Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
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. . . .
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. . . .
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. . . .
For an economist, these are the best of times and the worst of times. . . .
A recession is a terrible time to make major changes in the economic rules of the game. . . .
What do black Americans need in order to get ahead? A truly free market. By Walter E. Williams.
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
This clash of candidates is not about policies but about visions—and conservatives see more clearly. By Bruce S. Thornton.
The Obama budget represents the biggest gamble in our entire fiscal history. By Michael J. Boskin.
Ottawa quietly slashed federal debt, cut spending, and returned to budget surpluses. How? Not by reading Keynes. By David R. Henderson.
Sunny, simplistic views of taxes, imports, and wages—welcome to “do it yourself” economics. By Mark Harrison.
The Nobel economist says the health-care bill will cause serious damage, but that the American people can be trusted to vote for limited government in November. . . .
Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker is convinced that Americans don’t really want to go backwards on economic liberty. By Peter Robinson.