Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
Menzie Chinn invokes the CBO “estimates” to argue against those who say the stimulus didn’t work. . . .
Brad DeLong mocks Steve Horwitz here for suggesting that the stimulus didn’t create jobs. . . .
In this post, I disagreed with Menzie Chinn and argued that CBO estimates of the impactof the stimulus are not estimates. . . .
David Leonhardt writes in the New York Times: Just look at the outside evaluations of the stimulus. . . .
There have been a few regulations over time...
The theme of this story is that a recent government report overstated (surprise!) the number of jobs “saved or created” by the stimulus spending...
I’ll be testifying before the Joint Economic Committee tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 am eastern time. . . .
Brad DeLong has an interesting post at TPM Cafe (HT: Arnold Kling at EconLog)...
It Is Time to Refocus on Education, R&D and Innovation If We Are to "Think Different" and Remain Competitive
I have often wondered what it takes for a dominant economy to fail as Spain did in the late 17th Century, France did in the late 18th Century, or the Ottoman Empire did in the mid-19th Century. . . .
Krugman and DeLong have been attacking Mankiw and Meltzer for mocking the “jobs saved” metric of the Obama Administration. . . .
The AP reports: As thousands of General Motors workers await word on more U.S. plant closures, reports that the company plans to import Chinese-made vehicles to the U.S. have created a political problem for the automaker and the White House...
What went wrong with the U.S. economy in the 21st century? . . .
These are exciting though scary revolutionary times, akin to the constant acrimony in the fourth-century BC polis, mid-nineteenth century revolutionary Europe, or — perhaps in a geriatric replay — the 1960s. . . .
Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College, explains and defends free trade.
Drought may not be destiny, but a critical ingredient for democratic societies does seem literally to fall from the skies. By Stephen H. Haber and Victor Menaldo.
For an economist, these are the best of times and the worst of times. . . .
After their revolutionary fever cools, Arabs will have work to do. They could do worse than to emulate the booming Asian nations. By William Ratliff.
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.