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Monday links: strong opinions lightly held

Book list: The best books of year from Arnold Kling including Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us...

Friday assorted links

1. Arnold Kling’s books of the year.  And Scott Sumner outlines his forthcoming book on the Great Depression. 2. “Arguably the least appreciated resource for Islamic State is its fertile farms.” (noisy video at that link, sorry, but the content is interesting) 3. Historical estimates of Chinese gdp.  And where in the world is the […]

Hard to do large clinical trials

That is the title of an Arnold Kling blog post, it runs like this (I am not adding an extra layer of indentation): “With this: Speaking this week at the EmTech conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Editas CEO Katrine Bosley said the company hopes to start a clinical trial in 2017 to treat a rare form […]

Banking and finance roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Robert Litan in Fortune on why Elizabeth Warren went after him; “Economists have no idea how to measure the value created by the financial sector.” [Arnold Kling] W$J at end of August had an investigative report on the (opaque, high-discretion,...Show More Summary

Wednesday assorted links

1. A good post, but I call this Ptolemaic epicycles: ” I think the puzzle of why average wages continued to grow at a rate well above zero isn’t completely solved.”  Arnold Kling comments. 2. The Straussian Jar Jar Binks. 3. Men’s Delusion Curry. 4. Saudis put water-intensive hay farm in Arizona.  And $6000 desk […]

Odds and ends

1.  Over at Econlog I have a post responding to Arnold Kling. 2.  Tyler Cowen has a new post discussing the ideas of Kevin Erdmann.  In my view Kevin is one of the most underrated thinkers in economics.  He’s done a long series of posts on real estate, as well as related issues such as […]

Arnold Kling on "Sumnernomics"

(November 4, 2015 08:48 AM, by Scott Sumner) Here is Arnold Kling: What I wish to point out is that the relationship as depicted is an anomaly with respect to textbook AS-AD, including both Keynesian economics and Sumnernomics. Timothy Taylor refers to the relationship as a Phillips Curve.... (0 COMMENTS)

Arnold Kling on Rand Paul words of wisdom

I think that recent developments in the Middle East, starting with the behavior of Hamas during the Gaza war and continuing with the behavior of ISIS, have struck a nerve among those inclined toward the civilization vs. barbarism axis. Even if you do not believe that conservatives are right, you have to acknowledge that the […]

Saturday assorted links

1. Against Luxembourg. 2. Arnold Kling made me chuckle. 3. Many pictures of the economy.  What do they mean? 4. Does a disadvantaged start in life harm boys more than girls? 5. Following ISIS rule, electricity production plummets. 6. Sheldon Wolin has passed away.

Reply to Arnold Kling

(October 19, 2015 01:01 PM, by Scott Sumner) Arnold Kling replied to me recent post discussing a 4% inflation target (a policy I oppose, by the way.) I strongly disagree with all 6 of his points. He is responding to this claim I made: The simplest solution is... (0 COMMENTS)

Arnold Kling on the Fiscal Theory of the Price Level

(October 10, 2015 10:52 AM, by Scott Sumner) Arnold Kling recently responded to a point I made about the Fed not determining the path of interest rates: He wrote, Unfortunately, the Fed doesn't get to decide the path of interest rates. It looks like they do, but that's... (0 COMMENTS)

October 7 roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

News on legal policy front: Center for Class Action Fairness, founded and run by longtime Overlawyered co-blogger Ted Frank, merging into Competitive Enterprise Institute, Ted and all [CEI] Arnold Kling isn’t cheering Brookings Institution’s defenestration of well-known economist Robert Litan at Sen. Show More Summary

Kling on Phishing for Phools

(October 5, 2015 07:11 PM, by David Henderson) Phooey The other Feature Article on Econlib today is "Phools and Their Money," Arnold Kling's review of Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller. A highlight, after Arnold gives their... (0 COMMENTS)

Monday assorted links

1. Don Boudreaux responds to Dani Rodrik on free trade.  And Arnold Kling responds.  And Dan Klein reviews C.W. Cooke’s The Conservatarian Manifesto. 2. A quick way to access what betting markets are telling us about the candidates. 3. The NBA is moving toward wearable tech — are you next? 4. More data on Chinese […]

People who deserve to be raised in status

Let’s stick with the living, here are a few who come to mind: Adam Minter Charles C. Mann Laura Miller (formerly of, now of Slate) Ted and Dana Gioia Christopher Balding Fuchsia Dunlop Stephen King Arnold Kling Kendrick Lamar Viktor Zhadanov Chow Yun Fat To be clear, I am not suggesting these people are […]

Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane on the Future of Freedom, Democracy, and Prosperity

Lee Ohanian, Arnold Kling, and John Cochrane talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future of freedom, democracy, and prosperity. Recorded in front of a live audience at Stanford University's Hoover Institution as part of a conference...Show More Summary

A battle plan against “regressive regulation”?

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

In a new Cato white paper, Brink Lindsey considers the possibilities of assembling a political coalition aimed at trimming at least some kinds of excessive regulation [Arnold Kling, Coyote]: Despite today’s polarized political atmosphere,...Show More Summary

McArdle on Foreign Intervention and Blowback

(July 3, 2015 12:05 AM, by David Henderson) About two weeks ago, I challenged the following brief statement by Arnold Kling: We can also find this normative analysis among libertarians. Blaming terrorism on blowback for foreign intervention. Arnold was claiming that many libertarians are finding government intervention in... (0 COMMENTS)

Does Foreign Intervention Cause Blowback

(June 21, 2015 04:31 PM, by David Henderson) In a blog post today, Arnold Kling cites Robert Nozick's term "normative sociology." The idea is that many people point to what they want the causes of something to be rather than trying their best to find what the causes... (0 COMMENTS)

Occupational licensure pays off for the licensed

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

No wonder incumbent members of the occupation or profession are willing to lobby so hard for it [Morris Kleiner, Cato via Arnold Kling]: Our empirical analysis finds that after controlling for observable heterogeneity, including occupational...Show More Summary

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