19, Art Carden
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Dick Wagner on Buchanan
2014/06/19, David Henderson
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Occupational Licensing: Rocky Balboa Fights the Rent-Seeking Society
2014/06/19, Art Carden
Comments (7)
Huemer's "The Use of Hypothetical Examples"
2014/06/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Scenes from the Rent-Seeking Society: Norwegian Airlines Can't Fly to the US
2014/06/18, Art Carden
Comments (8)
It's a Busy Week in the Carden House: Won't You Join the Julian Simon Club?
2014/06/18, Art Carden
Comments (11)
When Do Hypotheticals Cover Their Cost?
2014/06/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Tyler Cowen versus Frederic Bastiat
2014/06/17, David Henderson
Comments (27)
Two Calls for Papers from Econ Journal Watch
2014/06/17, Art Carden
Comments (0)
Scenes from the Political Economy: Scooter Regulation in Panama City, Florida
2014/06/17, Art Carden
Comments (9)
What does 1933-80 tell us about banking regulation?
2014/06/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
The Missing Arguments
2014/06/16, Bryan Caplan
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Taxi drivers of the world, unite!
2014/06/15, Alberto Mingardi
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Dear Reader Almost Passes the Ideological Turing Test
2014/06/13, Bryan Caplan
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Fiscally inefficient monetary policy
2014/06/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Richard Ebeling on "Thick Libertarianism"
2014/06/13, David Henderson
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Dan Klein on Liberalism
2014/06/12, David Henderson
Comments (20)
The Stockpile Solution
2014/06/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Sports are Life
2014/06/11, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Arnold Kling on Well-Being Over Time
2014/06/11, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Never reason from an interest rate change
2014/06/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Krugman's Misleading Post on Coal
2014/06/10, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Is the Social Security Tax Cap Disappearing?
2014/06/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Bauman Climate Bet
2014/06/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Liberalism unbound: Free lunch and dinner--all you can eat!
2014/06/10, Scott Sumner
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Baptists, Bootleggers, and Public Squalor: Light Rail Isn't a Good Public Investment
2014/06/09, Art Carden
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About That High-Quality Insurance
2014/06/09, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Bauman Climate Bet Bleg
2014/06/09, Bryan Caplan
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Reply to Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga
2014/06/08, David Henderson
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Obama is to the right of Texas on pot legalization
2014/06/07, Scott Sumner
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Frank Furedi on euroskepticism
2014/06/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Friday Night Video: Mussolini--A Man of the Left
2014/06/06, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Data Challenge: "Full-Time, Year-Round Workers" Can Be Briefly Unemployed?
2014/06/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Show Me the Way to the Next Whiskey Bar: Whiskey Shortages and Austrian Business Cycle Theory
2014/06/06, Art Carden
Comments (5)
The Daily Hell of the War on Drugs
2014/06/06, David Henderson
Comments (12)
The First Fundamental Law of Capitalism
2014/06/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change: My Reservations Illustrated
2014/06/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Data Challenge: Can "Full-Time, Year-Round Workers" Be Unemployed?
2014/06/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change: Pollution Taxes Illustrated
2014/06/05, Bryan Caplan
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Kierkegaard on Setting Aside Childish Things: Opinions and Judgment
2014/06/05, Art Carden
Comments (5)
Krugman Defends Price Theory
2014/06/05, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Happy birthday, Adam Smith
2014/06/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change: Experimental vs. Observational Studies Illustrated
2014/06/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Myth of the Rational Voter: The Complete Animated Series
2014/06/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Economics Never Stops: On the Costs and Benefits of Climate Change
2014/06/04, Art Carden
Comments (14)
My Small Victory
2014/06/04, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Private affluence, public squalor, high taxes
2014/06/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
Uncertainty Can Go Both Ways
2014/06/03, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Voter Biases, Explained with Video
2014/06/03, Art Carden
Comments (5)
The Difficulties with Lying
2014/06/03, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Why Sailer Scares
2014/06/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (79)
Unemployment Insurance Bleg
2014/06/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Reverse Mortgages in Organs
2014/06/02, Art Carden
Comments (8)
It's Great to Be Back With One of My Favorite Blogs!
2014/06/02, Art Carden
Comments (3)
The Problems with Bans on Insider Trading
2014/06/02, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Piketty on Kuznets
2014/06/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
The Fungible Kidney
2014/06/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
John Blundell on the Rebirth of Austrian Economics
2014/06/01, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Welcome Back, Carden
2014/06/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)

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BT [2014/08/22 11:35 AM, Practical Guidance for Prudent Students]:
"First, pick a "real" major. STEM is obviously "real"; so are economics, bu...

Ned Nowotny [2014/08/22 10:58 AM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
And what of the "lots of innocents" already being murdered by the Islamic S...

Carl [2014/08/22 10:47 AM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
@ rowbigred You are being deliberately obtuse. Negative reinforcement is a...

india white [2014/08/22 10:38 AM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
We should separate the DoD into 2 parts: The War Department and the Defens...

ZC [2014/08/22 10:07 AM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
@Mark Bahner "I'm very familiar with the concept war as it's described in ...

Keith K. [2014/08/22 09:58 AM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
It seems to me a rather bizarre assertion to say they are "better off" now ...

Ismail O. [2014/08/22 09:37 AM, Practical Guidance for Prudent Students]:
How about the non-material side of education? So far, you have only include...

Thomas Boyle [2014/08/22 08:30 AM, Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem]:
I too have seen this happen in the US, both with a general practitioner, an...

Mark Bahner [2014/08/21 11:47 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
As Burke said “For evil to win all is required for good men to do nothing”....

Mark Bahner [2014/08/21 11:30 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
Just to play a little (literal) devil's advocate, but can you really say th...

Mark Bahner [2014/08/21 11:26 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
it's called "war" and y'all should be more familiar with the concept I'm v...

Mark Bahner [2014/08/21 11:19 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
One innocent man is killed and Reynolds advocates retaliating not just by k...

John Cunningham [2014/08/21 09:43 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
Ever notice that Russians are never kidnapped in the Middle East? ever wond...

Tom West [2014/08/21 09:30 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
The Russians, for example, have used such a strategy with reasonable succes...

Scott Sumner [2014/08/21 09:13 PM, When supply is demand]:
Market Fiscalist, I thought you meant real investment. Yes, you could tar...

TMC [2014/08/21 09:05 PM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
Five or six years ago we were marveling how there were fewer killing in Ira...

Troy Barry [2014/08/21 09:00 PM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
I think it means something like..."the ends don't justify the means," but ...

Mike W [2014/08/21 08:48 PM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
"What's your measure of Iraqi well-being?" A peaceful turnover of power......

Acad Ronin [2014/08/21 08:13 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
Once you commit to war you know your actions will mean the death of some in...

Carl S. [2014/08/21 07:23 PM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
Nathan, what's your evidence that Iraqis are better off? The end of sanctio...

Nathan Smith [2014/08/21 07:09 PM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
re: "Omelettes, eggs. (100,000 eggs)" I believe this is a reference to the...

Ak Mike [2014/08/21 07:08 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
Mr. Hammer - with regard to your comment that maintaining the state of Isra...

rboggs [2014/08/21 06:36 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
David There is no perfect solution to the problem of evil. As Burke said “F...

Carl [2014/08/21 06:31 PM, What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?]:
However, I'll admit that the name "Operation Iraqi Freedom" is a little emb...

Richard O. Hammer [2014/08/21 05:41 PM, One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People]:
NZ: Thank you for your reaction. You see a problem: Murderers may be set lo...

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