- One Absentee Ballot Could Break Up a Longstanding Team
- Steve Landsburg gives me one point but doesn’t end up taking my side with Superfreakonomics. He does, however, point out some questionable economics in the book.
- Cap-and-trade mirage. A smart analysis IMHO of the risks that the current bills would just create “the illusion of greenhouse-gas reductions”. But unlike the authors I think cap-and-trade could be done right.
- Climate bill faces hurdles in Senate. You’re telling me.
- How Ayn Rand Became an American Icon. See also Ayn Rand’s Revenge.
- Greg Mankiw on health care and the tax code, part I and part II, which includes an honest account of the positive/normative split.
- Democrats Push for Plan to Cut Deficit. How come we didn’t worry more about the deficit during the Bush years?
- Privacy Looms Over Gay Rights Vote. Look, Washington State is on the national scene!
- It’s Not a Bad Time to Be Funny in the City
- Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Professor in the Geophysical Sciences, takes issue with his U. Chicago economics colleague Steve Levitt. Scroll down in the comments for Levitt’s response. See also this from Nathan Myhrvold.
- Auctions in the Electricity Market. See also Hybrid Keyword Search Auctions, The High Price of Internet Keyword Auctions, and this example of Treasury auctions of public debt. Also a potential classroom experiment: An Introduction to Electricity Market Auctions Using a Spreadsheet.
- Freaked Out Over SuperFreakonomics: The WSJ says that “Global warming might be solved with a helium balloon and a few miles of garden hose.”
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November 5, 2009
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