Economics, neologisms, and distraction from productive activity
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Trump happened because conservatism failed
Tyler Cowen (now a Bloomberg View colleague of mine) took a crack at this question back in Febr...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Criticisms of NGDP futures targeting
Zak David, a quant trader, recently wrote a post criticizing Scott Sumner's idea of NGDP fu...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
When will China make its move?
I'm now reading Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers , so I thought I...
Sunday, July 03, 2016
"Gekokujo" (下克上) is a Japanese word meaning "low overcoming high". It refers...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Some stuff economists tend to leave out
Chris Arnade got a PhD in theoretical physics, became a bond trader, and then became a photograp...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The pool player analogy is silly
In a lot of debates about economic methodology, someone will bring up Milton Friedman's &q...
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Econ theory as signaling?
I don't expend much effort dissing macroeconomics these days, but every once in a while it...
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Republic of Science or Empire of Ideology?
The Washington Post has a long story by Jim Tankersley about Charles' Koch's attempt to...
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Do feathers fall as fast as iron balls?
Josh Hendrickson's Twitter account is @RebelEconProf, and his blog is The Everyday Economist...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Can social science yield objective knowledge?
I've been having a fairly epic email argument with a lefty* social scientist friend, about w...
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