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September 2016

Both Barrels Blazing? What would that even look like?
2016/09/25, Scott Sumner
Comments (0)
The U.S. Postwar Miracle
2016/09/24, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)
2016/09/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
Weekend Grab Bag
2016/09/23, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
The Humanity of McDonald's
2016/09/23, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Paul Romer on Paul Volcker
2016/09/23, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Epstein on the EU and Apple
2016/09/22, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (1)
A Community Comes Together
2016/09/22, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Democracy: Trust the system, not the leaders
2016/09/22, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
Incentives and Get Out the Vote
2016/09/22, David Henderson
Comments (9)
The oil price collapse: Tax cut or reallocation?
2016/09/21, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
The Case for Voting
2016/09/21, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Archiving, Preservation, and History: Eric Wakin on EconTalk
2016/09/21, Amy Willis
Comments (0)
Globalization is not the problem, it's the solution
2016/09/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (23)
Value-Added and Social Desirability Bias
2016/09/20, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Can U.S. Presidents Much Affect the U.S. Economy?
2016/09/19, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The One Way Conservative Students Are More Libertarian Than Libertarian Students
2016/09/19, Bryan Caplan
Comments (32)
Balance Sheet Anxiety (What almost everyone gets wrong)
2016/09/18, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Statistical Significance is Not the Same as Economic Significance
2016/09/18, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The Corruption of Politics
2016/09/18, David Henderson
Comments (4)
For the Separation of Stadium and State
2016/09/17, David Henderson
Comments (6)
GMU's Visionary
2016/09/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
The Fed is planning for failure
2016/09/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
Jonathan Lipow on the Role of Government
2016/09/15, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Machine Learning, Big Data, and Causation: #TWET
2016/09/14, Amy Willis
Comments (4)
The Dynamics of Poverty
2016/09/14, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Truman Bewley Comes to GMU
2016/09/14, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
The Secret Stimulus: Another fiscal failure?
2016/09/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (18)
My Case for Activism
2016/09/13, David Henderson
Comments (6)
In monetary policy, 8k peaks are easier to climb than 7k peaks
2016/09/13, Scott Sumner
Comments (17)
Why I Don't Vote: The Honest Truth
2016/09/13, Bryan Caplan
Comments (45)
Good Economics News from Harvard
2016/09/12, David Henderson
Comments (3)
From the Cutting Room Floor: The Case Against Education
2016/09/12, Bryan Caplan
Comments (9)
Ryan Avent asks some very good questions
2016/09/11, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
The Conard Line on the Trade Deficit
2016/09/10, David Henderson
Comments (26)
Let Them In
2016/09/09, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Brexit is not about Britain, #2
2016/09/09, Scott Sumner
Comments (15)
Is "neoliberalism" a menace to human rights?
2016/09/09, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
The Ultra-Selective Rationality of Politicians
2016/09/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
The FDA's Power Grab
2016/09/08, David Henderson
Comments (4)
#TWET: Terry Moe on the Constitution
2016/09/08, Amy Willis
Comments (12)
Scott Alexander IS an Economist
2016/09/08, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Solve for This Equilibrium
2016/09/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (8)
Response to Professor Stephen Gordon
2016/09/07, David Henderson
Comments (7)
My paper at the monetary rules conference
2016/09/07, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Betting Justice
2016/09/07, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Matt Welch on the Washington Post's Deficient Apology
2016/09/06, David Henderson
Comments (17)
How would we know if wages were sticky?
2016/09/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Helicopter Parenting and Moral Causation
2016/09/06, Bryan Caplan
Comments (10)
Honor Laborers
2016/09/05, David Henderson
Comments (4)
The interest rate fallacy
2016/09/05, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Reply to Kocherlakota
2016/09/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (13)
No, Ben Bernanke, He Wasn't
2016/09/02, David Henderson
Comments (11)
Brexit uncertainty and Brexit itself
2016/09/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (12)
P.J. O'Rourke on Math
2016/09/01, David Henderson
Comments (2)
What would a principled defense of political correctness look like?
2016/09/01, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Apple's principled defense
2016/09/01, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (13)
The Math Myth
2016/09/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (60)

August 2016

John Kerry, Anti-Terrorist
2016/08/31, David Henderson
Comments (12)
#TWET: Why the Law is so Perverse
2016/08/31, Amy Willis
Comments (2)
The Economics of Paid Parental Leave
2016/08/31, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Community Response to Crises
2016/08/31, Emily Skarbek
Comments (0)
Animal Farm in Reverse
2016/08/31, Bryan Caplan
Comments (31)
Monetary offset: Why is it so difficult to understand?
2016/08/30, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
The Nationalization of U.S. Mortgages
2016/08/30, David Henderson
Comments (6)
Italy's cultural voucher for 18 year olds
2016/08/30, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Closing Comments on Captain Fantastic
2016/08/30, Bryan Caplan
Comments (1)
Limbaugh Comes Around on Immigration Policy
2016/08/29, David Henderson
Comments (14)
Henderson on VAT on The Financial Exchange (WRKO Boston)
2016/08/29, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Commentary on Captain Fantastic
2016/08/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Sunday Reading
2016/08/28, David Henderson
Comments (15)
The Monster in the Mirror
2016/08/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Low interest rates: They are not easy money, and they're here to stay
2016/08/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
NGDP targeting in Australia?
2016/08/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (5)
Neurotic Politics
2016/08/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Metzger on Headline Dismay Minimization
2016/08/25, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
#TWET...Slavery & Racism
2016/08/24, Amy Willis
Comments (12)
The Fall 2016 Public Choice Center Seminar Series
2016/08/24, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
The Twenty-Niners
2016/08/23, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Tyler Cowen on NGDP targeting
2016/08/23, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Equilibrium and Foresight
2016/08/23, Emily Skarbek
Comments (2)
Headline Dismay Minimization
2016/08/23, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
An ITT I Cannot Pass
2016/08/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (37)
Huemer's "Relativism and Tyranny"
2016/08/22, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
Do Steps Toward Freedom Create Net Benefits?
2016/08/21, David Henderson
Comments (25)
Disputes don't get resolved, they get swept under the rug
2016/08/20, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Rio Reality Check
2016/08/19, Amy Willis
Comments (2)
Social Security Reformer
2016/08/18, David Henderson
Comments (20)
The intellectual as a celebrity
2016/08/18, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (5)
The Immigration/Labor Demand Elasticity Puzzle
2016/08/18, Bryan Caplan
Comments (12)
Lester versus DiMicco on NAFTA
2016/08/17, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Saving is not a problem
2016/08/17, Scott Sumner
Comments (2)
Labor Demand Elasticity: Boredom is Thoughtless
2016/08/17, Bryan Caplan
Comments (5)
#TWET...But What If We're Wrong?
2016/08/16, Amy Willis
Comments (5)
Open Borders Philanthropy Bleg
2016/08/16, Bryan Caplan
Comments (22)
The new "voodoo"
2016/08/15, Scott Sumner
Comments (19)
Working Around FDA Regulation
2016/08/15, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Murder Equivalents
2016/08/15, Bryan Caplan
Comments (21)
The Case for Low-Income Housing
2016/08/14, David Henderson
Comments (10)
The Ugly Ugly FDA's Cartel Enforcement
2016/08/13, David Henderson
Comments (12)
The Perverse Death/Estate Tax
2016/08/12, David Henderson
Comments (41)
Why the monetary policy pessimism?
2016/08/12, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Weekend Wanderings
2016/08/12, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Isn't industrial policy an ideology too?
2016/08/12, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (3)
Common Arguments Against Immigration
2016/08/11, David Henderson
Comments (18)
Words have fuzzy meanings--that's good
2016/08/10, Scott Sumner
Comments (22)
What I Fail to Realize
2016/08/10, Bryan Caplan
Comments (15)
My First Seven Jobs
2016/08/10, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Fama versus Thaler
2016/08/09, David Henderson
Comments (1)
Power corrupts...
2016/08/09, Amy Willis
Comments (1)
Johnson Bet
2016/08/09, Bryan Caplan
Comments (19)
Why the new old Keynesians are wrong about trade
2016/08/08, Scott Sumner
Comments (14)
The Huemer-Caplan Exchange
2016/08/08, Bryan Caplan
Comments (7)
Casey Mulligan Visits Cuba
2016/08/07, David Henderson
Comments (11)
The Fed is caught in a vise
2016/08/06, Scott Sumner
Comments (8)
Is TOMS Different?
2016/08/06, Emily Skarbek
Comments (19)
Friday Night Video: Ben Powell on Sweatshops
2016/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (7)
Obama: Stop Me Before I Regulate Again
2016/08/05, David Henderson
Comments (3)
Weekend Wanderings
2016/08/05, Amy Willis
Comments (3)
A Carbon Tax Is Not a Price
2016/08/04, David Henderson
Comments (24)
Thomas Schelling Bio
2016/08/04, David Henderson
Comments (0)
"Fund" and games with fiscal policy
2016/08/04, Scott Sumner
Comments (11)
Paid Parental Leave: No Free Lunch
2016/08/03, David Henderson
Comments (18)
I now consider myself to be a Libertarian
2016/08/03, Scott Sumner
Comments (24)
Huemer's Letter to Brian Doherty
2016/08/03, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Harry Markowitz on Armen Alchian
2016/08/02, David Henderson
Comments (1)
The Reps' and Dems' Utter Unseriousness About the Major Long-Term Economic Issue
2016/08/02, David Henderson
Comments (16)
What if everything doesn't go as expected?
2016/08/02, Scott Sumner
Comments (10)
Is It Really Conscious?
2016/08/02, Bryan Caplan
Comments (18)
It's Not Just About the Money
2016/08/01, David Henderson
Comments (4)
Tolstoy, Hypocrisy, and Puritanism
2016/08/01, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)

July 2016

Econgirl on Compensation for Trade Losses
2016/07/31, David Henderson
Comments (17)
The new political divide
2016/07/31, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
Boris Johnson, consistency and punditry in politics
2016/07/31, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Forced Labor in Venezuela
2016/07/30, David Henderson
Comments (9)
Reasoning from a price change, example #213
2016/07/29, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
Mao's Murderousness
2016/07/29, David Henderson
Comments (8)
Huemer's "On Liberty and Philosophy"
2016/07/29, Bryan Caplan
Comments (3)
Risk of Nuclear War
2016/07/28, David Henderson
Comments (13)
Pro and Contra Gauti Eggertsson
2016/07/28, Scott Sumner
Comments (9)
The Economist and Star Trek Beyond
2016/07/28, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (2)
Robin's Turing Test
2016/07/28, Bryan Caplan
Comments (6)
Tyler Cowen on low interest rates
2016/07/27, Scott Sumner
Comments (6)
Noah Smith on Milton Friedman
2016/07/27, Emily Skarbek
Comments (9)
Jeff Bezos on innovation
2016/07/27, Alberto Mingardi
Comments (4)
The Science of Homeschooling
2016/07/27, Bryan Caplan
Comments (4)
Remorse
2016/07/26, Scott Sumner
Comments (21)
A Cheap Economist Buys Lunch
2016/07/26, David Henderson
Comments (5)
Cosmopolitans and False Consciousness
2016/07/26, Bryan Caplan
Comments (11)
Incentives Matter for Politicians Too
2016/07/25, David Henderson
Comments (10)
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 (13)
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 (36)
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)

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

Jon Murphy [2016/09/25 10:15 AM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
@Thaomas Different people will have different lists. And here we have the...

Thaomas [2016/09/25 08:10 AM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
The good news, as Dan Mitchell of Cato has pointed out a number of times, i...

Maurizio [2016/09/25 04:41 AM, Democracy: Trust the system, not the leaders]:
"in democracy... if you have false beliefs, you are not the one who bears t...

Joe [2016/09/25 01:43 AM, The Humanity of McDonald's]:
The admission standards of the military are higher than Mcdonalds, but way ...

Jon Murphy [2016/09/24 10:53 PM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
@Thaomas: If Mr Johnson can find 20% of the Federal budget that is produci...

Thaomas [2016/09/24 10:06 PM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
If Mr Johnson can find 20% of the Federal budget that is producing no benef...

Thaomas [2016/09/24 09:59 PM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
You seem to leave out the point that what the government cut spending on wa...

Philip George [2016/09/24 09:45 PM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
The reason there was only a "technical recession" was that the saving rate ...

Pajser [2016/09/24 09:43 PM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
Acccording to Maddison's data, US GDP (PPP) per capita was 11709 (1990) Int...

Vasilis Kostelidis [2016/09/24 07:28 PM, The Case for Voting]:
Is this the major argument?: "Your vote will not change the result of the e...

genauer [2016/09/24 03:29 PM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
when I look at US and UK GDP data, there are no miracles, just getting bac...

Scott Sumner [2016/09/24 02:37 PM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
Radford, No, it would not be obligated to. But if it did not do so when i...

David R. Henderson [2016/09/24 01:34 PM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
@Bill Conerly, Is this reproducible? A 20% budget cut centered on defense c...

Bill Conerly [2016/09/24 01:01 PM, The U.S. Postwar Miracle]:
So GNP went down when we didn't need to build as many guns. I think buildin...

Cole D. [2016/09/24 12:24 PM, Value-Added and Social Desirability Bias]:
"As a libertarian, do you trust government agency managers to select the co...

Jon Murphy [2016/09/24 09:51 AM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
@Ben: Real GDP declined an unprecedented 12.7% from 1944 to 1946. Hardly "...

Radford Neal [2016/09/24 09:10 AM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
"they've replaced interest bearing bonds with interest bearing reserves" A...

Scott Sumner [2016/09/24 08:31 AM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
Ben, Actually they have not done so, as they've replaced interest bearing ...

Alex [2016/09/24 04:19 AM, Democracy: Trust the system, not the leaders]:
[Comment removed. Please consult our comment policies and check your email ...

Mark V Anderson [2016/09/23 11:50 PM, Epstein on the EU and Apple]:
Although I haven't looked at the details of the Apple case, from what I've ...

David R. Henderson [2016/09/23 11:39 PM, A Community Comes Together]:
@Peter, Thanks. Where is your farm?...

MikeP [2016/09/23 10:21 PM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
Real GDP declined an unprecedented 12.7% from 1944 to 1946. Hardly "fine". ...

Pajser [2016/09/23 10:03 PM, A Community Comes Together]:
People frequently behave altruistically, there is large number of experimen...

Peter [2016/09/23 09:49 PM, A Community Comes Together]:
David, thouroughly enjoyed this post. What it reminds me of is that not onl...

B Cole [2016/09/23 08:29 PM, Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?)]:
The Bank of Japan has paid off 1/3 of Japan's national debt. Paying off th...

The 12 most-recently-commented-on articles:

The U.S. Postwar Miracle [Comments (8) ]:
    Thaomas: You seem to leave out the point that what the government cut spending on wa...
    Thaomas: The good news, as Dan Mitchell of Cato has pointed out a number of times, i...
    Jon Murphy: @Thaomas Different people will have different lists. And here we have the...

Democracy: Trust the system, not the leaders [Comments (18) ]:
    James: Scott, In the US there has been a trend away from payer chooses toward elec...
    Alex: [Comment removed. Please consult our comment policies and check your email ...
    Maurizio: "in democracy... if you have false beliefs, you are not the one who bears t...

The Humanity of McDonald's [Comments (8) ]:
    David R. Henderson: @Emily, I agree with the last paragraph but not so much the first. There ar...
    CougarNation: I've often noticed developmentally disabled folks working at McDonald's and...
    Joe: The admission standards of the military are higher than Mcdonalds, but way ...

Can the economy handle a 20% fiscal contraction (at near zero interest rates?) [Comments (13) ]:
    Scott Sumner: Radford, No, it would not be obligated to. But if it did not do so when i...
    Thaomas: If Mr Johnson can find 20% of the Federal budget that is producing no benef...
    Jon Murphy: @Thaomas: If Mr Johnson can find 20% of the Federal budget that is produci...

The Case for Voting [Comments (11) ]:
    John Goodman: Years ago I didn’t vote because of the Public Choice reasoning we all are f...
    Roger McKinney: Mises wrote that even dictators must give in to the will of the majority. T...
    Vasilis Kostelidis: Is this the major argument?: "Your vote will not change the result of the e...

Value-Added and Social Desirability Bias [Comments (12) ]:
    Procrustes: Anthony: A quick google search led me to this NCES data (see table 3 in par...
    Mr. Econotarian: I wonder if the high level of teacher benefits lead to an artificial reduct...
    Cole D.: "As a libertarian, do you trust government agency managers to select the co...

Epstein on the EU and Apple [Comments (1) ]:
    Mark V Anderson: Although I haven't looked at the details of the Apple case, from what I've ...

A Community Comes Together [Comments (3) ]:
    Peter: David, thouroughly enjoyed this post. What it reminds me of is that not onl...
    Pajser: People frequently behave altruistically, there is large number of experimen...
    David R. Henderson: @Peter, Thanks. Where is your farm?...

Paul Romer on Paul Volcker [Comments (3) ]:
    Will C: I disagree that he's implying recessions bring inflation down. I think what...
    Thaomas: Your department passes, Dave. Romer is trying to warn the young writer o...
    baconbacon: If they say anything other than . . . I would say Romer is entirely wrong ...

The oil price collapse: Tax cut or reallocation? [Comments (8) ]:
    Michael Byrnes: baconbacon wrote: You cannot have consumption without production (by defin...
    B Cole: I wonder if anyone really has a handle on international trade and the resul...
    PG: so why does a rise in oil prices not lead to symmetric reallocation costs? ...

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