Economics, stale memes, and distraction from productive activity
Thursday, August 17, 2017
"Theory vs. Data" in statistics too
Via Brad DeLong -- still my favorite blogger after all these years -- I stumbled on this very interesting essay from 2001 , by statistic...
Monday, July 03, 2017
Why did Europe lose the Crusades?
A little while ago, I started to wonder about a historical question: Why did Europe lose the Crusades? The conventional wisdom, at lea...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Noah Smackdown, illegal immigration edition
In February, I wrote a Bloomberg View post called " The Myth of the Immigration Crisis " that got a fair bit of attention. In ...
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Is economics a science?
While I was in Norway to give a talk about macroeconomics , an interdisciplinary group at the University of Oslo also invited me to give...
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Summing up my thoughts on macroeconomics
I'd like to close the chapter of my life that involves complaining about macroeconomics. I've been out of that world long enough...
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Shouting Class
In response to the tragic Portland stabbing , I wrote a Twitter thread praising the two men who died defending Muslim women on a train....
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