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Eminent Domain Bleg, by David Henderson

In a comment on my earlier post today, Tom West writes: I'm fairly certain that most infrastructure projects like pipelines or electrical transmission corridors would *never* get built without the government power of eminent domain.That's a reasonable ... [Published EconLog - 1 hour ago]
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Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageurs?, by Art Carden

Here's one reason to think time travel a la Back to the Future or one of the truly great but definitely most NSFW episodes of South Park will never work: we don't have contemporary or historical reports of time-traveling arbitrageurs. Today's nominal ... [Published EconLog - 6 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Intervention Leads to More Intervention, by David Henderson

The late Ludwig von Mises famously argued that when governments intervene in the economy, they often create new problems. Then, to address these problems, they impose new regulations that themselves to new problems, etc. I thought of that when ... [Published EconLog - 18 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Conformist World, by Bryan Caplan

I've been a non-conformist for as long as I can remember.  "All the other kids love sports" never seemed like a good reason why I should feel - or pretend to feel - the same way.  "None of the other adults are wearing shorts and flip-flops" never ... [Published EconLog - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

I hurt therefore I am (a utilitarian), by Scott Sumner

Bryan Caplan asks me for a defense of utilitarianism, and specifically a reason for rejecting other strongly held moral intuitions. Like many poorly educated people, I know little about philosophy other than that Descartes said "I think therefore ... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Kahneman's Thinking, Caplan's Eureka, and Mary Poppins' Living Wage, by David Henderson

In a powerful post 2.5 years ago, "Eureka! Economic Illiteracy as Mental Substitution," co-blogger Bryan Caplan takes one of Daniel Kahneman's most-powerful insights in his Thinking, Fast and Slow and applies it to the economic illiteracy that we see ... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mark Thoma's Selective Edits, by David Henderson

In a post titled, "Are the Rich Coldhearted?," Mark Thoma writes: Why are so many of the rich and powerful so callous and indifferent to the struggles of those who aren't so fortunate?He then goes on to quote from an op/ed in the New York Times:Are ... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Bad Faith and Court Decisions, by David Henderson

I wrote my earlier post this morning when I woke up in the middle of the night. I finally got back to sleep and woke up with another thought. Here would be a test of Scott Sumner's claim . You would apply it to people who you think have shown bad ... [Published EconLog - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Today's Single Mothers Compared to Fantine: How Far We've Come, by Art Carden

Red Mountain Theatre Company here in Birmingham is running Les Miserables through August 3. We saw it last night. It's the fourth time I've seen Les Mis, and it was worth every bit of what we paid for the tickets. Les Miserables is an incredible story ... [Published EconLog - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Does Predictability Imply Bad Faith?, by David Henderson

Co-blogger Scott Sumner, on his own blog, has written a stinging critique of intellectuals . You can read it for yourself, but here's the part I want to highlight and respond to: It's an embarrassment that the two sides of the debate [on ObamaCare] ... [Published EconLog - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Economist on Overparenting, by Bryan Caplan

Though I'm no fan of The Economist 's editorials, their science coverage remains outstanding.  Check out their latest piece on overparenting.  You could say I'm biased because the piece draws so heavily on my work, but as a pedantic professor, ... [Published EconLog - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

A few notes on utilitarianism, by Scott Sumner

As I expected, my post on utilitarianism generated a bit of controversy. In the comment section, konshtok wondered: what am I missing? from a utilitarian pov killing one person and using the organs to save the lives of others is the right thing to ... [Published EconLog - Jul 22 2014]

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...money to see Elvis live? How many hipsters would pay enormous amounts of money to get an apartment in Hamburg in the early 1960s so they could say "yeah, I was a Beatles fan before they were cool " ?
The dec line is "Proposed Rules Would Limit Speeds Until Tank Cars Are Upgraded, Replaced." Here's a segment from the article:
...But we gave these issues a second thought, and realized "who does it really hurt if gays get married?" And "gays are people too, with their own minds and preferences, we should also care about their happiness." And who does it really hurt if a girl wears a bikini? Our hatred for pain is eternal, but our other moral intuitions are contingent on complex social...
But the actual question being asked and answered is a very different one: "Would Mary Poppins be happier and stay onon the job, and would the kids she's taking care of be happier, if their parents paid Mary Poppins an extra $3 an hour?"

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Eminent Domain Bleg, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - 1 hour ago]
Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageur... [Published EconLog - 6 hours ago]
Intervention Leads to More Intervention, by Dav... [Published EconLog - 18 hours ago]
A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Confor... [Published EconLog - 19 hours ago]
I hurt therefore I am (a utilitarian), by Scott... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
Kahneman's Thinking, Caplan's Eureka, and Mary ... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
Mark Thoma's Selective Edits, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
Bad Faith and Court Decisions, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Jul 26 2014]
Today's Single Mothers Compared to Fantine: How... [Published EconLog - Jul 26 2014]
Does Predictability Imply Bad Faith?, by David ... [Published EconLog - Jul 26 2014]
The Economist on Overparenting, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 25 2014]
Nick Rowe on fiscal policy (and reply to Caplan... [Published EconLog - Jul 25 2014]
The Rhetoric of Rights and Permission, by Art C... [Published EconLog - Jul 24 2014]
Recent Reading: Adam Thierer, Permissionless In... [Published EconLog - Jul 24 2014]
Evolution and Moral Intuition, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 24 2014]
Good bye to the book as we know it?, by Alberto... [Published EconLog - Jul 24 2014]
Quality Control and a Level Playing Field in th... [Published EconLog - Jul 23 2014]
John Blundell, RIP, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Jul 23 2014]
Beyond left and right, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - Jul 23 2014]
What to Learn from The Catcher in the Rye, by B... [Published EconLog - Jul 23 2014]
The Brilliance Of The Onion on Immigrant Fruit,... [Published EconLog - Jul 22 2014]
This is HUGE!, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Jul 22 2014]
Some Empirics of Moral Philosophy, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 22 2014]
Scott's Utilitarian Leniency, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 22 2014]
A few notes on utilitarianism, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - Jul 22 2014]
McArdle on 15-Year Mortgages, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Jul 21 2014]
Does Paying More to Hire Americans Help America... [Published EconLog - Jul 21 2014]
The Argument from Conscience, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 21 2014]
Happy "Almost Assassinate Hitler Day", by David... [Published EconLog - Jul 20 2014]
Endogenous Sexism Explained, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Jul 20 2014]
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Eminent Domain Bleg, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - 1 hour ago]
In a comment on my earlier post today, Tom West writes: I'm fairly certain that most infrastructure projects like pipelines or electrical transmission corridors would *never* get built without the government power of eminent domain.That's a reasonable ...
Why Don't We Observe Time-Traveling Arbitrageur... [Published EconLog - 6 hours ago]
Here's one reason to think time travel a la Back to the Future or one of the truly great but definitely most NSFW episodes of South Park will never work: we don't have contemporary or historical reports of time-traveling arbitrageurs. Today's nominal ...
Intervention Leads to More Intervention, by Dav... [Published EconLog - 18 hours ago]
The late Ludwig von Mises famously argued that when governments intervene in the economy, they often create new problems. Then, to address these problems, they impose new regulations that themselves to new problems, etc. I thought of that when ...
A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Confor... [Published EconLog - 19 hours ago]
I've been a non-conformist for as long as I can remember.  "All the other kids love sports" never seemed like a good reason why I should feel - or pretend to feel - the same way.  "None of the other adults are wearing shorts and flip-flops" never ...
I hurt therefore I am (a utilitarian), by Scott... [Published EconLog - Jul 27 2014]
Bryan Caplan asks me for a defense of utilitarianism, and specifically a reason for rejecting other strongly held moral intuitions. Like many poorly educated people, I know little about philosophy other than that Descartes said "I think therefore ...
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