29 Dec 2014

Ultra Magness and Optimus Murphy Fight Piketty

Capital & Interest, Economics, Piketty, Shameless Self-Promotion 6 Comments

Phil Magness (GMU historian) and I have a working paper up, critiquing the empirical contribution of Thomas Piketty’s bestseller. If you religiously follow this blog, the stuff I added to the paper won’t be new, but when you combine it with what Phil dug up, I think it’s pretty compelling.

If you have serious questions / criticisms you should probably email them to Phil, because I’m spread pretty thin right now.

6 Responses to “Ultra Magness and Optimus Murphy Fight Piketty”

  1. Z says:

    I know you are spread thin right now, but don’t worry, the surface tension will quickly bring you back together.

  2. Darien says:

    Check-plus on “Ultra Magness.”

    • Darien says:

      That said, you’d have been better served with “Robimus Prime” as far as I’m concerned. But still.

  3. khodge says:

    I’m guessing Bob gets to be Optimus because it is his blog.

  4. Major.Freedom says:

    Regarding the working paper…

    Murphy I am continually surprised at how productive you are. Where the heck do you get the time for all this? It’s like you’re channeling Rothbard…

  5. Cosmo Kramer says:

    I’ve read most of it and it is enlightening so far.


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