Apartheid South Africa tried to set Peter Tatchell up as a bank robber to smear his anti-apartheid activities – bizarre black propaganda. Arrested 300 times, left brain-damaged from a bashing by Mugabe’s thugs, he is now listed as a national treasure for his relentlessly principled activism. Advertisements
The lack of celebration of the low levels of air pollution in New Zealand by Greenpeace, the Greens and environmentalists can only be explained by mass kidnapping. Otherwise they would be dancing in the streets. We pray for their early release from their outrageous captivity by mystery hostage-takers.
Originally posted on NEP-DGE Blog:
By Cristina Arellano and Yan Bai This paper constructs a dynamic model in which fiscal restrictions interact with government borrowing and default. The government faces fiscal constraints; it cannot adjust tax rates or impose lump-sum taxes on the private sector, but it can adjust public consumption and foreign debt. When…
Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
Donald Boudreaux lists the five myths: (5) The idea that government-subsidized health care will lower the cost of health care. (4) The notion that government must have monopoly control over the money supply in order to ensure sound performance of the economy. (3) The belief that large differences among people in monetary incomes…
In common with New Zealand, Maine found that a number could not complete work requirements because they could not get time off work from their off the books job. Lindsay Mitchell found through Official Information Act requests that one in 10 beneficiaries are working full-time and one in 5 have no intention of looking for …
Originally posted on orgtheory.net:
On Twitter, Michigan higher ed prof Julie Posselt compares the quantitative GRE scores for various social science disciplines. Take home message: social sciences are comparable in terms of recruits, but economics has stronger math skills. Take home point #2: there is still a lot of overlap. The bottom third of…
Inheriting wealth is not what it used to be in Britain. There are all these upstarts running businesses or working in the City. Source: Caroline Freund and Sarah Oliver, The Origins of the Superrich: The Billionaire Characteristics Database (2016).
Source: Trade and Investment Policy Watch | PIIE Chart: Australia and New Zealand Don’t Delay Liberalization in TPP.
Paper finds that elite scientists impede progress in their field until they die.https://t.co/Q0h34mOXHd pic.twitter.com/gWyReKtzhX — soph (@artificialsoph) December 15, 2015
Source: The graphs that show the search for love has changed – BBC News via @paul1kirby and @petrmisan
David Henderson reminded me of the superb discussion by Milton Friedman in Capitalism and Freedom of the way in which the marketplace erodes prejudice. Source: Milton Friedman on Trumbo, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty.