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The average age to receive NIH research grants has gone from 38 in 1980 to 51 today. That is Ben McNeil, via Arnold Kling.

SO LOOKING IN THE ARCHIVES FOR STUFF ABOUT ROBERT FOGEL, I found this still-interesting interview by…

SO LOOKING IN THE ARCHIVES FOR STUFF ABOUT ROBERT FOGEL, I found this still-interesting interview by Arnold Kling.

Arnold Kling on Well-Being Over Time

(June 11, 2014 04:39 PM, by David Henderson) When I was a young assistant professor at the University of Rochester business school in the late 1970s, I had a picture on my desk of a cute dog saying, "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better."... (0 COMMENTS)

Occupational licensure — in the New York Times

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“The right and left agree — too many occupations are overregulated” [Morris Kleiner, New York Times via Peter Van Doren, Cato; Arnold Kling] Tweet Tags: occupational licensure Occupational licensure — in the New York Times is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Does rigid mobility imply low tax elasticities?

In an excellent review essay on Greg Clark, Arnold Kling says maybe so: On the other hand, his findings argue against the need to create strong incentives to succeed. If some people are genetically oriented toward success, then they do not need lower tax rates to spur them on. Such people would be expected to […]

The Great Grandson Also Rises

(May 7, 2014 02:23 PM, by David Henderson) Our former co-blogger, Arnold Kling, has an excellent review on Econlib of Gregory Clark's latest book, The Son Also Rises. The review is titled "The Heritability of Social Status." You may have noticed that Clark, an economist historian at UC... (0 COMMENTS)

Tax Roundup, 5/7/14: How to keep from beating up the poor with high marginal rates? And: priorities!

Arnold Kling ponders solutions to the hidden high tax rates on the poor in SNEP Solution: Flexible Benefits and Extreme Catastrophic […]

"Capital" and "labour"

Most people, says Arnold Kling, are "labor-capitalists": Looking at the 21st-century economy through the filter of the Marxist categories of “capital” and “labor” is not particularly insightful. This is not a good era for either a plain coupon-clipper or an...

Answering Arnold's Challenge

(April 1, 2014 10:03 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Tyler publicizes a challenge from EconLog founder Arnold Kling:I still want to see an economist reconcile a belief in secular stagnation with a belief in Piketty's claim that the return on capital is going to exceed the growth rate of... (0 COMMENTS)

A good sentence

I still want to see an economist reconcile a belief in secular stagnation with a belief in Piketty’s claim that the return on capital is going to exceed the growth rate of the economy on a secular basis. That is from Arnold Kling.

“Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better”

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Yesterday Yale Law professor emeritus Peter Schuck visited Cato to discuss his new book, and Arnold Kling commented, with me moderating. More about the book and its arguments is here. Tweet Tags: Cato Institute, live in person, regulation...Show More Summary

Peter Schuck at Cato Thursday

Walter Olson On Thursday Cato will welcome Peter Schuck, professor emeritus of law at Yale, to discuss his new book “Why Government Fails So Often, And How It Can Do Better,” with Arnold Kling commenting. (I’ll be moderating). Today Peter Berkowitz reviews the book at Real Clear Politics. Show More Summary

Losingest Trade of 2010 Proposed by Arnold Kling...: Tuesday Hoisted from (Other People's) Archives from Four Years Ago

Four years ago: >Arnold Kling, March 2010: >The Keynesians are certain that deficit spending is contributing much to short-term economic performance, and they are uncertain that it is contributing much to long-term fiscal instability. Show More Summary

Fragile by Design

That is the new banking book by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber and the subtitle is The Political Origins of Banking Crises & Scarce Credit.  I went to review it, but came back to the thought that I liked Arnold Kling’s review better than what I was coming up with, here goes: I […]

If it’s an identity does that mean I’m right?

My musical chairs model of the economy assumes nominal hourly wages are sticky. In that case fluctuations in NGDP may be highly correlated with changes in the unemployment rate.  Arnold Kling doesn’t like the empirical evidence I found in support of the model: Scott is fond of saying, “Never reason from a price change.” I […]

Assorted links

1. Arnold Kling has a question for Thomas Piketty. 2. Suzanne Scotchmer has passed away.  In addition to her research achievements, during her time at Harvard she was one of the most popular professors with the graduate students and also one of the most helpful. 3. “Al-Qaida is obsessed with documenting the most minute expenses.” […]

Reply to Arnold Kling

Arnold Kling left this comment (responding to a quote of me): MMs predict that NGDPLT will reduce the severity of the business cycle. Not easy to test, but certainly testable over a period of time. In fact, this is what I believe is the core irrefutable proposition of market monetarism. Suppose that the Fed announces […]

Guest blogging at Econlog

Starting tomorrow I will do a guest blogging stint over at EconLog, which is one of my favorite blogs. I’ve followed David Henderson and Bryan Caplan for many years (and Arnold Kling when he was part of the group.)  More recently they were joined by Art Carden and Bart Wilson.  Now Art is leaving and […]

Assorted links

1. Auto Urine Therapy in India. 2. Is Easter Island collapse simply a myth? 3. How wealth is transforming New York City. 4. At home with meth users. 5. Helping inflation measures reflect housing bubbles. 6. Arnold Kling reviews Lant Pritchett.

Arnold Kling’s bad demographic news for libertarians

Arnold’s post is this: “Timothy Taylor writes, Married households with children were 40.3% of all US households in 1970; in 2012, that share had fallen by more than half to 19.6%. Interestingly, the share of households that were married without children has stayed at about 30%. Other Family Households, usually meaning single-parent families with children, […]

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