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Healthcare Chaos

by on January 19, 2017

Here we are one day before the ascension of Trump to the White House and already the policy chaos has begun. To be fair to [more…]

Trump and Economics

by on January 11, 2017

I don't want to spend much time on Trump and his version of economics primarily because I am not sure what it is. Nor, I [more…]

Putney Debates and The Trump Adminstration

by on January 10, 2017

Here's a well known quote:
"For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest [more…]

Tectonics and Growth

by on January 4, 2017

My wife is reading Kahneman's "Thinking Fast and Slow", somewhere in which he relates his reaction when he first came across the bedrock of mainstream [more…]

The Market Turn

by on January 2, 2017

I am going to be writing an extensive review of Avner Offer and Gabriel S√∂derberg's excellent book: "The Nobel Factor" in the near future. Meanwhile [more…]

The Naivety of Economics

by on January 2, 2017

Economics plays a large part in the determination of policy and thus has an impact on our lives way disproportionate to its accomplishments. Because we [more…]

A New Year — Happy or Not

by on January 1, 2017

I am not going to become involved in endless analysis of Trump's presidency. I think we ought let it speak for itself.

Nor am I [more…]

Why Trump Won?

by on December 7, 2016

I listened last night to Matt Dickinson from Middlebury college give a talk about the recent election. This is my synopsis:

The election did not [more…]

Early Days and Libertarian Love

by on December 2, 2016

It is early, but already we see the shape of the next few years. It's going to be ugly. Trump's cabinet is taking on the [more…]

James Meade Redux

by on November 10, 2016

Well, that was fun. A¬†rebellion has swept away the establishment. I never thought I would say that the rebellion would be manifested within the GOP [more…]