org:econlib   62

« earlier    

Immigrants and Everest, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
Immigrants use less welfare than natives, holding income constant. Immigrants are far less likely to be in jail than natives, holding high school graduation constant.* On the surface, these seem like striking results. But I've heard a couple of smart people [Garett Jones] demur with an old statistics joke: "Controlling for barometric pressure, Mount Everest has the same altitude as the Dead Sea." Sometimes controls conceal the truth rather than laying it bare.
https://twitter.com/GarettJones/status/897153018503852033
https://archive.is/9k2Ww
org:econlib  econotariat  cracker-econ  garett-jones  migration  meta:rhetoric  propaganda  crime  criminology  causation  endo-exo  regression  spearhead  aphorism  hypothesis-testing  twitter  social  discussion  pic  quotes  gotchas  multi  backup  endogenous-exogenous 
august 2017 by nhaliday
My Simplistic Theory of Left and Right, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
1. Leftists are anti-market. On an emotional level, they're critical of market outcomes. No matter how good market outcomes are, they can't bear to say, "Markets have done a great job, who could ask for more?"

2. Rightists are anti-leftist. On an emotional level, they're critical of leftists. No matter how much they agree with leftists on an issue, they can't bear to say, "The left is totally right, it would be churlish to criticize them."

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/06/yudkowsky_on_my.html
http://www.arnoldkling.com/blog/the-left-the-market-and-economists/
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/06/reply_to_yudkow.html
econotariat  org:econlib  cracker-econ  thinking  things  politics  polisci  ideology  left-wing  right-wing  markets  adversarial  insight  mood-affiliation  coalitions  multi  ratty  big-yud  randy-ayndy  polanyi-marx  impetus 
june 2017 by nhaliday
Nancy MacLean Owes Tyler Cowen an Apology – Russ Roberts – Medium
https://notesonliberty.com/2017/06/26/james-buchanan-on-racism/
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/06/nancy_macleans.html
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448958/nancy-maclean-vs-tyler-cowen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/28/some-dubious-claims-in-nancy-macleans-democracy-in-chains/
http://www.independent.org/issues/article.asp?id=9115
http://www.arnoldkling.com/blog/wither-academic-ethics/
lol: https://twitter.com/tcjfs/status/879717516184080384
hmm: https://twitter.com/razibkhan/status/891134709924868096
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/04/james-buchanan-was-committed-to-basic-democratic-values/
http://policytrajectories.asa-comparative-historical.org/2017/08/book-symposium-democracy-in-chains/
http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/henry-farrell-steven-m-teles-when-politics-drives-scholarship
http://bostonreview.net/class-inequality/marshall-steinbaum-book-explains-charlottesville
https://twitter.com/Econ_Marshall/status/903289946357858306
https://archive.is/LalIc
So any political regime premised on defending property rights is race-biased. If you want to call that racist, I think it's justified.

lmao wut
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/09/01/georg-vanberg-democracy-in-chains-and-james-m-buchanan-on-school-integration/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/historical-fiction-at-duke-1508449507

The Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Nominated for a National Book Award: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453408/nancy-macleans-democracy-chains-will-conspiracy-theory-win-national-book-award

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/master-class-on-the-make-hartman
econotariat  org:econlib  cracker-econ  randy-ayndy  org:med  essay  critique  debate  marginal-rev  economics  government  antidemos  civil-liberty  markets  capitalism  democracy  policy  institutions  books  multi  race  news  org:mag  right-wing  org:rec  commentary  twitter  social  gnxp  scitariat  track-record  epistemic  info-dynamics  westminster  gnon  unaffiliated  lol  coalitions  politics  identity-politics  review  letters  discussion  property-rights  backup  ethnocentrism  wtf  wut  drama  discrimination  current-events  truth  academia  org:lite  left-wing  usa  the-south  revolution  war  polanyi-marx  communism  social-choice  interests  dominant-minority  class  class-warfare  trump  history  mostly-modern  cold-war  asia  developing-world  corporation  rot  feudal 
june 2017 by nhaliday
Kling on the Three Languages of Politics | EconTalk | Library of Economics and Liberty
So what I claim is that Progressives organize the good and the bad in terms of oppression and the oppressed, and they think in terms of groups. So, certain groups of people are oppressed, and certain groups of people are oppressors. And so the good is to align yourself against oppression, and the historical figures that have improved the world have fought against oppression and overcome oppression. The second axis is one I think Conservatives use, which is civilization and barbarism. The good is civilized values that have accumulated over time and have stood the test of time; and the bad is barbarians who try to strike out against those values and destroy civilization. And the third axis is one I associate with Libertarians, which is freedom versus coercion, so that good is individuals making their own choices, contracting freely with each other; and the bad is coercion at gunpoint, particularly on the part of governments.

http://www.arnoldkling.com/blog/russ-roberts-on-the-three-languages-of-politics/
http://www.arnoldkling.com/blog/three-axes-individual-reasoning-and-social-justification/
org:econlib  podcast  audio  interview  econotariat  cracker-econ  politics  polisci  stylized-facts  things  meta:rhetoric  ideology  westminster  identity-politics  left-wing  right-wing  civilization  civil-liberty  randy-ayndy  migration  social-norms  tribalism  coalitions  values  morality  formal-values  embedded-cognition  water  culture-war  multi  phalanges  volo-avolo 
june 2017 by nhaliday
The Behavioral Econ of Paperwork, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
If X is good, we can noticeably encourage it by modestly simplifying the paperwork. So yes, cut red tape for employment, construction, travel, and adoption. If X is bad, though, we can noticeably discourage it by modestly complicating the paperwork. Indeed, complexity is a viable substitute for explicit means-testing: If you lack the patience to fill out ten forms, you probably don't really need the money.
econotariat  org:econlib  cracker-econ  proposal  economics  behavioral-econ  policy  political-econ  regulation  intricacy  aversion 
june 2017 by nhaliday
Income Inequality | Inequality.org
Worsening American Income: Inequality: Is world trade to blame?: https://www.brookings.edu/articles/worsening-american-income-inequality-is-world-trade-to-blame/
America: A dromedary, not a Bactrian camel: http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/05/america_a_drome.html

Department of Awful Statistics: Income Inequality Edition: https://thedailybeast.com/department-of-awful-statistics-income-inequality-edition
A Guide to Statistics on Historical Trends in Income Inequality: https://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-and-inequality/a-guide-to-statistics-on-historical-trends-in-income-inequality
Income inequality in the United States: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_inequality_in_the_United_States
The Geography of U.S. Inequality: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/06/upshot/up-geo-inequality.html

40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/02/349863761/40-years-of-income-inequality-in-america-in-graphs
good charts of trends in income percentiles, wage stagnation, etc.
Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts: http://www.epi.org/publication/charting-wage-stagnation/
FIGURE 4
Middle-class wages are stagnant—Middle-wage workers’ hourly wage is up 6% since 1979, low-wage workers’ wages are down 5%, while those with very high wages saw a 41% increase
Cumulative change in real hourly wages of all workers, by wage percentile,* 1979–2013

A Relentless Widening of Disparity in Wealth: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/business/economy/a-relentless-rise-in-unequal-wealth.html
Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/opinion/leonhardt-income-inequality.html
American Inequality in Six Charts: http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/american-inequality-in-six-charts

US income inequality: caused by financiers and tech entrepreneurs: http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2006/09/us-income-inequality-caused-by.html
org:ngo  data  analysis  visualization  inequality  winner-take-all  compensation  usa  distribution  class  money  wonkish  multi  economics  labor  trade  trends  nationalism-globalism  malaise  org:econlib  econotariat  scott-sumner  rhetoric  polarization  regularizer  stylized-facts  article  history  mostly-modern  cold-war  econ-metrics  piketty  news  org:lite  journos-pundits  wiki  reference  🎩  chart  macro  org:rec  org:data  current-events  wealth  within-group  org:mag  left-wing  mobility  maps  dynamic  coming-apart  hsu  scitariat  finance  tech  sv  california  nyc  the-west  managerial-state  madisonian  s-factor  envy  nitty-gritty  education  human-capital  time-series  stagnation  zeitgeist  econ-productivity  realness 
may 2017 by nhaliday

« earlier    

related tags

-_-  :/  absolute-relative  academia  accretion  adversarial  age-generation  age-of-discovery  aggregator  alesina  alignment  alt-inst  analysis  anarcho-tyranny  anglosphere  anomie  antidemos  antiquity  aphorism  aristos  article  asia  assimilation  audio  authoritarianism  automation  aversion  axioms  backup  behavioral-econ  behavioral-gen  being-right  best-practices  betting  biases  big-peeps  big-picture  big-yud  biodet  biophysical-econ  blog  books  bootstraps  bounded-cognition  branches  brexit  britain  broad-econ  business  california  caltech  capital  capitalism  causation  chart  china  civic  civil-liberty  civilization  class-warfare  class  classic  climate-change  cliometrics  coalitions  cog-psych  cohesion  cold-war  coming-apart  commentary  communism  community  comparison  compensation  competition  complex-systems  concept  conceptual-vocab  confounding  conquest-empire  consumerism  contracts  contradiction  contrarianism  cooperate-defect  coordination  corporation  correlation  corruption  cost-benefit  counterfactual  cracker-econ  crime  criminology  critique  crooked  culture-war  culture  current-events  cycles  cynicism-idealism  data  database  debate  decision-making  decision-theory  democracy  density  dependence-independence  descriptive  developing-world  dignity  diogenes  direct-indirect  discipline  discrimination  discussion  distribution  diversity  dominant-minority  drama  dynamic  early-modern  easterly  econ-metrics  econ-productivity  economics  econotariat  education  efficiency  elections  elite  embedded-cognition  emergent  empirical  ems  encyclopedic  endo-exo  endogenous-exogenous  energy-resources  environment  environmental-effects  envy  epistemic  equilibrium  ergodic  error  essay  ethanol  ethics  ethnocentrism  eu  europe  events  evidence-based  exit-voice  expansionism  expert-experience  expert  explanation  externalities  faq  feudal  finance  flexibility  flux-stasis  foreign-lang  foreign-policy  formal-values  fungibility-liquidity  futurism  gallic  garett-jones  gedanken  gender  general-survey  generalization  giants  gilens-page  gnon  gnxp  gotchas  government  great-powers  group-level  growth-econ  hanson  heuristic  history  hive-mind  hmm  homo-hetero  housing  hsu  human-capital  hypocrisy  hypothesis-testing  ideas  identity-politics  ideology  impact  impetus  incentives  individualism-collectivism  industrial-org  industrial-revolution  inequality  info-dynamics  info-econ  init  innovation  input-output  insight  institutions  insurance  integrity  interdisciplinary  interests  intervention  interview  intricacy  investing  iq  is-ought  isteveish  japan  journos-pundits  justice  korea  krugman  kumbaya-kult  labor  language  larry-summers  law  learning  left-wing  len:long  len:short  lens  lesswrong  let-me-see  letters  leviathan  lifestyle  links  list  lol  long-short-run  macro  madisonian  malaise  managerial-state  map-territory  maps  marginal-rev  marginal  market-failure  market-power  markets  measurement  mediterranean  meta:prediction  meta:rhetoric  meta:war  metabuch  methodology  metrics  micro  microfoundations  migrant-crisis  migration  minimalism  mobility  models  modernity  monetary-fiscal  money  mood-affiliation  morality  mostly-modern  multi  murray  n-factor  narrative  nationalism-globalism  natural-experiment  network-structure  news  nibble  nihil  nitty-gritty  no-go  noahpinion  noblesse-oblige  nordic  north-weingast-like  northeast  null-result  nyc  obama  objektbuch  old-anglo  open-closed  operational  optimate  orfe  org:anglo  org:biz  org:bv  org:data  org:lite  org:mag  org:med  org:ngo  org:popup  org:rec  organization  organizing  oscillation  outcome-risk  parable  parenting  path-dependence  patience  paying-rent  pdf  peace-violence  people  personal-finance  pessimism  phalanges  philosophy  pic  piketty  piracy  plots  podcast  polanyi-marx  polarization  policy  polis  polisci  political-econ  politics  poll  pop-diff  populism  power  pre-ww2  prediction  prepping  priors-posteriors  proofs  propaganda  property-rights  proposal  pseudoe  psychology  putnam-like  q-n-a  qra  quixotic  quotes  race  random  randy-ayndy  ranking  rationality  ratty  realness  realpolitik  reddit  redistribution  reference  reflection  regression  regularizer  regulation  rent-seeking  replication  research-program  retention  review  revolution  rhetoric  right-wing  risk  rot  s-factor  s:*  science-anxiety  scitariat  scott-sumner  securities  shift  signal-noise  simulation  sinosphere  skeleton  social-capital  social-choice  social-norms  social-science  social-structure  social  society  socs-and-mops  spearhead  speculation  spock  ssc  stagnation  status  stories  straussian  stream  study  studying  stylized-facts  subculture  sulla  summary  supply-demand  survey  sv  symmetry  synthesis  taxes  teaching  tech  technology  temperance  tetlock  texas  the-bones  the-south  the-watchers  the-west  the-world-is-just-atoms  thiel  things  thinking  time-preference  time-series  top-n  track-record  trade  tradeoffs  tradition  trends  tribalism  trump  trust  truth  tumblr  tutoring  twitter  unaffiliated  uncertainty  unintended-consequences  urban-rural  urban  usa  values  vampire-squid  virtu  visualization  volo-avolo  war  water  wealth-of-nations  wealth  welfare-state  westminster  white-paper  wiki  winner-take-all  within-group  wonkish  world  wtf  wut  x-not-about-y  yvain  zeitgeist  zero-positive-sum  🎩 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: