==> This debate (hosted by Russ Roberts) on climate change is at once wonderful and infuriating. Christy and Emanuel can’t even agree on Christy’s statements about the performance of the climate models. Now I know how the public feels when one economist says, “The literature says that the minimum wage has little impact on unemployment” and another economist says, “No it doesn’t.”
==> Lew Rockwell states what libertarianism is, and isn’t, in order to anchor the recent controversies.
==> At the end of this post, in a sort of throwaway line, Scott Sumner says that the economy under Obama won’t be judged that terribly in the grand scheme of things, whereas he picks FDR and Nixon as the examples of presidents who had truly awful economies on their watches. It’s kind of ironic, that when discussing monetary policy, the two worst presidents Scott picks both had fairly decisive actions on that front.
==> I can’t tell what disturbs me more in this post by Daniel Kuehn: that he lectures me on the socialist calculation debate, or his suggestion that the Firefly crew “were federalist liberals like me.”