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February 2016

My Talk at the University of Toronto
2016/02/08, David Henderson
Comments (0)
I Win My Long-Term Unemployment Bet with Tyler
2016/02/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Altruism, No Regard for Some Others, or Belief in the Tooth Fairy
2016/02/07, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Storytelling
2016/02/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Venezuela's Tiger
2016/02/07, Emily Skarbek
Comments (2)
Making capitalism more attractive
2016/02/06, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
James Bullard on Neo-Fisherian economics
2016/02/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
My First Speech at St. John's: How Economists Helped End the Draft
2016/02/04, David Henderson
Comments (4)
The Equator in Comin, Easterly, and Gong
2016/02/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Comedian Tackles Immigration
2016/02/03, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Thank God economists cannot predict recessions
2016/02/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Ancestry and Long-Run Growth Reading Club: Comin, Easterly, and Gong
2016/02/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Studies of Public Goods
2016/02/02, David Henderson
Comments (22)
Putterman's Commentary, with My Replies
2016/02/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (0)
Two Election Bets
2016/02/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Is the TPP Good or Bad on Net?
2016/02/02, David Henderson
Comments (6)
ADHD Reconsidered
2016/02/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (52)
Why doesn't a move toward easier money always lead to higher long term bond yields?
2016/02/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Janet, Janet: The Shrewd San Francisco Fed
2016/02/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)
ADHD Shall Save Us
2016/02/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)

January 2016

Don't Make Canadians Poorer
2016/01/31, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Huffington Post's Stunning Ignorance of Immigration Law
2016/01/30, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Influence, target, control
2016/01/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Gordon on Growth: Rates versus Levels
2016/01/29, David Henderson
Comments (11)
An Ivy League Admissions Officer Speaks
2016/01/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
In Like Flint and Out Like My Cousin Vinny
2016/01/28, David Henderson
Comments (8)
J.S. Mill and Extreme Pornography
2016/01/28, Emily Skarbek
Comments (4)
Some thoughts on utilitarianism and individual rights
2016/01/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (26)
My Future of Freedom Foundation Interview
2016/01/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Bet on Terrorist Incident
2016/01/27, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Ancestry and Long-Run Growth Reading Club: Putterman and Weil
2016/01/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
Paul Krugman on French economic policies
2016/01/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
An Educational Challenge
2016/01/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Ponnuru's Corollary to Hanlon's Razor
2016/01/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Means-Testing Social Security: The Cohen-Friedman Debate, I
2016/01/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Joan Baez Sr.: A Reminiscence
2016/01/25, David Henderson
Comments (2)
The Ambitious Case Against T.J.
2016/01/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Keynesian economics and cognitive illusions
2016/01/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Progress on Health Care
2016/01/22, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Kling and Johnson review The Midas Paradox
2016/01/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Larry Summers and asset prices
2016/01/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Hire Locally
2016/01/21, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Forgetting How to Drive in the Snow
2016/01/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Forgetting: The Basic Facts
2016/01/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
The Economics of the Cadillac Health Care Tax, Part II
2016/01/20, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Hey Fed, stop hanging around the Combat Zone
2016/01/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Jane Mayer's Problem
2016/01/20, David Henderson
Comments (22)
SOAS Policy Forum on Sweatshops
2016/01/20, Emily Skarbek
Comments (3)
The Missing Moods
2016/01/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
The Economics of the Cadillac Health Care Tax, Part I
2016/01/19, David Henderson
Comments (1)
EconLog Reading Club: Ancestry and Long-Run Growth
2016/01/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
High Profits as an Incentive to Bear High R&D Costs
2016/01/18, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Behavioral economists aren't as smart as they think
2016/01/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (30)
China is rapidly shifting to a service economy
2016/01/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
I Changed My Mind About Betting
2016/01/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (23)
Am I an ideologue?
2016/01/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Will Paul Krugman Say He's Sorry?
2016/01/16, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Climate Economists Base Their Alarm on Their Own Ethical Judgments
2016/01/15, David Henderson
Comments (9)
We never seem to learn
2016/01/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
"Poor Programs" Bleg
2016/01/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
The European right and the GOP
2016/01/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
The Great Pacification, U.S. Edition
2016/01/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Smith's Defense of Western Civilization
2016/01/14, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Terrorism and Innumeracy
2016/01/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (24)
Antitrust vs. "Cannibal Capitalism"
2016/01/14, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Western Civilization is a Hardy Weed: The Case of Islam
2016/01/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (14)
China's always been poorly governed
2016/01/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Does Contract Enforcement Require Government as a Backstop?
2016/01/12, David Henderson
Comments (53)
Friedman and Reynolds on Saez and Zucman
2016/01/11, David Henderson
Comments (5)
The Institutions of Forensic Science
2016/01/11, Emily Skarbek
Comments (5)
Sympathy for the devil?
2016/01/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
FDA and Patent System Discourage Research on Early Stage Cancer
2016/01/10, David Henderson
Comments (22)
The Economist Who Didn't Bark
2016/01/09, David Henderson
Comments (20)
What would an IS shock look like?
2016/01/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
Ridley, liberty, optimism and pessimism
2016/01/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Uberize the Economy
2016/01/08, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Passing the buck
2016/01/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Hiring Without Signals
2016/01/07, David Henderson
Comments (18)
The China currency mystery
2016/01/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Henderson Vote Counts
2016/01/07, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Thinking on the Margin
2016/01/06, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Who's afraid of level targeting?
2016/01/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Spooner the Constitutionalist
2016/01/06, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Brian Doherty on Guns, Crime, and Gun Laws
2016/01/05, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Henderson on the Lars Larson Show
2016/01/05, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Three Great Comments on My FDA Post
2016/01/05, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Trump and/or Berlusconi
2016/01/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
The Problem with FDA Restrictions on Drugs
2016/01/04, David Henderson
Comments (17)
How We Count Counts: Diane Coyle on The Rise and Fall of American Growth
2016/01/04, Emily Skarbek
Comments (16)
The day of reckoning arrives for global socialism
2016/01/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (32)
A Teen Tries the Ideological Turing Test
2016/01/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Introducing Emily Skarbek
2016/01/03, David Henderson
Comments (2)
Jeffrey Sachs's Sleight of Hand
2016/01/02, David Henderson
Comments (21)
NGDP or NGO?
2016/01/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Robert Hetzel explains why the real problem was nominal
2016/01/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
I Win My Inflation Bet with Robert Murphy
2016/01/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)

December 2015

Thoughts on "Almost Wholly Negative"
2015/12/31, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Tina Rosenberg on Kidneys in Iran
2015/12/30, David Henderson
Comments (17)
There's no taste for accounting
2015/12/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (1)
Recession Bet
2015/12/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Coercive Priors
2015/12/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
The art of the possible
2015/12/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
Two Public Choice Questions
2015/12/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Climate Schlock
2015/12/26, David Henderson
Comments (29)
Economists who lack an imagination
2015/12/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (54)
Boudreaux on Hayek
2015/12/25, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth
2015/12/25, David Henderson
Comments (5)
The Fed doesn't have a magic wand
2015/12/24, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
No More Stiglers
2015/12/23, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Anthony de Jasay awarded the ECAEF Prize
2015/12/23, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Labor Econ Versus the World: Ecumenical Edition
2015/12/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
NeoFisherian recessions, with and without the confidence fairy
2015/12/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Economics Strikes Again: Stereotypes Give Way to Information
2015/12/22, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Labor Econ Versus the World: Further Thoughts
2015/12/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
My Comments on George Shultz's 95th Birthday
2015/12/21, David Henderson
Comments (0)
Labor Econ Versus the World
2015/12/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
In Praise of Costco Competition
2015/12/20, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Not all depressions are due to NGDP shortfalls
2015/12/19, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Freakonomics on Immigration
2015/12/18, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Libertarians have nowhere to turn
2015/12/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
Citizen statesmen no more
2015/12/18, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Pinker on Intelligence, Liberalism, and Economic Literacy
2015/12/17, David Henderson
Comments (13)
All Politicians Lie: The Empirics
2015/12/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (26)
High Compliments from Alvin Rabushka
2015/12/16, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Everything is back to being the same again
2015/12/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Assimilation and Immigration Restriction
2015/12/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
If Politicians are Evil, What Do We Do?
2015/12/15, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Intellectual regress
2015/12/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Demography and Decency
2015/12/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (26)
Schengen, adieu
2015/12/14, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (10)
No Plan for What Comes After
2015/12/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Does Canada's Liberal Party Victory Mean More Freedom?
2015/12/13, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Mood affiliation and the success of BOJ policy
2015/12/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Question for Bill Bradley
2015/12/11, David Henderson
Comments (12)
NGDP targeting is not "easy money"
2015/12/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
The Meaning of Mood
2015/12/11, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Should Libertarians Favor Denying Rights Because Those Denied Will Be More Likely to Agree With Them After?
2015/12/10, David Henderson
Comments (18)
From the Horse's Mouth
2015/12/10, David Henderson
Comments (6)
The Most Educated Poor in History
2015/12/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Garett Jones and Charles Tiebout
2015/12/09, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Open Borders Meetup: The Speech
2015/12/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Word games: Krugman's odd definition of tight money
2015/12/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Common sense and minicab regulations in London
2015/12/08, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
Rousu on The Hunger Games
2015/12/07, David Henderson
Comments (4)
How Evil Are Politicians?
2015/12/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
Numeracy and the Paris Attacks
2015/12/06, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Tim Fernholz on Ted Cruz's monetary policy views
2015/12/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Is The Midas Paradox monetarist or anti-monetarist?
2015/12/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Richard Pipes on his story, property and freedom
2015/12/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Paging Frederic Mishkin
2015/12/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Paul Krugman on inequality
2015/12/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Straw Men Rule
2015/12/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (17)
Wars of Negligence
2015/12/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (40)
The Midas Paradox
2015/12/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
What Was Balkanization?
2015/12/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)

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Recent Comments

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

john hare [2016/02/08 04:15 AM, I Win My Long-Term Unemployment Bet with Tyler]:
Actually I wouldn't bet with you on a sure thing. Letting you hold my money...

blink [2016/02/07 11:04 PM, Altruism, No Regard for Some Others, or Belief in the Tooth Fairy]:
Here is a fix for Landsburg's criticism: There are three apples (or other g...

Richard A. [2016/02/07 06:17 PM, Storytelling]:
From YouTube: Experimental study of apparent behavior. Fritz Heider & Maria...

Richard O. Hammer [2016/02/07 05:39 PM, Storytelling]:
@Jeff As I understand the physics of life, we living things survive by conj...

ThomasH [2016/02/07 05:05 PM, Storytelling]:
These "objections" are just right-wing excuses for not letting a crisis go ...

ThomasH [2016/02/07 04:50 PM, Altruism, No Regard for Some Others, or Belief in the Tooth Fairy]:
Perhaps B is an economist who thinks that A has the chance to play a side g...

BC [2016/02/07 04:49 PM, Altruism, No Regard for Some Others, or Belief in the Tooth Fairy]:
David's last paragraph and the last paragraph of the Landsburg article both...

Jeff [2016/02/07 04:43 PM, Venezuela's Tiger]:
Perhaps we can import some Venezuelan central bankers here to tell the Fed ...

Jeff [2016/02/07 04:35 PM, Storytelling]:
@Richard, Economic models are indeed story-telling devices. They're more s...

Kevin Erdmann [2016/02/07 04:19 PM, Storytelling]:
Well, if census data and Survey of Consumer Finance data are so fraudulent ...

ThomasH [2016/02/07 03:38 PM, Making capitalism more attractive]:
@ Pejser, I do not think that one can say that either system as it could b...

E. Harding [2016/02/07 03:31 PM, Storytelling]:
Foxhuntingman, seconded. And, Erdmann, using possibly fraudulent data to...

Richard O. Hammer [2016/02/07 03:28 PM, Storytelling]:
Isn't an economic model something like a story? You mention "logical thin...

Njnnja [2016/02/07 02:41 PM, Storytelling]:
Obligatory xkcd Also note the rollover text....

Kevin Erdmann [2016/02/07 02:38 PM, Storytelling]:
Oops. Last 3 sentences of first paragraph were supposed to be in the 2nd t...

Kevin Erdmann [2016/02/07 02:32 PM, Storytelling]:
It's interesting how so many of the books about the crisis support mortgage...

Roger [2016/02/07 01:59 PM, Making capitalism more attractive]:
Pajser, To me the issue is also based upon value. The best society is t...

Fred_PA_2000 [2016/02/07 01:58 PM, Venezuela's Tiger]:
The Thursday, February 4 Wall Street Journal reports (page A8) that "Millio...

Foxhuntingman [2016/02/07 01:24 PM, Storytelling]:
You and the WSJ say the same thing about the yuan....

Benjamin Cole [2016/02/07 09:21 AM, James Bullard on Neo-Fisherian economics]:
Gee, maybe inflation is low as the Fed has had a monetary noose around the ...

Anand [2016/02/07 06:09 AM, Some thoughts on utilitarianism and individual rights]:
Perhaps it might be useful to point out that Mill considered his notions of...

Pajser [2016/02/06 07:22 PM, Making capitalism more attractive]:
I think the most important question is which system is more moral. I believ...

Scott Sumner [2016/02/06 06:46 PM, James Bullard on Neo-Fisherian economics]:
Bill and Jeff, Good points. Thomas, That was probably intended for the ...

ThomasH [2016/02/06 05:13 PM, James Bullard on Neo-Fisherian economics]:
I do not think very many people are unaware of how much lives of even the p...

R Richard Schweitzer [2016/02/06 04:54 PM, Making capitalism more attractive]:
Economic "journalism," as well as studies of the deterministic aspects of e...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

I Win My Long-Term Unemployment Bet with Tyler [Comments (1) ]:
    john hare: Actually I wouldn't bet with you on a sure thing. Letting you hold my money...

Altruism, No Regard for Some Others, or Belief in the Tooth Fairy [Comments (3) ]:
    BC: David's last paragraph and the last paragraph of the Landsburg article both...
    ThomasH: Perhaps B is an economist who thinks that A has the chance to play a side g...
    blink: Here is a fix for Landsburg's criticism: There are three apples (or other g...

Storytelling [Comments (11) ]:
    ThomasH: These "objections" are just right-wing excuses for not letting a crisis go ...
    Richard O. Hammer: @Jeff As I understand the physics of life, we living things survive by conj...
    Richard A.: From YouTube: Experimental study of apparent behavior. Fritz Heider & Maria...

Venezuela's Tiger [Comments (2) ]:
    Fred_PA_2000: The Thursday, February 4 Wall Street Journal reports (page A8) that "Millio...
    Jeff: Perhaps we can import some Venezuelan central bankers here to tell the Fed ...

Making capitalism more attractive [Comments (7) ]:
    Pajser: I think the most important question is which system is more moral. I believ...
    Roger: Pajser, To me the issue is also based upon value. The best society is t...
    ThomasH: @ Pejser, I do not think that one can say that either system as it could b...

James Bullard on Neo-Fisherian economics [Comments (5) ]:
    ThomasH: I do not think very many people are unaware of how much lives of even the p...
    Scott Sumner: Bill and Jeff, Good points. Thomas, That was probably intended for the ...
    Benjamin Cole: Gee, maybe inflation is low as the Fed has had a monetary noose around the ...

Some thoughts on utilitarianism and individual rights [Comments (26) ]:
    MikeP: Wouldn't leftward bias in surveys cause liberals to look moderate and more ...
    Brian: "The bottom line is that, unless we see that the distribution of the genera...
    Anand: Perhaps it might be useful to point out that Mill considered his notions of...

The Equator in Comin, Easterly, and Gong [Comments (6) ]:
    Miguel Madeira: "And one curious thing about distance from equator is that though there are...
    Matthew Light: And, of course, North Korea is quite far from the equator....
    Anon.: Have there been attempts to figure out how much of the geographic effect is...

Why doesn't a move toward easier money always lead to higher long term bond yields? [Comments (10) ]:
    o. nate: Very interesting and clearly written. I'm not as confident as you are that ...
    dlr: I love this post. I'm confused about how overshooting solves the equilibri...
    Brian Donohue: Scott, Any reaction To the paper Fama just wrote? http://raps.oxfordjourn...

Ancestry and Long-Run Growth Reading Club: Putterman and Weil [Comments (21) ]:
    Bret Sikkink: @Phil why isn't the matrix presented in a table at the end that inquiring ...
    Bret Sikkink: Almost forgot my own questions: Putterman and Weil note AJR’s work on ins...
    David Weil : Dear Bryan, Thanks for all the kind words about our paper. There is a lo...

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