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Fringe Benefits and Stagnating Wages

(March 12, 2015 04:22 PM, by David Henderson) Former co-blogger Arnold Kling has an excellent post this morning on measurement of worker compensation. He quotes a question from one of his readers. I'll let you read it for yourself. Then Arnold answers: There is a measure of wage... (1 COMMENTS)

The Austrian Solution to Greece

Submitted by Tom Cullis via Mises Canada blog, Arnold Kling asks economists to fill in the blank: “Greece will achieve economic success when ____” There is an answer from the Austrian perspective, but first I want to highlight some thoughts from other prominent bloggers. Show More Summary

Inconvenient truths

(February 18, 2015 08:07 PM, by Scott Sumner) Arnold Kling has a post pointing out that anti-science attitudes are not confined to the right. He starts by quoting Jonah Goldberg: Why does the Left get to pick which issues are the benchmarks for "science"? Why can't the measure... (0 COMMENTS)

Friday assorted links

1. Apes prefer the glass half full, more here. 2. Jeff Bezos is involved at WaPo. 3. Profile of Anthony Mason. 4. Those least admired by Arnold Kling (not Anthony Mason). 5. Is Washington in economic decline?  An interesting argument, although I would put more weight on high asset values. 6. Data about on-line education […]

Mortgage borrowers “helped” — at mortgage borrowers’ expense

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Who could possibly have seen this coming? [Arnold Kling]: Servicing [of mortgages] has been traditionally a very low-margin business, with the whole ballgame about keeping costs low. Back in 2009, policy makers treated mortgage servicers like a piñata. Show More Summary

Assorted links

1. My 2006 post on how to read fast. 2. Henry Manne biography and appreciation. 3. How L.A. became a powerhouse for Chinese food. 4. Previous MR posts on Yemen. 5. Arnold Kling is right: few people understand the non-dictatorship axiom either, or the portfolio separation theorem.  And political philosopher markets in everything. 6. An […]

Did the North and South Converge?

(December 26, 2014 04:46 PM, by David Henderson) Former Econlog blogger Arnold Kling's latest post is titled "Why Did the South Not Converge?" In it, he quotes from a book by Ira Katznelson and goes on to suggest various factors behind the failure of per capita incomes in... (0 COMMENTS)

Monday links: rejecting information

Quote of the day Bill James, “Given an option to do so, all men prefer to reject information.”  (Arnold Kling) Chart of the day The […] The post Monday links: rejecting information appeared first on Abnormal Returns.

Tax Roundup, 11/3/14: Elections tomorrow; good riddance. And: $3,000 unmentionables!

Tomorrow is Election Day. Good Riddance.  Tomorrow ends the current Festival of Democracy. Because I share Arnold Kling’s view of election seasons as […]

A very good sentence (Arnold Kling policy theater)

Afterward, I found myself with a lot of negative feelings. The first act of the (short) tale can be found here.  Here is one bit: I asked Baily, as an expert on productivity statistics, whether he thought that any economist would claim to have a reliable measure of bank output. “Of course not,” he replied, […]

The difference economists have made

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Tyler Cowen and Arnold Kling salute the new Robert Litan book Trillion Dollar Economists, on how economists and their ideas have contributed to the world in practical ways ranging from auction design and financial innovation to telecommunications and prediction markets. Show More Summary

Should all public officials wear cameras?

Arnold Kling poses that question., and he writes: Suppose that when they meet with bankers, for example, Fed officials had to wear cameras and audio recorders, which could be obtained by FOIA requests. Or suppose that IRS officials had to wear cameras, for example, when they wrote emails or engaged in discussions about dealing with […]

Hiring Women and the Moral Inversion of Economics

In my post on why economics is detested I quoted Arnold Kling: The intention heuristic says that if the intentions of an act are selfless and well-meaning, then the act is good. If the intentions are self-interested, then it is not good. In contrast, economics evaluates an act not by its intentions but by its […]

Zeke Emmanuel on Optimal Life Expectancy

(September 23, 2014 02:03 PM, by David Henderson) Private Policy Like Arnold Kling, I found some of the information in Ezekiel Emanuel's article on aging troubling. But also, like health policy analyst Greg Scandlen, I found Ezekiel Emanuel troubling. I first saw reference to his article in a... (0 COMMENTS)

Tax Roundup, 9/19/14: Brutal Assault on Reason Season Edition. Arrggh!

Brutal Assault on Reason Season is underway. Elections depress me. Arnold Kling sums up my feelings: To me, political campaigns […]

A sentence to ponder

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

11 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 […]

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