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Progress is my favorite idea. Steven Pinker has (and many others have) documented how much better off we are than those who preceded us. I ..read more
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Peter Gordon's Blog by Pamela - 2w ago
The New Yorker (Sep 2, 2019) reviews yet more recent work on increasing inequality ("Widening Gyre").  There are many discussions like ..read more
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The very long U.S. election season is here.  What to keep on mind? Two things strike me as fundamental. 1. Knowledge is complex and ..read more
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<!--[if !supportLists]-->  n  <!--[endif]-->Economists’ favorite question is still “How did we get so rich?” We learned ..read more
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Fly low over a major urban settlement and what do you see?  A mesh of an uncountable number of supply chains, including supply chains for ..read more
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Peter Gordon's Blog by Pamela - 2M ago
David C. Rose explains Why Culture Matters Most. Small-group moral intuitions, small-group trust, are our heritage. But how to get large- ..read more
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Peter Gordon's Blog by Pamela - 3M ago
There are many possible futures we hope are not in our future. Nuclear war, meteor colliding with Earth, infectious diseases that we cannot ..read more
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Peter Gordon's Blog by Pamela - 3M ago
It's clear that most people like their cars. But it is also true that many people like to complain about cars and traffic. Some of the ..read more
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Climate change is hard. It is a global phenomenon and any effort to “do something” must involve seemingly near-impossible global ..read more
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The U.S. economy is doing well -- and no one really knows why. Keynesian macro-economics (aggregate demand economics) is no help because ..read more

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