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January 2017

The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act
2017/01/17, David Henderson
Comments (11)
My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky
2017/01/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash
2017/01/16, David Henderson
Comments (18)
The peculiar persistence of monetary policy denialism
2017/01/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Liquidity traps and stupidity traps
2017/01/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Why Are Drug Prices So High?
2017/01/14, David Henderson
Comments (55)
Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity?
2017/01/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (34)
Was USAID Behind Indian Government's War on Cash?
2017/01/12, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Border tax bleg
2017/01/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
Recession, Stagnation, and Monetary Policy
2017/01/12, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
Trump's Trade Trifecta
2017/01/11, David Henderson
Comments (19)
Monetary offset isn't really a choice, it's built in to policy
2017/01/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Deficits always matter
2017/01/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Hugh Hewitt on the Interest Deduction
2017/01/10, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Gruber on Romney and Obama
2017/01/09, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Spending on consumption vs. spending on investment
2017/01/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (27)
Milton Friedman: The Compromise Candidate
2017/01/08, Emily Skarbek
Comments (4)
McArdle Advocates Paternalism
2017/01/07, David Henderson
Comments (23)
Stigler on Shaw on Income Equality
2017/01/06, David Henderson
Comments (18)
What's Wrong with Trade Restrictions in One Graph
2017/01/05, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Kevin Williamson on education and politics
2017/01/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (7)
Utilitarianism: beyond victims and villains
2017/01/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
Trump's Security: Government or Private
2017/01/04, David Henderson
Comments (21)
Compensation, Health Care Costs, and Inequality
2017/01/03, Amy Willis
Comments (4)
Dave Barry Highlights
2017/01/03, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Finland's Universal Basic Income experiment
2017/01/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
The Noise-to-Signal Ratio as a Metaphor for Deadweight Loss from Taxes
2017/01/02, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Stigler on Shaw on Marx
2017/01/01, David Henderson
Comments (9)
The Priority Resolution
2017/01/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (29)

December 2016

Gary Cohn on the Chinese currency
2016/12/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Covenants without the Sword?
2016/12/31, Emily Skarbek
Comments (7)
Reading Bastiat's Economic Sophism
2016/12/31, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Scott Alexander Calls Out the New York Times
2016/12/30, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Growth, or jobs for Americans?
2016/12/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Alan Blinder's Bad Article
2016/12/30, David Henderson
Comments (20)
Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur?
2016/12/29, Amy Willis
Comments (4)
Chemo For Cats
2016/12/29, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Never reason from an exchange rate change
2016/12/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Is Tyler Cowen's Point Well Known?
2016/12/28, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Farewell, Thomas Sowell
2016/12/27, David Henderson
Comments (12)
I Dream of Repentance
2016/12/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita on War and Presidential Success
2016/12/26, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Charitable Arbitrage
2016/12/25, David Henderson
Comments (15)
The Texas magnet
2016/12/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
The Economics of Christmas Trees
2016/12/24, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The Confusion about Inequality and Poverty
2016/12/23, David Henderson
Comments (15)
Finally Some Good News from Paul Krugman
2016/12/23, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Peter Robinson Interviews Kellyanne Conway
2016/12/22, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Economics is held in low repute
2016/12/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
The Benefits of International Trade
2016/12/21, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Native American Economics
2016/12/21, Amy Willis
Comments (3)
Easy Answer All My Students Should Know
2016/12/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Significant Links
2016/12/20, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Did monetary offset cause the Great Recession?
2016/12/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Nixon's Wage and Price Controls
2016/12/19, Emily Skarbek
Comments (6)
Orange Rocks and the Minimum Wage
2016/12/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
Henderson on Oge's CAFE
2016/12/18, David Henderson
Comments (9)
India's money shortage
2016/12/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Henderson on Latest Love Canal Book
2016/12/17, David Henderson
Comments (7)
What do markets tell us about US Presidents?
2016/12/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Mallaby on Greenspan on antitrust
2016/12/17, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
Hooper and Henderson on Patrick Frank
2016/12/16, David Henderson
Comments (35)
Many a Slip
2016/12/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
National Origin as Nurture Effect
2016/12/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Nick Rowe on John Cochrane's Neo-Fisherian model
2016/12/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
The Spoils of War
2016/12/14, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Easy Question Almost All My Public Choice Students Miss
2016/12/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
Free Trade for the Tillerson
2016/12/14, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Ralph Raico, RIP
2016/12/14, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (0)
The Fed should now be aiming for below 2% inflation
2016/12/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Ralph Raico, RIP
2016/12/13, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Why Trump's policies will not signficantly boost aggregate demand
2016/12/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Kahan and the Politically Motivated Reasoning Paradigm
2016/12/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Henderson on Scott Pruitt
2016/12/12, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Automation and trade
2016/12/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (33)
Trump's Picks versus Reagan's
2016/12/11, David Henderson
Comments (15)
An open letter to America's CEOs
2016/12/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
How to Get Lower Drug Prices
2016/12/09, David Henderson
Comments (7)
What are the implications of higher interest rates?
2016/12/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Conversion: The Quantity/Quality Trade-off
2016/12/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Europe has a massive and growing trade surplus, and is hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs
2016/12/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Three Themes of the Niskanen Center
2016/12/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Automation destroyed 20 million manufacturing jobs
2016/12/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (28)
Teaching the Minimum Wage
2016/12/07, Emily Skarbek
Comments (9)
How I Got Culture
2016/12/06, David Henderson
Comments (2)
What caused the 1974 recession?
2016/12/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Race, Eugenics, and the Dark Side of Capitalism
2016/12/06, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
Should Arthur Burns be rehabilitated?
2016/12/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
Henderson on Extending Hayek's Insight
2016/12/05, David Henderson
Comments (3)
The Dumbest Thing Batman Ever Said
2016/12/05, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
The Carrier scandal
2016/12/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
On the Italian referendum
2016/12/05, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Speech Tomorrow at San Jose State University
2016/12/04, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Who will save China's rust belt?
2016/12/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Reflections on my Latest RT Appearance
2016/12/03, David Henderson
Comments (6)
The Italian referendum
2016/12/03, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Friday Night Video: Cuba, Sanctions, Biting Cats, and Trump
2016/12/02, David Henderson
Comments (6)
What kind of inflation hurts the public?
2016/12/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Borjas, Ideology, and #ForeignLivesMatter
2016/12/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
Good News on Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect
2016/12/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)

November 2016

Ten Points on the Wrong Side of History
2016/11/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Primitive cultures need a dose of utilitarianism
2016/11/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Did John Allison just endorse NGDP targeting?
2016/11/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (3)
In Praise of Ineffective Politicians
2016/11/29, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Why I'm Not Freaking Out
2016/11/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
How Castro is Like the Minimum Wage
2016/11/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (29)
Capitalism has a PR problem
2016/11/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (29)
Fidel Castro's Monstrous Behavior
2016/11/26, David Henderson
Comments (6)
My Writing Tutor: Dan Seligman
2016/11/25, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Giving Thanks
2016/11/24, David Henderson
Comments (8)
The third domino?
2016/11/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Trump Bets: One Actual, Ten Potential
2016/11/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
If the Angry Could Hear What the Calm Do Not Say
2016/11/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Mercantilism Dies Hard
2016/11/22, David Henderson
Comments (27)
In defense of rational expectations models
2016/11/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (4)
Noah Smith on the Islamic Civil War
2016/11/21, David Henderson
Comments (17)
Xenophobia and Canada
2016/11/21, Bryan Caplan
Comments (35)
Larry Summers's Perspective
2016/11/18, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Janet Yellen confirms much of what I've been saying about fiscal stimulus
2016/11/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (16)
Repealing Regulations
2016/11/17, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Trump, Krugman and the long run
2016/11/17, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (6)
Memory of Credibility
2016/11/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Eichengreen on Market Failure
2016/11/16, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Dr. Strangelove at the Fed
2016/11/16, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Breaking Conformity Equilibria: The Case of Mormon Polygamy
2016/11/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Tyler Cowen on fiscal stimulus
2016/11/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
The Silent Suffering of the Non-Neurotic
2016/11/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Lake Wobegon Keynesianism
2016/11/14, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
The Excellent and Admirable Alex Tabarrok
2016/11/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
You always fail . . . until you succeed
2016/11/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Trump on Obamacare
2016/11/12, David Henderson
Comments (22)
The Case for Non-Compete Agreements
2016/11/11, David Henderson
Comments (15)
India's Assault on Money
2016/11/11, David Henderson
Comments (10)
Implications of Trump for monetary policy?
2016/11/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Wisdom and Courage from Arnold Kling
2016/11/10, David Henderson
Comments (3)
The morning after
2016/11/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (35)
I Win All My Election Bets
2016/11/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Consciousness, Computers, and the Tides of Mind
2016/11/08, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
Christina Romer on Monopsony in U.S. Labor Markets
2016/11/08, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Final thoughts before the election
2016/11/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Robert P. Murphy on Pitfalls in GDP Accounting
2016/11/07, David Henderson
Comments (3)
One Last Election Bet
2016/11/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Why the Electoral College Will Not be Abolished
2016/11/07, David Henderson
Comments (27)
Should the Fed give workers a raise? No
2016/11/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
The CEA's Mixed Thinking on Labor Market Monopsony, Part IV
2016/11/05, David Henderson
Comments (9)
My Intellectual Insurance Policy
2016/11/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (13)
Central bankers: They know not their own strength
2016/11/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (7)
Are Anti-Dumping Tariffs Intelligent?
2016/11/04, David Henderson
Comments (9)
The Divisiveness of Cohesion
2016/11/04, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
Hooray For Our Side
2016/11/03, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Legal in some states, life imprisonment in others
2016/11/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
The Full Hanson-Caplan Robot Debate
2016/11/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (2)
Economists Against Trump
2016/11/02, David Henderson
Comments (12)
Are Keynesians trying to bring back the Real Bills Doctrine?
2016/11/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Brigham Young, Pioneer Prophet: A Biography with Depth
2016/11/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Semi-Private Production of National Defense
2016/11/01, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Your tactical advice should not reflect your preferred strategy
2016/11/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)

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Recent Comments

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

GregS [2017/01/17 11:31 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
I think what David’s getting at is that your insurability is based on your ...

Kevin Dick [2017/01/17 10:33 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
@Scott. I was thinking a little more directly causal than that. Newcomb's...

Mark Bahner [2017/01/17 10:26 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
Offered without comment (for now) ;-): Lifetime distribution of healthcare...

Sam [2017/01/17 10:19 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
Bryan, you say In my mind, this is primarily a bet that annualized real ...

ZC [2017/01/17 10:02 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
@Richard O. Hammer Hmmm...looks like you don't know much about healthcare...

Roger McKinney [2017/01/17 09:06 PM, Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash]:
Outside the US, the $100 bill is the main tool of savings for poor people. ...

David Condon [2017/01/17 08:34 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
I think you'll win essentially for the same reason as Scott Sumner. Even t...

Scott Sumner [2017/01/17 08:33 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
Kevin, Yes, I think that's consistent with what I said. When we debate id...

MikeP [2017/01/17 08:27 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
Just be be clear, is the basic objection to subsidizing health insurance, o...

Richard O. Hammer [2017/01/17 08:12 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
… think through whether this 10 percent of drivers accounting for 2/...

Daniel R. Grayson [2017/01/17 07:49 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
Re: " just 10 percent of drivers accounting for almost two thirds of the na...

Jay [2017/01/17 07:11 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
@Dan Not exactly the same at all, it's a mandate to buy liability insuranc...

Thaomas [2017/01/17 06:42 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
Just be be clear, is the basic objection to subsidizing health insurance, o...

Dan [2017/01/17 06:26 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
You do realize that there is a mandate to buy car insurance. It's exactly ...

blink [2017/01/17 06:24 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
Bryan, how about you tell us the present value you place on this bet? Wi...

Kevin Dick [2017/01/17 06:07 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
Scott, I think you may have missed some causality subtext here. My guess...

Nick [2017/01/17 05:44 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
How is this sentence in the linked article even printable: "The repeal of t...

Nick [2017/01/17 05:43 PM, The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act]:
How is this sentence in the linked article even printable: "The repeal of t...

Jon Murphy [2017/01/17 05:35 PM, My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky]:
I hope you're right on this bet. I don't want the world to end. A lot of ...

Floccina [2017/01/17 05:32 PM, Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity?]:
It seemed to me that PPACA was very republican. It looks like an attempt to...

Gene Callahan [2017/01/17 04:49 PM, The peculiar persistence of monetary policy denialism]:
David, what Scott means is that he only will believe in conspiracy theories...

Sam P. [2017/01/17 04:37 PM, Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash]:
The supposedly shocking fact that there is $4,200 in US currency in circula...

DeusExMachina [2017/01/17 04:11 PM, Why Are Drug Prices So High?]:
Jim Glass writes: Putting girls in bikinis in advertisements for cars, beer...

DeusExMachina [2017/01/17 04:08 PM, Why Are Drug Prices So High?]:
Stephen Gradijan: If you are going to accuse someone of logically fallaciou...

Hazel Meade [2017/01/17 03:54 PM, Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity?]:
So the uninsured person may go BK, but lots of people do have $50,000 and e...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

The Economics of the Affordable Car Insurance Act [Comments (11) ]:
    ZC: @Richard O. Hammer Hmmm...looks like you don't know much about healthcare...
    Mark Bahner: Offered without comment (for now) ;-): Lifetime distribution of healthcare...
    GregS: I think what David’s getting at is that your insurability is based on your ...

My End-of-the-World Bet with Eliezer Yudkowsky [Comments (9) ]:
    David Condon: I think you'll win essentially for the same reason as Scott Sumner. Even t...
    Sam: Bryan, you say In my mind, this is primarily a bet that annualized real ...
    Kevin Dick: @Scott. I was thinking a little more directly causal than that. Newcomb's...

Williamson on Rogoff's Case Against Cash [Comments (18) ]:
    Andrew_FL: Every "macroeconomist" surely knows Fisher's identity defining the nominal ...
    Sam P.: The supposedly shocking fact that there is $4,200 in US currency in circula...
    Roger McKinney: Outside the US, the $100 bill is the main tool of savings for poor people. ...

Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity? [Comments (34) ]:
    bill: @ David S and Hazel Meade, Not necessarily. Prices charged to cash payers a...
    Hazel Meade: So the uninsured person may go BK, but lots of people do have $50,000 and e...
    Floccina: It seemed to me that PPACA was very republican. It looks like an attempt to...

The peculiar persistence of monetary policy denialism [Comments (17) ]:
    Market Fiscalist: 'But I've never even seen a model explaining how this result could be achie...
    David R. Henderson: @Gene Callahan, I’ll let Scott speak for himself, as I think you should to...
    Gene Callahan: David, what Scott means is that he only will believe in conspiracy theories...

Why Are Drug Prices So High? [Comments (55) ]:
    Floccina: Jim Glass wrote: Second, simplifying trials etc does zip nothing to actuall...
    DeusExMachina: Stephen Gradijan: If you are going to accuse someone of logically fallaciou...
    DeusExMachina: Jim Glass writes: Putting girls in bikinis in advertisements for cars, beer...

Border tax bleg [Comments (21) ]:
    Michael Potter: Scott: 1. Tax on tourism The issue of exports of services based inside a ...
    Todd James: Just want to make a small point about the Disney example only. Disney has,...
    Jordan: Scott, Ryan's tax plan document from mid 2016 provides some clues. https...

Liquidity traps and stupidity traps [Comments (8) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Cloud, The point is that a higher inflation target implies a weaker yen in...
    Jim Glass: Professor: Off topic but perhaps of interest to you, as you are quoted in ...
    Maurizio: "The problem here is that any effective monetary stimulus will depreciate t...

Hooper and Henderson on Patrick Frank [Comments (35) ]:
    Mark Bahner: The testimony of instruments and calibration outweigh the views of your ent...
    Pat Frank: Mark Bahner, you like the satellite and radiosonde temperatures. We begin w...
    Pat Frank: Mark, you wrote, You have not provided numbers that dispute that the best a...

Was USAID Behind Indian Government's War on Cash? [Comments (6) ]:
    Roger McKinney: @TMC, A couple of years ago I was listening to an interview with Oklahoma's...
    Roger McKinney: Rogoff: the vast bulk of physical currency is held in the underground econo...
    Kgaard: I read that piece on Zerohedge and was flat-out horrified. OBVIOUSLY there ...

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