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April 2018

Quickly Admitting You're Wrong
2018/04/22, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion
2018/04/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
I Found It at the Movies
2018/04/21, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Friday Night Video: EconVersation on How Economists Helped End the Draft
2018/04/20, David Henderson
Comments (0)
The US is unlikely to default
2018/04/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
A Collectivist Case for Trade, but not FREE Trade
2018/04/19, Contributing Guest
Comments (5)
Beware of macro survey questions
2018/04/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
How People Get Good at Their Jobs: IDF Edition
2018/04/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Reminder of Speech in Richmond Indiana Today
2018/04/18, David Henderson
Comments (1)
An Economist Deals With a Cancelled Flight
2018/04/17, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Divine Clarity
2018/04/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Default or High Inflation?
2018/04/16, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Thinking About War
2018/04/16, Contributing Guest
Comments (0)
My WSJ Interview/Profile
2018/04/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Don't tax death
2018/04/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Why I Find It Easy to Admit Mistakes
2018/04/15, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Bleg: The Most Quotable Immigrant Memoirs
2018/04/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Good News on Tuition from the Conversable Economist
2018/04/13, David Henderson
Comments (8)
It's that time of year again
2018/04/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
From Game Theory to Gas Theory
2018/04/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Adam Smith on the Glory of War
2018/04/12, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Adam Smith on the Bipartisan Support for Attacking Syria
2018/04/11, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Henderson at Indiana University East
2018/04/11, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Dr. Pritchett's Six Bitter Pills
2018/04/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
What empirical evidence should we trust?
2018/04/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
What about Capital?
2018/04/10, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Where Worker Productivity Really Comes From
2018/04/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Back Alley Regulation
2018/04/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
McCloskey on Bauer
2018/04/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Applying the Oranges Principle to Dieting and Chocolate
2018/04/07, David Henderson
Comments (18)
When "deregulation" becomes crony capitalism
2018/04/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
Not Enough Women at Wikipedia?
2018/04/06, Contributing Guest
Comments (5)
Auto Arbitrage
2018/04/06, David Henderson
Comments (4)
My Conversations with Tyler and Taleb
2018/04/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Conservatives against Judge Bork
2018/04/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
Cannon on How to Fix Obamacare
2018/04/05, David Henderson
Comments (11)
What happened in 2004?
2018/04/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
We Rule: A Socratic Dialogue
2018/04/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Janitorial Studies in South Korea
2018/04/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Henderson and Torres on Immigration
2018/04/03, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Robert P. Murphy on Economists and Statistical Tests
2018/04/03, David Henderson
Comments (5)
What the 1% and 99% Leave Out
2018/04/02, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Leftist Lessons of The Case Against Education
2018/04/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
FDR's immaculate inflation
2018/04/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
My Talk at CSUMB
2018/04/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)

March 2018

Gordon Tullock Bio
2018/03/30, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Why stop at price level targeting?
2018/03/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Why the Chicken Crossed the Road
2018/03/30, Contributing Guest
Comments (7)
From liberalism to illiberalism
2018/03/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Inside the Monkey Trap
2018/03/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Wise Wager?
2018/03/29, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Britschgi on Mass Transit
2018/03/28, David Henderson
Comments (15)
EconTalk and Chalk: Implementation
2018/03/28, Contributing Guest
Comments (3)
Labor Hoarding and Labor Demand Elasticity
2018/03/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Salinas Event on Immigration
2018/03/28, David Henderson
Comments (0)
How much leverage does America have in trade?
2018/03/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Cowen Clarifies a Little on Subways
2018/03/27, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Putin Illusion
2018/03/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
A Catalan arrest too much?
2018/03/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
Would a Parental Leave Benefit Increase Support for Social Security? Should We Want That?
2018/03/26, Contributing Guest
Comments (9)
How I Self-Police My Work
2018/03/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Who Has a Right to Your Body?
2018/03/25, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Getting out in front of the parade
2018/03/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Henderson on How We Dodged a Bullet
2018/03/24, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Back to Basics: Whom Does a Protectionist Measure Hit?
2018/03/23, Contributing Guest
Comments (9)
What if Trump wins the China IP dispute?
2018/03/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Henderson on George Melloan
2018/03/21, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Forza Italia!
2018/03/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Capitalism vs. Socialism Debate Video
2018/03/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Henderson at Mississippi State
2018/03/20, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Me at Trinity
2018/03/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Reminder on Troy Speech Today
2018/03/20, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Steelmanning the Iraq War
2018/03/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
The West was right about China
2018/03/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
The Danger of Intellectual Ruts
2018/03/19, Contributing Guest
Comments (21)
Uber Scam?
2018/03/17, David Henderson
Comments (27)
Coase and Krugman
2018/03/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Henderson at Troy University
2018/03/16, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Who are we?
2018/03/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Red Sparrow's tweets
2018/03/16, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Happy Open Borders Day!
2018/03/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Me on C-SPAN
2018/03/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Functional capitalism
2018/03/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
What About a Travel Ban to Reduce the Trade Deficit?
2018/03/14, Contributing Guest
Comments (8)
Priors and the Death Penalty
2018/03/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Reminder on Brescia Speech Today
2018/03/14, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Norway's peculiar decision
2018/03/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
Socialization Via Videogames
2018/03/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
A War on the Rich Won't Help the Poor
2018/03/12, David Henderson
Comments (12)
No Kid of Mine is Going to Major in Archaeology!
2018/03/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (33)
Japan and market monetarism
2018/03/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Frank Furedi on Italian populism
2018/03/12, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Henderson Speech at Brescia University
2018/03/12, David Henderson
Comments (0)
The letter and the spirit of the law
2018/03/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Letter From a Former Student
2018/03/10, David Henderson
Comments (3)
You don't know what you've got till it's gone
2018/03/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
MIT Technology Review's Huge Logical Fallacy
2018/03/09, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Another Case Against Education
2018/03/08, David Henderson
Comments (22)
Inside the MBA
2018/03/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Henderson on Gary Cohn's Resignation
2018/03/08, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Two kinds of supply shocks
2018/03/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Italian elections update
2018/03/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
The National-Security Argument for Protectionism
2018/03/07, Contributing Guest
Comments (15)
Capitalism vs. Socialism: General Thoughts on Bruenig
2018/03/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (26)
Bio of Gordon Tullock
2018/03/07, David Henderson
Comments (1)
A Missed Opportunity for Mutual Learning
2018/03/06, Contributing Guest
Comments (3)
Capitalism vs. Socialism: Reply to Bruenig
2018/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Landsburg on the Safeguard Clause
2018/03/06, David Henderson
Comments (16)
1973: Utopia or dystopia?
2018/03/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Of Diet Cokes and Brain-Focused Economics
2018/03/05, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Capitalism vs. Socialism: The Bruenig-Caplan Debate
2018/03/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Compassionate Jordan Peterson
2018/03/04, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Imagine not knowing who the President is
2018/03/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
A quick update on Italian elections
2018/03/04, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
An Intruder Confesses
2018/03/03, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The new fault lines
2018/03/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
If You Hurt Us, We're Going to Hurt Us Too
2018/03/02, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Trade in the CEA's Annual Report
2018/03/02, Contributing Guest
Comments (0)
Trade war? What could go wrong?
2018/03/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (31)
Senator Flake's Version of Due Process
2018/03/01, David Henderson
Comments (9)
A Question of Talent Arbitrage
2018/03/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)

February 2018

Of Ad Hominems and Incentives
2018/02/28, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Don't give them anywhere to hide
2018/02/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Medical School: A Whistleblower's Story
2018/02/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Answering the wrong question
2018/02/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
EconTalk and Chalk?
2018/02/27, Contributing Guest
Comments (0)
A Bloom-ish Defense of Education
2018/02/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
That great classical liberal novel you never heard of
2018/02/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Americans are richer and happier* than Europeans
2018/02/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Caplan versus Hanushek
2018/02/26, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Reply to Tyler on The Case Against Education
2018/02/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Bad news from China
2018/02/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Roberts and Peterson on Human Connection
2018/02/25, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Don't use the Phillips Curve, destroy it
2018/02/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
A Simplistic Model of Public Policy
2018/02/24, Contributing Guest
Comments (7)
Politics, complexity, and confusion in the social media sphere
2018/02/23, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Will the Swiss adopt 100% reserve banking?
2018/02/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Restricting Speech for Nationalist Reasons
2018/02/23, Contributing Guest
Comments (4)
The Double Whammy of Uselessness
2018/02/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (30)
You get what you pay for
2018/02/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
A Balanced View of Trump
2018/02/21, David Henderson
Comments (57)
Do deficits matter?
2018/02/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
Harassment: A Keyhole Solution
2018/02/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Reminder: Talk at Webber International University
2018/02/21, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Henderson on Economic Inequality
2018/02/20, David Henderson
Comments (10)
There's no success like failure
2018/02/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Against Argumentative Definitions: The Case of Feminism
2018/02/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Italian elections update
2018/02/20, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
I LOVE the Olympics
2018/02/19, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Will Trump reverse Obama's H-4 program?
2018/02/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Speech at Webber International University in Florida
2018/02/19, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Is Education Worth It? My Opening Statement for the Caplan-Hanushek Debate
2018/02/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Posner and Weyl on Sponsoring Immigrants
2018/02/18, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Never reason from an interest rate spread
2018/02/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Hurray for the Imminent End of Polio
2018/02/17, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Henderson and Furman on Kudlow
2018/02/16, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Question for Scott
2018/02/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Please, don't experiment with monetary policy
2018/02/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Tragedy of Modern Academia
2018/02/15, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Beach Critiques The Case Against Education
2018/02/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Why are non-whites so libertarian?
2018/02/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Perspective on Yellen
2018/02/15, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Why Bryan Caplan Won His Gasoline Bet
2018/02/14, David Henderson
Comments (22)
The Case Against Education: The EconTalk Podcast
2018/02/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Searching for the Individual
2018/02/14, Contributing Guest
Comments (5)
I Win My Long-Run Gas Price Bet
2018/02/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Caligula's Wish
2018/02/13, David Henderson
Comments (9)
NYU Interview + AEI Debate
2018/02/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Is Paul Krugman now too conservative for our textbooks?
2018/02/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
Economics Everywhere Even in Sports
2018/02/12, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Me in the Los Angeles Times
2018/02/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
The Tea Party is Dead
2018/02/11, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Don't use monetary policy to boost wages
2018/02/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
We're Number 17
2018/02/10, David Henderson
Comments (11)
What would a scientific cigarette policy look like?
2018/02/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (27)
Oxfam or Oxgov?
2018/02/09, David Henderson
Comments (14)
A Safe Harbor on the Dark Side of Democracy
2018/02/09, Contributing Guest
Comments (7)
RIP Nick Phillipson
2018/02/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Richer than Rockefeller?
2018/02/08, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Charlie Brown and the GOP
2018/02/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Compliance Costs of Federal Income Taxes Are Over 1 percent of GDP
2018/02/07, David Henderson
Comments (8)
An Awkward College Question
2018/02/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (28)
Beckworth interviews Neel Kashkari
2018/02/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Male Uber Drivers Earn More and It's Not Due to Discrimination
2018/02/06, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Learning Transfer in Athletics
2018/02/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Me at NYU
2018/02/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Henderson on BBC Newsday
2018/02/05, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Southern Blacks Voted With Their Feet
2018/02/05, David Henderson
Comments (12)
David Balan Reviews The Case Against Education
2018/02/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
The National Review on Immigration
2018/02/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
An Immigration Puzzle Solved
2018/02/04, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Liberty in David Hume: A Controversy
2018/02/04, Contributing Guest
Comments (1)
Could Driverless Trucks Create More Trucking Jobs?
2018/02/03, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Good News on the Economy
2018/02/02, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Monetary policy: The view from the markets
2018/02/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (0)
I Win My Recession Bet
2018/02/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Government Innumeracy
2018/02/01, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Reflections on Carey at Cato
2018/02/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Further thoughts on Friedman's Presidential address
2018/02/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (1)

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

BC [2018/04/22 08:52 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
@Kevin Erdmann: "What a strange political moment we are in where latent dem...

Scott Sumner [2018/04/22 07:56 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
Maniel, Yes, but it won't rise to the original level because of the new ca...

Roy Kerns [2018/04/22 06:12 PM, Beware of macro survey questions]:
oops, sorry, that should be Scott's originating question...

Roy Kerns [2018/04/22 06:06 PM, Beware of macro survey questions]:
When I think about understanding inflation and COLA, I always find Mark Twa...

MikeP [2018/04/22 03:42 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
I'll quote what I recall writing nine years ago: My issue is with the enti...

Mike Sproul [2018/04/22 03:17 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
Drum has apparently learned just enough about Frank Knight's road problem t...

bill [2018/04/22 03:09 PM, The US is unlikely to default]:
Scott, How can we accurately measure productivity growth if we can't measur...

Luis Pedro Coelho [2018/04/22 02:40 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
The issue with highways is that (in the US) users are not charged for them....

Maniel [2018/04/22 01:25 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
Prof. Sumner, Congratulations on your Latin: “ceteris paribus” is not ...

Mark Z [2018/04/22 01:13 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
Drum’s argument seems particularly absurd applied to housing. A lot of peop...

Various [2018/04/22 01:01 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
Thank you for writing this piece. I also saw Kevin Drum's article and was s...

Kevin Erdmann [2018/04/22 01:01 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
It's such a strange argument. Imagine, someone saying, "If we double the s...

ChargerCarl [2018/04/22 12:45 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
Kevin talks about New York being expensive, but its still considerably chea...

Peter Gerdes [2018/04/22 12:33 PM, Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion]:
One could easily think that the limiting factor preventing more people from...

Todd Kreider [2018/04/22 09:51 AM, The US is unlikely to default]:
Scott, Cowen's predictions begins the year after he states them. For produ...

Jon Murphy [2018/04/22 09:32 AM, I Found It at the Movies]:
Thanks for the reviews. I really want to see Chappaquiddick. Being from C...

mike davis [2018/04/22 09:23 AM, The US is unlikely to default]:
Scott: You're surely right about Tyler being right but only if you're sure ...

Scott Sumner [2018/04/22 08:21 AM, The US is unlikely to default]:
Todd, You said: "Tyler Cowen is a good example of an economist holding th...

Todd Kreider [2018/04/22 07:21 AM, The US is unlikely to default]:
"They are certain to occur" Scott makes the same mistake that most social ...

Chris [2018/04/22 01:05 AM, How People Get Good at Their Jobs: IDF Edition]:
RE: Why don't businesses just use IQ tests? Sadly, because of a Supreme ...

David R Henderson [2018/04/21 02:23 PM, Beware of macro survey questions]:
@Scott Sumner, Wouldn't it make more sense to say "given the standard defin...

Procrustes [2018/04/21 12:20 PM, What empirical evidence should we trust? ]:
Mark Z said “Scott, for a perfectly inelastic good the demand curve doesn’t...

bill [2018/04/21 11:22 AM, The US is unlikely to default]:
I definitely agree that the US is extremely unlikely to default (see curren...

Ed Hanson [2018/04/21 09:14 AM, The US is unlikely to default]:
Scott I was surprised to see government debt projections had Medicare grow...

Scott Sumner [2018/04/21 04:31 AM, Beware of macro survey questions]:
David, You said: "But, given your reasoning" Wouldn't it make more sense...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Building more highways will reduce traffic congestion [Comments (11) ]:
    MikeP: I'll quote what I recall writing nine years ago: My issue is with the enti...
    Scott Sumner: Maniel, Yes, but it won't rise to the original level because of the new ca...
    BC: @Kevin Erdmann: "What a strange political moment we are in where latent dem...

Beware of macro survey questions [Comments (28) ]:
    David R Henderson: @Scott Sumner, Wouldn't it make more sense to say "given the standard defin...
    Roy Kerns: When I think about understanding inflation and COLA, I always find Mark Twa...
    Roy Kerns: oops, sorry, that should be Scott's originating question...

The US is unlikely to default [Comments (11) ]:
    mike davis: Scott: You're surely right about Tyler being right but only if you're sure ...
    Todd Kreider: Scott, Cowen's predictions begins the year after he states them. For produ...
    bill: Scott, How can we accurately measure productivity growth if we can't measur...

I Found It at the Movies [Comments (1) ]:
    Jon Murphy: Thanks for the reviews. I really want to see Chappaquiddick. Being from C...

How People Get Good at Their Jobs: IDF Edition [Comments (8) ]:
    Doug: Wouldn't HS grades, attendance, disciplinary records be enough to establish...
    Kimball: When my son turned 12 he was legally allowed to operate any boat according ...
    Chris: RE: Why don't businesses just use IQ tests? Sadly, because of a Supreme ...

What empirical evidence should we trust? [Comments (23) ]:
    S D: Many years ago I was in a restaurant in Belgium. Belgium has a minimum wag...
    VP: This was a super interesting post, because it's something I deal with every...
    Procrustes : Mark Z said “Scott, for a perfectly inelastic good the demand curve doesn’t...

Reminder of Speech in Richmond Indiana Today [Comments (1) ]:
    Ted: Here's hoping the talk gets filmed and uploaded to YouTube. Wish I could be...

A Collectivist Case for Trade, but not FREE Trade [Comments (5) ]:
    Miguel Madeira: Even more simple theory is that everybody, with the exception of economists...
    Hazel Meade: I suspect many people hold collectivist positions almost by default, withou...
    Hazel Meade: @Miguel Madeira That's exactly right. Everyone treats countries like indiv...

Bleg: The Most Quotable Immigrant Memoirs [Comments (11) ]:
    SamChevre: I like The Americanization of Edward Bok, although it is best for quoting p...
    Chip Smith: Surprised no one has mentioned The Promised Land by Mary Antin. Too obvious...
    Joe munson: North Korean escape memoirs may be a worthy place to check. Of course, I c...

Divine Clarity [Comments (8) ]:
    Kurt Schuler: The next time you see Dan Klein, ask him about esoteric writing. That shoul...
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