Notes as I prepare my new "Closer Look at Capitalism" course
I'm very grateful I had no need for this. (Girls rule!)

Still more on the famous file-sharing paper

I've posted about the famous Oberholzer-Gee and Strumpf JPE paper on file-sharing--and Stan Liebowitz's questioning of it--before (here and here).

There's now a third round in the controversy. The German newspaper Handelsblatt has a story today titled "No Comment, Please" accompanied by the following blurb:

Steven Levitt, Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, uses a questionable tactic to block an undesired comment. The subject of the criticised article was a hot topic. On closer look, everything about the case was unusual.

Read the whole thing.

It's sad that it falls to a German newspaper to cover this, but then I've come to expect very little of the U.S. mass media.