Archive for Steve Landsburg

Can You Outsmart Steve Landsburg?

Steve’s got a new book! I haven’t read the finished product, but I saw an early draft of the manuscript and this looks fun. If you like his blog you will love this book.

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So Much Winning: Football and Trade

A certain football team drove the ball down to the other team’s 1-yard line, but failed to score on the first three attempts. So it was 4th and goal, on the other team’s 1, and the coach called a running play. The QB took the snap, handed it off, and the running back dove over […]

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Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem: The Statement versus Its Proof

Ah! I love this stuff. In a bout of magnanimity I went back and re-read the comments in this Potpourri post, where Keshav and I couldn’t understand why Tel kept asking certain questions about Arrow’s Theorem. (Here’s my follow up which you should also read for more context.) And now I think I get what […]

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Steve Landsburg Wants You to Go Forth and Multiply

He gave the Hayek Lecture this year at IEA: This guy’s got a one-track mind, amirite?

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Confused by the Confusion

I’ve been busy with traveling (including the super duper awesome Contra Cruise II), and so I am just now catching up on all of the controversy surrounding the economics of a corporate income tax cut. As you can imagine, some conservative/libertarian economists said good things about it, and then DeLong and Krugman pointed out that […]

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Potpourri

==> We at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech are hosting an IHS seminar on American democracy. You can register even up till the last minute, so come on down. I’ll be talking about secession on Saturday, but all the talks look good. ==> Glenn Greenwald on the depressing consistency of Obama-Trump when it […]

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Steve Landsburg and I Disagree About Politics

Steve thinks that Hillary Clinton should pick Jeb Bush as her VP, and that in so doing she would win in a landslide. I said in a comment: “I think if Hillary and Jeb were on the same ticket, Trump would quite plausibly tell people, “See folks? There’s no Dem vs. Rep. It’s the elites […]

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It’s Safer Doing Economics From the Armchair

For Thanksgiving I was in Rochester, and went to see Steve Landsburg give a lecture. (It was great, by the way. I’m sure the students didn’t realize how much better his lecture on two-part pricing was than the typical one.) But beforehand I tried his hobby (click on the thumbnails for better photos): So now, […]

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