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December 2017

Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare
2017/12/16, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Three big natural experiments
2017/12/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Rogoff on How to Deal with Emergencies Without Cash
2017/12/15, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade
2017/12/15, Contributing Guest
Comments (10)
Rogoff's Alternative to the Wall
2017/12/14, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Doherty on libertarians and Bitcoin
2017/12/14, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Tyler Cowen and the Four Blind Men
2017/12/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The Truth Hurts: Public Choice and Liberty
2017/12/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Eugene Volokh on Everything
2017/12/13, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Is Hiring Jews Evidence of anti-Semitism?
2017/12/12, David Henderson
Comments (45)
The Will of the People Meets the Man in the Moon
2017/12/12, Contributing Guest
Comments (12)
The sad paradox of free markets
2017/12/11, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Is Support for Freedom of Association Fanatical?
2017/12/11, David Henderson
Comments (24)
A Man Called Ove
2017/12/10, David Henderson
Comments (7)
What if I didn't favor NGDP targeting?
2017/12/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
My Excerpt in The Atlantic
2017/12/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Cutting Corporate Tax Rates in 2018 or 2019: It Matters
2017/12/07, David Henderson
Comments (8)
What's my core message?
2017/12/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
The Shining City on a Hill: Commentary on Reagan
2017/12/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Average Federal Tax Rates by Income Quintile
2017/12/06, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Why Addicts' Deaths Are Not a Social Cost of Opioid Consumption
2017/12/06, Contributing Guest
Comments (8)
The Unbearable Arbitrariness of Deploring
2017/12/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
What does it mean to say "The Fed did too much"?
2017/12/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
The Flynn Effect vs. the Greatest Minds in History
2017/12/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Misconceptions about taxes
2017/12/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (31)
The Inverse-Hirschman Scenario
2017/12/04, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Me in Switzerland and Germany
2017/12/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
House bill >>>>>>>>> Senate bill
2017/12/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
Vladimir Kogan Replies on Sabotage
2017/12/02, David Henderson
Comments (2)
All hail Goushi Kataoka!
2017/12/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
Recognizing a Unicorn When You See One
2017/12/01, Contributing Guest
Comments (6)

November 2017

Hartmann-Sauer ITT
2017/11/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Risk of Death for Border Patrol Agents
2017/11/30, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Powell's Senate testimony
2017/11/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
The Highs and Low of Today's Wall Street Journal
2017/11/29, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Why It Matters Whodunit
2017/11/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Again on intellectuals and capitalism / 3 of 3
2017/11/29, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Spot the Irony
2017/11/28, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Again on intellectuals and capitalism / 2 of 3
2017/11/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Ideological Turing Test: Case Against Education Edition
2017/11/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Murder on the Orient Express
2017/11/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Did Republicans Sabotage Obamacare Implementation?
2017/11/27, David Henderson
Comments (22)
Consciousness is All-Important: The Case of Signaling
2017/11/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Again on intellectuals and capitalism / 1 of 3
2017/11/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Why Don't You Say Things You Don't Believe?
2017/11/26, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Old classical macro plus reallocation
2017/11/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Mass Killings and the Economic Approach to Human Behavior
2017/11/24, Contributing Guest
Comments (8)
Giving Thanks
2017/11/23, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Thanksgiving in Tesla Town
2017/11/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
International Adoption: The Personal Side
2017/11/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Summers on Growth, Trade, Immigration, Marshall Plan, and Tax Cartels
2017/11/21, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Ryan Murphy on government effectiveness and growth
2017/11/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Answer These Questions About the Reformation
2017/11/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Himmelfarb on why intellectuals hate capitalism
2017/11/21, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (9)
How Corporate Income Taxation is Misunderstood
2017/11/20, Contributing Guest
Comments (13)
The Ideological Turing Test in 3 Minutes
2017/11/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Coulter on Immigration
2017/11/19, David Henderson
Comments (68)
How much do government workers cost?
2017/11/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The third option
2017/11/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Allan Meltzer, libertarian institutionalist
2017/11/18, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Taking Comparative Advantage Seriously
2017/11/17, Contributing Guest
Comments (14)
Caplan on Communism
2017/11/17, David Henderson
Comments (5)
A Vast But Dwindling Reservoir of Nativism
2017/11/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
How should we evaluate Herbert Hoover?
2017/11/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
All Roads Lead to Open Borders: Slides
2017/11/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
About That Loss of Health Insurance
2017/11/15, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Why Question the Protestant Reformation?
2017/11/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Scott Alexander on David Friedman's New Book
2017/11/14, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Kling on Bruno Leoni
2017/11/14, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Do the right thing
2017/11/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
All Roads Lead to Open Borders: An Advance Look
2017/11/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Should Fed bond holdings be restricted?
2017/11/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Without Government Who Would Hassle People Who Help the Poor?
2017/11/12, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Saturday Afternoon Video: Henderson on Thaler on RT
2017/11/11, David Henderson
Comments (4)
News flash: College students come from middle-aged parents
2017/11/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
The Case Against Education Now Available for Preorder!
2017/11/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Cowen on the Republican Tax Cut Bill
2017/11/08, David Henderson
Comments (4)
David Beckworth interviews Doug Irwin
2017/11/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Lessons of the South Asian Swastika
2017/11/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Other People's Money
2017/11/07, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Central banks should have listened to Eliezer Yudkowsky
2017/11/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
The Peculiar Political Economy of Reverse Grandfathering
2017/11/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Big Brother Does Not Always Help, or Only at a Cost
2017/11/07, Contributing Guest
Comments (0)
Henderson at Adrian College in Michigan
2017/11/06, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Price Gouging is Fine but Humans are Better
2017/11/06, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Reminiscences of Rand and Buckley
2017/11/05, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Wait, did Bernie Sanders win the election?
2017/11/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Per Capita Growth
2017/11/04, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Catalonia and common sense
2017/11/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Tax Reform and the Tyranny of the Transitional Gains Trap
2017/11/02, Contributing Guest
Comments (6)
Jerome Powell as Fed chair
2017/11/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Competition is a Hardy Weed, Not a Delicate Flower
2017/11/02, David Henderson
Comments (1)
The Value of the Reformation: Reply to Somin
2017/11/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Better than expected, but will it survive?
2017/11/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Touchy-Feely Bull in a China Shop
2017/11/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)

October 2017

Inflation is Even More Inflated Than We Thought
2017/10/31, David Henderson
Comments (22)
Hard Questions About the Protestant Reformation
2017/10/31, Bryan Caplan
Comments (25)
Bad policies lead to bad theory
2017/10/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Roberts and McArdle on Internet Shaming and Online Mobs
2017/10/30, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Misleading Bureaucratese
2017/10/30, Contributing Guest
Comments (2)
Another Fed mistake from 2008
2017/10/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Saturday Morning Video: Economic Inequality
2017/10/28, David Henderson
Comments (11)
401k plans do not "subsidize saving"
2017/10/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
An Unfair Tax on Unlucky Young Men
2017/10/27, David Henderson
Comments (8)
ICE's Flawed Cost-Benefit Analysis
2017/10/26, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Do low taxes explain inequality?
2017/10/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Soonish Success!
2017/10/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Can YouTube Censor?
2017/10/26, David Henderson
Comments (17)
What can school choice accomplish?
2017/10/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
In praise of investor activism
2017/10/25, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
North on the October Revolution
2017/10/25, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Highlights of George W. Bush Speech
2017/10/24, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Econ as Anatomy
2017/10/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Price cap for electricity in the UK?
2017/10/24, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Students for Liberty Open Borders Debate: My Opening Statement
2017/10/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (54)
The 1987 stock market crash
2017/10/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Henderson at Texas Tech in Lubbock
2017/10/22, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Sunday Morning Audio: The German Economic Miracle
2017/10/22, David Henderson
Comments (0)
A breath of fresh air from John Cochrane
2017/10/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
The News and Me
2017/10/21, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Voters don't hate inflation
2017/10/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
Attacking Civilians in War
2017/10/20, Contributing Guest
Comments (8)
Resentment Not Hate
2017/10/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (36)
Central bank infallibility is a core axiom of modern macro
2017/10/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Economic Possibilities for our Spacetraveling Grandchildren
2017/10/19, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Hassett's Numbers are Plausible
2017/10/19, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Anti-Market Bias in One Sentence
2017/10/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Summers, Kotlikoff, and Mintz on the Proposed Trump Tax Cuts
2017/10/18, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Don't assume that irrationality is hard-wired into humans
2017/10/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Thoughts on the UMich Immigration Debate
2017/10/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Again on the Catalonian secession and the EU
2017/10/17, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Two Texas Talks
2017/10/16, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Rethinking Macroeconomics
2017/10/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Does Trump's Immigration Agenda Harm Democracy? My Opening Statement
2017/10/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Fred McChesney RIP
2017/10/16, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Mises was a neocon, and other oddities
2017/10/16, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Hassett on Tax Cuts and Growth
2017/10/15, David Henderson
Comments (12)
1967 and 2008: Two botched policies
2017/10/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Bernanke proposes an inflation/price level hybrid target
2017/10/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
A Protectionist Utopia?
2017/10/11, Contributing Guest
Comments (19)
Evidence for money non-neutrality
2017/10/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
We're Number 11, We're Number 11! Eh?
2017/10/11, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Me in Michigan
2017/10/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Henderson on Thaler's Nobel
2017/10/10, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Congratulations to Richard Thaler
2017/10/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Hume on Pessimistic Bias
2017/10/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
A very bad book
2017/10/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Richard Thaler Wins Nobel Prize
2017/10/09, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Irving Fisher Explains Interest to Socialist
2017/10/08, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Balance of trade data is not what you think
2017/10/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Define "efficient"
2017/10/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Ricardo Hausmann on the Venezuelan Tragedy
2017/10/06, David Henderson
Comments (11)
First as tragedy, then as farce
2017/10/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
You Can't Benefit from Free Trade if You Don't Have a Job. Right?
2017/10/05, Contributing Guest
Comments (8)
What's Killing Us? A Huemer Guest Post
2017/10/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Roger Farmer on NGDP futures targeting
2017/10/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The Pathos of Doing the Best I Can
2017/10/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
The Power of the Median Voter Theorem
2017/10/04, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Doing the Best I Can: Social Science at Its Best
2017/10/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
The Catalonian Mess
2017/10/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
What a Wonderful World!
2017/10/02, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Milton Friedman wouldn't have been confused
2017/10/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Sunday Morning Audio: Henderson Interview on Price Gouging
2017/10/01, David Henderson
Comments (0)

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The 25 most-recent comments:

Brandon Berg [2017/12/17 01:06 AM, Three big natural experiments]:
Regarding blue-state Republicans, in general, most people just think about ...

David R Henderson [2017/12/16 10:37 PM, Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare]:
@Alan Goldhammer, I don't know if Gary is on Medicare yet. Who is Gary?...

Thomas Sewell [2017/12/16 08:27 PM, Three big natural experiments]:
Hard, re: spending caps: Despite a concerted effort to conflate them, tax c...

Jon Murphy [2017/12/16 07:51 PM, Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade]:
@John R. Samborski He doesn't give quotes or a citation. That's not to sa...

Scott Sumner [2017/12/16 07:28 PM, Three big natural experiments]:
Adam, Yes, but that's a different issue. I'm talking about the effect on ...

Alan Goldhammer [2017/12/16 05:56 PM, Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare]:
I don't know if Gary is on Medicare yet. I am and what always galls me is ...

Thaomas [2017/12/16 05:46 PM, Three big natural experiments]:
Scott, I agree that mortgage interest should be eliminated because it lea...

Thaomas [2017/12/16 05:31 PM, Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare]:
Is there a strong reason to restrain transfer payments like SS and Medicare...

Alec Fahrin [2017/12/16 02:25 PM, Three big natural experiments]:
Not sure why so many people will not use mortgage deduction specifically be...

Rif A. Saurous [2017/12/16 02:04 PM, Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare]:
The link in your post hotlinks to p. 25 of the pdf, but the actual review i...

Rena Henderson [2017/12/16 01:49 PM, Is Hiring Jews Evidence of anti-Semitism?]:
Some issues cannot be handled with logic only. In this case, your logic see...

Dylan [2017/12/16 12:06 PM, Three big natural experiments]:
Ken, Depreciation will remain relevant for financial accounting and annua...

Bob Knaus [2017/12/16 11:57 AM, Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare]:
That is a major reform? In 1983, early retirement was age 62 with 80% benef...

Ken [2017/12/16 10:33 AM, Three big natural experiments]:
Prof Sumner made an interesting point about SALT deductions. Originanally ...

Ken [2017/12/16 10:26 AM, Three big natural experiments]:
I’m not sure this new tax bill is about “simplification”. It seems equally...

John R. Samborski [2017/12/16 10:14 AM, Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade]:
I googled "Bastiat rocky coasts" and I found this: The nineteenth century F...

Alan Goldhammer [2017/12/16 09:25 AM, Three big natural experiments]:
I'm going to have to wait and see how quickly Turbo Tax gets updated before...

Michael Byrnes [2017/12/16 08:57 AM, Eugene Volokh on Everything]:
Hazel Meade wrote: I suspect that Trump isn't the one picking his supreme ...

Jon Murphy [2017/12/16 07:55 AM, Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade]:
Update for Pierre Lemieux and John Samborski: That line is unique to Robin...

Jon Murphy [2017/12/16 06:57 AM, Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade]:
@Pierre John may be right. I know Bastiat uses many similar examples in Ec...

Adam J [2017/12/16 02:52 AM, Three big natural experiments]:
Scott, isn't the standard deduction change largely muted by the removal of ...

Pierre Lemieux [2017/12/16 12:41 AM, Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade]:
@John R. Samborski: Would you know where?...

Pierre Lemieux [2017/12/16 12:39 AM, Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade]:
@MikeP: Thanks for this comment and the interesting reference. I have downl...

Pierre Lemieux [2017/12/16 12:33 AM, The Will of the People Meets the Man in the Moon]:
@Brian: Thanks your your interesting comments, but it seems to me that Phil...

Scott Sumner [2017/12/16 12:08 AM, Three big natural experiments]:
Harding, The big change is the huge increase in the standard deduction, to...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Three big natural experiments [Comments (13) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Adam, Yes, but that's a different issue. I'm talking about the effect on ...
    Thomas Sewell: Hard, re: spending caps: Despite a concerted effort to conflate them, tax c...
    Brandon Berg: Regarding blue-state Republicans, in general, most people just think about ...

Origins of the Entitlement Nightmare [Comments (5) ]:
    Thaomas: Is there a strong reason to restrain transfer payments like SS and Medicare...
    Alan Goldhammer: I don't know if Gary is on Medicare yet. I am and what always galls me is ...
    David R Henderson: @Alan Goldhammer, I don't know if Gary is on Medicare yet. Who is Gary?...

Free Trade Agreements v Unilateral Free Trade [Comments (10) ]:
    Jon Murphy: Update for Pierre Lemieux and John Samborski: That line is unique to Robin...
    John R. Samborski: I googled "Bastiat rocky coasts" and I found this: The nineteenth century F...
    Jon Murphy: @John R. Samborski He doesn't give quotes or a citation. That's not to sa...

Is Hiring Jews Evidence of anti-Semitism? [Comments (45) ]:
    Mark: Kyle, I think that there is a valid (not necessarily correct) argument th...
    Market Fiscalist: I was initially a bit sceptical of James Peron's mention of Hitler's Jewis...
    Rena Henderson: Some issues cannot be handled with logic only. In this case, your logic see...

Eugene Volokh on Everything [Comments (12) ]:
    Hazel Meade: I suspect that Trump isn't the one picking his supreme court picks. I doubt...
    TMC: Hazel, probably true. He has done the same with letting the generals attac...
    Michael Byrnes: Hazel Meade wrote: I suspect that Trump isn't the one picking his supreme ...

The Will of the People Meets the Man in the Moon [Comments (12) ]:
    Jon Murphy: @James Pass: The problem is the idiom doesn't make any sense, even as an i...
    Brian: Don, You say "every outcome of any system of collective decision-making ...
    Pierre Lemieux: @Brian: Thanks your your interesting comments, but it seems to me that Phil...

Rogoff on How to Deal with Emergencies Without Cash [Comments (2) ]:
    Justin Rietz: Air-dropping currency for temporary use? Helicopter drops to boost aggrega...
    Paul Crowley: The only thing I can find is the other way around, Germans forging British ...

The Truth Hurts: Public Choice and Liberty [Comments (13) ]:
    RPLong: Quite Likely, somehow you appear to have misunderstood me, since there are ...
    James Pass: Mr. Caplan, it looks to me like you are more than only a messenger. In your...
    Quite Likely: "First, it is not clear to me who you are referring to when you say "right-...

Doherty on libertarians and Bitcoin [Comments (2) ]:
    Hazel Meade: The reason I never bought bitcoins is largely because ... they're not reall...
    Alan Goldhammer: . I’m reminded of Warren Buffet’s sage advice as set forth in his 2011 let...

Rogoff's Alternative to the Wall [Comments (7) ]:
    Radford Neal: There is a "tension" between Rogoff's two positions, as you note, but I thi...
    Hazel Meade: @Thomas Sewell: Excellent post. The problem is that people aren't being 10...
    Hazel Meade: Well, either you want government policy to be decided by the democratic pro...

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