==> This EconTalk with James Heckman is great.
==> John Goodman on Krugman on health care.
==> I realize Bryan is ultimately disagreeing with Jerry Taylor, but I don’t like the way he did it. Look, do markets not work very well when it comes to books? After all, there can only be one true explanation of what caused the Great Depression, and yet Friedman/Schwartz still sell a lot along with Keynes. When you stop and ask yourself, “What does it mean for a market to ‘work’?” then I think the “market in ideas” works pretty awesome. I mean, the 18 people on earth who have my worldview can talk to me quite easily. That wouldn’t be true under other non-market social arrangements throughout history.
==> I have to be VERY careful when commenting on this post, in which Tyler responds to the fact that he lost a bet to Bryan. Let the following remarks suffice:
(a) Tyler is totally right about Krugman.
(b) If you’re going to bet Tyler, you should do it for a lot more than $10.
(In case I have newcomers, let me make sure I point you to this so you’ll understand the delicate situation we’ve got here.)