Arnold Kling

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Name: Arnold Kling
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

Where are the Medicare savings coming from?

Loren Adler and Adam Rosenberg report: …the disproportionate role played by prescription drug spending (or Part D) has seemingly escaped notice. Despite constituting barely more than 10 percent of Medicare spending, our analysis shows that Part D ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Surprise! Mortgage Standards Being Lowered

As you no doubt know, various government agencies have moved the ball pretty far down the field with respect to loosening down-payment requirements for loans from Fannie and Freddie. The return of the 3% down mortgage seems to be pretty much assured. ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Can't Afford a House? Don't Buy One

America needs more low-down-payment loans.That seems to be the opinion of our government, anyway. The government agencies that drive most of the housing market are pushing for lower down-payment standards on mortgages, easing the 20 percent requirement ... [Published Bloomberg View - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Some of the most important sentences in economics

This is from Larry Summers and Lant Pritchett: …knowing the current growth rate only modestly improves the prediction of future growth rates over just guessing it will be the (future realized) world average.  The R-squared of decade-ahead predictions ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Assorted links

1. The drone brawl between Serbia and Albania . 2. E. Glen Weyl on the openness-equality tradeoff in global redistribution , or is there a case for the Gulf monarchies? 3. Shenzhen black swans feed pellets to carp . 4. When is martial law a ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Should all public officials wear cameras?

Arnold Kling poses that question ., and he writes: Suppose that when they meet with bankers, for example, Fed officials had to wear cameras and audio recorders, which could be obtained by FOIA requests. Or suppose that IRS officials had to wear cameras, ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Countries With Social Security Have Fewer Babies

Does knowing you’ll get a social security check at 70 limit the number of children you have in your 30s? Most people would say it wouldn’t (or, at least, shouldn’t). But a new study finds that in the past there is a strong correlation between state-provided ... [Published Acton Commentary - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

How the Poor Can Afford to Live in New York

Arnold Kling asks an interesting question : How can New York real estate be so expensive when the median income is so low?Here are four reasons he suggests:1. By some more accurate measure, the cost of living is not so much higher in NY.2. Living in NY ... [Published Bloomberg View - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

A sentence to ponder

The average age to receive NIH research grants has gone from 38 in 1980 to 51 today . That is Ben McNeil , via Arnold Kling . ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Kling on Bush and Baker on Health Care, by David Henderson

Like many entrepreneurs, Bush began by trying to solve one problem and ended up having to solve another. The problem that he and his partner tried to solve was reducing the cost of childbirth, in part by making more effective use of midwives. However, ... [Published EconLog - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for July 31, 2014

Over at Equitable Growth -- The Equitablog Nick Bunker: The durability of consumption and economic growth |Washington Center for Equitable Growth Nick Bunker: A post-war history of U.S. economic growth |Washington Center for Equitable Growth ... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

'Rereading Lucas and Sargent 1979'

Simon Wren-Lewis with a nice follow-up to an earlier discussion: Rereading Lucas and Sargent 1979 : Mainly for macroeconomists and those interested in macroeconomic thoughtFollowing this little interchange ( me , Mark Thoma , Paul Krugman , Noah ... [Published Economist's View - Jul 11 2014]

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Where are the Medicare savings coming from? [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 25 2014]
Surprise! Mortgage Standards Being Lowered [Published Seeking Alpha - Oct 24 2014]
Can't Afford a House? Don't Buy One [Published Bloomberg View - Oct 23 2014]
Some of the most important sentences in economics [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 20 2014]
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 17 2014]
AIG Shareholders Still Want a Nicer Bailout [Published AdvisorOne - Oct 15 2014]
Should all public officials wear cameras? [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 03 2014]
Countries With Social Security Have Fewer Babies [Published Acton Commentary - Oct 01 2014]
How the Poor Can Afford to Live in New York [Published Bloomberg View - Sep 26 2014]
Hiring Women and the Moral Inversion of Economics [Published Marginal Revolution - Sep 24 2014]
Zeke Emmanuel on Optimal Life Expectancy, by Da... [Published EconLog - Sep 23 2014]
A sentence to ponder [Published Marginal Revolution - Sep 07 2014]
Kling on Bush and Baker on Health Care, by Davi... [Published EconLog - Sep 03 2014]
Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for July... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Jul 31 2014]
Noted for Your Morning Procrastination for July... [Published Brad DeLong - Jul 31 2014]
Methodological seduction [Published mainly macro - Jul 30 2014]
SO LOOKING IN THE ARCHIVES FOR STUFF ABOUT ROBE... [Published Instapundit - Jul 29 2014]
'Rereading Lucas and Sargent 1979' [Published Economist's View - Jul 11 2014]
Rereading Lucas and Sargent 1979 [Published mainly macro - Jul 11 2014]
Securitization sentences to ponder [Published Marginal Revolution - Jul 03 2014]
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 27 2014]
How Doctors Game Medicare's Billing System [Published REASON Online - Jun 13 2014]
Unintended Consequences Of Obama's Student Loan... [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 13 2014]
How Doctors Game Medicare's Billing System [Published Hit & Run - Jun 13 2014]
The Moral Inversion of Economic Thinking [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 12 2014]
Arnold Kling on Well-Being Over Time, by David ... [Published EconLog - Jun 11 2014]
Does rigid mobility imply low tax elasticities? [Published Marginal Revolution - May 10 2014]
Nicholas Wade’s *A Troublesome Inheritance* [Published Marginal Revolution - May 08 2014]
The Great Grandson Also Rises, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - May 07 2014]
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Where are the Medicare savings coming from? [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 25 2014]
Loren Adler and Adam Rosenberg report: …the disproportionate role played by prescription drug spending (or Part D) has seemingly escaped notice. Despite constituting barely more than 10 percent of Medicare spending, our analysis shows that Part D ...
Some of the most important sentences in economics [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 20 2014]
This is from Larry Summers and Lant Pritchett: …knowing the current growth rate only modestly improves the prediction of future growth rates over just guessing it will be the (future realized) world average.  The R-squared of decade-ahead predictions ...
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 17 2014]
1. The drone brawl between Serbia and Albania . 2. E. Glen Weyl on the openness-equality tradeoff in global redistribution , or is there a case for the Gulf monarchies? 3. Shenzhen black swans feed pellets to carp . 4. When is martial law a ...
Should all public officials wear cameras? [Published Marginal Revolution - Oct 03 2014]
Arnold Kling poses that question ., and he writes: Suppose that when they meet with bankers, for example, Fed officials had to wear cameras and audio recorders, which could be obtained by FOIA requests. Or suppose that IRS officials had to wear cameras, ...
Hiring Women and the Moral Inversion of Economics [Published Marginal Revolution - Sep 24 2014]
In my post on why economics is detested I quoted Arnold Kling: The intention heuristic says that if the intentions of an act are selfless and well-meaning, then the act is good. If the intentions are self-interested, then it is not good. In contrast, ...
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