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Signaling Tension | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Josh Barro shined his spotlight on signaling last week:How many of the people talking down college as
What the Neoreaction Doesn't Understand about Democracy
The empirical evidence on public policy under dictatorship represents a serious challenge to the views of the anti-democracy far right.
War on crime? Or war on the poor? | EconLog | Library of Economics and L...
Intellectuals on the far left will sometimes argue that the entire criminal justice system is engaged in a vast right wing conspiracy to rep
The Myopic Empiricism of the Minimum Wage | EconLog | Library of Economi...
Unlike most opponents of the minimum wage, I admit that David Card and Alan Krueger's famous research on the topic is well-done. How then ca
Thank Obama for All He's Done | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
While I still harbor doubts about implementation, Obama's recent executive order on immigration exceeds my wildest hopes from two months ago
Intertemporal Corruption | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
When I was an undergrad at UC Berkeley, there was an informal norm about professors dating their students: Just wait until after the final e
The Righteous Scofflaw | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
The most popular argument against illegal immigration is probably that breaking the law is wrong. At least since the Nazis, though, virtuall
We Can Land On A Comet, But We Can't Admit Gruber Was Right
Sometimes life throws you a softball. Still trending on Twitter is the unintentionally hilarious hashtag #WeCanLandOnACometButWeCant, an ode
Sins of Omission: What's Wrong With Gruber's Health Care Reform | EconLo...
Given my interest in health economics and graphic novels, I was initially hopeful about Jonathan Gruber's graphic novel, entitled Health Car
TheMoneyIllusion » Other things equal, lower prices cause consumers to b...
I still see confusion about the never reason from a price change concept. So let's try again, looking to see whether “other things equal” he
Welcome to My Hypersensitivity Training Workshop | EconLog | Library of ...
In 1849 the British actor Charles Maccready started a riot by saying Americans were vulgar. A mob stormed the Astor Place Opera House, where
Hillary Clinton was Correct. Businesses Do Not Create Jobs
Mrs. Clinton recently drew a little fire for the following comment made while shoveling red meat to her base (Reason has the video clip). Do
Ending slavery made America richer | EconLog | Library of Economics and ...
Matt Yglesias has a good post that goes right at the
Tolerance and the Libertarian Penumbra, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library...
Libertarians are famous for their internal disagreements, but they have far more beliefs in common than their core position requires. For st