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TYLER COWEN: The Real Import Of The Gruber Fracas. I like this from the comments: “All I can say …

TYLER COWEN: The Real Import Of The Gruber Fracas. I like this from the comments: “All I can say is, if you’re going to pass a law with zero bipartisan support, you should be very careful in the drafting, since they aren’t likely to help you out if you muck it up. In this case, [...]

Moog's (MOG.A) CEO John Scannell on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Moog Inc. (NYSE:MOG.A) Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call July 25, 2014 10:00 am ET Executives Ann Marie Luhr - IR John R. Scannell - CEO Donald R. Fishback - VP and CFO Analysts Cai von Rumohr - Cowen and Company Tyler Hojo - Sidoti and...Show More Summary

Over at Equitable Growth: Investment in Equipment (and Software): What Are Neil Irwin and Tyler Cowen Thinking? Tuesday Focus: July 22, 2014

[Over at Equitable Growth]( The estimable Neil Irwin and Tyler Cowen get, I think, things wrong here. First, Tyler, commenting on Neil: Tyler Cowen: Facts about non-residential investment: "One simple hypothesis is that it’s not worth spending more on American workers at current wage levels. Show More Summary

THE MOTHER’S MILK OF POLITICS: Money Still Fuels The Political Machine. In despair over money’s …

THE MOTHER’S MILK OF POLITICS: Money Still Fuels The Political Machine. In despair over money’s influence in politics, progressives have fitfully embraced plans for public financing of campaigns. Via Tyler Cowen, I see that a new paper from Andrew Hall explores the effects of these sorts of programs. First, the good news: Public campaign funding [...]

The Most Egalitarian Of All Possible Worlds?

Pointing to a new study showing that income inequality is rapidly declining at the global level, Tyler Cowen argues that the redistribution favored by egalitarian movements in the US would end up hurting international prosperity: Although significant economic problems remain, we have been living in equalizing times for the world — a change that has […]

Obamacare is Working, and It Will Probably Continue to Work

Tyler Cowen isn't satisfied with current answers to the question of how well Obamacare is working. But although no one has firm answers to the questions he asks, I think we know more than he implies we do—especially when you widen your scope beyond just the details of the Obamacare transition over the next few years. Show More Summary

Prior Experience Doesn't Matter (Much)

Tyler Cowen points to yet another story today about how HR departments are using big data to hire and manage employees, and it's fairly interesting throughout. However, my appreciation for the power of this approach was certainly enhanced...Show More Summary

Yet Another Idiot Economist Says that War Is Good for the Economy

Preface: Two weeks ago, well-known economist Tyler Cowen (a professor at George Mason University) argued in the New York Times that wars – especially “major wars” - are good for the economy. Cowen joins extremely influential economists like Paul Krugman and Martin Feldstein – and various talking heads – in promoting this idea. Show More Summary

On Tyler Cowen's "Comical" 'War-Is-Good' Memo

Submitted by Jo Salerno via Mises Economic blog, Forbes’ columnist John Tamny executes an inspired and wonderfully savage critique of GMU economist Tyler Cowen’s dotty blog post touting the positive effects of war on economic growth....Show More Summary

Are Arguments Over the Shape of the Social Welfare Function "Mistaken" "Obnoxious" Fallacies?: Tuesday Focus for June 24, 2014

Kevin Drum flags a strange post from the estimable Tyler Cowen: Kevin Drum: Is it Obnoxious to Support Health Care For the Poor?: "Gary Silverman in the Financial Times... >>...What I like about Obamacare is that it shows some respect...Show More Summary

Should Dinner Reservations Be For Sale? Ctd

A reader sides with Tyler Cowen on the question: Once again, Chicago leads the way while New York sleeps – especially in the restaurant world. Consider Next Restaurant in the city’s Fulton Market District, run by famed chef Grant Achatz. You can only get a table by buying a ticket or by buying a subscription to the three […]

Hitler Before Hitler

Who embodied evil before the Nazi dictator? Tyler Cowen highlights an answer from Tim O’Neill: People were generally very familiar with the Bible pre-1900, so the figures usually cited as the epitome of evil tended to be Judas Iscariot, Herod the Great or, most commonly, the Pharaoh of the story of Moses in Exodus. In […]

WWII, The Broken Window Fallacy and Tyler Cowen

Sadly, it is not just intellectual deficients like Paul Krugman making this case. In a new op-ed in the New York Times, Tyler Cowen of George Mason University argues that technological advances from nuclear research to rocketry to internet...Show More Summary

Real Men Know What a Codec Is

Tyler Cowen points today to a list of words that show the biggest disparities in recognition between men and women. Men, for example, are pretty familiar with humvee, claymore, and scimitar. Women are pretty familiar with taffeta, wisteria, and bodice. Show More Summary

Military & strategy links: Economics of war, Lockheed's PR, UK dependency, ISIS and more

Is the absence of war harming economic growth? Tyler Cowen thinks so. John Horgan over at Scientific American is distinctly unimpressed with this line of argument. It's safe to say that the JSF is a source of controversy in every country that has signed up to it. Show More Summary

It's time to declare war on climate change -- literally

Read more on this story. Read The New York Times' Tyler Cowen's article on war's economic influence. Listen to more of The Week's mini podcasts: How we lost a generation of boys to video games Your weekly streaming recommendation: Cure...Show More Summary

Tyler Cowen versus Frederic Bastiat

(June 17, 2014 09:27 PM, by David Henderson) And also versus Julian Simon and Alex Field Counterintuitive though it may sound, the greater peacefulness of the world may make the attainment of higher rates of economic growth less urgent and thus less likely. This view does not claim... (0 COMMENTS)

No, war doesn't boost economic growth

Tyler Cowen argues in The New York Times that "the lack of major wars" is hurting economic growth: The world just hasn’t had that much warfare lately, at least not by historical standards. Some of the recent headlines about Iraq or South...Show More Summary

Economist Blames a Lack of War for the Long Recession

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An economist, Tyler Cowen, writes in the New York Times:The continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists. They have looked to weak demand, rising inequality, Chinese competition,...Show More Summary

Koch 'Scholar' Makes Case For War As Economic Boon

An editorial in the New York Times from Tyler Cowen, Chairman and General Director of the Koch-funded Mercatus Center largely flew under the radar last week as the situation in Iraq degenerated. In one of the most cynical efforts toShow More Summary

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