Daniel Frank on me, his introduction to Tyler Cowen – Marginal REVOLUTION

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…I wrote this post because the area Tyler influenced me the most and what I think is his greatest strength is something few discuss;...

Biden faces tough path to US economic recovery

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Joe Biden is grappling with a messy and unpredictable economic outlook as the twin threats of rising inflation and slow jobs growth shake confidence...

Yes, Paul Krugman, Booms Are Unsustainable | William L. Anderson

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That Austrians and Keynesians do not share many views on economics (or probably anything else) is obvious, so a difference of opinion between the...

Social Media’s Algorithms Aren’t Really Controlling You | David Gordon

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Senator Hawley wants government regulation of social media, and he insists that social media companies are somehow controlling and manipulating people. But Hawley is...

“Infrastructure” Is Now Anything the Government Wants To Do | Robert Zumwalt

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A common rhetorical tactic is to change the definition of a key word in a debate to fit a preferred conclusion. This tactic is...

Lies vs. silence? – Marginal REVOLUTION

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That is the contrast in my latest Bloomberg column.  The claims about the Republicans are more widely circulated in educated circles, so here is...

Saturday assorted links – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. How to write a book, circa 2021. 2. Cowen’s Second Law what the hell is this? 3. Why are non-alcoholic spirits so expensive? 4. Markets in...

Biden Wants a Global Minimum Tax to Offset His Proposed Huge Corporate Tax Increase...

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In the classic 1939 film, The Roaring Twenties, a desperate James Cagney tells Priscilla Lane, “You want the Brooklyn Bridge, all you gotta do is...

Prescription Only Apps???? – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Scott Alexander has a good post on prescription only Apps. Trouble falling asleep? You could take sleeping pills, but they’ve got side effects. Guidelines recommend...

What I’ve been reading – Marginal REVOLUTION

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1. David Thomson, A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.  One of the best attempts to make the auteur notion intelligible...

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Microsoft reportedly investigated Bill Gates for a prior romantic relationship before he left the...

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Board members at Microsoft made a decision in 2020 that it wasn't appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board...

Texas bill targets large banks’ gun policies. Small banks don’t object.

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Large out-of-state banks have been working to defeat a bill in the Texas legislature that would lock them out of the state’s lucrative municipal...

Sarah Ruden’s Gospels translation – Marginal REVOLUTION

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Am I the one who should be judging this?  I am neither Christian nor have any fluency in ancient Greek.  Nonetheless as a reader...