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Weekend Reading: Winston Churchill on January 27, 1942 on the War Situation

Hansard: Winston Churchill (January 27, 1942): [WAR SITUATION](http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1942/jan/27/war-situation#S5CV0377P0_19420127_HOC_280): "We prepared to set upon Rommel and try to make a good job of him... >...for...Show More Summary

Yes, People at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Think Churchill Was a War Criminal for Not Making Peace with Hitler in May 1940. Why Do You Ask?: Hoisted from the Archives

Hoisted from the Archives: [Yes, People at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Think Churchill Was a War Criminal for Not Making Peace with Hitler in May 1940. Why Do You Ask?](http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2011/07/yes-the-ludwig-von-misShow More Summary

Dictatorships and Double Standards: Jeet Heer Has a Ludwig Von Mises Quote: Hoisted from the Archies

Hoisted from the Archives: [Dictatorships and Double Standards: Jeet Heer Has a Ludwig Von Mises Quote...](http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/11/jeer-heer-has-a-ludwig-von-mises-quote.html): An example of classical liberalism's elective...Show More Summary

2018-01-21 FILED: Title IX

Limits to Confidentiality: As UC employees, all course instructors and tutors are Responsible Employees and that we are required to report incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment or other conduct prohibited by university policy to the Title IX officer. Show More Summary

Free Riding, Unions, and "Right-to-Work"

[_Amici Curiae_ in Janus v. AFSCME](https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/16/16-1466/28326/20180118155219419_16-1466%20bsac%20Economists%20and%20Professors%20of%20Law%20and%20Economics.pdf): No. 16-1466 :: In the Supreme Court of the United States :: MARK JANUS, Petitioner, v. Show More Summary

Economics 210b: Topics in Economic History: "Great Books" Course

2018 on bCourses: Brad DeLong's Office Hours: Th 10-12 Blum Hall 200G, and by appointment: send email to: Course Meeting: Tuesday @ 4 PM in Evans Hall 639 ---- Topics (Preliminary): Jan 16: Organizational Jan 23: Robert Allen: Global...Show More Summary

Procrastination: January 11, 2017

Must-Reads: Michael J. Boskin: [Another Look at Tax Reform and Economic Growth](https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/republican-tax-plan-growth-effects-by-michael-boskin-2017-12): "Barro and I have clearly come to a different conclusion than Summers and Furman have about the bill... Show More Summary

AAAAIIIIYYYYEEEE!!!!: Monday Smackdown—BitCoin Edition

Some people wish me ill. They keep emailing me things from John Cochrane. I wish they wouldn't. Or I wish I would develop some self-control. This is not making me happy: First, let me set forth an intelligent, rational, measured assessment...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: The People’s History of Tattooine

Tim Carmody: [The People’s History of Tattooine](https://kottke.org/17/12/the-peoples-history-of-tattooine): "The Tusken _People_. 'Raiders' presumes some malevolent intent. They are trying to preserve the desert habitat and Luke wants to race through it in his speeder. The Tusken are just trying to keep parts of Tatooine wild and undeveloped by heavy industry..."

Determining Bargaining Power in the Platform Economy: Reinvent Full Transcript

Reinvent: [Determining Bargaining Power in the Platform Economy](http://reinvent.net/events/event/determining-bargaining-power-in-the-platform-economy/): Our political system has been hacked by time, circumstance, chaos, and disaster......The...Show More Summary

Why Low Inflation Is No Surprise: Fresh at Project Syndicate

[Project Syndicate](https://www.project-syndicate.org/): [Why Low Inflation Is No Surprise by J. Bradford DeLong](https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/low-inflation-no-surprise-by-j--bradford-delong-2018-01): BERKELEY – The fact...Show More Summary

Some Fairly-Recent Must- and Should-Reads...

1. Jonathan Kirshner (January 15, 2017): [America, America](http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/america-america/): "Consider what it took in Germany to bring about a Hitler... 2. Ezra Klein: [@ezraklein on Twitter](https://twitter.com/ezraklein/status/943618464744443904): "I don’t know what the _[New York] Times_ should’ve done with Thrush. Show More Summary

Procrastination for December 28, 2017

Yes, this feature was dropped on the floor during chaotic December. Why do you ask? But it is now time to pick up the slack: ---- Worth Highlighting at Grasping Reality: [Six Tax "Reform"-Related Appeals to Various People to Do Their...Show More Summary

Some Fairly-Recent Must- and Should-Reads...

1. Ezra Klein: [@ezraklein on Twitter](https://twitter.com/ezraklein/status/943618464744443904): "I don’t know what the _[New York] Times_ should’ve done with Thrush. But I watched the efforts to plant oppo and smear @lkmcgann in the aftermath of her reporting. Show More Summary

The Broken Political System of the United States...: No Longer Fresh at Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate: [America’s Broken Political System](https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/us-tax-reform-failed-governance-by-j--bradford-delong-2017-12): From an Olympian perspective, the "tax reform" bill is not the biggest of deals. Show More Summary

Reinvent: Determining Bargaining Power in the Platform Economy

Reinvent: [Determining Bargaining Power in the Platform Economy](http://reinvent.net/events/event/determining-bargaining-power-in-the-platform-economy/): Our political system has been hacked by time, circumstance, chaos, and disaster......The...Show More Summary

Three Books for 2017: Economics for the Common Good, Janesville, Economism

Ken Murphy asked me for three books for 2017. Mine are: Amy Goldstein: [Janesville: An American Story](http://amzn.to/2yZvLyA), Jean Tirole: [Economics for the Common Good](http://amzn.to/2B3LDlq), and James Kwak: [Economism: Bad Economics...Show More Summary

For the Weekend: Stephen Vincent Benét: John Brown's Body I

For the Weekend: Stephen Vincent Benét: [John Brown's Body I](http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700461.txt): INVOCATION American muse, whose strong and diverse heart So many men have tried to understand But only made it smaller withShow More Summary

Weekend Reading: Sidney Blumenthal on the Finances of Stephen "The Little Giant" Douglas

Weekend Reading: From Sidney Blumenthal: [Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln](http://amzn.to/2zcUbVq): "In 1836, the legislature granted a charter for a railroad running from Galena in the northwest corner to the southernmost tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers... Show More Summary

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