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  • When Is Abolitionism Justified?, by Bryan Caplan

    posted to EconLog on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Tyler on open borders:In my view the open borders advocates are doing the pro-immigration cause a disservice.  The notion of fully open borders scares people, it should scare people, and it rubs against their risk-averse tendencies the wrong way.This raises

  • On Walmart and the Changing Retail Sector: Resources, by Art Carden

    posted to EconLog on Tue 8th Oct 13

    This morning, I'm speaking to one of Mike Munger's classes at Duke about Walmart and the importance of trade. Here are a few resources.1. An ungated version of my paper "Retail Innovations in American Economic History," which appeared as a chapter in the Routledge

  • Fun Facts on Disability Insurance, by Bryan Caplan

    posted to EconLog on Tue 8th Oct 13

    The new Cato Policy Analysis on Social Security Disability Insurance is full of fun facts. (footnotes omitted)The U.S. disability rate fell 25% between 1977 and 1987, then more than doubled.  The staunchest health care skeptics should be baffled. 

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  • Daniel Goleman's Attack, by David Henderson

    posted to EconLog on Sun 6th Oct 13

    In "Rich People Care Less," Daniel Goleman, the famous psychologist who writes about emotional intelligence, writes:In politics, readily dismissing inconvenient people can easily extend to dismissing inconvenient truths about them. The insistence by some House

  • Higher-Cost Health Insurance for Older California Resident, by David Henderson

    posted to EconLog on Mon 7th Oct 13

    One thing that pretty everyone expected if he/she had paid attention during the ObamaCare debate is that the new law would impose a huge cost on young people. That seems to be happening. But what do we make of the following situation. An economist friend in

  • Washington Monument Strategy on Steroids, by David Henderson

    posted to EconLog on Fri 4th Oct 13

    A perennial case in point is the "Washington Monument strategy" of the National Park Service. At budget time, the service frequently threatens to curtail visiting hours at its most popular attractions, such as the Washington Monument, if its budget request

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  • Hits and Misses

    posted to John Goodman's Health Policy Blog on Mon 7th Oct 13

    Doubts about the flu vaccine.Why the Kentucky exchange is working while other state exchanges aren’t; hint: the problem isn’t “glitches.”Obesity paradox: studies showing overweight people live longer may suffer from measurement error.Does

  • Headlines I Wish I Hadnt Seen

    posted to John Goodman's Health Policy Blog on Mon 7th Oct 13

    One man’s four day (unsuccessful) quest to sign up for ObamaCare.How many have signed up for ObamaCare? The administration won’t say.Betting on how long the shutdown will last: consensus is 18 days.Amber Alert site closed because of the shutdown,

  • Some Links

    posted to Cafe Hayek on Mon 7th Oct 13

    My GMU Econ colleague Alex Tabarrok summarizes important new research on trade. Here’s Alex’s opening paragraph:Trade increases development but the main driver appears not to be comparative advantage and the standard microeconomic gains from trade