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Date: Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 01:20
(July 29, 2014 12:20 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Mike Huemer, to repeat, is my favorite philosopher.  Here are some highlights from his recent working paper, "Is Wealth Redistribution a Rights Violation?" [footnotes omitted]There are at least three broad views one might take concerning the foundation ofproperty rights:a. The... (0 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Economic Philosophy"
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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 20:20
(July 28, 2014 07:20 PM, by Scott Sumner) Market monetarists tend to prefer using monetary policy to stabilize the path of NGDP, not fiscal policy. We are skeptical of the efficacy of fiscal policy, and also view it as being inefficient. Now David Beckworth has suggested that a... (4 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "Monetary Policy"
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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 20:15
(July 28, 2014 07:15 PM, by David Henderson) In a comment on my earlier post today, Tom West writes: I'm fairly certain that most infrastructure projects like pipelines or electrical transmission corridors would *never* get built without the government power of eminent domain. That's a reasonable view, and... (6 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Business Economics"
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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 13:19
(July 28, 2014 12:19 PM, by Art Carden) Here's one reason to think time travel a la Back to the Future or one of the truly great but definitely most NSFW episodes of South Park will never work: we don't have contemporary or historical reports of time-traveling arbitrageurs.... (16 COMMENTS)
Author: "Art Carden" Tags: "International Macroeconomics: Exchange R..."
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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 01:06
(July 28, 2014 12:06 AM, by David Henderson) The late Ludwig von Mises famously argued that when governments intervene in the economy, they often create new problems. Then, to address these problems, they impose new regulations that themselves to new problems, etc. I thought of that when reading... (13 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Regulation"
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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 01:02
(July 28, 2014 12:02 AM, by Bryan Caplan) I've been a non-conformist for as long as I can remember.  "All the other kids love sports" never seemed like a good reason why I should feel - or pretend to feel - the same way.  "None of the other... (6 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Behavioral Economics and Rationality"
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Date: Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 13:55
(July 27, 2014 12:55 PM, by Scott Sumner) Bryan Caplan asks me for a defense of utilitarianism, and specifically a reason for rejecting other strongly held moral intuitions. Like many poorly educated people, I know little about philosophy other than that Descartes said "I think therefore I am."... (14 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "moral reasoning"
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Date: Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 13:48
(July 27, 2014 12:48 PM, by David Henderson) In a powerful post 2.5 years ago, "Eureka! Economic Illiteracy as Mental Substitution," co-blogger Bryan Caplan takes one of Daniel Kahneman's most-powerful insights in his Thinking, Fast and Slow and applies it to the economic illiteracy that we see in... (3 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Labor Market"
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Date: Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 01:01
(July 27, 2014 12:01 AM, by David Henderson) In a post titled, "Are the Rich Coldhearted?," Mark Thoma writes: Why are so many of the rich and powerful so callous and indifferent to the struggles of those who aren't so fortunate? He then goes on to quote from... (11 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Public Choice Theory"
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Date: Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 13:39
(July 26, 2014 12:39 PM, by David Henderson) I wrote my earlier post this morning when I woke up in the middle of the night. I finally got back to sleep and woke up with another thought. Here would be a test of Scott Sumner's claim. You would... (17 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Economic Methods"
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Date: Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 09:56
(July 26, 2014 08:56 AM, by David Henderson) Co-blogger Scott Sumner, on his own blog, has written a stinging critique of intellectuals. You can read it for yourself, but here's the part I want to highlight and respond to: It's an embarrassment that the two sides of the... (23 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Economic Methods"
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Date: Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 09:53
(July 26, 2014 08:53 AM, by Art Carden) Red Mountain Theatre Company here in Birmingham is running Les Miserables through August 3. We saw it last night. It's the fourth time I've seen Les Mis, and it was worth every bit of what we paid for the tickets.... (0 COMMENTS)
Author: "Art Carden" Tags: "Economic History"
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Date: Friday, 25 Jul 2014 10:49
(July 25, 2014 09:49 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Though I'm no fan of The Economist's editorials, their science coverage remains outstanding.  Check out their latest piece on overparenting.  You could say I'm biased because the piece draws so heavily on my work, but as a pedantic professor, you'd... (6 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Family Economics"
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Date: Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 23:32
(July 24, 2014 10:32 PM, by Scott Sumner) Keynesians often say that it's "obvious" that more government spending will boost GDP. I love this reply by Nick Rowe: The average reader of the New York Times probably thinks he knows about fiscal policy. "We know that Y=C+I+G+NX, so... (16 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "moral reasoning"
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Date: Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 16:00
(July 24, 2014 03:00 PM, by Art Carden) Earlier today, I blogged about Adam Thierer's Permissionless Innovation. Over the last few months, I've been struck by how frequently I hear public policy questions expressed in terms of granting permission: should we allow people to earn such high incomes,... (8 COMMENTS)
Author: "Art Carden" Tags: "Political Economy"
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Date: Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 12:45
(July 24, 2014 11:45 AM, by Art Carden) This morning, I read Adam Thierer's Permissionless Innovation, which you can get as a $0 PDF. From a few discussions in which I've been involved regarding Uber's attempt to enter the Birmingham market, it's clear that the idea of a... (3 COMMENTS)
Author: "Art Carden" Tags: "Regulation"
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Date: Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:04
(July 24, 2014 10:04 AM, by Bryan Caplan) When backed into a corner, most hard-line utilitarians concede that the standard counter-examples seem extremely persuasive.  They know they're supposed to think that pushing one fat man in front of a trolley to save five skinny kids is morally obligatory. ... (20 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Behavioral Economics and Rationality"
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Date: Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 08:04
(July 24, 2014 07:04 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Amazon selling $9.99 monthly subscriptions for "all-you-can-read" on Kindle is exciting news. Some have argued that this will change completely our relationship with the book as an object. Indeed, many people who invest lots of their time in reading tend... (5 COMMENTS)
Author: "Alberto Mingardi" Tags: "Economics and Culture"
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Date: Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 16:11
(July 23, 2014 03:11 PM, by David Henderson) Last night, I saw on Facebook that John Blundell died yesterday. He was only 61 years old. Less than two months ago, I had posted on his personal reminiscences of the three Austrian economics conferences in the mid-1970s, two of... (0 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Obituaries"
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Date: Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 14:10
(July 23, 2014 01:10 PM, by Art Carden) There has been an explosion of commentary on regulations in Birmingham regarding Uber and its services; I streamed part of yesterday's City Council meeting at which they voted to delay a decision until next week. I wrote an open letter... (8 COMMENTS)
Author: "Art Carden" Tags: "Regulation"
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