Josh Blackman briefly advertises his new book and website with Randy Barnett.
"Public health officials’ war on nicotine vaping will lead more people to smoke tobacco cigarettes."
As Thomas Sowell wrote, "There are no solutions. There are only tradeoffs."
You are at above-average risk if you are a pedestrian in Florida.
"Yet this $2 billion yearly “incentive” isn’t taking regular combustion engines off the roads. Instead, folks with gas guzzlers are taking advantage of the government program to add a vehicle to their collection.""
(I did it, too. I did it mostly through reforms of health care spending and Social Security. Similar to what Willie Sutton once quipped, "That's where the money is.")
Scott Galloway talking smack about the current VC scene.
Related, a prediction that fierce reckoning is coming: "Blitzscaling Or Just Plain Old B.S?"
Useful couple of graphs and brief discussion by Ironman at Political Calculations.
. . . it's not just middle income earning households that are moving up into higher income echelons - after adjusting for inflation, the lowest income earning households are too!
Tyler Cowen proposes as follows:
Eliminate the economics Ph.D, period. Offer everyone three years of graduate economics education, and no more (with a clock reset allowed for pregnancy). Did Smith, Keynes, or Hayek have an economics Ph.D? This way, no one will assume you know what you are talking about, and the underlying message is that economics learning is lifelong.
It's an interesting idea but I, for one, certainly won't be holding my breath waiting for it to be adopted.
Shhh! Don't tell anyone . . .