==> The WSJ and I are pen pals.
==> Next week on Friday (September 27) I’ll be giving a talk at San Jose State on interventionism in the Austrian tradition. (I’m in California because on Saturday I’m giving the keynote address for a celebration of Mises’ birthday. I still haven’t gotten his present, gah!!)
==> This “Nomocracy in Politics” seems like a website with a fairly unique perspective.
==> Daniel Kuehn in his inaugural EconLib article, where he challenges the conventional view that immigration policy should cater to highly skilled immigrants in the STEM fields. Obviously I don’t think the government should be using guns to influence the movement of people at all, but I could still see somebody saying–even after reading Daniel’s article–that “if the feds are going to limit immigrants to X people per year, then they should give preference to people who would earn a high salary right off the boat.” (And actually I bet such people would come here on ships, not boats.)
==> Some celebrities who were quite sweeping in their denunciations of hawkish US foreign policy under Bush, but are now strangely silent. (BTW I’m just assuming the article is being fair, and that these celebrities really have been silent under Obama. I’d be happy to correct this, if any of you have counterexamples.)
==> Nick Rowe admits that nominal GDP targeting is a vicious dog with sharp teeth.
==> Can you imagine if you were an MBA student, minding your own business, and then you had Nick Rowe teaching you about the time value of money? You’d probably drop out and switch to philosophy. (BTW I’m just being “funny,” Nick’s post is awesome. I’m just joking that 99% of his students probably have no idea how deep he gets into this typical stuff that most lecturers would breeze through without giving it much thought.)
==> Just for fun.
==> Another surprise monetary policy announcement, another example of easier money leading to lower interest rates. Yawn.