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April 2015

Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians?
2015/04/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?
2015/04/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Google and the EU foreign policy
2015/04/21, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Are Centers a Mistake?
2015/04/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Substitute goods and reasoning from a price change
2015/04/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Mankiw's Textbook on Determinants of Demand Elasticity
2015/04/19, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Did the Fed cause the sub-prime boom?
2015/04/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
Substitution in Nicotine Consumption
2015/04/17, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Congress sets the goals, the Fed sets the intermediate target
2015/04/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Is Ciudadanos a hope for Spain?
2015/04/16, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Is the Fed allowed to create GDP prediction markets?
2015/04/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Did Edwin Cannan Think a 100 Percent Income Tax Rate Was Fair?
2015/04/15, David Henderson
Comments (5)
The wrong way to fix Social Security
2015/04/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
The Libertarian Target
2015/04/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (53)
There is no sticky wage puzzle
2015/04/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
Don't blame the workers
2015/04/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Everything's Amazing and I'm Happy!
2015/04/10, David Henderson
Comments (3)
The Public Choice Behind Carbon Taxes
2015/04/10, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Krugman versus the Audit Heuristic
2015/04/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Krugman's Insightful Analysis of Libertarians
2015/04/09, David Henderson
Comments (33)
Will the EU help Uber?
2015/04/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Kevin Carey's The End of College: Wrong But Beautiful
2015/04/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Ed Dolan on ShadowStats
2015/04/08, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Low interest rates do not call for more investment
2015/04/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
How Econ Melts Your Brain
2015/04/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (35)
Using monetary policy to prevent financial instability
2015/04/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
I Am NOT Charlie Hebdo
2015/04/07, David Henderson
Comments (30)
The Outsider Advantage
2015/04/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Basketball Team Composition and Relative Prices
2015/04/06, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Real Teaching Moment in Brian Williams's "False Memory"
2015/04/06, David Henderson
Comments (3)
For Freedom of Association
2015/04/05, David Henderson
Comments (59)
Germany is "balanced", it's the rest of Europe (and the ECB) that are unbalanced
2015/04/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Google's Gamble
2015/04/03, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Milton Friedman argued that the Great Depression occurred despite massive QE
2015/04/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Why is House of Cards more popular than Yes Minister?
2015/04/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (9)
Education and Libertarian Tendencies: An International Pattern
2015/04/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Are We Stuck With the Great Society?
2015/04/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (37)
Is Larry Summers reasoning from a price change?
2015/04/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The socialism of the Incas
2015/04/01, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (14)

March 2015

I'm a Full Professor!
2015/03/31, David Henderson
Comments (42)
The Prevalence of Marxism in Academia
2015/03/31, Bryan Caplan
Comments (44)
Talking about Britain while talking about Singapore
2015/03/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
The Miracle of Compound Interest (and Dividends): A Personal Story
2015/03/30, David Henderson
Comments (14)
How to Fix Seminars
2015/03/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Russ Roberts on Adam Smith's Rules for Living
2015/03/28, David Henderson
Comments (14)
What's new since 1982?
2015/03/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
He Had Me at Page One
2015/03/27, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Richer than Rockefeller?
2015/03/27, David Henderson
Comments (28)
Truly Notable and Quotable
2015/03/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Plug-and-Play People
2015/03/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (28)
This Sick Capitalism ®
2015/03/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
When Orwell Met Aumann
2015/03/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Is Stanley Fischer too complacent?
2015/03/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Most Convincing Figure in Irrational Exuberance
2015/03/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (39)
Hard Asia, Soft Europe
2015/03/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Perfect Pedagogy
2015/03/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (33)
My Wednesday GMU Seminar: The Selfish and Social Returns to Education
2015/03/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
A Rare Disagreement with Bryan Caplan
2015/03/22, David Henderson
Comments (7)
The Boys in the Boat
2015/03/21, David Henderson
Comments (14)
My Speech at UNC Wilmington
2015/03/21, David Henderson
Comments (1)
A Partial Defense of David Friedman
2015/03/20, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Fed: What's the minimum acceptable accountability?
2015/03/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Does Burning Your Money Make You Poor?
2015/03/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
On libertarian strategies
2015/03/19, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Brad DeLong on the "sell by date" of Krugmanomics
2015/03/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Gerson's Confusion about Inequality
2015/03/18, David Henderson
Comments (29)
Where Is the School of the 3 R's?
2015/03/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Me at Northwood University
2015/03/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Will the GOP once again opt for big government?
2015/03/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
The Ides of March: Gordon Tullock Strikes Again
2015/03/17, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Determinism and Motivated Reasoning
2015/03/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
What's the "sell by date" of Krugmanomics?
2015/03/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Bryan Caplan's Notes
2015/03/16, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The Open Borders Manifesto
2015/03/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
The Other Cause of Immigrant Idleness
2015/03/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
A Gap in Public Choice?
2015/03/15, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Krugman and Netanyahu
2015/03/13, David Henderson
Comments (33)
On Fringe Benefits I Blew the Equilibrium
2015/03/13, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Krugman's dangerous idea (It worked for me too!)
2015/03/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Greece and tax sadist tourism
2015/03/13, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
Income and Irresponsibility
2015/03/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Fringe Benefits and Stagnating Wages
2015/03/12, David Henderson
Comments (14)
My Ohio Tour
2015/03/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Leveling the Playing Field for Online Education
2015/03/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Paul Samuelson's Take on the Great Depression
2015/03/11, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Everyone needs to be accountable
2015/03/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Overselling Online Education 2.0: Comment on Carey
2015/03/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
The Henderson Misery Index
2015/03/10, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Distorted Incentives for Prosecutors
2015/03/09, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Two ways of thinking about economics
2015/03/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
The Straw Man Straw Man
2015/03/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Rubio-Lee Isn't Great
2015/03/08, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Is the "inequality" issue a cover for something else?
2015/03/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Minimum Wage Harm that Few Are Talking About
2015/03/07, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Education's Selfish and Social Returns
2015/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
The Case Against Education: What's Taking So Long
2015/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Dom Armentano
2015/03/06, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Fellow Travelers Welcome
2015/03/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Cooperate with Others, Brain Feels Fuzzy
2015/03/05, David Henderson
Comments (26)
Krugman versus Krugman on Labor versus Butter
2015/03/05, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The bizarre way economists calculate real income
2015/03/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Can One Conduct Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Policy?
2015/03/04, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Illegal Means Illegal
2015/03/04, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Scoring Your Ukraine Predictions
2015/03/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Krugman's Priceless Economics
2015/03/03, David Henderson
Comments (36)
The last New Keynesian left alive
2015/03/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
What Happened in Ukraine
2015/03/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Who Loses from Insider Trading?
2015/03/02, David Henderson
Comments (43)
Uber reacts to the Spanish ban
2015/03/02, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
The Taboo Trade-Offs of Tracking
2015/03/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Consider the Substance
2015/03/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)
How interest rates matter, and how they don't
2015/03/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Krugman's Bait and Switch
2015/03/01, David Henderson
Comments (22)

February 2015

William McGurn's Analogy
2015/02/28, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Ebeling on Mises, the Applied Economist
2015/02/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Bryan Caplan's conventional views
2015/02/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
The Unseen Effects of "Net Neutrality" Regulation
2015/02/27, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Totally Conventional Views Which I Hold
2015/02/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (36)
Mission creep
2015/02/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Imprisoning Immigrants: What the ACLU's Doing About It
2015/02/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
McCloskey on Piketty
2015/02/25, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Power is a residual
2015/02/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Purges and Schisms
2015/02/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
The Minimum Wage and Monopsony
2015/02/24, David Henderson
Comments (29)
Who Cares About Park Yeon-mi
2015/02/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Prison Sentences Much Longer than Juries Would Like
2015/02/23, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Why Pack for the Same Trip Twice?
2015/02/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (26)
Should America help corrupt officials hide wealth?
2015/02/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
How much for a book dedication...?
2015/02/21, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
From 2007 to 2012-13, The Income Share of Top 1% Fell
2015/02/20, David Henderson
Comments (15)
The housing bubble: Perceptions and reality
2015/02/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (31)
Both Men and Women Overstate Sexual Frequency
2015/02/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
The Fatal Conceit in Foreign Policy
2015/02/19, David Henderson
Comments (41)
Signaling in K-12
2015/02/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (42)
Inconvenient truths
2015/02/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Major Improvements in Our Lives
2015/02/18, David Henderson
Comments (38)
Mr Nutella and consumer sovereignty
2015/02/18, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
Signaling Tension
2015/02/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Is Inequality Bad for Babies?
2015/02/17, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Always Keep Your Eye on Production: A Wartime Priority
2015/02/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
Always Keep Your Eye on Production
2015/02/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Happy Presidents Day
2015/02/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Reasoning from a price change, example #341
2015/02/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
There's no point in arguing over definitions
2015/02/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Answering Paul Krugman's Challenge on Inequality
2015/02/14, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Eric Posner's Tin Ear
2015/02/13, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Have an opinion about string theory? How about macroeconomics?
2015/02/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (41)
The Basics: A Socratic Dialogue
2015/02/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (28)
The Hansonian Moralist
2015/02/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
The Iron Law of You
2015/02/11, David Henderson
Comments (13)
The Wittgenstein test
2015/02/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Are really libertarians so narrow-minded?
2015/02/11, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Revolution: Two Minimal Conditions
2015/02/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Allen Wallis vs. David Henderson on Amnesty
2015/02/10, David Henderson
Comments (5)
The Incredible Chinese Contract Manufacturers
2015/02/10, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Great Moments in Responsive Government Regulation
2015/02/09, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Hell Nyet, We Won't Go
2015/02/09, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Experiments in a Guaranteed Annual Income
2015/02/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (35)
ISIS and Reproach
2015/02/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Jonathan Gruber on Sin Taxes
2015/02/08, David Henderson
Comments (30)
Statist policies in China
2015/02/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The new jobs figures and macro theory
2015/02/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
A Local's Defense of Property Rights
2015/02/05, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Environmental Econ Textbook Bleg
2015/02/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Tetlock and Counter-factual History
2015/02/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Reply to Student on Minimum Wage
2015/02/04, David Henderson
Comments (38)
Smith's Benevolent Baker Quote, in Song
2015/02/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
The Ubiquity of Useless Learning, in Song
2015/02/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
What's so funny?
2015/02/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
The Environmental Continuum: Reply to Alex Epstein
2015/02/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Decisions and Outcomes
2015/02/03, David Henderson
Comments (26)
A few thoughts on Greece
2015/02/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Seattle Seahawks' Many Margins
2015/02/02, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Are Competition and Cooperation Opposites?
2015/02/02, David Henderson
Comments (6)
The Jevons Fallacy
2015/02/01, David Henderson
Comments (13)

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

roystgnr [2015/04/21 11:29 PM, Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians?]:
There was a pro-life utilitarian argument (of the effective altruism variet...

Thomas [2015/04/21 11:08 PM, Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians?]:
See Don Marquis' work. ...

Jose Romeu Robazzi [2015/04/21 08:28 PM, What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?]:
Prof. Sumner, Could you please elaborate on this claim: "There is absolute...

Joshua Katz [2015/04/21 08:00 PM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Option 1 causes option 2: A center does a good job producing future facult...

ThomasH [2015/04/21 07:56 PM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Economies of scale ought to play a role. If the idea needs "big data" to b...

ThomasH [2015/04/21 07:43 PM, Google and the EU foreign policy]:
I read Mr Crews article and found out that he does not like anti-trust in g...

Tommy Dorsett [2015/04/21 07:25 PM, Substitute goods and reasoning from a price change]:
That Friedman quote is a GEM! ...

Capt. J Parker [2015/04/21 06:43 PM, Congress sets the goals, the Fed sets the intermediate target]:
W. Peden, Thanks. On reflection I'm sure you and Mr. Woolsey are right tha...

Tel [2015/04/21 06:27 PM, How Econ Melts Your Brain]:
My best short and accurate "real world" answer about two individuals meetin...

Tel [2015/04/21 06:17 PM, How Econ Melts Your Brain]:
As for central planning, well, every company does it as well, so I have no...

blink [2015/04/21 05:33 PM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
I see two overlooked reasons favoring centers: (1) substitution and (2) mo...

Brendan riske [2015/04/21 05:27 PM, What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?]:
Scott, you butchered this. Too blinded to see that this is federal reserve ...

John [2015/04/21 05:25 PM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Depends also on what the center is called. If it's The Center for X then ev...

Melbot87 [2015/04/21 04:12 PM, What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?]:
"If rates were artificially low in the UK, then we ought to see either high...

Devin Helton [2015/04/21 03:53 PM, What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?]:
Let's start with the term 'artificially'---what does that actually mean? OK...

Thomas Sewell [2015/04/21 02:54 PM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
It's more complicated than just one strategy over the other. You need #1 up...

Jan [2015/04/21 02:21 PM, What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?]:
Regarding interest rate too low, how about the spread between mortgage rate...

ThomasH [2015/04/21 01:15 PM, What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"?]:
Of course we know what "artificially low" means when used by those who use ...

Jonathan [2015/04/21 12:39 PM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
#1 is the better option. It gains certain benefits that #2 does not get (m...

Scott Sumner [2015/04/21 12:06 PM, Substitute goods and reasoning from a price change]:
Vikingvista, You said: "But if a person gives you both a known price *and...

Tom West [2015/04/21 11:45 AM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Suppose you want to convert the world to belief X. You decide that profess...

J Storrs Hall [2015/04/21 11:29 AM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Google Population Viability Analysis....

Chris [2015/04/21 10:31 AM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Option 3. 3 centers with 3 profs each and the extra leftover money used f...

Ricardo [2015/04/21 10:10 AM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
Bryan, how much would I have to pay you to give up your lunches with fellow...

Michael Giberson [2015/04/21 09:50 AM, Are Centers a Mistake?]:
1. More fun for faculty should translate into lower cost for option #1. 2. ...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Where Are the Pro-Life Utilitarians? [Comments (2) ]:
    Thomas: See Don Marquis' work. ...
    roystgnr: There was a pro-life utilitarian argument (of the effective altruism variet...

What does it mean to suggest that interest rates are "artificially low"? [Comments (6) ]:
    Melbot87: "If rates were artificially low in the UK, then we ought to see either high...
    Brendan riske: Scott, you butchered this. Too blinded to see that this is federal reserve ...
    Jose Romeu Robazzi: Prof. Sumner, Could you please elaborate on this claim: "There is absolute...

Are Centers a Mistake? [Comments (19) ]:
    blink: I see two overlooked reasons favoring centers: (1) substitution and (2) mo...
    ThomasH: Economies of scale ought to play a role. If the idea needs "big data" to b...
    Joshua Katz: Option 1 causes option 2: A center does a good job producing future facult...

Google and the EU foreign policy [Comments (1) ]:
    ThomasH: I read Mr Crews article and found out that he does not like anti-trust in g...

Substitute goods and reasoning from a price change [Comments (16) ]:
    vikingvista: Don, "Falling price + increased consumption may imply a shifting supply cu...
    Scott Sumner: Vikingvista, You said: "But if a person gives you both a known price *and...
    Tommy Dorsett : That Friedman quote is a GEM! ...

Congress sets the goals, the Fed sets the intermediate target [Comments (15) ]:
    W. Peden: Capt. J Parker, It depends whether or not the shock causes a permanent shi...
    jj: It may be that having the Fed target other variables could lead to better r...
    Capt. J Parker: W. Peden, Thanks. On reflection I'm sure you and Mr. Woolsey are right tha...

How Econ Melts Your Brain [Comments (35) ]:
    Daublin: I believe you about the symptoms, but I don't think you have quite identifi...
    Tel: As for central planning, well, every company does it as well, so I have no...
    Tel: My best short and accurate "real world" answer about two individuals meetin...

Did the Fed cause the sub-prime boom? [Comments (22) ]:
    George Selgin: Agreed, Nick, that it is conceivable that riskier borrowers are bidding ava...
    Nick: @Kevin Erdmann: I would quibble with your figures a little bit. Prices t...
    Kevin Erdmann: Nick, thanks for the response. On homeownership rates, my point is that th...

Substitution in Nicotine Consumption [Comments (14) ]:
    John Hayes: Tom West, I don't think it's reasonable to presume that is the libertarian...
    Tom West: John, I'm always a bit leery of presuming a position that I don't personall...
    Mark Bahner: ...I don’t see how you can find any good news in this report. Cigarette sm...

Mankiw's Textbook on Determinants of Demand Elasticity [Comments (13) ]:
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    EclectEcon: As you know, I did the Canadian Edition of Paul Heyne's marvelous text, The...
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