Economics, neologisms, and distraction from productive activity
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...
Monday, May 30, 2016
The incredible miracle in poor country development
The amazing improvement in the quality of life of the world's poor people should be common k...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
101ism, overtime pay edition
John Cochrane wrote a blog post criticizing the Obama administration's new rule extending o...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Theory vs. Evidence: Unemployment Insurance edition
The argument over " theory vs. evidence " is usually oversimplified and silly, since ...
Friday, May 20, 2016
What's the difference between macro and micro economics?
Are Jews for Jesus actually Jews? If you ask them, they'll surely say yes. But go ask some o...
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