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Book recommendation: Tyler Cowen loves Ashlee Vance’s biography of Elon Musk and says “so far it is the book I have enjoyed...

Economic Reset

Libertarian econonmist Tyler Cowen comes to the right conclusion but mostly for the wrong reasons.  The economics of the world is changing – a reset – and things will never again be like they were.  He totally ignores what may be the most most important factor, automation and industrial robots. In manufacturing, for example, Ford, [...]Show More Summary

Tyler Cowen on Interpersonal Utility Comparisons

(May 20, 2015 11:48 AM, by David Henderson) One of the things we are most sure of in economics is that you can't compare utility, marginal or otherwise, across individuals. Utility is ordinal, not cardinal. Which is why I don't understand Tyler Cowen's post this morning. He leads... (0 COMMENTS)

Stocks take aim at another record high even as a ‘Great Reset' looms

``"Are these economic problems transitory, or are we glimpsing the beginnings of a grimmer future?" [Tyler Cowen] asks. "No one knows whether or how much of a reset may be underway. Yet I can't help but wonder which features of current data might prove harbingers of larger, more permanent changes to come." Check out more from Cowen in our "call" section.''

NONSENSE, WE’RE JUST GEARING UP FOR RECOVERY SUMMER #7! Tyler Cowen: Don’t Be So Sure the Econom…

NONSENSE, WE’RE JUST GEARING UP FOR RECOVERY SUMMER #7! Tyler Cowen: Don’t Be So Sure the Economy Will Return to Normal.

Economist Tyler Cowen says the economy might be a disappointment for years to come — and we'll just have to get used to it

The economy might stink for a while. Writing in the New York Times this weekend, economist, author, and blogger Tyler Cowen says that we might need to get used to the idea that economy will continue to underperform our expectations. Cowen...Show More Summary

Jonathan Pedde on the UK election and fiscal policy

Tyler Cowen directed me to an excellent new paper by Jonathan K. Pedde: Standard zero-lower-bound New Keynesian models generate large fiscal multipliers and expansionary negative supply shocks. Thus, according to these models, a political...Show More Summary

Don't Be Sure that Powerful People Don't Want the Economy to Return to Normal

Tyler Cowen warns readers in his Upshot piece that we may be entering a new era in which growth is weak and the bulk of the workforce, including those with college degrees, see stagnant or declining wages. The warning is well taken,Show More Summary

Hating libertarians

Tim Worstall, Bryan Caplan and Tyler Cowen have been wondering why people hate libertarians. I'm not sure many do: if you want to see hate, just look at the abuse dished out to even the most innocuous feminists. But let's...

Baltimore’s decline

Here are the 10 biggest cities in America in 1950, when most hit their peak: Tyler Cowen recently linked to an article that has lots of interesting information about Baltimore’s decline. As a result of Baltimore’s multiple social, economic, and educational problems, the city’s population has declined from 939,000 in 1960 to just622,000 today. In […]

What to do with police body camera footage?

If you’re Seattle, you put it on YouTube [Tyler Cowen] Tags: police, privacy, Seattle, surveillance What to do with police body camera footage? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Was 2007 a Flexion Point, When Everything Started Going Downhill?

“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

Labor and employment roundup

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

Are There Any True Laws, Especially Economic Ones?

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

Have Blog, Will Travel

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...

“Will youth sports disputes be improved by the intervention of the courts?”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

One of the internet's most famous economics bloggers has published his 3 laws for everything

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

Drum vs. Cowen: Three Laws

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

What Jeff Sachs thinks you should study

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.

Tyler Cowen’s three laws

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 […]

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