Archive for David R. Henderson

Scorecard of Gary Johnson’s Interview With Chris Wallace

[UPDATE below.] I’m upset with Gary Johnson because he is running as a Libertarian, so I hold him to a higher standard than other candidates. But I realize I’m possibly being too hard on the guy, so when David R. Henderson recently singled out Johnson’s August 28 interview with Chris Wallace as his best performance yet, […]

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Trolling, Trolling, Trolling Down the River

Largely because I’m technologically impaired, I don’t follow a large number of blogs. So even if I zing a certain blogger regularly, he should feel flattered. In that light, I offer the following two items: ==> I was mostly being a smart aleck when I pointed out that Scott Sumner was being Krugman-esque when he […]

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Potpourri

==> Alex Tabarrok relays some surprising facts about apartment hunting in Stockholm. ==> Tabarrok twin spin: Here he reviews a book on more effective altruism. ==> Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne was the “mystery guest” (via Skype) at Mises University this year. He pointed us to this Politico article, saying this reporter was the first mainstream […]

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My Response to David R. Henderson’s Proposed Bet on the Stock Market

Over at EconLog, in response to my recent post here, David writes (with my minor formatting changes): I propose to Bob the following bet: ==> “I bet that by May 27, 2020, the S&P 500, adjusted for inflation measured by the CPI, will not be more than 10% lower than it was on May 27, […]

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Cardinal vs. Ordinal Utility

Uh oh, it’s David R. Henderson and me vs. Tyler Cowen and David Friedman. How do you rank the gladiators? An excerpt: There has been a flareup in free-market economist circles over the issue of “interpersonal utility comparisons.” First Tyler Cowen wrote a post that took it for granted that a rich man got less […]

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Potpourri

==> Tyler Cowen elicits outrage from his readers (in the comments) when he writes, “[T]his story will not end with a “no” vote from Scotland, unless it is strongly decisive. Regardless of the result, allowing this referendum to go forward likely will go down as one of the greatest unforced errors in recent times.” ==> […]

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David R. Henderson Praises Krugman on War; I Am Cynical

Because he’s such a nice guy, David R. Henderson tries to praise Paul Krugman whenever possible. For example, David (a frequent contributor to antiwar.com) recently showered kudos on Krugman’s thoughtful essay on “Why We Fight.” I realize I should just be glad that Krugman is at least writing a column with which I wholeheartedly agree, […]

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DeLong and Krugman Have a High Rate of Deprecation (sic)

We also would have accepted, “Why oh why can’t we have better Keynesian bloggers?!” This isn’t worth me writing up in another outlet, but I know some of you like this petty stuff… (I sure do.) ==> Some of you may remember that Krussell and Smith wrote up a Note on Piketty, explaining why his […]

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