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George Hilton, RIP, by David Henderson

On August 4, while I was on my vacation, my beloved transportation economics professor, George Hilton, died . Co-blogger Art Carden has rightly singled out one of his best articles in a post earlier today. Here are some of my reminiscences of ... [Published EconLog - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of Early 20th Century, by Art Carden

In response to my recent blogging about Uber and Lyft, Daniel Klein sent me this paper (gated by JSTOR) by Ross Eckert and the recently-deceased George Hilton. It's a fascinating story of rent-seeking special interests (electric streetcar and railway ... [Published EconLog - 8 hours ago]
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Practical Guidance for Prudent Students, by Bryan Caplan

The Case Against Education 's chapter on the selfish return to education runs over sixty pages.  Since I suspect that even eager readers may skim all the tables, I end with practical advice in plain English.  Note: Nothing in this section hinges on signaling, ... [Published EconLog - 20 hours ago]
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When supply is demand, by Scott Sumner

In order to do good economic analysis, it is important to distinguish between supply and demand shocks. Commenter SG pointed me to this curious post by Paul Krugman: For those new to or confused by the term, secular stagnation is the claim that underlying ... [Published EconLog - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Krugman on Health Care: I Advocate Horror, by David Henderson

Paul Krugman writes: the attack on Obamacare depended almost entirely on lies, and those lies are becoming unsustainable now that the law is actually working. No, there aren't any death panels ; no, huge numbers of Americans aren't losing coverage or ... [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Walmart to the Rescue, by David Henderson

While away on my vacation in Canada, I missed this story about Walmart and health care. Here's an excerpt: After years of "Will they or won't they?" discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has ... [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem, by David Henderson

Have you seen this sign in your doctor's office? It reads, "One problem per visit, please." An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says this sign is popping up in the offices of some family physicians.This is from W. Gifford-Jones, M.D., ... [Published EconLog - Aug 19 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 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Our Poverty and Theirs, by Bryan Caplan

I regularly praise Nicholas Kristof's courageous essay on Third World poverty.  While First World immigration policies and Third World economic policies cause enormous harm, the global poor exacerbate their woes with grotesquely irresponsible ... [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus, by Art Carden

A very brief Twitter exchange from last week: @WesleyVaughn Dropping a million quarters on sidewalks around town would be a better idea. — Art Carden (@artcarden) August 12, 2014 I was jesting, but only sort of. As a friend has suggested, Birmingham's ... [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic depressions, by Scott Sumner

Standard monetary theory says that changes in the money supply and prices are neutral under certain circumstances, such as in the very long run, and also after monetary reforms where all contracts are automatically adjusted to the change in the money ... [Published EconLog - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Causation, by David Henderson

Which cause should we focus on? One of my favorite editorial writers for the Wall Street Journal, Mary O'Grady, writes (in "A Terrorist Big Fish Gets Away" in the August 11 print edition): America's voracious appetite for illegal drugs has allowed ... [Published EconLog - Aug 17 2014]

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...In a side discussion of drug legalization, Hilton said, "Of course, some people would be addicted. I'm addicted to Baskin-Robbins Thirty-One Flavor." On long-term consequences of drugs, he pointed out that one of main consequences of heroin use was constipation...

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George Hilton, RIP, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - 6 hours ago]
Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of ... [Published EconLog - 8 hours ago]
Practical Guidance for Prudent Students, by Bry... [Published EconLog - 20 hours ago]
When supply is demand, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - 22 hours ago]
Krugman on Health Care: I Advocate Horror, by D... [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem, by David ... [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
Tolerance Before Empathy, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
Walmart to the Rescue, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
Our Poverty and Theirs, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
Quarters on the Sidewalk as Stimulus, by Art Ca... [Published EconLog - Aug 18 2014]
Grade deflation, grade illusion, and academic d... [Published EconLog - Aug 17 2014]
Causation, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Aug 17 2014]
Never reason from a price change, even in Japan... [Published EconLog - Aug 15 2014]
Classical liberalism, the forgotten Italians, b... [Published EconLog - Aug 15 2014]
Cryptocurrencies and Mobile Tipping, by Art Carden [Published EconLog - Aug 14 2014]
Tyler Cowen on ECB policy, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - Aug 14 2014]
Formal and Informal Violence Against African-Am... [Published EconLog - Aug 14 2014]
Jonathan Chait's bizarre idea of an honest poll... [Published EconLog - Aug 13 2014]
Cotton, and Slaves, and Arrogance: Honor and Vi... [Published EconLog - Aug 13 2014]
Prohibition: Then versus Now, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - Aug 13 2014]
The Ethics of Individualism, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Aug 13 2014]
A Contest: Open Borders Bingo!, by Art Carden [Published EconLog - Aug 12 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]
The economy is more subtle and complex than you... [Published EconLog - Aug 11 2014]
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A Public Transportation Patch: Why Not School B... [Published EconLog - Aug 11 2014]
Great Moments in Economic Estimation, by David ... [Published EconLog - Aug 11 2014]
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George Hilton, RIP, by David Henderson [Published EconLog - 6 hours ago]
On August 4, while I was on my vacation, my beloved transportation economics professor, George Hilton, died . Co-blogger Art Carden has rightly singled out one of his best articles in a post earlier today. Here are some of my reminiscences of ...
Paper of the Week: The Jitneys, or The Uber of ... [Published EconLog - 8 hours ago]
In response to my recent blogging about Uber and Lyft, Daniel Klein sent me this paper (gated by JSTOR) by Ross Eckert and the recently-deceased George Hilton. It's a fascinating story of rent-seeking special interests (electric streetcar and railway ...
Practical Guidance for Prudent Students, by Bry... [Published EconLog - 20 hours ago]
The Case Against Education 's chapter on the selfish return to education runs over sixty pages.  Since I suspect that even eager readers may skim all the tables, I end with practical advice in plain English.  Note: Nothing in this section hinges on signaling, ...
When supply is demand, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - 22 hours ago]
In order to do good economic analysis, it is important to distinguish between supply and demand shocks. Commenter SG pointed me to this curious post by Paul Krugman: For those new to or confused by the term, secular stagnation is the claim that underlying ...
Krugman on Health Care: I Advocate Horror, by D... [Published EconLog - Aug 19 2014]
Paul Krugman writes: the attack on Obamacare depended almost entirely on lies, and those lies are becoming unsustainable now that the law is actually working. No, there aren't any death panels ; no, huge numbers of Americans aren't losing coverage or ...
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