Archives -- Persistence Daniels on bogus illnesses Are you as busy as you think? Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air The convenient “whitelash” thesis George Mason: Get a grip Trump is the change voters wanted It is possible to support Donald Trump and not be a bigot WikiLeaks spreads truth This is Hillary’s Waterloo A dose of reality Daily Show: It’s too easy to be a (pretend) bigot Me on the “uber of giving” How to find a lost Android phone Fact: Obamacare is failing Online search comes full-circle All is speculation Go with the flow Hedge funds love Hillary Some efficiency tips for noobs Jesus as salesman. Relatable Jesus. My 2016 election predictions My alma mater in the news Sell solutions, not deliverables On speaking clearly Signs of the times The Fed’s new ‘regime-based’ concept The loss of the contemplative mind On social change, early birds = slow birds Beyond the boring limits The sway of ideological legacy Why interest rates matter “Single-payer” cognitive dissonance Book Review: Till We Have Faces One fully imagined The earth beneath Another smartphone photo Some news Dehomogenizing deflation Falling LFPR isn’t a huge deal Faithful presence (anti-“culture war”) Is this why we’re fat? On Pope Francis, think deeper Hayek on competition and discovery How to argue with the Pope Are Americans generally wealthier than Brits? Imagination, boldness, and modeling human choice It does nobody any favors No one needed stuffed animals Larry White on lowering long-term risk OCA as normative theory Misusing “perfect competition” Drastic oversimplification Brief musings on the market Discouraging recidivism It rests on faith Love is the movement An educational outlook Sick minds and capital flight Be Germanicus Cool interchanges and great movies Within limits Can climate change be good? Why Mises admired Freud Groupish, not selfish Trump’s secret plan Musings on innovation Too much debt Motivational Mises All ends and all means The gay marriage decision is a good thing for libertarians (and even Christians) I the Person vs. We the People When economists say nothing Am I an amateur photographer? Have economists learned anything? On Donald Trump Some predictions for 2016 A deeply, deeply stupid debate …and then receive it back. NYT discovers that people respond to incentives! Scott Walker the socialist (on immigration) A new piece, and a great interview The most amazing economic chart ever How Americans change their mind Why I haven’t been writing Explaining my absence Tech-bubble-talk on repeat My new piece, and a pet peeve Helen Keller on optimism Dissecting property rights Doubting science Me on net neutrality What is a p-value? Brian Williams’ shame A note on “net neutrality” Jeb Bush speaks truth on immigration Democracy is no intrinsic good College and the job market A great, new-ish photo resource for bloggers Optimism: A choice and a duty God Blessed Texas Specifics on Cuba The new “I, Pencil” Draghi makes his case Some perspective on oil Don’t diss the framework “An ostentatiously prodigious worker” The lowdown on negative interest rates The value of expertise What happened to Ebola? Don’t have “wolf eyes” Some interesting facts from 2014 What happened to savings in late 2012? Dark clouds looming The Fed is frustrating (and won’t raise rates in 2015) Truth on Cuba Ron Paul on Cuba Obesity by occupation Bundesbank: No QE even with sub-zero inflation A city in ruins Russia is doomed Nothing is wrong with you Homes of the wealthy Peak trade? No big deal. Central banking like it’s 1989 A new theme, yet again Ritholtz on stupidity No cause for conceit A quick update The problem is bad laws There is no real trade-off between loans and reserves An update on “rape at UVA” 1529 Don’t blame the system The most interesting man in the world Stop saying the world is getting worse Why Interstellar annoys me What the others are saying That UVA rape story is fishy The world is running out of chocolate! The Fed to investigate itself for regulatory capture Reagan on immigration Stick to the budget Turbocharged The cost of Korean reunification is… Be an optimist Ben Carson is confused Why smokers don’t care about punitive cigarette taxes What 1920 means for today Minimum wage, maximum stupidity How not to justify deregulation The Man in the Arena Don’t regret speaking up. Regret saying nothing. Say something! What happened to us? To industry and denial? Be careful The risky business of regulation An unpractical man Drug prohibition infuriates me Public choice is arrogant A thought for Election Day Processing fiction vs. what really happened What’s impossible? Who are the best writers? QE over? Brace for inflation. True identity, free invention How not to argue with the Pope (or anyone) The Right to Discriminate Never too big, never too small Public accommodation and social engineering The problem is public accommodation Brace for more stupid, unwarranted Islamophobia A new blog theme, again Fight Ebola yourself For your own sake, don’t politicize Ebola Statistics on risk can be misleading Economics + institutions + pirates A quick note on regulation Are children really inferior goods? Our perceptions of risk are all wrong What is homelessness? A subtle point on supply/demand shifts Why I plan to write poorly Can we realistically expect innovation to happen faster? Corruption at the Fed Banks don’t “lend out” excess reserves Up stocks, down fixed-capital Another quibble with incentive talk Rogoff on the exaggerated death of inflation ISIS, meet Mises? The Ebola epidemic is getting worse Learn about banking from Salman Khan Even more thoughts on incentives Blowback in Syria? Economists, too, respond to incentives Be careful with LFPR! Capital is key “Anarchy” in the (not-so-wild) Wild West Property rights and violence Has the ‘gun bubble’ popped? Truth on inflation, and some questions Some police force data Why “incentive talk” rubs me the wrong way Why writers (like me) procrastinate Economics as “Catallactics” Student loan debt is hardly a “crisis” QOTD: Ronald Coase Heading home for a new beginning Is religious adherence bad for the economy? Wage stagnation. Blame grad school? Hyperfocusing on negative externalities I got a new theme QOTD: Jeffrey Kluger Boettke on the “economists’ conundrum” QOTD: Henry Hazlitt No one actually reads Piketty’s book QOTD: Ron Paul Obamacare as jobs creator? Not so fast. QOTD: Peter Boettke Response to my Brat article’s critics I got published: David Brat’s Bad Immigration Logic I got reposted to Zero Hedge I got published Cantor. And Brat’s wrong on immigration. Why inequality hawks (and their opposites) frustrate me Flight Regulations: Seeing the Unseen QOTD: Lew Rockwell U.S. dollar: Safe, though not sound Why poor? QOTD: Doug Bandow The logic of buying and selling vs. forced exchange More on minimum wage Romney is wrong on minimum wage These are America’s least valuable college degrees Is American entrepreneurship dying? Thoughts on the White House Climate Change Report Quote of the Day: Doug French Quote of the Day: Henry Hazlitt Tyler Cowen predicts the future Quote of the Day: Don Lavoie Jobs report gains, LFPR loses Quote of the Day: Joe Salerno Hospital reform = health care consolidation? Quote of the Day: Tyler Cowen Quote of the Day: Samuel Gregg Some Quotes on Piketty and Capital Quote of the Day: Matt Ridley on “Carrying Capacity” More on Piketty Quote of the Day: David Harsanyi Quote of the Day: Sandy Ikeda Quote of the Day: Arthur Brooks Manufacturing industry’s health ≠ number of manufacturing jobs Quote of the Day: Frank Hollenbeck Quote of the Day: Mises A New Vision I got published: The Key to Achieving “Lift-Off” for the Poor I got published: President Obama Doesn’t Know His History I got published: Securing Economic Progress: A Lesson from Robinson Crusoe I got published: Economic Progess: Don’t Take it for Granted New Year’s Resolution: Save and Sacrifice Now to Flourish Later How the Fed Makes Unemployment a Good Thing Placing Blame Where Blame is Due Material Problems Have Moral Solutions A Beginner’s Guide to Late-Night Debates The Material and Moral: What Marxism Misconstrues Solving Problems Apart from the Law Minimum Wage: Good Intentions, Bad Policy Waging War on Work Self-Interest: A Powerful Force for Good and Evil The Young and the Economically Illiterate What if Money Was No Object? Three Ways to Defend the Free Market In Praise of the Speculator Earned Success in the Free(lance) Market Is the Fed Really to Blame? How You Contribute to Monetary Inflation Where Money Meets Morality Power Outages and the Invisible Hand “People vs. Profits” is a False Dichotomy Don’t Mess With the Big Gulp Economy! Student Loan Forgiveness: One Idea That Doesn’t Deserve to Graduate Power and Market: A Review Reality TV Inventor Loses Big to ‘Buy American’ Fallacy Farewell Rob Bell? Beloved pastor victim of unfair criticism Seeking common ground: Interfaith dialogue goes beyond evangelism Nothing Short of Crisis: A Front-Row View of America’s Energy Conundrum Learning by Listening: Every perspective deserves to be heard Compassionate Conservatives and Libertarians: Is there hope for a union?