(February 17, 2017 09:57 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Team Caplan is once again attending ISFLC. I'll be in two official events.Event #1: UBI Debate with Will Wilkinson, 3:30-4:30 PM on Saturday.Event #2: Ask Me Anything, 5:00-5:45 on Saturday.If you want to meet up sometime during the conference, email... (0 COMMENTS)
A recap of where the IMF admits that it screwed up. Also points out how the IMF overlooked a core methodology prone to errors and gaming.
Should Arsene Wenger go? If so who should replace him? In considering these questions we must remember three important economic principles. One is that in hiring someone what matters is putting round pegs into round holes. Productivity often results not...
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must- and Should-Reads: Heather Boushey: _[Americans’ feelings about the U.S. economy make sense | Equitable Growth]_ Nisha Chikhale: _[Are shocks to U.S. firm performance transmitted...Show More Summary
Charles Komanoff (of the Carbon Tax Center) at The Nation: Carbon-tax haters can relax. The proposal for a national carbon tax released on February 8 by high-level Republicans, including über-GOP consigliere James Baker, isn’t going anywhere. Financially and ideologically, the American right is wedded to carbon fuels. Trumpism runs on...
Workers in a labyrinthine mine in upstate New York can earn more than $80,000 a year -- if winter is harsh enough
This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble and bust, followed by strong investor buying.The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) reports (table below):1) Overall sales in January were up 15.9% year-over-year. Show More Summary
Merger of food and personal care giants would combine makers of consumer brands including Oscar Mayer and Lipton
The university’s B-school apologizes after turning away students who wore suits in a shade of blue
A labor struggle in South Bend as a window into unions' ongoing resistance to corporate greed.
Hey, no one said Speaker Ryan wasn't a smart guy. (Actually, many people have, but whatever.) Anyhow the Republicans have published an outline of their proposal for an Obamacare replacement. It seems designed to ensure that tens of millions...Show More Summary
But some hourly jobs have more qualities that appeal to workers, such as speed of hiring, pay and career advancement
The Washington Post warned readers that health care costs were about to start rising sharply again in an article reporting new projections from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS). While there is definitely a risk that...Show More Summary
However, the positive or negative effects aren't always exactly what he was hoping for
The popular messaging service is on track for the biggest tech IPO in years -- and eventually it may turn a profit
The truth is out there: The Silence of the Hacks, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: The story so far: A foreign dictator intervened on behalf of a U.S. presidential candidate — and that candidate won. Close associates of the new...
How capitalism became disconnected from social good, leading to hope for a "strong leader" will take on the rich and powerful.
Needless to say, the real war within the Democratic party is about who gets to feed at the trough.
The IMF has just released its self-evaluation of its Greek lending, in which it admits to many mistakes. This column and argues that the report misses one important error – reliance on the Debt Sustainability Analysis – but notes that the IMF’s candour should be a model for the other participants in the lending, namely, the European Commission and the ECB.