10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Cities That Went All In on Social Distancing in 1918 Emerged Stronger for It (Upshot) see also What We Need to Understand About...

A Problem with Paternalism

Sometimes the government passes laws that restrict people for what it claims to be their own good, such as laws that ban drugs that are supposed to be...

Negative Inflation Targeting: A Proposal of a Non-Distortionary Monetary Policy

Abstract: This paper aims to propose a non-distortionary monetary policy objective consistent with the Austrian business cycle theory. Since the price level should fall in the growing economy...

Newsletter: World Economy Heading for Worst Year Since Financial Crisis

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. The global economy is slowing, doubts persist over China’s...

Quotation of the Day…

Tweet… is from page 1 of GMU law professor Ilya Somin’s newly published (2020)...

10 Halloween AM Reads

My spooky Halloween morning train reads: • First Obama, Then Trump, Now They Say Warren Will Crush Stocks (Bloomberg) see also Politics and Investing Don’t Mix (TBP) • Is regenerative...

Killing two birds with one stone, by Scott Sumner

Over the past 10 years, there’s been increasing support for NGDP targeting in academia, the media, and among policymakers in DC. But there seem to be two sticking...

Newsletter: ‘We’re Not Thinking About Raising Rates’

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. My Hero, Zero Federal Reserve officials signaled plans to keep...

Quotation of the Day…

Tweet… is from page 345 of the original edition of James M. Buchanan’s 1960...

BBRG: Passive Investors Calmly Bought While Pros Liquidated

Wall Street Pros Panic Over Coronavirus While Mom and Pop Buy Passive investors calmly bought amid the market plunge while the titans liquidated. Bloomberg, March 17, 2020         Yesterday, I mentioned how...
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