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On liberalism and democracy

I have a new podcast discussion with our friends at the Institute for Liberal Studies here. The new ILS podcast, “The curious task”, is hosted by Alex Aragona and its overall site is here; previous guests include Nigel Ashford and Peter Jaworski. Published on: August 21, 2019August 21, 2019Author: Jacob T. Levy

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Dan Klein on Sweden

Dan Klein has an interview on Sweden, a country he knows well. It will read counterintuitive to many. In short, Dan argues that Swedish civic virtue precedes the welfare state and does not depend on it. Thinking otherwise implies not understanding “why the Swedish bumblebee flies as well as it does a strong and liberal national identity, free markets, civic virtue”. A couple of highlights. Dan emphasizes the importance of an entrepreneurial class that is relatively...

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Yield Curve Inversion: Are Investors Really “Fleeing to Safety” from a Looming Recession?

The media and economics talking heads are worrying about the current inversion of the yield curve, the graph of market-set rates of return on U.S. government securities of increasing lengths. Inversion is often interpreted as a sign that the stock market is expecting a recession—though, as Paul Samuelson quipped, the stock market has accurately predicted nine of the last five recessions. Usually, the yield curve slopes upward, reflecting investors’ demand for better...

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Again on The Mule

Like David Henderson, I watched The Mule and enjoyed the movie. I tend to enjoy all of Eastwood’s movies, but I thought this was particularly good: I’d rank it slightly better than Gran Torino, too. One of the reasons I thought the movie was so good—and here the reviewer shall disclose his weaknesses!—was its message. I find it naturally agreeable, for all that David mentions, to which I shall add a further point. I found it to be a great movie about unintended...

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The One Adam Smith Nonproblem

I argue (with zero originality) that there is only one Adam Smith. This reprises arguments made by Dan Klein, James Otteson, Russ Roberts, Vernon Smith, and Bart Wilson, among others. But I have tried to make the argument in a way that is concise and accessible. Which means, of course, that I may just have it wrong. YOU decide! Published on: August 3, 2019August 3, 2019Author: Mike Munger

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Defencemen Logan Stanley and Tucker Poolman will get their first flavor

Video: TSN Pre-Game ReportWINNIPEG – Defencemen Logan Stanley and Tucker Poolman will get their first flavor of NHL preseason action tonight once the Winnipeg Jets host the Minnesota Wild at Bell MTS Position.”I’m thrilled for tonight,” Poolman stated, incorporating his father and his youngest brother is going to be with the match tonight. “I’m just likely to head out there, make some performs and maintain it straightforward.”For me it’s just...

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the Caps return household to participate in their very last two games

Just after actively playing each of their https://www.unioncapitals.com/washington-capitals-jersey/madison-bowey-jersey past four video games to the road, the Caps return household to participate in their very last two games of calendar 2017 in front of the home individuals at Capital One particular Arena. The Boston Bruins start the short homestand on Thursday night time when they make their lone stop by on the period into the District.Washington has dropped three straight...

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Ottawa Senatorshave now secured an Eastern Conference berth within the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

OTTAWA- Pursuing their earn on Thursday, theOttawa Senatorshave now secured an Eastern Conference berth within the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. Playoff tickets will go on sale to your public on Saturday, April 8, at nine a.m. The Senators’ opponent and playoff property dates have however for being determined. Senators season-seat users, who get a number of gains on playoff tickets, such as priority entry to the best seats and approximately 55 for every cent off of gate rates, should...

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Malamet discusses Hazony

I am glad that some libertarians are dealing with Yoram Hazony’s The Virtue of Nationalism. It is a book that is shaping conservative thinking and ought to be addressed thouroughly. I’ve reviewed it for the Cato Journal and dealt with it on this blog too (here, here and here). Alex Nowrasteh has written a powerful post here. More recently Akiva Malamet has published an interesting critique, on Libertarianism.org. Malamet doesn’t wear velvet gloves, as he states:...

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Eight claims about interest rates

Robin Harding has a new FT article that makes 8 claims about interest rates: First, there is an intimate link between long-run interest rates and long-run economic growth. There is some link, but when we get to point #4 we’ll see a problem with this claim. Second, monetary policy is broken. In 2008-09, the Fed cut rates by 5 percentage points and it was not enough. Today it has far less room to respond to a recession. The recession of 2008-09 was caused by tight money...

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