Wednesday , November 22 2017

Potpourri

Summary:
==> I have an essay in the Fraser Institute’s report on Canada’s experience with a personal income tax. ==> I point out that the pro-carbon-tax R Street Institute is advising conservatives to fold their hand…right after they pick up their flush. ==> I give a backhanded compliment to Steve Landsburg. ==> Ryan Murphy has an article on how the economics profession–when doing econometric estimates of the “fiscal multiplier”–overlooks the importance of monetary offset. I disagree that it’s important for the authorities to “boost aggregate demand,” but anyway Ryan’s analysis is interesting. ==> Tom Woods has an expert journalist on to talk about the crisis in Yemen. ==> This guy in the comments at a Scott Adams post points out something that is quite ironic, in light of the outrage over Sean Spicer’s comments about Hitler vis-a-vis Assad: In late 2013, in a New York Times article about chemical weapons and why Syria’s actions (then) were so outrageous, we have this now-awkward excerpt: So I’m betting the author of that NYT piece was thinking, “Please don’t go viral, please don’t go viral,” when everybody was denouncing Spicer. (Yes, I understand that NYT piece was more nuanced than Spicer’s initial statement. But the sentiment was the same. Spicer wasn’t “forgetting the Holocaust.

Topics:
Robert Murphy considers the following as important:

This could be interesting, too:

Robert Murphy writes Potpourri

Robert Murphy writes Potpourri

Robert Murphy writes Potpourri

Robert Murphy writes Potpourri

==> I have an essay in the Fraser Institute’s report on Canada’s experience with a personal income tax.

==> I point out that the pro-carbon-tax R Street Institute is advising conservatives to fold their hand…right after they pick up their flush.

==> I give a backhanded compliment to Steve Landsburg.

==> Ryan Murphy has an article on how the economics profession–when doing econometric estimates of the “fiscal multiplier”–overlooks the importance of monetary offset. I disagree that it’s important for the authorities to “boost aggregate demand,” but anyway Ryan’s analysis is interesting.

==> Tom Woods has an expert journalist on to talk about the crisis in Yemen.

==> This guy in the comments at a Scott Adams post points out something that is quite ironic, in light of the outrage over Sean Spicer’s comments about Hitler vis-a-vis Assad: In late 2013, in a New York Times article about chemical weapons and why Syria’s actions (then) were so outrageous, we have this now-awkward excerpt:

Potpourri

So I’m betting the author of that NYT piece was thinking, “Please don’t go viral, please don’t go viral,” when everybody was denouncing Spicer. (Yes, I understand that NYT piece was more nuanced than Spicer’s initial statement. But the sentiment was the same. Spicer wasn’t “forgetting the Holocaust.” Also, I’m not mentioning this on social media because I don’t want to give anyone the idea that I’m “defending Spicer’s comments,” which were incredibly obtuse.)

Robert Murphy
Robert Patrick Murphy (born 23 May 1976) is an American economist, consultant and author. He is an economist with the Institute for Energy Research (IER) specializing in climate change and a research fellow with the Independent Institute, He was a senior fellow in business and economic studies at the Pacific Research Institute, and he is an associated scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. In addition to economic subjects, Murphy writes about, and has presented an online video class in, anarcho-capitalism on the Mises Institute website. Murphy also has written in support of Intelligent Design theory and expressed skepticism of biological evolution.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *