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David Friedman
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I am an academic economist who teaches in a law school and has never taken a course for credit in either field.
I am an academic economist who teaches in a law school and has never taken a course for credit in either field.

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Inequality and Assortative Mating
A thought on inequality, based in part on a point in The Bell Curve . The authors argue that one effect of a meritocratic system is an
increase in assortative mating. It occurs to me that the same effect
would be expected from any change that increased th...
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Shower Design, Tradeoffs, and Gift Horses
The nice thing about the shower in the hotel room where I recently spent a few days was that the enclosure was quite long, long enough so that towels hung up at one end of it were a safe distance from the shower head at the other end. Also, and more importa...
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Concerning Governor Weld
I recently attended an event at which Bill Weld, who was the vice presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party in 2018, spoke. I learned two things: 1. He is not a libertarian His solution to the problems of technological unemployment was some sort of go...
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My New Book is Now Out
Legal Systems Very Different from Ours , mostly by me but with one chapter each by Peter Leeson and David Skarbek, is now available on Amazon, both as a paperback and as a kindle .  One of the nice things about current publishing technology is that
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Ideas: My New Book is Now Out
Ideas: My New Book is Now Out
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Facts Rarely Speak for Themselves
The richest families in Florence in 1427 are still the richest families in Florence   is the headline of a story describing some interesting research in economic history. I have not read the article it is based on but, assuming the report is correct, its co...
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My new book, Legal Systems very Different from Ours (with one chapter by Peter Leeson and one by David Skarbek), appears to be available on Amazon now as a paperback (meaning that I haven’t
actually gotten a copy), and I’m in the process of using Calibre t...
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All My Economics Jokes
I mentioned, here and on FaceBook, a new addition to my very small
collection of economics jokes, not jokes about economics but jokes that teach economics. Enough people were interested so I
decided to post all six of them: 1. Two economists walked past a...
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Looking for a Cover Artist
I am nearly finished with Legal Systems Very Different From Ours and am in search of a cover.
There seems to be general agreement that my ideas for what to put
on the cover, discussed in a previous post don't work, so I am
looking for something better. T...
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Another Economics Joke
I have a very small collection of economics jokes, not jokes about economics but jokes that teach economics. It just occurred to me that there is another I should add: An economics professor is in a car driven by one of his students; she asks him to put on ...
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The Eugenic Bogeyman
It looks as though some scientists in China have produced two infants from ova edited using Crispr. The objective was to disable a gene associated with
vulnerability to AIDS. A good deal of the commentary on the report is negative, with talk of eugenics a...
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