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Evidence that EconLog has the Best Readers on the Internet

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Art Carden
In one of my first posts after returning to the EconLog team, I wrote: Last Spring, a student came to my class wearing a shirt reading "Basketball Never Stops." I need to get a shirt that says "Economics Never Stops."... MORE

It's Great to Be Back With One of My Favorite Blogs!

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Art Carden
Greetings, everyone. I'm thrilled to be back for a second guest-blogging go-round with one of the world's premiere outlets for incisive commentary and analysis of Big Picture economic issues. Liberty Fund is one of my favorite organizations, I am fortunate... MORE

Meet James Schneider

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Bryan Caplan
Allow me to introduce EconLog's latest guest blogger, James Schneider.  James was my best friend at Princeton econ.  Way back in 1993, he heard a rumor I was Princeton's token libertarian.  As soon as he confirmed the rumor, we became... MORE

Best. Comment. Ever.

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Art Carden
A quote from reader Tom West's comment on Saturday's post about why bad stories stick: Deprived of a narrative when given a bunch of facts, humans will use the facts they're given to compose a narrative, and then adjust the... MORE

Introducing Bart Wilson

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Amy Willis
Please join all of us at EconLog in welcoming Chapman University's Bart Wilson as our newest guest blogger. Wilson brings a keen eye for economic history and human behavior, and we very much look forward to his contributions, starting next... MORE

Coming Attractions for Next Week

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Art Carden
Here are a few things I'll be writing about next week: 1. Thomas Thwaites' Toaster Project. Here's the TED Talk. My students had to watch this recently and write an essay about it. It's "I, Pencil," but with toasters. Sort... MORE

Coming Attractions: What To Look For Next Week

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Art Carden
I've scheduled my posts for next week. Here's what's in store: 1. Monday: "Foreign Language Study: Should it Be Compulsory?" I was inspired by a recent trip to Sweden. If you're interested in some background reading, Bryan Caplan lit a... MORE

Introducing Alberto Mingardi

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Amy Willis
All of us at EconLog are delighted to welcome Alberto Mingardi as our newest guest blogger. Mingardi, one of the rising stars of European libertarianism, is the founder and Director General of the Italian free-market think tank, Istituto Bruno Leoni. His latest book, "L'intelligenza del... MORE

Welcome to Luigi Zingales

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Garett Jones
I remember the first time I saw Luigi Zingales speak.  It was early 2009, at what Arnold called an "Anti-Stimulus Conference."  Arnold himself gave an excellent talk, my colleague Don Boudreaux did as well. Time exceptionally well spent.  But the... MORE

First Things

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Garett Jones
Many thanks to Bryan for such a warm welcome.  I want to thank him and David for inviting me to join EconLog as a guest blogger, and to Liberty Fund for making this all possible. But most of all, my thanks... MORE

My Last Post

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Arnold Kling
Sorry for being abrupt, but this is something I have been thinking about for months. In the future, I plan to do my writing in essay format. As far as blogging goes, I am opting for exit rather than voice,... MORE

Vacation Bound

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Arnold Kling
Starting Monday, I will be away for two weeks. During that time, my blog posting will be sporadic, at best. Bryan and David will have to carry the ball.... MORE

Miscellaneous

Political Economy
Arnold Kling
My talk in North Carolina. During the Q&A, I get attacked from the right. Michael Elsby, Bart Hobijn, and Ayseful Sahin discuss what is happening the labor market in the current recession. Recommended. Anne Applebaum argues that now that health... MORE

New Year's Blogging Resolutions

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Arnold Kling
Pete Boettke writes, we are convinced that Mises and Hayek identified in the 1930s through the 1950s the central elements of sound economic and social analysis: the problem of economic calculation and the division of knowledge; the cultural and institutional... MORE

An Apology

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David Henderson
In my post yesterday, which I wrote in haste--generally a bad idea--I called former President Bush "a joke." I was expressing my frustration at his willingness to talk a good game but not to play a good game. But we... MORE

Attention, Twits

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Arnold Kling
Give your advice and help in the comments. I am now a twit. A newbie twit. I set up an account on twitter. David Henderson has one, too. What should we do with these? Should we have some "follow me... MORE

Apologies to Menzie Chinn

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Arnold Kling
He takes offense at my earlier post. I meant to poke fun, not to dismiss Chinn as ranter or an ideologue. What I am poking fun at is the habit that people on the left have of calling themselves and... MORE

Kansas City BBQ and Blogfest

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings
Arnold Kling
Tyler Cowen reports on the barbecue competition. He and I, along with a Princeton University Press person, Seth Ditchick (sp?) arrived in time to go to lunch at Oklahoma Joe's. It was the best BBQ I can remember ever having.... MORE

Kling vs. NY Times

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Arnold Kling
1. In journalism, there is a term known as fact-checking. 2. When a columnist puts a person's words in quotes, that represents a fact, which ought to be checked. 3. The quote attributed to me in Paul Krugman's column was... MORE

What I Really Said at Heritage

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Arnold Kling
Andrew Sullivan passes along an accusation from somebody named James Wolcott that I made a racist reference to President Obama at an event co-sponsored by the Heritage foundation. The event was taped, and I hope that Heritage will post the... MORE

Anti-Democratic Lunch with Me

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Arnold Kling
Reader George Paci suggested that I attempt to convene a lunch where locals can join me in batting around ideas, or I suppose just bat me around. Fellow DC-area bloggers as well as readers are welcome to attend. In the... MORE

EconLog Welcomes Guest Blogger David Henderson

Economic Education
Bryan Caplan
I first encountered the mind of David Henderson when I was 18 years old, and read his introduction to a Cato reprint of Yale Brozen's "Is Government the Source of Monopoly."  I liked Brozen's essay, but it was Henderson's intro... MORE

New Site Design Oct. 2

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Lauren Landsburg
Econlib, EconLog, and EconTalk will be implementing a new website design and update the morning of Thursday, October 2. You may experience a brief period in the morning when you are unable to post comments. We appreciate your patience. The... MORE

Comment Dialogs--take them off line

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Arnold Kling
A sure sign that a comment thread is degenerating is when two commenters argue a point back and forth. From now on, before you enter a third comment that in such a sequence, I recommend taking the discussion off line.... MORE

My Classroom, Con't

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Arnold Kling
Let me add some more color to my tone of comments post. 1. I do not mean to suggest that I have inherent credibility based on credentials or somesuch. 2. By "classroom" I mean to suggest decorum. By "my classroom"... MORE

Tone of Comments

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Arnold Kling
My blog is my classroom. Some blogs may want their comments to be wide-open forums where anything goes. I don't. Some blogs may want only sycophants and supporters to comment. Others ban comments altogether. Some bloggers have reputations for deleting... MORE

Masonomics Bloggers

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Arnold Kling
Some of the Mason bloggers (other than Cowen, Tabarrok, Hanson, Caplan, Kling, Roberts, and Boudreaux): Faculty bloggers include Austrian Economists (Boettke, Coyne, Leeson, Sautet). Adam Smith Lives (Peart) Neuroeconomics (Saletta) I am told that some of the Tax Policy bloggers... MORE

Mason Blogger Bleg

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Arnold Kling
One of the things about my Masonomics essay is that I did not mention a lot of Mason bloggers. Could you leave comments with your blogs? I want to publish a list, and I'd prefer not to miss any. I... MORE

Reader Survey--keep responding

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Arnold Kling
If you have not responded to my reader survey, please do so. A couple of people expressed regret that Bryan and I don't mix it up with the commenters more. Keep in mind, though, that I am more likely to... MORE

Reader Survey

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Arnold Kling
This is not an official Econlog reader survey™. If it were, I would consult my co-blogger Bryan as well as Lauren, our lovely and talented webmaster. But my previous post left me wondering. Does our readership regularly read Mankiw's blog... MORE

Kidney bleg follow-up

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Arnold Kling
My friend who needed a kidney found a donor and had her surgery today. The donor said, "Compared with my C-section, this was easy." Probably fewer long-term complications, as well.... MORE

Kidney Bleg

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Arnold Kling
Some of you may have read how Virginia Postrel became a kidney donor. It turns out that we have a friend who needs a kidney. Soon. Anyone who has any ideas for helping to find a live donor is welcome... MORE

Site Traffic Ranking

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Arnold Kling
Tyler points to this post giving traffic rankings for economics blogs. Econlog was not included because our traffic logs are not public. Our unique visitors, apart from robots (such as search engines combing the Web), averaged 4762 per day for... MORE

Questions About Blogging

Economic Education
Arnold Kling
"Jane Galt" asks her readers 1) Why do you read blogs? 2) Why do you read economics blogs, specifically? 3) What are your favourite economics blogs? 4) Even more specifically, why do you read this blog? 5) What are your... MORE

Sayonara

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Eric Crampton
It looks like Bryan's about set to make his return, so I'll be signing off. Thanks, Bryan, for giving me a soapbox, and thanks to the participants in the discussions in the comments. It's been a lot of fun. I'm... MORE

Gresham's Law of Comments

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Arnold Kling
I want to remind all commenters to read The Civility Plea. It is remarkable how strong the inverse correlation is between the harshness of one's rhetoric and the value of what one is saying. From now on, I want to... MORE

EconLog Production Today

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Lauren Landsburg
EconLog is undergoing a minor design change this weekend, coupled with some improvements to function. Service should not be disrupted, but we request your patience if there are minor delays or reformats while the crossover is in process. We hope... MORE

Prove Me Wrong: Vote Econlog!

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Bryan Caplan
If you want to infinitesimally reduce my pessimism about voting, the Liberty and Power blog is handing out prizes, and Econlog has been nominated for Best New Libertarian/Classical Liberal Group Academic Blog. Cast your vote here. P.S. Econlog counts as... MORE

The 1000 Milestone

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Bryan Caplan
Econlog has just passed a milestone: 1000 total posts since inception!... MORE

Caplan Now a Co-

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Arnold Kling
Bryan Caplan's stint as guest blogger is over. His new gig is as co-blogger. Please welcome Bryan to what Steven Kirchner calls--in a hilarious post by the way, you must read it--The Bubble in Economics Blogs.... MORE

How to Keep Up with So Many Blogs

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Arnold Kling
William Parke has created The Economics Roundtable, which aggregates the posts from several dozen economics blogs. I suppose that one could do this oneself with an RSS aggregator, but I like having Professor Parke do it for me.... MORE

Guest Blogger

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Arnold Kling
As baseball fans know, this is free-agent signing season. In attempt to become the Billy Beane of the economics blogosphere, EconLog is proud to announce a new guest blogger--Bryan Caplan, the prolific GMU scholar. As President Lyndon Johnson once complained... MORE

Civility Plea, Revisited

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Arnold Kling
Over a year ago, I wrote, I've always felt that the stronger the case for the idea, the less need to attack the person. The goal of the comment area is to encourage a wide range of viewpoints, expressed reasonably.... MORE

Reminder about Comments

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Arnold Kling
Use of the comment feature on this site is a privilege, not a right. In particular, even though we do not post email addresses, we need a real email address from everyone who comments. If you do not trust us... MORE

admin issues

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Arnold Kling
We've had a couple of reports of pages not loading properly. If you experience difficulty getting to a page, please email webmaster@econlib.org to describe your problem. Also, commenters please put your email address in your comment forms. We do not... MORE

The Civility Plea

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Arnold Kling
'Jane Galt' and Kevin Drum have made "civility pleas" on their web logs. What they are saying is that people's comments ought to treat opponents with respect. Let me add a similar plea to this blog. I've always felt that... MORE

About EconLog / Econlib

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Arnold Kling
EconLog, edited by Arnold Kling and Bryan Caplan, is an economics-oriented weblog or "blog" associated with the Library of Economics and Liberty (Econlib). EconLog provides up-to-date commentary and links on recent topical matters in economics, with new articles posted three... MORE

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