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==> Scott Sumner nails it: It’s my fault the Fed has been engaged in tight money, and the coming socialism is also my bad. ==> SlateStarCodex has been taken down, because the NYT was going to report the blogger’s full name. This is a complex issue. I’m sure the outcome is crazy, but I don’t […]

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==> I know some libertarians still think masks are a sham, but FYI here is Fauci admitting the US government deliberately misled Americans early on, in order to reserve masks for health care workers. (Many of us were cynically speculating that this is what happened, but here he admits it.) ==> Speaking of masks, here […]

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==> Contra Krugman ep. 224 contains a major announcement, which some of you may not have heard yet… ==> Rob Bradley on “pandemic oil policy.” ==> As if things couldn’t get any worse: Americans are saving too much. ==> My high school classmate went on to become a medical doctor, and here is his screencast […]

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==> Holy crap, look at the turn this interview with Richard Epstein ends up taking. ==> CDC makes really dumb mistake (?) by mixing results of different types of corona tests. ==> Contrary to most online libertarians, I have been beating the pro-mask (for vulnerable people and any non-coerced businesses) drum for a while, so […]

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==> Robert Bryce has a nice obit on Freeman Dyson. ==> Linked from Bryce, here is Dyson’s 2007 essay on his heretical thoughts. ==> Piketty drops the mask… ==> Tyler Cowen gives us another hint that he’s a closet Austrian. ==> Everybody hates market prices in a pandemic, even conservatives. ==> The Fed has eliminated […]

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==> Peter Klein interviewed in South Africa. ==> I respond to Noah Smith on Friedman’s “plucking model.” ==> At first I thought this was a parody, but AOC actually urged workers to be sure they got paid for an extra hour for Daylight Saving. However, in context, I actually don’t think she said anything dumb. […]

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==> My interview with Titus Gebel on his proposal for free private cities. ==> Carlos and I discuss the 2017 tax reform’s impact on charitable giving. ==> This YouTube video using “optimal stopping theory” to guide you in dating wasn’t what I was expecting. In the search models we studied in grad school, you would […]

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==> Two recent interviews at Lara-Murphy Report, one with Bill Peacock talking about Texas electricity markets, and with Rafael Acevedo on his experience as an economist (and father) in Venezuela. ==> The latest Bob Murphy Show interviews Richard Vedder on the problems with higher education. ==> Two seasteaders marked for death by Thai navy. ==> […]

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