Bryan Caplan

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Name: Bryan Caplan
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well?, by Bryan Caplan

When I was in high school, Murray Rothbard's analysis of government ownership was a revelation .  Why was my high school a den of waste, incompetence, and stagnation?  Because it was a government enterprise!On the free market, in short, the consumer ... [Published EconLog - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Look-Alikes Don't Look Like Identical Twins, by Bryan Caplan

Read this neat NYT write-up of new research by Nancy Segal and co-authors.  Segal, famous for her work on twins, got an idea when she encountered the oeuvre of Francois Brunelle, "a photographer in Montreal who takes pictures of pairs of people ... [Published EconLog - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mencken's Appeasement, by Bryan Caplan

I just learned that the great H.L. Mencken's Prejudices contains an eloquent plea for appeasement .  From Mencken's "Martyrs" :I]t seems to me sheer vanity for any man to hold his religious views too firmly,or to submit to any inconvenience on account ... [Published EconLog - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

The Sweet Spot of Freedom, by Bryan Caplan

No one needs a political philosophy to tell them how to treat people they personally know.  Once human beings forge personal bonds, they understand what to expect from each other.  The main point of political philosophy is to tell people how to treat ... [Published EconLog - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Veil of Implausibility, by Bryan Caplan

The veil of ignorance is arguably 20th-century political philosophy's most successful new meme.  On one level, it's easy to see the appeal.  Political philosophy seems morally deadlocked.  The veil of ignorance provides a meta-norm to break this deadlock: ... [Published EconLog - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Education Bet Update, by Bryan Caplan

In 2011, my co-blogger David and I bet on the future of higher education .  The terms:I propose that we use the official numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics' Table 212 . 2009 is the latest available year of data.  29.6% of 18-24 ... [Published EconLog - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?, by Bryan Caplan

The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, you may recall, was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom .  Eleven years and over 100,000 civilian deaths later, the name is dark comedy.  The replacement Shiite-dominated government is a close ally of the Iranian theocracy, ... [Published EconLog - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Tolerance Before Empathy, by Bryan Caplan

Suppose you have a ne'er-do-well cousin.  A long-term alcoholic and drug addict, he's been arrested about thirty times - though never convicted of a felony.  One day he comes to your door, and tells you a largely accurate history of his troubled life, ... [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

The Ethics of Individualism, by Bryan Caplan

Last question before GenCon: In Haidtian terms , what is an "individualist"?  Insiders' knee-jerk reaction is probably to say "low in Care," or maybe even "low in Fairness."  But per Sebastian Nickel , isn't "low in Loyalty" the better answer?(0 CO ... [Published EconLog - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Machismo vs. Appeasement, by Bryan Caplan

I suspect that the ultimate objection to pacifism and appeasement is that they are unmanly .  A "real man," brimming over with machismo, stands up for himself no matter what the consequences: Never retreat, never surrender.  The emotional appeal ... [Published EconLog - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

The Fiscal Prognosis, by Bryan Caplan

Here's how bad the CBO's now expects the long-run fiscal crisis to be:The unsustainable nature of the federal tax and spending policies specified in current law presents lawmakers and the public with difficult choices. Unless substantial changes are ... [Published EconLog - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

The Quantum Leap of Logic, by Bryan Caplan

Quantum mechanics is often used as a club against common sense.  I've heard dozens of variations on Scott 's:After all, quantum mechanics doesn't sound plausible either---but it's true.Seriously, though, how does this argument amount to anything more ... [Published EconLog - Aug 06 2014]

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Republicans Won't 'Go Libertarian' -- Here's Why [Published Huffington Post - Aug 29 2014]
Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well?, by... [Published EconLog - Aug 29 2014]
Look-Alikes Don't Look Like Identical Twins, by... [Published EconLog - Aug 28 2014]
Mencken's Appeasement, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 27 2014]
The Sweet Spot of Freedom, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 26 2014]
The Veil of Implausibility, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 25 2014]
Education Bet Update, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 22 2014]
What's the Use of Crying Over Spilled Blood?, b... [Published EconLog - Aug 21 2014]
BJC Branding Named a Constant Contact Certified... [Published Ask.com - Aug 20 2014]
Practical Guidance for Prudent Students, by Bry... [Published EconLog - Aug 20 2014]
Family affairs with Susan Hetherington (what Se... [Published ABC Online - Aug 19 2014]
Tolerance Before Empathy, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
Our Poverty and Theirs, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
The Ethics of Individualism, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 13 2014]
Haidt and the Moral Foundations of the Welfare ... [Published EconLog - Aug 12 2014]
Choose Your Battles, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Aug 12 2014]
When the straightforward interpretation seems c... [Published EconLog - Aug 09 2014]
New Report Challenges The Whole 'IP Intensive I... [Published Techdirt - Aug 08 2014]
Machismo vs. Appeasement, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 08 2014]
The Three Unexplained Mysteries of Taxi Tipping... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 07 2014]
The Fiscal Prognosis, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 07 2014]
The Quantum Leap of Logic, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 06 2014]
Common Sense: As True As It Seems, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 06 2014]
My Life of Appeasement, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 05 2014]
Lame Excuses: What's Wrong With the Adversarial... [Published EconLog - Aug 04 2014]
Immigrants Are Good for Cosmopolitan Tolerance,... [Published EconLog - Aug 01 2014]
What Do Constitutions Do? Star Trek Edition, by... [Published EconLog - Jul 31 2014]
Huemer's Moderation, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 29 2014]
A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Confor... [Published EconLog - Jul 28 2014]
I hurt therefore I am (a utilitarian), by Scott... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
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Why Do Government Enterprises Work So Well?, by... [Published EconLog - Aug 29 2014]
When I was in high school, Murray Rothbard's analysis of government ownership was a revelation .  Why was my high school a den of waste, incompetence, and stagnation?  Because it was a government enterprise!On the free market, in short, the consumer ...
Look-Alikes Don't Look Like Identical Twins, by... [Published EconLog - Aug 28 2014]
Read this neat NYT write-up of new research by Nancy Segal and co-authors.  Segal, famous for her work on twins, got an idea when she encountered the oeuvre of Francois Brunelle, "a photographer in Montreal who takes pictures of pairs of people ...
Mencken's Appeasement, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 27 2014]
I just learned that the great H.L. Mencken's Prejudices contains an eloquent plea for appeasement .  From Mencken's "Martyrs" :I]t seems to me sheer vanity for any man to hold his religious views too firmly,or to submit to any inconvenience on account ...
The Sweet Spot of Freedom, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 26 2014]
No one needs a political philosophy to tell them how to treat people they personally know.  Once human beings forge personal bonds, they understand what to expect from each other.  The main point of political philosophy is to tell people how to treat ...
The Veil of Implausibility, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 25 2014]
The veil of ignorance is arguably 20th-century political philosophy's most successful new meme.  On one level, it's easy to see the appeal.  Political philosophy seems morally deadlocked.  The veil of ignorance provides a meta-norm to break this deadlock: ...
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