Bryan Caplan and David Henderson

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Alternative Economics (12 entries)

    Cryptocurrencies and Mobile Tipping
    A Literary Theoretical Treatment of Prices
    The Big Bag of Wealth
      and more ...

Austrian Economics (121 entries)

    Intervention Leads to More Intervention
    John Blundell on the Rebirth of Austrian Economics
    Robert P. Murphy on Capital
      and more ...

Behavioral Economics and Rationality (944 entries)

    Betting Markets, Polls, and the Human Drama: We're Wasting Resources and Throwing Away Information
    Start!
    Tribal Desire
      and more ...

Book Club (56 entries)

    Left wing parents and right wing dystopias
    Food, snobbery and anti-capitalism
    Classical liberalism, the forgotten Italians
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (665 entries)

    Recent Reading: Onward, Christian Soldiers Edition
    Prohibition: Then versus Now
    Great Moments in Economic Estimation
      and more ...

Business Economics (249 entries)

    Walmart to the Rescue
    Trust, Even in the Face of Government Hostility
    A Patron Saint for entrepreneurs
      and more ...

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge (158 entries)

    Richard Epstein's Faulty Case for Intervention
    Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
    Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (274 entries)

    Implicit Rent and the True Cost of Education Bleg
    Open Borders: My Vox Interview
    Our Regulated Society
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (202 entries)

    Scotland, Quebec, and Tupy
    Beyond left and right
    The Economist: Give Tetlock Final Cut
      and more ...

Econlog Administrative Issues (48 entries)

    Open Borders Bingo!
    Evidence that EconLog has the Best Readers on the Internet
    It's Great to Be Back With One of My Favorite Blogs!
      and more ...

Economic Education (288 entries)

    How to Teach the Income and Substitution Effects
    Dick Wagner on Buchanan
    Krugman's Misleading Post on Coal
      and more ...

Economic History (364 entries)

    Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of Early 20th Century
    Formal and Informal Violence Against African-Americans: Two Papers
    Today's Single Mothers Compared to Fantine: How Far We've Come
      and more ...

Economic Methods (452 entries)

    Where I Dissent from Nathan Smith
    Reply to Scott Sumner on Global Warming
    Meteorological Impossibilities
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (816 entries)

    The Universal Citizenist
    Open Borders: My Vox Interview
    Silent Citizenism
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (344 entries)

    Tribal Desire
    Mencken's Appeasement
    Food, snobbery and anti-capitalism
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (82 entries)

    Causation
    Prohibition: Then versus Now
    Setting the Record Straight on George Will
      and more ...

Economics of Education (614 entries)

    Inequality in education
    How High Is Schools' Implicit Land Rent?
    Implicit Rent and the True Cost of Education Bleg
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (813 entries)

    Unintended Consequences of De-Insuring Insurance
    Arrow: Why Shouldn't I Go to the Highest Bidder?
    Kling on Bush and Baker on Health Care
      and more ...

EconTalk (2 entries)

    Afterthoughts on Elizabeth Green EconTalk episode
    The Summer of Sharing
      and more ...

Education (1 entries)

    Afterthoughts on Elizabeth Green EconTalk episode
      and more ...

Efficient Markets Hypothesis (24 entries)

    Economics must be harder than it looks
    How Many Bad Loans Did Fannie and Freddie Originate?
    An Answer to Truman's Prayer?
      and more ...

Energy, Environment, Resources (394 entries)

    My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports
    My 1983 CEA Memo on the Ban on Alaskan Oil Exports
    Larry Summers on Oil Exports, Part II
      and more ...

Entrepreneurialism (6 entries)

    Will lower prices gain Uber support?
    Poverty and "enterprise facilitators"
    The resurrection of the automatic watch
      and more ...

Eurozone crisis (53 entries)

    Uber Wars Update
    Scotland and the irrational media
    Clive Crook on Scotland
      and more ...

Family Economics (251 entries)

    Saving Money with One Income
    How Can Small Kids Earn a Few Dollars?
    Look-Alikes Don't Look Like Identical Twins
      and more ...

Finance (88 entries)

    Vanguard's Strange Assumption
    Bets On Whether We Will Successfully "Degrade and Destroy" ISIS?
    Predicting bubbles
      and more ...

Finance: stocks, options, etc. (903 entries)

    Bets On Whether We Will Successfully "Degrade and Destroy" ISIS?
    Predicting bubbles
    The Problems with Bans on Insider Trading
      and more ...

Fiscal Policy (447 entries)

    Response to Krugman on My Canada Study
    The Fiscal Prognosis
    Economics: Truer than it seems
      and more ...

Free Markets (3 entries)

    What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government)
    Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
    A Working Economy of Strangers
      and more ...

Game Theory (47 entries)

    George Mason University's Economics in Action
    Looking for Love in the Laboratory
    Hobbesian Misanthropy in The Purge
      and more ...

Growth: Causal Factors (361 entries)

    Ending slavery made America richer
    The Fiscal Prognosis
    What about Asia?
      and more ...

Growth: Consequences (254 entries)

    Today's Necessary Skills, Tomorrow's Hobbies: From the Comments
    Don Boudreaux on the Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity
    It's a Busy Week in the Carden House: Won't You Join the Julian Simon Club?
      and more ...

Human Capital: Returns to entrepreneurs, skills, etc. (45 entries)

    Reynolds on Summers and Piketty
    Piketty's Dodge on Inequality
    Friday Night Video: Good Advice from Ashton Kutcher
      and more ...

Income Distribution (373 entries)

    Tolerance Before Empathy
    Our Poverty and Theirs
    The power of wishful thinking?
      and more ...

Information Goods, Intellectual Property (240 entries)

    Prize Bleg
    Endogenous Sexism Explained
    Endogenous Sexism
      and more ...

Institutional Economics (137 entries)

    Quotes From a Colloquium
    Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren*
    McCloskey on Self-Ownership, Taxation, and the Corruption of Virtue
      and more ...

International Macroeconomics: Exchange Rates, International Debt, etc. (83 entries)

    If something can't go on forever, it will
    Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageurs?
    The Keynesian information bubble
      and more ...

International Trade (205 entries)

    My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports
    My 1983 CEA Memo on the Ban on Alaskan Oil Exports
    Larry Summers on Oil Exports, Part II
      and more ...

IQ in Economics (51 entries)

    Your Big Doubts About the 10,000 Hour Rule Are Well-Founded
    Four Big Facts About Hiring and IQ
    Age and Common Sense
      and more ...

Labor Market (681 entries)

    Ending slavery made America richer
    The Closing of the Liberal Mind (pt. 2)
    Never reason from a wage change
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (343 entries)

    Open Borders: My Vox Interview
    Laniakea for the Laniakeans!
    Open Borders Bingo!
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (914 entries)

    There is nothing tautological about market monetarism
    The Wall Street Journal must think Milton Friedman was a Keynesian
    Is deflation bad?
      and more ...

Microeconomics (249 entries)

    What Would Happen if Teams Went For it on Fourth Down More Often?
    How to Teach the Income and Substitution Effects
    Robert Litan on Microeconomists' Contributions
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (295 entries)

    Response to Krugman on My Canada Study
    There is nothing tautological about market monetarism
    Once again, tight money is the Achilles heel of the right
      and more ...

Money (65 entries)

    Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic depressions
    Henderson, Rothbard on Fractional Reserves
    Marshall's scissors and the Law of Reflux
      and more ...

moral reasoning (37 entries)

    One Innocent Person is Killed. Response: Kill More Innocent People
    Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Violence, Machismo and Appeasement
    I feel pain therefore I am (a utilitarian)
      and more ...

Obituaries (16 entries)

    Joan Rivers: More than a Comedian
    Friday Night Audio: Henderson on George Hilton
    George Hilton, RIP
      and more ...

Optimum Currency Areas (20 entries)

    The Men and Women of the Moral System: Adam Smith on Sobriety
    Have a Nice Day
    Bet on Euro
      and more ...

Political Economy (815 entries)

    The Logic of Gilensian Activism
    Lorenzo on the opponents of neoliberalism
    Heuristics and Public Policy: Being Faithful With Little to be Trusted With Much?
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (560 entries)

    Are Your Clicks More Powerful Than Your Votes?
    Intellectual decay
    Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus
      and more ...

Price Controls (58 entries)

    Unintended Consequences of De-Insuring Insurance
    Larry Summers on Oil Exports, Part I
    Reverse Mortgages in Organs
      and more ...

Productivity, Baumol's cost disease (14 entries)

    Tyler Cowen on America's Future
    Some Data to Ponder
    The Great Reconfiguration
      and more ...

Property Rights (41 entries)

    What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government)
    What's worse than a sloppy government bureaucracy?
    Who Owns the "Right to Recline?" The Airline
      and more ...

Public Choice Theory (264 entries)

    Scotland, Quebec, and Tupy
    My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports
    The Nixon Pardon: Incentives Matter in Politics Too
      and more ...

Public Goods (47 entries)

    Heuristics and Public Policy: Being Faithful With Little to be Trusted With Much?
    "The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
    Baptists, Bootleggers, and Public Squalor: Light Rail Isn't a Good Public Investment
      and more ...

Regulation (308 entries)

    Unintended Consequences of De-Insuring Insurance
    My 1984 CEA Memo on Alaskan Oil Exports
    My 1983 CEA Memo on the Ban on Alaskan Oil Exports
      and more ...

Regulation and Subsidies (202 entries)

    Friday Night Audio: Henderson on George Hilton
    Prohibition: Then versus Now
    Jonathan Turley Echoes Milton Friedman
      and more ...

Revealed Preference (54 entries)

    Prize Bleg
    Greenhouse Gases
    Is the Sharing Economy a Rip-Off?
      and more ...

Social Security (190 entries)

    Vanguard's Strange Assumption
    How Big of a Deal Is Social Security?
    Happiness for All
      and more ...

sports economics (7 entries)

    Basketball teams compete with each other. Basketball team companies cooperate, as they should.
    On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
    The Economics of the Olympics
      and more ...

Statistical theory and methods (13 entries)

    Can a Positive Number Fall by over 100 Percent and Still be Positive?
    Mark Perry: Food Prices Have not Risen Much
    Happy Hayek Day: Is it Investment? Is it Consumption?
      and more ...

Supply-side Economics (40 entries)

    What about Asia?
    Lefty's Laffer Curve
    Will Profiling Even Work? A Supply-Side Perspective
      and more ...

Tax Reform (67 entries)

    Why no Kansas miracle?
    The correct reason to oppose high MTRs
    Steve Moore's Alternative Maximum Tax
      and more ...

Taxation (135 entries)

    Immigrants as Defenders of Freedom
    Good News on Australia's Economic Policies
    Adam Smith on Stationary Bandits vs Roving Bandits
      and more ...

Terrorism (8 entries)

    Bets On Whether We Will Successfully "Degrade and Destroy" ISIS?
    Talk this Morning: "More Immigrants, Please"
    If I Were a Global Utilitarian...
      and more ...

Trade Barriers (18 entries)

    Bonding with Immigrants
    The Gains from Getting Rid of "Run Amok" Occupational Licensing
    The new future of television?
      and more ...

Upcoming Events (79 entries)

    Two Calls for Papers from Econ Journal Watch
    Welcome Back, Carden
    Reminder: My Debate at Oberlin
      and more ...

Wages and Salaries (5 entries)

    The mysterious rise in youth unemployment
    Prices are Like Words
    Wasteful Hiring: When Does It Cut Profits?
      and more ...

Wealth distribution (7 entries)

    Economics is all about consumption
    Philip Booth on Thomas Piketty
    Robert Murphy on Capital and Income
      and more ...
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