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Date: Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 01:09
(April 23, 2014 12:09 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Under open borders, over six billion people would be free to move to the United States.  The population could increase by more than a factor of twenty.  And under real open borders, there's no mandatory waiting period.  If everyone wants... (1 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Economic Philosophy"
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Date: Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 12:26
(April 22, 2014 11:26 AM, by Scott Sumner) Many people assume that Germany has long been an economic success story. It was certainly successful back in the 1950s and 1960s. But as recently as 2004 it was widely viewed as the "sick man of Europe" despite all those... (10 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "Labor Market"
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Date: Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 03:01
(April 22, 2014 02:01 AM, by David Henderson) Paul Krugman has a strange post on solar power that contradicts basic microeconomics. He writes: Like just about everyone who has looked at the numbers on renewable energy, solar power in particular, I was wowed by the progress. Something really... (27 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Energy, Environment, Resources"
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Date: Monday, 21 Apr 2014 14:09
(April 21, 2014 01:09 PM, by Scott Sumner) My previous post discussed the strangeness of the efficient markets hypothesis. Here I'll defend its utility. In the field of economics, all models represent simplifications of reality. Thus when we consider whether the EMH is true, it makes no sense... (19 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "Finance: stocks, options, etc."
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Date: Monday, 21 Apr 2014 13:51
(April 21, 2014 12:51 PM, by David Henderson) The Our America initiative, which is headed up by 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate and former two-term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, has produced a sharp commercial asking for donations to fund a legal challenge to presidential debates. The basic argument?... (22 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Economic Philosophy"
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Date: Monday, 21 Apr 2014 01:01
(April 21, 2014 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) The strongest evidence against the economic way of thinking is the way that people describe their own behavior.  People rarely announce, "I'm looking out for number one."  Businesses rarely advertise, "Our own profit is our top priority."  Students rarely declare,... (8 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Behavioral Economics and Rationality"
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Date: Monday, 21 Apr 2014 00:59
(April 20, 2014 11:59 PM, by David Henderson) Three of my former students were in town last week and I had lunch with each of them. Meeting with them and hearing what they had learned in my class was very gratifying. On Wednesday, I had lunch with one... (0 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Economic Education"
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Date: Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 14:33
(April 20, 2014 01:33 PM, by David Henderson) One of my pet peeves is people latching on to alleged facts and then running with them even when there is doubt about whether they are true. These "facts" then get repeated so often that many people form an emotional... (23 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Economic Methods"
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Date: Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 17:42
(April 19, 2014 04:42 PM, by Scott Sumner) The New York Review of Books has a very interesting interview of George Soros. At one point he is asked about the recent revolution in the Ukraine. Here is part of his response, and then a follow-up question: [Soros] Contrary... (19 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "Finance"
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Date: Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 13:55
(April 19, 2014 12:55 PM, by David Henderson) When I figured out my basic political beliefs at ages 17 and 18, I didn't know the term for them. Katherine George, a left-wing sociology professor at the University of Winnipeg with whom I was arguing, called me a libertarian.... (24 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Economic History"
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Date: Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 01:00
(April 19, 2014 12:00 AM, by Bryan Caplan) This Tuesday, Reason is hosting a DC debate on "Should America Open Its Borders?"  Cato's Alex Nowrasteh and I say yes; the Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian says no.The Center for Immigration Studies' masthead reads, "Low-Immigration, Pro-Immigrant."  I've dissected... (12 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing"
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Date: Friday, 18 Apr 2014 19:30
(April 18, 2014 06:30 PM, by Alberto Mingardi) Uber is having a hard time in Europe. The San Francisco company has started its operations in quite a few cities now. This fact has raised protest by taxi-drivers (as any other human being, they do not like new competitors).... (1 COMMENTS)
Author: "Alberto Mingardi" Tags: "Eurozone crisis"
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Date: Friday, 18 Apr 2014 13:36
(April 18, 2014 12:36 PM, by David Henderson) This is another installment in my posts on my visit to the San Francisco Fed on April 9. My talk was in the afternoon, but I always like to see the talks that precede mine so that I can get... (12 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Macroeconomics"
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Date: Friday, 18 Apr 2014 01:02
(April 18, 2014 12:02 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Almost everyone wants to heavily restrict immigration.  Foreigners will take our jobs, go on welfare, poison our culture, and vote for socialism.  But there's one kind of foreigner almost every country welcomes: tourists.  Sure, locals gripe about their cluelessness and... (18 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Cost-benefit Analysis"
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Date: Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 14:28
(April 17, 2014 01:28 PM, by David Henderson) Answer: No. But it has become increasingly common for people, even otherwise numerate analysts, to write as if it can. Consider a recent instance. In the Spring 2014 issue of Regulation, Sam Batkins and Mitch Boynton discuss a case in... (19 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Statistical theory and methods"
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Date: Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:23
(April 17, 2014 09:23 AM, by Scott Sumner) TravisV sent me to the following graph of industrial production: That looks like good news. To see why it is bad news, we need to take a brief digression. The recent recession has been rather unusual. RGDP fell sharply between... (8 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "Macroeconomics"
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Date: Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 02:04
(April 17, 2014 01:04 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Back in 2008, I noted an obscure TARP provision: SEC. 134. RECOUPMENT.Upon the expiration of the 5-year period beginning upon the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with... (12 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Economic Methods"
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Date: Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 17:29
(April 16, 2014 04:29 PM, by David Henderson) On a flight home from Las Vegas last night, I found the April 14 issue of Time magazine. I hadn't read it in years. On the last page was a feature called "10 Questions." They were 10 questions to "activist,... (20 COMMENTS)
Author: "David Henderson" Tags: "Income Distribution"
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Date: Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 10:02
(April 16, 2014 09:02 AM, by Scott Sumner) Tyler Cowen directed me to a long interview of Larry Summers. I have two general impressions after listening to the interview: 1. Larry Summers seems brilliant. 2. I disagree with him on just about everything. That got me wondering why... (17 COMMENTS)
Author: "Scott Sumner" Tags: "Economic Philosophy"
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Date: Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 01:01
(April 16, 2014 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) A friend tells you, "I'm thinking of starting a restaurant.  Advise me."  You know that about 60% of new restaurants fail in their first three years - and have no reason to think that your friend would be anything other... (16 COMMENTS)
Author: "Bryan Caplan" Tags: "Behavioral Economics and Rationality"
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