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  • Breaking Bad and the Healthcare System

    posted to Agoraphilia on Fri 13th Sep 13

    Theres a meme floating around that the storyline of Breaking Bad constitutes a scathing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system. The latest entry is this comic strip, which says that if Breaking Bad had been set in the U.K., it would be an entirely different

  • Meat-Without-Feet and Animal Utilitarianism

    posted to Agoraphilia on Mon 5th Aug 13

    Everyones talking about the lab-grown meat burger. Ive been expecting this for years, and I think its extremely cool. I love me some science, and Id totally give the burger a try. But lets suppose the technology improves and the price drops enough for meat-without-feet

  • Marginal Utility Theory of Daylight Saving Time

    posted to Agoraphilia on Sat 9th Mar 13

    I just posted this on Facebook, and I thought I might as well post it here as well. This is the marginal utility theory of Daylight Saving Time. If you could, you would allocate your daylight according to marginal utility -- starting with the most valuable

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  • Transtemporal Economics

    posted to Agoraphilia on Thu 13th Mar 08

    Tyler Cowen considers the economics of time travel. Actually, he starts with the economics of interstellar travel, but if you take relativity seriously, its the same thing. Tyler is most interested in how time travel in the presence of time dilation would affect

  • Communist Paternalism

    posted to Agoraphilia on Tue 22nd Apr 08

    It's scary how many people could draw exactly the wrong conclusion from this:When the Soviet empire began to unravel in 1989, Cuba was hit with serious food and fuel shortages. From 1991 to 1995, people were getting only about 1800 calories a day and had to

  • To My Fellow Libertarian Voters

    posted to Agoraphilia on Mon 5th Nov 12

    I plan to vote on Tuesday, for the same reasons I enunciated eight years ago. Nevertheless, I respect the position of libertarians who choose not to vote on grounds of principle (the whole system is corrupt and I refuse to take part) or rational cost-benefit

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  • Some Election-Day Links

    posted to Cafe Hayek on Tue 6th Nov 12

    Kurt Schuler, over at Free Banking, offers some gems. (HT W.E. Heasley)And another gem from Karl Hess, Jr. (HT Rod Long)Jim Epstein and ReasonTV brilliantly capture in 98 seconds some of the ill-consequences of believing that politicians can makes things all

  • Killjoys

    posted to Offsetting Behaviour on Thu 8th Mar 12

    Remember that survey of a baker's dozen young smokers that Otago healthists used as basis for recommending banning smoking outside of bars? The Otago Daily Times editorial page wonders, if costs to the health system are the reason for increasingly onerous

  • The Declining Hotness of Flight Attendants

    posted to Megan McArdle on Thu 13th Oct 11

    Glen Whitman asks why there are fewer startlingly beautiful flight attendants any more:For an economist, the most fascinating aspect of Pan Am is the highly attractive flight attendants -- or rather, stewardesses, since the show is set in the early 1960s. If