Economics, giant rabbits, and distraction from productive activity
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Sorry, folks, one more sentimental, overwrought, non-economics-related post. I promise I'l...
Saturday, July 04, 2015
The words that changed the world
(Warning: This post does not contain economics, and does contain nationalism.) The 4th of July...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
What if Uber goes unter?
Recently, a California court ruled that Uber has to treat its drivers as employees , with all the regulatory costs that entails. Most pe...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
I.Q. and the Wealth of States
One of the simplest theories of human prosperity is the idea that societal wealth comes from an intelligent populace. Obviously this is tr...
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Deirdre McCloskey Says Things
Some sadistic person or another referred me to this 51-page Deirdre McCloskey review of Thomas P...
Store of value
Two interesting posts about bitcoin by JP Koning ( post 1 , post 2 ) got me thinking about the f...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A paradigm shift in empirical economics?
Empirical economics is a more and more important part of economics, having taken over the majori...
Friday, June 05, 2015
Economic arguments as stalking horses
On Twitter, Russ Roberts said something I tend to agree with: Just a curious coincidence that economists who like stimulus want bigge...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Fun with formality
The Paul Romer "mathiness" debate isn't about mathematical formalism in econ. Ro...
Monday, June 01, 2015
Feminist Mad Max is real, y'all
At the website Return of Kings, econ blogger Aaron Clarey reviles Mad Max: Fury Road as a trojan horse for feminist ideas: This [movie...
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Paul Romer on mathiness
Top growth theorist Paul Romer has an essay in the AER Papers & Proceedings, in which he co...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Department of "Huh yourself!": British demand edition
Brad DeLong thinks I'm nutty when I say that Britain isn't obviously suffering from a pe...
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