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 (123 entries)

    I Keep Returning to This Book...
    The Austrian Tradition on Mises' Birthday
    Intervention Leads to More Intervention
      and more ...

Behavioral Economics and Rationality (956 entries)

    An Awkward Question About Blurred Consent
    The Puzzling Idealism of the Geneva Convention
    The Backward State of Behavioral Political Economy
      and more ...

Book Club (60 entries)

    Boudreaux on capitalism and slavery
    Cotton, slavery and capitalism
    Herbert Spencer on Amazon (and Uber)
      and more ...

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings (676 entries)

    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: Recap
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: We Can Live With Warming
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: We Owe Civilization to Fossil Fuels
      and more ...

Business Economics (251 entries)

    Hachette and Amazon made a deal
    Krugman on Amazon
    Walmart to the Rescue
      and more ...

Central Planning vs. Local Knowledge (163 entries)

    Desrochers on synthetic dyes
    A Strange Critique of Libertarianism
    Who Will Build the Roads?
      and more ...

Competition (1 entries)

    The Wonder of Competition
      and more ...

Cost-benefit Analysis (288 entries)

    Good for Michael Vick--or Incentives
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: Refining the Case
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: We Can Live With Warming
      and more ...

Cross-country Comparisons (206 entries)

    Immigration Charity Prospect
    The smart against the dumb: The new Cold War
    Daniel Hamermesh: Let's Make it Harder for Low-Skilled People
      and more ...

Econlog Administrative Issues (51 entries)

    Farewell, Art Carden
    EconLog Guest Stint #2 Ends This Month: Requests?
    Twitter Chat on Personal Finance, Monday from 8-9 PM Central
      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 (373 entries)

    What (if anything) can we learn from 1921?
    Krugman's Cursory Case Against Open Borders
    The Puzzling Idealism of the Geneva Convention
      and more ...

Economic Methods (463 entries)

    The Man of One Study
    Robin Hanson's Call for Empirical Research
    The Backward State of Behavioral Political Economy
      and more ...

Economic Philosophy (845 entries)

    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: Refining the Case
    Krugman's Cursory Case Against Open Borders
    Rape Culture or Nationalist Culture?
      and more ...

Economics and Culture (358 entries)

    Rape Culture or Nationalist Culture?
    Saturday Afternoon Video: Dan Klein on Liberalism
    By Request: Economics and Christianity
      and more ...

Economics of Crime (98 entries)

    Speaking of torture . . .
    War on crime? Or war on the poor?
    An Awkward Question About Blurred Consent
      and more ...

Economics of Education (625 entries)

    Crime, Education, and the NLSY: The Role of the Sheepskin Effect
    Me in NYC on Thursday
    Crime, Education, and the NLSY: The Role of Ability Bias
      and more ...

Economics of Health Care (825 entries)

    Speaking of torture . . .
    Giving Thanks
    The Case for Balance Billing
      and more ...

EconTalk (4 entries)

    Government Regulation vs. the Market
    Piketty, Piketty, Piketty, Piketty
    Afterthoughts on Elizabeth Green EconTalk episode
      and more ...

Education (3 entries)

    Teaching the Children by Example
    Financial Literacy, Human Capital, and Liberal Education
    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 (406 entries)

    Obama vs. Wall Street Journal on Global Oil Markets
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: Recap
    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: Refining the Case
      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 (54 entries)

    France seeks liberalizations, but bans Uber
    Uber Wars Update
    Scotland and the irrational media
      and more ...

Family Economics (254 entries)

    Best of the Blogs
    Getting a B.A. and Living With Your Parents
    Social Desirability Bias and Abortion
      and more ...

Finance (94 entries)

    A few thoughts on free banking
    Best of the Blogs
    Maskin's Failure
      and more ...

Finance: stocks, options, etc. (907 entries)

    Henderson on Piketty, Part 3
    Should Financial Literacy Be Part of the Core of K-12 Education?
    Barriers to Entry in Markets for Options on Municipal Bonds?
      and more ...

Fiscal Policy (451 entries)

    Robert Murphy on the 1920-21 Depression
    No, low interest rates do not call for more public investment
    Did the Bush tax rebates actually work?
      and more ...

Free Markets (4 entries)

    Currency and lotteries: Is there a free lunch?
    What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government)
    Markets and Prices Allow Us To Use Knowledge We Don't Have
      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 (370 entries)

    The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: We Owe Civilization to Fossil Fuels
    Friday Night Video: Henderson on RT
    Robin Hanson's Call for Empirical Research
      and more ...

Growth: Consequences (257 entries)

    Stateless Reality 2.0 as a Substitute for Tyranny in Physical Reality
    Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious
    Henderson on Piketty, Part 1
      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 (385 entries)

    The Inanity of the Welfare State
    The Piketty Path to Riches
    Henderson on Net Neutrality and Economic Inequality
      and more ...

Information Goods, Intellectual Property (247 entries)

    Charles Davis is Half Right
    Saturday Afternoon Video: Dan Klein on Liberalism
    Stateless Reality 2.0 as a Substitute for Tyranny in Physical Reality
      and more ...

Institutional Economics (138 entries)

    An Anarcho-Capitalist Disney Movie I'd Like to See: Who Paid for The Palace?
    Quotes From a Colloquium
    Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren*
      and more ...

International Macroeconomics: Exchange Rates, International Debt, etc. (85 entries)

    Happy Birthday, Leland Yeager
    Ron McKinnon, RIP
    If something can't go on forever, it will
      and more ...

International Trade (209 entries)

    Obama vs. Wall Street Journal on Global Oil Markets
    Two Cheers for Obama on Cuba
    Jeff Hummel's Case for Martin Van Buren over Tyler
      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 (691 entries)

    Good for Michael Vick--or Incentives
    Los Angeles Unions' Two-fer on Minimum Wage
    Friday Night Video: Gruber and Henderson
      and more ...

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing (354 entries)

    Krugman's Cursory Case Against Open Borders
    By Request: Factor Price Equalization
    Immigration Charity Prospect
      and more ...

Macroeconomics (929 entries)

    Why debates over inflation are pointless
    What (if anything) can we learn from 1921?
    Robert Murphy on the 1920-21 Depression
      and more ...

Microeconomics (256 entries)

    By Request: Walmart and Big Box Retailers, Part II: Results
    By Request: Walmart and Big-Box Retailers, Part I: Origins
    The Margins of Moral Weaseling
      and more ...

Monetary Policy (320 entries)

    Central banks should do their job
    Friday Night Video: Henderson on RT
    Robert Murphy on the 1920-21 Depression
      and more ...

Money (66 entries)

    Currency and lotteries: Is there a free lunch?
    Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic depressions
    Henderson, Rothbard on Fractional Reserves
      and more ...

moral reasoning (43 entries)

    Henderson on Asking Tough Questions of Government Bureaucrats
    My Apologies
    Jonathan Gruber's Economics
      and more ...

Obituaries (24 entries)

    Nathaniel Branden, RIP
    McKenzie on Tullock
    Kakha Bendukidze, 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 (824 entries)

    By Request: Externalities
    The Backward State of Behavioral Political Economy
    Why America can't have small government (and China can)
      and more ...

Politics and Economics (570 entries)

    Campaign Spending Not that Effective
    The Puzzling Idealism of the Geneva Convention
    Sunstein on Hayek
      and more ...

Price Controls (62 entries)

    Los Angeles Unions' Two-fer on Minimum Wage
    The Case for Balance Billing
    Henderson on Minimum Wage for Prager University
      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 (42 entries)

    My Proud "Don't Call the Cops" Moment
    What's wrong with Hong Kong? (Too much government)
    What's worse than a sloppy government bureaucracy?
      and more ...

Public Choice Theory (279 entries)

    Campaign Spending Not that Effective
    By Request: Externalities
    My Proud "Don't Call the Cops" Moment
      and more ...

Public Goods (52 entries)

    By Request: Externalities
    Two Cheers at Least for Some Politicians
    Does Identity Politics Pay?
      and more ...

Regulation (325 entries)

    Friday Night Video: Gruber and Henderson
    He Who Wills the End Wills the Means
    Government Regulation vs. the Market
      and more ...

Regulation and Subsidies (206 entries)

    Kling on the Constitution and the Common Law
    Friday Night Video: Henderson on RT
    Zycher on Gruber
      and more ...

Revealed Preference (55 entries)

    Good for Michael Vick--or Incentives
    Prize Bleg
    Greenhouse Gases
      and more ...

Social Security (191 entries)

    Social Security: The Inside Story
    Vanguard's Strange Assumption
    How Big of a Deal Is Social Security?
      and more ...

sports economics (8 entries)

    What Could UAB Get for What it Spends on Sports?
    Basketball teams compete with each other. Basketball team companies cooperate, as they should.
    On Bastiat and the Edifice Complex
      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 (69 entries)

    The Inanity of the Welfare State
    Alvin Rabushka's Triumph
    Why no Kansas miracle?
      and more ...

Taxation (145 entries)

    Deadweight Loss from the New California Gas Tax
    He Who Wills the End Wills the Means
    Carbon Taxes: The Tax Interaction Effect
      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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