Arnold Kling To Paul Krugman

While you are at TCS, do also read Arnold Kling’s open letter to Paul Krugman. I find his distinction between consequence-based arguments and motive-based arguments very important and persuasive. I have always found motive-based arguments to be cheap, shoddy and unpersuasive, and as usual Arnold hits the nail on the head. What’s also interesting is … More Arnold Kling To Paul KrugmanMore Arnold Kling To Paul Krugman

Glenn Reynolds And Neal Stephenson

Some time last week my husband came home from work with a gleeful grin, and with a flourish he whipped out Neal Stephenson’s new book Quicksilver. I had known it was out for a week or so before (because I read Intapundit), and figured I’d get it for him for his birthday. Oh well … … More Glenn Reynolds And Neal StephensonMore Glenn Reynolds And Neal Stephenson

Lowi And Crews On Electricity

I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled, to find out from Tyler Cowen this morning that Al Lowi’s and Clyde Wayne Crews’s chapter on electricity is available online (and many thanks to Dan Klein for doing so). I recommend it to you all. This chapter is from Dan Klein’s and Fred Foldvary’s book, The Half-Life of Policy … More Lowi And Crews On ElectricityMore Lowi And Crews On Electricity