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Crime and Sheepskins, by Bryan Caplan

Criminals are poorly educated.   About 68% of state inmates dropped out of high school.  Many researchers study whether this effect is causal.  As usual, though, I'm more interested in whether the causal effect stems from signaling .  Education could ... [Published EconLog - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Progress on OTC Contraceptives, by David Henderson

In February 2012, I posted a proposal that the federal government allow contraceptives to be sold over the counter. I wrote: Nevertheless, there is a way that the federal government now cuts access to contraceptives in a way that substantially raises ... [Published EconLog - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola Bet Followup, by Bryan Caplan

I'm pleased by the high quality of comments on my Ebola bet , as well as the unusually high number of people willing to put their money where their mouth is.  First, the takers: Troy Barry :I'll take the bet (first form), not because I have any part ... [Published EconLog - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

How Economics Helps Us Understand: Airline Practices, by Art Carden

The world is a pretty complex and mesmerizing place, and people (and firms) do a lot of things that are, at first glance, hard to understand. Consider airlines. I've heard on numerous occasions complaints about how major carriers board their planes ... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Nominal GDP is not real (and is really tiny), by Scott Sumner

Sometimes I argue that nominal GDP is like Coke, it's the "real thing." By that I mean it's a well-defined concept, the dollar value of all output of final goods and services. Of course I exaggerate, there are some conceptual problems in how to define ... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Preferences in The Warriors, by Bryan Caplan

Economics makes many things funnier.  But econ's comedic value-added for the final scene of The Warriors (1979) is truly rich.  The first 15 seconds have the big unintended joke, but don't stop there.(0 COMMENTS) ... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
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First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola Bet, by Bryan Caplan

Mainstream scientists assure us that Ebola poses very little threat to Americans ; unless you're a health worker who cares for the infected, Ebola is almost impossible to catch in a rich, modern society.  Yet many populists and borderline conspiracy ... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Fixed Costs and Open Borders, by Bryan Caplan

Given existing border controls, mild measures to prevent serious contagious disease seem morally acceptable .  Yet the best choice, in my view, remains fully open borders - tear down the walls and make travel between countries as free as travel within ... [Published EconLog - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Henderson on Piketty, Part 3, by David Henderson

More excerpts from my recently published review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. For those who are worried about growing wealth inequality because their own wealth is not growing, there is a simple solution: save more and invest ... [Published EconLog - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Friday Night Video: Tom Palmer on Leonard Liggio, by David Henderson

I have not posted on that sweet man, Leonard Liggio, who died this week. It's partly because co-blogger Alberto Mingardi already has and partly because, while thinking about what to say, I came across a video by Tom Palmer. The content and the tone ... [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Grand Budapest Hotel's Sublime Apology, by Bryan Caplan

[mild spoilers]Here's a great scene from Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel .   Gustave, manager of the Grand Budapest Hotel, has just escaped from prison after being framed for murder.  Zero, an immigrant who works as the hotel's lobby boy, ... [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Housing and poverty, by Scott Sumner

The traditional definition of poverty in America has been criticized for ignoring factors such as government benefit programs and regional variation in the cost of living. Now the Census Bureau has released new estimates of poverty, which account ... [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]

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... I'm willing to switch to "Unless the U S changes its Ebola-related policies, $100 says that less than 300 people will die of Ebola within the fifty United States by January 1, 2018" but then we'd have to carefully define what policy changes count...
...this horrific disease the "killer argument" showing that open borders is a naively deadly proposal?  The CenterCenter for Immigration Studies " Mark Krikorian swiftly coined the Twitter hashtag #LibertariansForEbola to drive the argument home.Some libertarians downplay the risk of Ebola, even comparing it to statistically microscopic dangers like terrorism .  While I agree that Americans now overestimate their risk of Ebola infection, this plague nevertheless deserves our full attention.  Throughout history, contagious disease has killed billions."
...In 1950 Stigler advocated breaking up U S Steel. In his 1988 memoirs he confessed, "I now marvel at my confidence at that time in discussing the proper way to run a steel company." Mr. Tirole seems to share Stigler's humility
...You could respond, "Before the 1960s, American public schools placed far more emphasis on socialization."  This is plausible, but note: The famous relevant Supreme Court cases expelled God from public schools, but never lifted a finger against the secular...

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Crime and Sheepskins, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - 2 hours ago]
Progress on OTC Contraceptives, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - 12 hours ago]
Ebola Bet Followup, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 21 2014]
How Economics Helps Us Understand: Airline Prac... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
Nominal GDP is not real (and is really tiny), b... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
Ebola Bet, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
Preferences in The Warriors, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
Fixed Costs and Open Borders, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 19 2014]
Henderson on Piketty, Part 3, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Oct 18 2014]
Friday Night Video: Tom Palmer on Leonard Liggi... [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
The Grand Budapest Hotel's Sublime Apology, by ... [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
Housing and poverty, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
Ebola and Open Borders, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
A Stigler Story, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Oct 17 2014]
What Does Fusion Mean for the Future?, by Art C... [Published EconLog - Oct 16 2014]
It's the economy, stupid , by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - Oct 16 2014]
Prosecuting Truancy, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 16 2014]
Leonard Liggio RIP, by Alberto Mingardi [Published EconLog - Oct 15 2014]
An Odd A Priori Argument Against Private Educat... [Published EconLog - Oct 15 2014]
Happy Global Hand-Washing Day! Fighting Disease... [Published EconLog - Oct 15 2014]
Jean Tirole on Scaling Back Government, by Davi... [Published EconLog - Oct 14 2014]
Henderson on Tirole, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Oct 14 2014]
You know you're in trouble when even the Italia... [Published EconLog - Oct 14 2014]
Diseases of Poverty: Neglecting the Obvious, by... [Published EconLog - Oct 14 2014]
Financial Literacy, Human Capital, and Liberal ... [Published EconLog - Oct 13 2014]
Fawcett's Liberalism, by Alberto Mingardi [Published EconLog - Oct 13 2014]
The Bribes of Columbus, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 13 2014]
Henderson on Piketty, Part 2, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Oct 12 2014]
No hawks or doves, just owls, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - Oct 12 2014]
Conservative Relativism, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 12 2014]
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Crime and Sheepskins, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - 2 hours ago]
Criminals are poorly educated.   About 68% of state inmates dropped out of high school.  Many researchers study whether this effect is causal.  As usual, though, I'm more interested in whether the causal effect stems from signaling .  Education could ...
Progress on OTC Contraceptives, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - 12 hours ago]
In February 2012, I posted a proposal that the federal government allow contraceptives to be sold over the counter. I wrote: Nevertheless, there is a way that the federal government now cuts access to contraceptives in a way that substantially raises ...
Ebola Bet Followup, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Oct 21 2014]
I'm pleased by the high quality of comments on my Ebola bet , as well as the unusually high number of people willing to put their money where their mouth is.  First, the takers: Troy Barry :I'll take the bet (first form), not because I have any part ...
How Economics Helps Us Understand: Airline Prac... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
The world is a pretty complex and mesmerizing place, and people (and firms) do a lot of things that are, at first glance, hard to understand. Consider airlines. I've heard on numerous occasions complaints about how major carriers board their planes ...
Nominal GDP is not real (and is really tiny), b... [Published EconLog - Oct 20 2014]
Sometimes I argue that nominal GDP is like Coke, it's the "real thing." By that I mean it's a well-defined concept, the dollar value of all output of final goods and services. Of course I exaggerate, there are some conceptual problems in how to define ...
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