The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence” (Ep. 403)

(Photo: Getty/Frey) One prescription drug is keeping some addicts from dying. So why isn’t it more widespread? A story of regulation, stigma, and the potentially fatal faith in abstinence. Listen...

A “Critique” of Confidence Intervals

Steven Kopits opines on statistics: I don’t like confidence intervals for two reasons: First, the word ‘confidence’ can be misleading. If the underlying data is bad, if the survey method...

10 Wednesday AM Reads

My mid-week morning train reads: • 10 Rules To Being A Sellside Economist (TS Lombard) • Monopoly Power and the Malfunctioning American Economy (Institutional Investor) • How a herd of cows...

The Strange Way Some People Think

COMMENT #1: HILARIOUS!! A simple FOOL wanting to shoot the messenger. “A closed mind gathers NO facts.” Old Texas bumper sticker. “To hell with them, let them freeze to death...

Yes, the system is rigged. But how?

The Atlantic has a recent piece on how the optometrist industry is rigged against consumers: In every other country in which I’ve lived—Germany and Britain, France and Italy—it is...

Jeff Deist: The Tom Woods Interview

TOM WOODS: This is the Tom Woods Show, and today I welcome Jeff Deist. Everybody wants to know the sheer nuts and bolts of how somebody becomes Ron Paul’s...

Dow 30,000 & the Magazine Cover Indicator

Source: Birinyi Associates, Inc.     I wanted to post a reminder about what the “Magazine Cover Indicator” is and is not. This discussion was spurred by a recent Barron’s Dow...

The ECM & Who to Blame

COMMENT: You are dangerous. The stock market peaked on your model again but nobody’s models work like that so it is just more proof you don’t advertise because...

Carow Hall Reviews Open Borders

You need a thick skin here at Carow Hall.  If you’re wrong, your colleagues aren’t afraid to tell you.  The upside: When you receive praise, you know it’s...

On Understanding France and the French Situation

Abstract: The French social model is mainly a model of state interventionism, which creates a strange contrast between two things: the fact that France is a collectivized society...
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