Archive for August 17th, 2015

Economists and the Real World..

August 17, 2015

Tim Sablik of Richmond Fed says ivy tower econs are trying to get accustomed to the real world.

This is noting new actually. Most econs actually worked before giving gyan:


The World’s Oldest Public Policy Puzzle…

August 17, 2015

Aryeh Neier writes on the oldest Public Policy puzzle PPP – whether to prohibit or legalise prostitution?

Prohibition has proved harmful when applied to consenting adults’ use of liquor or drugs. Bringing such practices out of the shadows encourages the development of measures that mitigate its associated evils. The same is true of transactional sex.

The focus of public policy regarding prostitution should be to prevent violence and coercion, as well as to stop the spread of infectious diseases – which is exactly what Amnesty is recommending. There is little doubt that Shaw, who was convinced that women and men alike should be free to engage in commercial transactions that do not harm others, would have approved.

Oldest yet still remains unresolved…

How humans cause mass extinctions?

August 17, 2015


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