Rod Long on the Plight of the Worker, by Bryan Caplan

In response to my Nickel and Dimed posts, my old friend Roderick Long referred me to his original review of the book.  Highlights of Rod’s review: Ehrenreich went “undercover”...

The theatre of politics

In the latest episode of Great Lives, Shaun Ley says he likes the “theatre” of politics. This helps explain many of the failings of political reporting. Mr Ley is...

Links (9/25/19)

The Cost of America’s Oligopoly Problem - ProMarket An innovative new study finds substantial, increasing deadweight losses resulting from oligopolistic behavior and points to the important role that...

Friedrich Engels Answers the Question All Libertarians Have Been Asked, by David Henderson

Who will build the roads? Every libertarian I know who has been one for 5 years or more has been asked this question. Our answer is typically that...

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action J-PAL North America has released a pretty spiffy-looking toolkit for doing evaluations in North America, covering conceptual things like...

Doubting disaster capitalism

A report from Byline Media has prompted talk that Brexit is an example of disaster capitalism: it is supported by vulture investors who hope to profit from economic...

On Tory paradoxes

There are two great paradoxes about the Tory party. Paradox one is that whilst neoliberalism has triumphed, the Tories have lost their intellectual hegemony. Matthew Parris says Johnson is...

Trump Is In A Worse Position With North Korea Than Obama Was At The...

President Trump boldly announced last week that he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to talk disarmament, working to fulfill his recent State of the...

IPA’s weekly links

(Photo via Flickr) Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action I realized after I posted it last week that it was my 200th...

Fairly Recently: Must- and Should-Reads, and Writings… (October 31, 2019)

MUST OF THE MUSTS Comment of the Day: Grizzled in Age of the Expert as Policymaker Is Coming To an End https://www.bradford-delong.com/2019/10/comment-of-the-day-_grizzled_-in-age-of-the-expert-as-policymaker-is-coming-to-an-end-alas-i-dont-think-its-usual.html: 'Alas, I don't think it's usually possible...
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