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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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==> In the latest Bob Murphy Show I interview Jeff Snider on the repo market flare-up. ==> Why the media needed the new Joker movie to fail. ==> Kopczuk explains some of the background on the new inequality claims.

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==> When researchers point out all of the uncertainties in our current models guiding us on climate change policy, are they the good guys or the bad guys? It depends what year it is, as I explain in my latest IER article. ==> My latest Mises.org article on Austrian vs. mainstream Law & Econ on […]

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==> My radio interview with Danielle Smith was a good one concerning climate change and tree planting. ==> This is old but someone sent me an article explaining why the international mortality stats can be misleading. ==> I haven’t read it yet, but apparently this article at Jacobin takes Phil Magness’ side on the issue […]

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==> My latest episode on the Bob Murphy Show is a fun one, where I analyze the cult classic, “They Live.” ==> At IER I coincidentally have a new post talking about Greenland’s ice sheet. Did Trump read my post and then get interested? I’ll never tell. An excerpt: Wow, the critic seems to have […]

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