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September 27, 2013 9:34 AM The Truth About Inflation

I don't recall ever seeing this one; it doesn't surprise me, but, you know, this is just crazy talk: Over the next twelve months, do you expect that the cost of living  – that is, what you pay for everyday...

By Jonathan Bernstein

September 12, 2013 12:00 PM How Smaller Stuff is Better. And Worse Too.

No one can master the substance of every single public policy area, but it is possible to learn analytic rules that can be applied to almost any issue. I will be forever grateful to Wainer and Zwerling for teaching me...

By Keith Humphreys

September 06, 2013 9:16 AM The Greatest Threat to U.K. Economic Growth is the U.S. House of Representatives

After some tough times, the U.K. is experiencing some much-needed economic growth. Because the rate of growth in the U.K. is about comparable to that of the U.S. despite radically different economic policies, debate will no doubt emerge between Keynesian-types...

By Keith Humphreys

July 29, 2013 10:03 AM Recessions Do Not Reduce The Prison Population

Every time the economy stalls, journalists start predicting that crime will soar as a result, even though the historical record completely disconfirms such an equation (as Mark Kleiman has pointed out repeatedly). A trendy extension of this false meme, which...

By Keith Humphreys

April 30, 2013 12:04 PM How to Make Richard Florida Very Happy

Under the heading, Technology Start-Ups Take Root in Berlin, Mark Scott writes: More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital has gone from a cold war relic to one of the fastest-growing start-up communities....

By Andrew Gelman