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July 2016

Jeff Bezos on innovation
2016/07/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
The Science of Homeschooling
2016/07/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Remorse
2016/07/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch
2016/07/26, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness
2016/07/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Incentives Matter for Politicians Too
2016/07/25, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Immigrants and Everest
2016/07/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Highs and Lows of the Republican Convention
2016/07/24, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Fed's psyche
2016/07/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Turkey's Failed Coup
2016/07/22, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
A Numerate Sermon on Terrorism
2016/07/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Peter Thiel on Foreign Policy
2016/07/21, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Noah Smith and Zachary David refute the EMH
2016/07/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (30)
I Win My Cruz Bet with Steve Pearlstein
2016/07/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
The Hyperbole of Backlash
2016/07/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Cleveland Rocks?
2016/07/20, Amy Willis
Comments (2)
A Badly Misleading Title
2016/07/20, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Free, good and happy
2016/07/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
7th Grade: The Homeschooling Experience
2016/07/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (30)
Uncertain about uncertainty
2016/07/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Slavery in the Age of Em
2016/07/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Zachary David on NGDP futures targeting
2016/07/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Observations from Europe
2016/07/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
Decentralization in Turkey
2016/07/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
The costs of inflation and recession
2016/07/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Midweek Musings
2016/07/13, Amy Willis
Comments (9)
The Irish miracle
2016/07/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Hayek's Views on Emergence
2016/07/13, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
Don't Worry About Canada Becoming a 'Petrostate'
2016/07/12, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Great Moments in Sunk Cost
2016/07/11, David Henderson
Comments (2)
The Signs of Signaling
2016/07/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Utilitarianism as a lodestar (Constructive Criticism for Caplan)
2016/07/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (34)
Media Freedom, Markets, and Political Change
2016/07/10, Emily Skarbek
Comments (8)
Efficiency is not just a good idea, it's the only ethical policy
2016/07/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (27)
All the Shah's Men
2016/07/08, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Peter Conti-Brown on the Fed
2016/07/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Incentives on Set
2016/07/07, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Harold James on globalisation and migrants
2016/07/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
The second domino
2016/07/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
"The Credit Card Companies Were There for Me"
2016/07/05, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Aggregate demand is not consumption
2016/07/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Robert Murphy on Economic Calculation
2016/07/04, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Krugman on monetary offset and China trade
2016/07/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Is Education Good for the Soul?
2016/07/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Weekend Grab Bag
2016/07/03, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Tom Friedman on Brexit and Trump
2016/07/03, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Anthony de Jasay on Pope Francis
2016/07/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (10)
Supply and demand: Handle with care
2016/07/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
A Lesson in Opportunity Cost
2016/07/01, David Henderson
Comments (3)

June 2016

It's the end of the world as we know it . . . and the FTSE100 feels fine
2016/06/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Some Random Reading
2016/06/30, Amy Willis
Comments (3)
Could a successful Brexit wreck the eurozone?
2016/06/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Mark Blaug Student Essay Competition
2016/06/29, Emily Skarbek
Comments (4)
Tom Friedman on Thank You for Being Late
2016/06/29, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Fantasy Granted (Sorta)
2016/06/28, David Henderson
Comments (18)
After Brexit - why not unilateral free trade?
2016/06/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
The pound depreciated by 10%. What does that mean?
2016/06/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Is the Limit on Nuclear Liability a Subsidy?
2016/06/27, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Outline for Poverty: Who To Blame
2016/06/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
Finding Out the Implications of the Brexit Vote
2016/06/25, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Sumnerian luck and monetary reform
2016/06/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Weekend Grab Bag
2016/06/25, Amy Willis
Comments (7)
Is Brexit a Monetary Shock?
2016/06/24, David Henderson
Comments (25)
One Cost of the Drug War
2016/06/24, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Brexit is not about Britain
2016/06/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
Hanson's Predictions: A 5-Page Age of Em Robustness Test
2016/06/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Brexit Bet Comment
2016/06/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
A few thoughts in the immediate aftermath of Brexit
2016/06/24, Emily Skarbek
Comments (15)
Bob Murphy reviews The Midas Paradox
2016/06/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Big Day for Britain
2016/06/23, Amy Willis
Comments (5)
Ancestry, Long-Run Growth, and Population-Weighting
2016/06/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Sports Outcomes and Randomness
2016/06/22, David Henderson
Comments (16)
Is the Brexit referendum an "abuse of democracy"?
2016/06/22, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Dictating Contract Terms Limits Bargaining Power
2016/06/21, David Henderson
Comments (84)
Was Chernobyl the best thing that ever happened to Europe's environment?
2016/06/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (36)
Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?
2016/06/21, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
Bastiat Extended
2016/06/20, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Cross-Country Regressions and Population Weighting
2016/06/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Right wing doesn't mean pro-free market
2016/06/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Great Data but Disappointing Economics
2016/06/19, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Italy's Renzi to tinker with retirement age
2016/06/19, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Henderson on Reich's Saving Capitalism
2016/06/18, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The Case for a Basic Land Guarantee
2016/06/17, David Henderson
Comments (26)
Just how influential is the USA?
2016/06/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Schneiderman as Lebron, Kazman as Ayesha
2016/06/16, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Three ways to do a UBI: None are feasible
2016/06/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Brennan Admits Unintended Consequences of U.S. Intervention
2016/06/16, David Henderson
Comments (11)
My Answers for Robin
2016/06/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Pre-Brexit Bet Clarification
2016/06/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
The Wall Street Journal's Innumeracy
2016/06/15, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Neoliberalism: There is no alternative
2016/06/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Response to a Regular Reader about Illegal Prostitution
2016/06/14, David Henderson
Comments (30)
Deregulation, Voodoo, and Krugman
2016/06/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
What to Do about London Housing
2016/06/14, David Henderson
Comments (30)
3 Answers from Robin
2016/06/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Misallocation under Rent Control
2016/06/13, David Henderson
Comments (43)
3 Questions for Robin
2016/06/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
The Age of Em: Reply to Robin
2016/06/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Reply to Jerry O'Driscoll
2016/06/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
The Left, Greece, and The Big Lie
2016/06/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Cornucopia
2016/06/11, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Robin Hanson's The Age of Em: A Succinct Assessment
2016/06/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Rushkoff's nostalgia
2016/06/10, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Some initial thoughts on banking reform
2016/06/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Pluralism and Civil Society
2016/06/09, Emily Skarbek
Comments (2)
Does QE reduce the public debt burden?
2016/06/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
Trump's Trade Fallacies
2016/06/08, David Henderson
Comments (20)
We, Cheap Pencils
2016/06/07, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Margaret Sullivan's Hilarious Piece on Trump
2016/06/07, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Towards a descriptive use of the term "national socialism"?
2016/06/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (9)
What's Wrong in Robin Hanson's The Age of Em
2016/06/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (16)
Why are NYT editorials so staggeringly bad?
2016/06/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (20)
In Praise of Debt
2016/06/06, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Regret and the Status Quo
2016/06/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Yay, Switzerland!
2016/06/05, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Uber Is Even More Valuable Abroad
2016/06/05, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Which direction for macro?
2016/06/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
What Does Tyler Cowen Mean by Freely?
2016/06/04, David Henderson
Comments (14)
The Slippery Slope Not Taken
2016/06/03, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Slippery slope? Let's hope so
2016/06/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Cash for Health Care
2016/06/02, David Henderson
Comments (8)
What's Right in Robin Hanson's The Age of Em
2016/06/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Jimmy Carter's Unpersuasive Case Against Legalizing Prostitution
2016/06/01, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Chuck Norris vs Communism
2016/06/01, Emily Skarbek
Comments (6)
The infrastructure illusion
2016/06/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Kibbe on Venezuela for Millenials
2016/06/01, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Exclusion: The Uncanny Moral Valley
2016/06/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)

May 2016

It's hard to raise a lot of tax revenue
2016/05/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (25)
Ozimek on Hanauer
2016/05/31, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Robert Murphy on Voting
2016/05/29, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Random thoughts on globalization
2016/05/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Goldberg on McCloskey and Spencer
2016/05/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Americans, on Average, Gain Big from Trade with China
2016/05/27, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Why I Think I Win My Bets
2016/05/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Why Bryan Caplan almost always wins his bets
2016/05/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (31)
My Response to Scott Sumner
2016/05/26, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Migration and Welfare in Maoist China
2016/05/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
You're not special
2016/05/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
Carl Menger 2016 Essay Contest
2016/05/25, Emily Skarbek
Comments (0)
To Vote or Not to Vote?
2016/05/24, David Henderson
Comments (37)
Arguments from the Exit Side of Brexit
2016/05/23, Emily Skarbek
Comments (10)
An Economist's Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy
2016/05/23, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Why most regulations are harmful
2016/05/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (45)
Must a Business Serve the Whole Public?
2016/05/23, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Euroteach
2016/05/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Krugman's Orwellian Language: Less Bargaining Power is More
2016/05/22, David Henderson
Comments (18)
The rich heart of Europe
2016/05/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (42)
My Daughter the Juror
2016/05/20, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Did Global Warming Help Cause California's Drought?
2016/05/20, David Henderson
Comments (23)
What do "experts" say about trade?
2016/05/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Multinationals Are Well-Managed in All Countries
2016/05/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Morley Safer, RIP
2016/05/19, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Why Bernie Doesn't Quit: Public Choice 101
2016/05/18, David Henderson
Comments (11)
We're Number 10! We're Number 10!
2016/05/18, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Did Russia avoid high unemployment with NGDP targeting?
2016/05/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
A Story of Signaling
2016/05/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Price Controls and Economic Literacy: Colonial Edition
2016/05/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Is Drug Trafficking Inherently Violent?
2016/05/16, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The alt-right's demographic nightmare
2016/05/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (48)
Vote Buying and Political Business Cycles
2016/05/15, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
Don't Confuse Government Support with Charity
2016/05/14, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Don't solve problems, stop causing them
2016/05/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Prices on everything, please
2016/05/14, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Friday Night Video: Howard Root Fights a Criminal Charge and Wins
2016/05/13, David Henderson
Comments (4)
An Economist's Case for a Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy
2016/05/13, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Hillary Clinton on Fed structure
2016/05/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
The Specter of Open Borders
2016/05/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Consols Contra the Liquidity Trap
2016/05/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
The invisible hyperinflation monster (it's real)
2016/05/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Supply Management or Cartel Enforcement?
2016/05/12, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Emigration and Revolution
2016/05/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Munger on Division of Labor
2016/05/11, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Was Hawtrey more Keynesian than Keynes?
2016/05/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
David Bowie, Bourgeois Hero?
2016/05/11, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
The Observational/RCT Correlation
2016/05/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Fewer Judges, More Justice
2016/05/10, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Dementia, Antihistamines, and Cost-Benefit Analysis
2016/05/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (20)
Choose for Yourself, Not Others
2016/05/09, David Henderson
Comments (39)
Two Nobel Prize winners, 18 years apart
2016/05/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Happy Birthday, F. A. Hayek!
2016/05/08, Emily Skarbek
Comments (6)
Great Moments in Arguing: Lindsey Graham Edition
2016/05/07, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Camille Paglia on making a career in ideas
2016/05/07, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
What If Donald Trump Isn't All That Different?
2016/05/06, David Henderson
Comments (25)
Against Brexit
2016/05/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (31)
The Value of History
2016/05/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Public Choice in Foreign Policy
2016/05/05, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Correlation versus Causation
2016/05/05, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Lip Service
2016/05/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
The Keynesian Model is not a Big Government or Small Government Model
2016/05/04, David Henderson
Comments (21)
The Keynesian model is not a "big government" model
2016/05/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
The End of British Coal
2016/05/03, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Lucas on Keynes and "spending flows"
2016/05/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Exploring the Place Premium
2016/05/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Victims of Communism Day
2016/05/02, Emily Skarbek
Comments (13)
Anger B&B
2016/05/02, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Japan's catastrophic yen-quake
2016/05/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
What the Primaries Mean
2016/05/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (29)
More from Lester Thurow
2016/05/01, David Henderson
Comments (3)

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Recent Comments

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

Richard O. Hammer [2016/07/27 02:23 AM, Hayek's Views on Emergence]:
Since Emily's post emphasizes emergence, let me add an explanation of how e...

Nacim [2016/07/27 12:22 AM, The Science of Homeschooling]:
Based on this study, your concerns about college admissions should be somew...

Pietro Poggi-Corradini [2016/07/26 11:41 PM, Remorse]:
To paraphrase a famous quote: "supporting a policy choice is not about supp...

mico [2016/07/26 11:10 PM, Immigrants and Everest]:
"Like racism resistance to immigration can't be argued away." If Bryan doe...

Lorenzo from Oz [2016/07/26 07:50 PM, Remorse]:
People largely just move on. There are always another set of issues to argu...

mm [2016/07/26 07:36 PM, Remorse]:
the wonkblog uses poor data as well as out of date: http://reason.com/blog...

Krzys [2016/07/26 07:32 PM, Immigrants and Everest]:
Immigration should redound to the benefit of citizens. Consequently, the f...

Henri Hein [2016/07/26 07:24 PM, Remorse]:
Nathan Taylor: I agree with your overall point, but you have to be caref...

Michael [2016/07/26 05:45 PM, Remorse]:
I thought at first I had hit it on the nose with this answer: When you corr...

Roger Sweeny [2016/07/26 04:43 PM, Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness]:
But if "tribe" has any distinctive feature, it's that membership is not bas...

LD Bottorff [2016/07/26 04:11 PM, Peter Thiel on Foreign Policy]:
Scott writes: "It's probably more useful to look at his personal characteri...

Sean Leal [2016/07/26 04:05 PM, Remorse]:
I think future generations will look on the people living in these last few...

LD Bottorff [2016/07/26 03:44 PM, Remorse]:
People don't really worry about past support for obviously bad policies. I ...

jj [2016/07/26 03:15 PM, Remorse]:
It's said that new scientific theories don't win out until the older genera...

Scott Sumner [2016/07/26 02:48 PM, Remorse]:
Thanks everyone, Lots of good comments. I think intent is important to mor...

MikeDC [2016/07/26 01:04 PM, Incentives Matter for Politicians Too]:
What do you think happens if Trump stands up to the Russians and a deal fal...

Krzys [2016/07/26 01:03 PM, A Numerate Sermon on Terrorism]:
I think the one having trouble with numbers is actually you. You are comp...

John Alcorn [2016/07/26 12:50 PM, Remorse]:
Prof. Sumner, Is it the case that "there was a sense of remorse over a ne...

James Alexander [2016/07/26 12:16 PM, The Fed's psyche]:
Thaomas To be fair not all Fed members are that bad. Just found this excel...

Greg G [2016/07/26 11:54 AM, Remorse]:
There has not been remorse in Colorado and I don't expect there will be. A...

Doug [2016/07/26 11:38 AM, Remorse]:
As long as there's still prohibition of heroin, I doubt prohibition of cann...

Danny Kahn [2016/07/26 11:25 AM, Remorse]:
I agree that there will probably not be remorse about drug legalization and...

Nathan Taylor [2016/07/26 11:14 AM, Remorse]:
People's instinctive morality is not consequentialism. Folk morality is abo...

Andrew Clough [2016/07/26 11:00 AM, Remorse]:
Maybe the example of a hypothetical past ban on vaccination would let peopl...

bill [2016/07/26 10:49 AM, Remorse]:
I doubt there will be remorse. People will at best admit they were mistaken...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

Hayek's Views on Emergence [Comments (3) ]:
    Greg G: Hayek had a lot of brilliant and original ideas on emergence. But he faile...
    Richard O. Hammer: Thank you Emily, for the links to the great interviews. Once again I see st...
    Richard O. Hammer: Since Emily's post emphasizes emergence, let me add an explanation of how e...

The Science of Homeschooling [Comments (1) ]:
    Nacim: Based on this study, your concerns about college admissions should be somew...

Remorse [Comments (16) ]:
    mm: the wonkblog uses poor data as well as out of date: http://reason.com/blog...
    Lorenzo from Oz: People largely just move on. There are always another set of issues to argu...
    Pietro Poggi-Corradini: To paraphrase a famous quote: "supporting a policy choice is not about supp...

Immigrants and Everest [Comments (15) ]:
    Tek Tek: [Comment removed pending confirmation of email address. Email the webmaste...
    Krzys: Immigration should redound to the benefit of citizens. Consequently, the f...
    mico: "Like racism resistance to immigration can't be argued away." If Bryan doe...

Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness [Comments (7) ]:
    Vitor: This is an excellent response to an excellent piece, and you're obviously r...
    RPLong: I liked Douthat's piece. I think Caplan might be missing a good point in a ...
    Roger Sweeny: But if "tribe" has any distinctive feature, it's that membership is not bas...

Peter Thiel on Foreign Policy [Comments (6) ]:
    Phil: I do not think the planks in the party platform are a basis for liking or d...
    Roger McKinney: fighting over cultural issues such as "bathroom bills" is a distraction T...
    LD Bottorff: Scott writes: "It's probably more useful to look at his personal characteri...

Incentives Matter for Politicians Too [Comments (8) ]:
    Mark Bahner: Tough to cast a vote this year. Piece of cake. Gary Johnson is on the ball...
    Toby: David, I am sure that Hillary loves Chelsea enough that she has every inc...
    MikeDC: What do you think happens if Trump stands up to the Russians and a deal fal...

A Numerate Sermon on Terrorism [Comments (23) ]:
    Joseph Hertzlinger: There is a phenomenon in which a rare event or two might be a harbinger tha...
    MikeDC: Sort of, but epidemic spreading pathogens aren't engaging in strategic beha...
    Krzys: I think the one having trouble with numbers is actually you. You are comp...

The Fed's psyche [Comments (8) ]:
    Brian Donohue: Very good post, Scott. Thanks....
    Scott Sumner: Thaomas, It's not just the Fed. They do pretty much what a consensus of p...
    James Alexander: Thaomas To be fair not all Fed members are that bad. Just found this excel...

A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch [Comments (1) ]:
    Richard O. Hammer: Raised a tightwad and proudly a penny pincher, I say "just water" when aske...

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