“I would bet on globalization slowly being in abeyance,” tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel said in a video interview with George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen. “I think with the benefit
Lefty argument du jour: government benefits for working poor subsidize low-wage employers. Oh? [Adam Ozimek via Tyler Cowen] “OSHA’s Latest Reporting and Recordkeeping Mandates: More Burdens with Few Benefits” [Eric J. Conn, Washington...Show More Summary
This is triggered by the recent post by Tyler Cowen and some followups by others. In it Tyler posits three laws: 1) There is something wrong with everything (no slam dunks, and one only understands something if one knows its flaws), 2) There is a literature on everything, and 3) All propositions about real interest rates are wrong. Show More Summary
I am here today (as is Tyler Cowen, he explains the rules we have to follow): NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC. 30th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics Martin Eichenbaum and Jonathan Parker, Organizers April 17 and 18, 2015 The Royal...
Writes Tyler Cowen, about a lawsuit filed by a benched 16-year-old club volleyball hopeful in Chantilly, Va. Tags: schools, sports “Will youth sports disputes be improved by the intervention of the courts?” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
Tyler Cowen, economics professor at George Mason university and noted economics blogger over at Marginal Revolution, has published his 3 oft-referenced laws. They are: Cowen’s First Law : There is something wrong with everything (byShow More Summary
Today Tyler Cowen published his version of Cowen's Three Laws: 1. Cowen’s First Law: There is something wrong with everything (by which I mean there are few decisive or knockdown articles or arguments, and furthermore until you have found the major flaws in an argument, you do not understand it) 2. Show More Summary
I was skeptical when I heard Tyler Cowen would interview Jeff Sachs. I’ve read a lot of Jeff’s work and figured I couldn’t learn much that is new. Plus I’m more interested in hearing Sachs’ nuanced views rather than the introductory … Continue reading ? The post What Jeff Sachs thinks you should study appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Many of you have been asking for a canonical statement of what I sometimes refer to as Cowen’s Laws. Here goes: 1. Cowen’s First Law: There is something wrong with everything (by which I mean there are few decisive or knockdown articles or arguments, and furthermore until you have found the major flaws in an […]
Simon Lester In recent weeks, a number of prominent economists have expressed views on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson are for it; Tyler Cowen is for it, mainly for foreign policy...Show More Summary
You will find it here. Here is one excerpt: TYLER COWEN: New York City, overrated or underrated? PETER THIEL: That’s massively overrated. TYLER COWEN: Why? PETER THIEL: We had a 25-year boom in finance, from ’82 to ’07. I think that’s slowly ebbing, slowly abating. It’s going to be increasingly regulated, and so if you […]
Tyler Cowen used his Upshot piece this week to tell us that the real issue is not inequality, but rather mobility. We want to make sure that our children have the opportunity to enjoy better lives than we do. And for this we should focus...Show More Summary
For several years I’ve been arguing that we are in a Great Stagnation, and that trend NGDP growth is about 3%, not the 5% to 5.5% from before the crisis. Just to be clear, I am referring to Tyler Cowen’s supply-side theory, not the Summers/Krugman demand-side secular stagnation, which I do not accept. The NGDP […]
In Which I Demonstrate That John Maynard Keynes Is the Only True Austrian Economist...: I wrote: Department of "Huh?!": Tyler Cowen calls me a semi-pseudo Hayekian: >Assorted links: 5. Brad DeLong, slouching toward recalculation... But...Show More Summary
Tyler Cowen argues against (pdf) Elizabeth Anderson's view (pdf) that capitalist bosses exert oppressive power over workers and, implicitly, against my view that capitalist work is alienating. This, I suspect, is one of the many issues in the social...
Tyler Cowen links to an Edward Hugh post: So, what do you do about the problem of secular stagnation? Again here there is divergence of opinion. Some still seek to treat the phenomenon as if it were a variant of the liquidity trap issue. Most notable here is Paul Krugman, who continues to hope that […]
“Charles C.W. Cooke’s The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right’s Future is all the rage right now,” Tyler Cowen writes. “Books which attempt to redefine or carve up the political spectrum...Show More Summary
Tyler Cowen: From Adam Ozimek, here are some very good points, which I had not previously pondered: …what a carbon tax does is push the required cost threshold up. This would allow solar to become the more profitable source of energy in the US sooner and increase the speed of...
According to American economist Tyler Cowen, Scarborough is the best ethnic food suburb in the world. What do you think, Raccoon Nation: is Scarborough the best-kept foodie secret in the city? Discuss amongst yourselves. In the news:...Show More Summary
That’s the conclusion of a new paper that Tyler Cowen has linked to. And I think that’s right. Many stimulus advocates (including me and Lars Svensson) have pointed out that currency depreciation caused by monetary stimulus would not be expected to boost net exports, as the substitution effect will often be dominated by the income […]