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==> BMS ep. 140, in which I do some highlights of my latest chapter on the theory and history of the gold standard in the U.S. ==> Barry Eichengreen as Austrian?! ==> A negative review of my review of Stephanie Kelton’s new MMT book. ==> Check out the new Call of Duty trailer!

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==> Bari Weiss has annoyed me in the past, but her resignation letter from NYT is worth skimming. (In particular, her claims about co-worker treatment that management tolerated.) ==> Great review by Coleman Hughes of the book How to Be an Antiracist. It means a lot more than “speak up when your co-worker tells a […]

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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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