Category Archives: Blog

On the relation between parenthood and caring about the future

You might have heard people saying “I only trust the political views of people with children, because they actually have a reason to care about the long-term future, unlike non-parents” or that “I don’t trust anyone’s political opinion if they don’t … Continue reading

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Was World War II good for economic growth?

World War II supposed a substantial increase in US federal R&D spending, and it may be regarded as an imperfect[1] natural experiment of what happens when you transition a country from a relatively “laissez faire” (with many caveats) model of … Continue reading

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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  Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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On the causal powers of Mormonism [revised]

7. Mormonism, and other relatively strict religions, can have big anti-poverty effects.  I wouldn’t say I ever believed the contrary, but for a long time I simply didn’t give the question much attention.  I now think that Mormonism has a … Continue reading

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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Critiques of Radical Markets

I had the chance to meet Glen Weyl a few weeks ago, and I promised him that at some point, if no one had penned a critique of Radical Markets that I deem good enough, I would write one.

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