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In conversation with Tyler Cowen

It was a great honor and pleasure to be in conversation with Tyler Cowen -- and to go book-shopping with him at New York's Strand Bookstore (video of which should be available next week...) -- and you can now watch the full conversation,...Show More Summary

Tyler Cowen on low interest rates

(July 27, 2016 06:38 PM, by Scott Sumner) Tyler Cowen has a new Bloomberg column: Maybe Negative Yields Are a Sign of Prosperity Just when it seemed that negative yields could not spread any further, they did. Corporate bonds paying negative interest rates now account for about $512... (0 COMMENTS)

My conversation with Michael Orthofer

That is the latest entry in the Conversations with Tyler series, here is the transcript, audio, and video.  Here is the overview: Michael Orthofer, one of the world’s most prolific book reviewers, joins Tyler Cowen for a conversation on?—?what else??—?books. Show More Summary

Remorse

(July 26, 2016 10:55 AM, by Scott Sumner) Tyler Cowen linked to a Wonkblog post that suggested pot legalization has not had the negative effects that drug warriors predicted: National surveys have shown that teen marijuana use rates are falling across the country. But there haven't been many... (0 COMMENTS)

Incentives Matter for Politicians Too

(July 25, 2016 04:14 PM, by David Henderson) In a Facebook comment on my recent post on Peter Thiel and Donald Trump's foreign policy views, my friend Stephen M. Jones wrote (I quote with his permission): Tyler Cowen had an important post linking this article about Trump and... (0 COMMENTS)

The Complacent Class

5 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

The Complacent Class is a forthcoming book by Tyler Cowen. Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy...Show More Summary

No, Retirement Worries Are Not Behind Trump's Support From Old White Voters

Tyler Cowen writes in Bloomberg today about Donald Trump's main base of support: Older white Americans are Donald Trump’s core support group, and that’s relevant to the success of Trump’s rhetoric. Commentators frequently cite globalization...Show More Summary

Bloomberg, Reuters Add Columnists

Bloomberg adds Tyler Cowen, Reuters adds Sara Silver.

Is backlash a symptom of insufficient immigration?

Bryan Caplan writes: The fact that Londoners showed little sympathy for Brexit is telling: People who experience true mass immigration first-hand tend to stop seeing it as a problem.  “Backlash,” as Tyler Cowen calls it, is a symptom...Show More Summary

Why Did the Star Trek and Star Wars Universes Turn Out So Differently?

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: JD Hancock) Tyler Cowen is an economist at George Mason University. Recently, he mused about why the settings of Star Trek and Star Wars are so different. There are advanced technologies in both--far beyond our own reality--but enormous differences in the politics, economies, and cultures between them. Show More Summary

Questions ?

I'm looking forward to my to-be-podcast conversation with Tyler Cowen, and at his Marginal Revolution weblog he invites readers to tell him What should I ask Michael Orthofer ? So if you have questions..... (35 responses so far, last I checked -- though I haven't read them, yet. Should I ? Don't want to be over-prepped. (Oh, who am I kidding, of course I am going to peek....))

What to Do about London Housing

(June 14, 2016 06:51 AM, by David Henderson) James Jirtle, a long-time reader of Marginal Revolution, recently wrote Tyler Cowen and asked his views about what to do about high housing prices in London. Mr. Jirtle listed 11 proposed responses and asked which Tyler thinks "are likely to... (0 COMMENTS)

Wage and hour roundup

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“President Obama says there is ‘no solid evidence’ [that higher minimum wages kill jobs]. Yes there is — lots of it.” [Tyler Cowen channeling David Neumark etc.] “The minimum wage arose in the early 20th century as a Progressive policy...Show More Summary

Misallocation under Rent Control

(June 13, 2016 11:36 AM, by David Henderson) On Marginal Revolution this morning, Tyler Cowen addresses the question "How bad is rent control when housing supply is artificially restricted by law?" He leads with this: Many of you have been asking me about this NYT article on the... (1 COMMENTS)

My post-tenure plans, and why I’m giving up social media

Within a few days of me getting tenure, Tyler Cowen coincidentally posted this new paper from Brogaard, Engelberg and van Wesep: Using a sample of all academics that pass through top 50 economics and finance departments between 1996 and 2014, … Continue reading ? The post My post-tenure plans, and why I’m giving up social media appeared first on Chris Blattman.

The opportunity cost of helicopter drops

Tyler Cowen links to a Wolfgang Münchau post advocating helicopter drops: I have argued in favour of a ‘helicopter drop’, even before the recent deterioration in economic growth and the outlook. A helicopter drop means that the ECB would print and distribute money to citizens directly. If it were to distribute, say, €3,000bn or about […]

Bitcoin, Meet China. May You Have Many Happy Days Together.

Tyler Cowen points me to this from the Economist: Most trading in bitcoin takes place in China: Huobi and OKCoin, two Chinese exchanges, are thought to account for more than 90% of transactions. The currency seems to have become an outlet for Chinese savers frustrated with their limited investment options and searching for high-yielding assets. Show More Summary

What Does Tyler Cowen Mean by Freely?

(June 4, 2016 11:38 AM, by David Henderson) In an otherwise good analysis of the split between work and leisure, Tyler Cowen writes: Women are working far more than they once did, and probably more than they would choose to do, if they were able to balance their... (0 COMMENTS)

Mass Transit Ridership Is Down. How Can We Fix This?

Tyler Cowen point us to Wendell Cox, who says that aside from New York City, mass transit ridership in the US is looking grim: If New York City Subway ridership had remained at its 2005 level, overall transit ridership would have decreased from 9.8 billion in 2005 to 9.6 billion in 2015. Show More Summary

Voters in the West Feel Betrayed and Endangered By Their Leaders

Tyler Cowen looks at the rise of Donald Trump and “Bernie Bros”, and a far-right, anti-refugee party nearly winning Austria’s election and asks “what the hell is going on?” These developments may reflect the men’s difficulty in navigating the new rules and standards of a rapidly changing world, as Cowen theorizes. Show More Summary

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