Archive for David R. Henderson

Murphy Inflation Smackdown

[UPDATE below.] Brad DeLong unleashes hell on me at his blog for my (price) inflation bet with David R. Henderson. Especially in light of my Les Mis post yesterday, I had thought about either ignoring this or just linking to it in a Potpourri with no comment. However, at the risk of seeming petty, I […]

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There Isn’t a Spending Category Called “Deficit Reduction”

[UPDATE below.] David R. Henderson over at EconLog praised my recent critique of a David Frum article on carbon taxes, but David had one quibble with me. I’m not sure if David and I have a genuine disagreement, or if it’s just a matter of him not understanding what I was trying to say. Let […]

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If Bryan Caplan Had His Way, We Would Never Have Heard of David Henderson

Bryan Caplan argues that because most people don’t remember or use algebra as adults, it fails a cost-benefit test and shouldn’t be taught. Bryan acknowledges that people who go on to take calculus retain their knowledge of algebra even into adulthood, but doesn’t draw the obvious inference–that people with mathematical aptitude first take algebra, and […]

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