==> I missed this when he first posted it, but Silas Barta has a good contribution on the broken window debate, and how it relates to “recalculation.” I think if Tyler Cowen had written the exact same blog post (scattered with references to classic papers in the literature) people would be doubled over at the profundity. (My point is, I think it’s a really deep insight but you will be tempted to dismiss it because “it’s just from some guy Silas.”)
==> David R. Henderson reviews Bruce Bartlett’s new book. (And I’m a wiseguy in the comments, as is my wont.)
==> Speaking of David, he also blew up Krugman’s recent post on how health insurance obviously doesn’t work without government oversight.
==> The new “Circle Bastiat” blog looks promising. So far they’ve got a good rotation of fresh posts.
==> It’s that time of year…another session of my Principles of Economics online class! We’ve shortened it to 8 weeks. I cut out the methodological stuff; we jump right into the fun material like profit/loss and the drug war.