Economics, stale memes, and distraction from productive activity
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The "cackling cartoon villain" defense of DSGE
I've sworn off macro-bashing . I said what I had to say. And I'm seeing lots of young macro people doing good stuff . And the ta...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Defending Thaler from the guerrilla resistance
So, Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize , which is pretty awesome. If you've read Thaler's memoir , you'll know that it was a...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Handwaving on health care
There's a particular style of argument that some conservative economists use to dismiss calls for government intervention in market...
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Speech on campus: A reply to Brad DeLong
On Twitter, I wrote that I disagreed with Brad's ideas about speech on college campuses . Brad then requested that I write my ide...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
What we didn't get
I recently wrote a fairly well-received Twitter thread about how the cyberpunk sci-fi of the 1980s and early 1990s accurately predicted...
The margin of stupid
Every so often, I see a news story or tweet hyping the fact that a modest but non-negligible percent of Americans said some crazy or hor...
Sunday, September 10, 2017
a16z podcast on trade
I recently had the pleasure of appearing on the a16z podcast (a16z stands for Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm). The topic...
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