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 (935 entries)

    The Sweet Spot of Freedom
    The Veil of Implausibility
    What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?
      and more ...

Book Club (55 entries)

    Food, snobbery and anti-capitalism
    Classical liberalism, the forgotten Italians
    A Patron Saint for entrepreneurs
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (664 entries)

    Prohibition: Then versus Now
    Great Moments in Economic Estimation
    Law vs. Legislation
      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 (157 entries)

    Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
    Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem
    Mind Your Own Beesness
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (266 entries)

    Mencken's Appeasement
    What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?
    Practical Guidance for Prudent Students
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (201 entries)

    Beyond left and right
    The Economist: Give Tetlock Final Cut
    Evaluating The Arab Spring: What Would Tetlock Say?
      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 (287 entries)

    Dick Wagner on Buchanan
    Krugman's Misleading Post on Coal
    Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change: Experimental vs. Observational Studies Illustrated
      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 (449 entries)

    Education Bet Update
    The Quantum Leap of Logic
    Common Sense: As True As It Seems
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (810 entries)

    The Wisdom of Chairman Dwight
    Anthony de Jasay on "rights"
    Mencken's Appeasement
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (343 entries)

    Mencken's Appeasement
    Food, snobbery and anti-capitalism
    The Sweet Spot of Freedom
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (82 entries)

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

Economics of Education (606 entries)

    Should You Take Notes By Hand and Read Paper Books?
    Schooling and Technology in The Second Machine Age
    Education Bet Update
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (810 entries)

    Krugman on Health Care: I Advocate Horror
    Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem
    Walmart to the Rescue
      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 (387 entries)

    The Environment: Own It and Save It
    Landfills as Inventories
    Who Caused the August 1990 Spike in Oil Prices?
      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 (49 entries)

    Is the French public debate evolving?
    An Internet secession so far
    A(nother) Colbertian in Brussels
      and more ...

Family Economics (249 entries)

    Look-Alikes Don't Look Like Identical Twins
    The Economist on Overparenting
    "The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
      and more ...

Finance (85 entries)

    McArdle on 15-Year Mortgages
    Philip Booth on Thomas Piketty
    What does 1933-80 tell us about banking regulation?
      and more ...

Finance: stocks, options, etc. (901 entries)

    The Problems with Bans on Insider Trading
    Why the EMH is truer than supply and demand
    Endless bubbles?
      and more ...

Fiscal Policy (446 entries)

    The Fiscal Prognosis
    Economics: Truer than it seems
    Boudreaux on Piketty
      and more ...

Free Markets (2 entries)

    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 (360 entries)

    The Fiscal Prognosis
    What about Asia?
    I, Crayon
      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 (239 entries)

    Endogenous Sexism Explained
    Endogenous Sexism
    Your Big Doubts About the 10,000 Hour Rule Are Well-Founded
      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 (201 entries)

    The Brilliance Of The Onion on Immigrant Fruit
    Does Paying More to Hire Americans Help Americans?
    Carlos Ball, RIP
      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 (674 entries)

    Freedom of Association: What Noam Scheiber Misses
    Never reason from a price change, even in Japan
    Which Essential Skills Today Will Be Obsolete Soon?
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (341 entries)

    Open Borders Bingo!
    Immigrants Are Good for Cosmopolitan Tolerance
    Immigrants as Defenders of Freedom
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (908 entries)

    Mr. Bernanke vs. the Structuralists
    Never reason from a bond price change
    Nominal GDP targeting in developing countries
      and more ...

Microeconomics (246 entries)

    Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
    Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well?
    The economy is more subtle and complex than you might assume
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (289 entries)

    Mr. Bernanke vs. the Structuralists
    Richard Timberlake on Money
    Never reason from a bond price change
      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 (15 entries)

    Friday Night Audio: Henderson on George Hilton
    George Hilton, RIP
    John Blundell, 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 (812 entries)

    Intellectual decay
    The Sweet Spot of Freedom
    Jonathan Chait's bizarre idea of an honest poll
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (559 entries)

    Intellectual decay
    Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus
    Charles Cooke's lame dismissal of left wing nerds
      and more ...

Price Controls (56 entries)

    Reverse Mortgages in Organs
    Raise Minimum Wage: Reduce Benefits
    Mitt Romney's True Colors
      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 (39 entries)

    Who Owns the "Right to Recline?" The Airline
    The Environment: Own It and Save It
    Great Moments (Almost) in Property Rights
      and more ...

Public Choice Theory (260 entries)

    Paul Krugman on Why We Fight
    Tyler Cowen on ECB policy
    A Good Heuristic for Public Policy? Does This Require Extra Intelligence and Virtue?
      and more ...

Public Goods (46 entries)

    "The Criminalization of Parenthood" and Mortality Risks
    Baptists, Bootleggers, and Public Squalor: Light Rail Isn't a Good Public Investment
    Private affluence, public squalor, high taxes
      and more ...

Regulation (297 entries)

    George Hilton, RIP
    Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of Early 20th Century
    Causation
      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 (53 entries)

    Greenhouse Gases
    Is the Sharing Economy a Rip-Off?
    From the Vault: Reply to the Village Voice
      and more ...

Social Security (189 entries)

    How Big of a Deal Is Social Security?
    Happiness for All
    Fun Facts on Disability Insurance
      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 (7 entries)

    Talk this Morning: "More Immigrants, Please"
    If I Were a Global Utilitarian...
    Will Profiling Even Work? A Supply-Side Perspective
      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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