(Warning, rant ahead.) Today’s datapoint in a continuing series: Human Rights Watch gets a letter from Nobel Peace Prize winners. Clausewitz said “War is the continuation of Politik by other means.” MaxSpeak says human rights politics are the prelude to … Continue reading
I’m a bit unsatisfied with the final graphs of my Inequality-who-cares post from yesterday. Herewith a few attempts at clarification and extension, probably not for the last time. There should be no question that for many, many people, faster economic … Continue reading
I’ve added a bunch from old lists. Some are undoubtedly broken. If you care to, feel free to note which ones in comments.
A lot of people are enjoying cheap dates with expressions of concern. To cut to the chase, what you propose to do about inequality matters more than the fact that you have recognized it. So what do our anti-inequality champions … Continue reading
A lot of things need doing. We all direct our efforts where we feel they are best employed, whether out of self-interest or for idealistic reasons. My interest, besides entertaining myself, is in attempting to motivate basic principles that I think … Continue reading
Pro tip, if you are ever ticketed, especially for a moving violation, always plead not guilty and request a trial. Chances are the police officer won’t even show up. Then you’re automatically not guilty. No fine, no points. In the … Continue reading
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The Gov needs money. I’m as entertained as anyone else by speculations about how to improve the tax code. It certainly could be improved. But there is a much simpler way to increase collections — enforce the tax code we … Continue reading
This chart from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia depicts one of our central economic dilemmas. The most recent jobs report was perhaps the best yet since the start of the Great Recession, in 2007. Economic growth is real, but it proceeds on … Continue reading
I have neither wealth nor taste, just the urge to blog. It’s my introverted way of engaging the world. I’m an economist, though I often venture into areas outside of my expertise. I try to acknowledge when I barely know … Continue reading