ATTENTION: Szasz Prize Change of Venue

2005-09-16 Thread Bryan Caplan
I was just notified that the Szasz Prize ceremony has been moved from the Cato Institute in D.C. to the Harper Library at the GMU Law School in Arlington. The day and time remain the same: September 21, 6 PM. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics

Szasz prize

2005-08-24 Thread Bryan Caplan
. Hope to see you there! -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://econlog.econlib.org [M]uch of the advice from the parenting experts is flapdoodle. But surely the advice

Re: Dickens on the Laffer Curve

2005-04-23 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- -- Peter McCluskey | Everyone complains about the laws of physics, but no www.bayesianinvestor.com| one does anything about them. - from Schild's Ladder -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

Re: Dickens on the Laffer Curve

2005-04-22 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Anton Sherwood, http://www.ogre.nu/ -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://econlog.econlib.org [M]uch of the advice from the parenting experts is flapdoodle. But surely

Dickens on the Laffer Curve

2005-04-21 Thread Bryan Caplan
-- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://econlog.econlib.org [M]uch of the advice from the parenting experts is flapdoodle. But surely the advice is grounded in research

Re: Laffer Curve

2005-04-20 Thread Bryan Caplan
suspect it would have been a far less entrepreneurial and innovative economy in the 90's. Econometric evidence? As far as I know, there's none either way, and for obvious reasons. But it makes sense to me. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

blogging

2005-03-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
FYI: I'm going to be a regular blogger on Econlib http://econlog.econlib.org/ for at least a year. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] [M]uch of the advice from

blogging

2005-01-18 Thread Bryan Caplan
For the next month, I am going to be guest blogging at Econlog, the Liberty Fund website's blog. Expect to see me post three times per week. The URL is: http://econlog.econlib.org -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University

guess the correlation

2004-12-16 Thread Bryan Caplan
I've calculated the correlation coefficient between per-capita state income and the percent of the vote Kerry got. Guesses? I'll post the answer in an hour. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com

the answer is...

2004-12-16 Thread Bryan Caplan
line is attached. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] But we must deplore and, so far as possible, overcome the evils of habitual newspaper reading. These evils

personal finances survey

2004-11-12 Thread Bryan Caplan
There is a press release about high school students' low scores on this survey of personal finances, but I'm impressed by how well they did. Unlike beliefs about the economy, at least the modal answer on this survey is usually right! -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

more on personal finances

2004-11-12 Thread Bryan Caplan
The modal answer (given four choices) was right on the 31 substantive questions 74% of the time. The first or second most common answer was right 97% of the time. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http

Re: personal finances survey

2004-11-12 Thread Bryan Caplan
Robert A. Book wrote: What's up with question 32? 52% male and 52% female? I think you have to look at the second column of numbers, the ones not in bold. Those add up, though I am confused about the first column. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics

piece debunking growth-education link

2004-08-16 Thread Bryan Caplan
Tyler Cowen at www.marginalrevolution.com alerted me to the following very interesting piece debunking the supposed causal connection between education and growth: http://www.spiked-online.com/Printable/000CA640.htm -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics

Re: Siberia and Canada

2004-04-08 Thread Bryan Caplan
Can any Canada experts weigh in? That includes all Canadians. Eric? fabio guillermo rojas wrote: Yes - evidence: the population of Canada is highly clustered around the border. I have hunch they would bolt the second the border was opened. Fabio On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Bryan Caplan wrote

new paper

2004-03-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
My new paper on the economics of mental illness, entitled The Economics of Szasz can now be downloaded from my webpage at: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/szaszjhe.doc -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University

farm subsidies

2004-02-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
/Economics/FarmQnnaire_01_04.pdf -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] I hope this has taught you kids a lesson: kids never learn. --Chief Wiggum, *The Simpsons*

divided government

2004-02-24 Thread Bryan Caplan
Many smart libertarians I've talked to lately have embraced the view that divided government (especially Dem president and Rep Congress) yields the least un-libertarian outcome. Are they right, and if so, what's the theoretical explanation? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan

Excite Poll

2004-02-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
I'm not the least surprised by these results: http://poll.excite.com/poll/home.jsp?cat_id=1 -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] I hope this has taught you kids a lesson

Women Don't Ask

2004-01-28 Thread Bryan Caplan
are too high. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] I hope this has taught you kids a lesson: kids never learn. --Chief Wiggum, *The Simpsons*

Re: Oscar Political Business Cycle

2004-01-04 Thread Bryan Caplan
Dickens William T. Dickens The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 797-6113 FAX: (202) 797-6181 E-MAIL: [EMAIL PROTECTED] AOL IM: wtdickens Bryan Caplan [EMAIL PROTECTED] 12/31/03 02:07AM The Political Business Cycle story has not fared

Me at the AEAs

2004-01-02 Thread Bryan Caplan
Shameless self-promotion: I'll be subbing in for none other than Gary Becker this Saturday at the AEA meetings in San Diego. It will be at the 10:15 1/3 session on Competition chaired by Andrei Shleifer. Hope to see you there. Topic: Systematically Biased Beliefs About Cultural Competition,

Oscar Political Business Cycle

2004-01-02 Thread Bryan Caplan
The Political Business Cycle story has not fared well empirically in recent years (though Kevin Grier has done interesting work on Mexico's PBC). But it seems overwhelming in the Oscars. It seems like roughly half of the big nominees get released in December. What gives? Is there any way to

Re: Economist IQ?

2003-12-15 Thread Bryan Caplan
am Subject: Economist IQ? I doubt anyone has hard data on this, but I'm wondering what people on this list would guess is the average IQ of Ph.D. economists? Would it be much different from the average IQ of Ph.D.s in general? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

Re: Real wages constant since 1964?!

2003-12-04 Thread Bryan Caplan
complex and differ across different types of goods) are inadequate. - - Bill William T. Dickens The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 797-6113 FAX: (202) 797-6181 E-MAIL: [EMAIL PROTECTED] AOL IM: wtdickens -- Prof. Bryan

Re: MVT and policy portfolios

2003-10-18 Thread Bryan Caplan
of spending or regulation, the median position is usually the same. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] But being alone he had begun to conceive thoughts of his own

Re: HEAVEN'S DOOR AFTER A YEAR - George J. Borjas

2003-09-05 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle

list changes

2003-08-06 Thread Bryan Caplan
As I announced earlier, the GMU listserv system is changing. Starting August 15th, [EMAIL PROTECTED] will be renamed: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Yes, I know the longer name sucks, but what can you do? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

Re: Greider

2003-07-22 Thread Bryan Caplan
the probability of errors in other areas. But he's a journalist. I expect him to be weak on analytics. The 5 W's of who-what-when-where-why are what he's trained to get right. --Robert Book -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

[Fwd: A story of the Fed in Wonderland as Greenspan puts emphasis ongr owth - Economic View by Anatole Kaletsky]

2003-06-24 Thread Bryan Caplan
as a result of e-mail transmission. Any liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. ** -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University

Re: Health insurance for kids

2003-06-18 Thread Bryan Caplan
plausible that those with more children are both older and therefore more experienced, and more responsible/stable holding age constant. A guy with five kids is going to be very concerned about remaining employed. -Jeffrey Rous -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

Kolko 40 Years Later

2003-06-18 Thread Bryan Caplan
Sinclair's *The Jungle*. But overall, it has all of the flaws you would expect in a work of economic history by an economically semi-literate socialist. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL

Re: Charity

2003-06-05 Thread Bryan Caplan
Jason DeBacker wrote: And the answer is: - People really dont care about helping someone else, but are ashamed to admit that. How could it be anything else? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com

The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread Bryan Caplan
this regime change. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] The game of just supposing Is the sweetest game I know... And if the things we

Re: The Vote-Cost of Scandal

2003-06-03 Thread Bryan Caplan
is the textbook case of a politician ruined by a scandal. Clinton is probably a bigger hypocrite given his effort to co-opt the family values stuff. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com

Re: Personal vs. Political Culture: The Other Box

2003-05-31 Thread Bryan Caplan
fabio guillermo rojas wrote: Now Pete Boettke asked me if there are any peoples with the opposite combination: bad personal culture, good political culture. The best Prof. Bryan Caplan Note that insistence on free markets, limited gov't, democracy, etc. is a pretty recent phenomena - so one

Re: Cost benefit analysis

2003-02-13 Thread Bryan Caplan
through the whole textbook discussion (unless the students were largely going to grad school), but I think the point is worth half a class. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com

Re: trend grading policies

2003-01-30 Thread Bryan Caplan
. But it can be handled by giving the midterm less weight to begin with. You have an argument for giving a midterm a lower weight, but not a variable weight. And I do give the midterm lower weight. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George

Re: Bubblemania

2003-01-24 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: News Coverage and bad economics

2003-01-10 Thread Bryan Caplan
Please take these discussions of personalities off-list. Thanks! -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he

Re: EU

2002-11-13 Thread Bryan Caplan
-3920 (fax) +353-21-463-4056 (home) [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.ucc.ie/~sjostrom/ - Original Message - From: Bryan Caplan [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 8:35 PM Subject: EU It's well-known that expected

Re: Self-assesment vs. Rationality

2002-11-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Self-assesment vs. Rationality

2002-11-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
that people are perfect or omniscient. It just says that they are right on average, that their over-estimates balance out their under-estimates. RE is often empirically false, but not in the trivial way you're saying. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

Re: Self-assessment vs. Rationality

2002-11-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
/library/Enc/RationalExpectations.html Eric Crampton -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt

EU

2002-11-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
theory says: 1. P(12) increases in p. 2. P(12) decreases in q. 3. P(12) increases in X. 4. P(12) decreases in Y. and nothing more specific. Is this inconsistent with any experimental evidence? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George

Re: Self-assesment vs. Rationality

2002-11-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
that are false not from lack of data, but because the available data has been improperly processed. What does improperly processed mean? Failing to follow Bayesian rules of inference, for starters. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-11-04 Thread Bryan Caplan
! -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-29 Thread Bryan Caplan
-- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-29 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-28 Thread Bryan Caplan
-college grads, parents would be a lot less quick to parrot old cliches about fishing. Incidentally, most of your arguments (here and later in this discussion) suggest that people over-estimate the return to education. Is that your real view? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-28 Thread Bryan Caplan
that the social return is quite low. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-18 Thread Bryan Caplan
of Research The Independent Institute 100 Swan Way Oakland, CA, 94621 Tel. 510-632-1366 -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-17 Thread Bryan Caplan
to voluntarily enroll. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-17 Thread Bryan Caplan
was influential early on in the Nixon administration. Rodney Weiher Bryan Caplan wrote: William Dickens wrote: As I remember the standard neo-classical answer to this is that the main source of endogenaity isn't ability bias but discount rate bias - - that people with below

Re: Return to Education and IV

2002-10-17 Thread Bryan Caplan
-- Alexander Tabarrok Department of Economics, MSN 1D3 George Mason University Fairfax, VA, 22030 Tel. 703-993-2314 and Director of Research The Independent Institute 100 Swan Way Oakland, CA, 94621 Tel. 510-632-1366 -- Prof. Bryan Caplan

Unions and Bankruptcy

2002-10-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
I didn't know the answer to this. Does anyone else? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt

Re: Nobels

2002-10-10 Thread Bryan Caplan
Princeton econ really has 0. Kahneman is in the psych department, and Nash is a senior research mathematician. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He

Webpage Update

2002-10-03 Thread Bryan Caplan
Shameless self-promotion: I've updated my Academic Economics webpage to include my new paper with Scott Beaulier, Behavioral Economics and Perverse Effects of the Welfare State. Check it out at: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/econ.html -- Prof. Bryan

shameless self-promotion

2002-09-20 Thread Bryan Caplan
I'm very pleased to tell you that there is a nice comment on my Economic Journal piece, Systematically Biased Beliefs, in the July issue of the Royal Economic Society Newsletter. Though they get my name wrong (George Caplan?!) I still can't complain. -- Prof. Bryan

Re: Why does tenure exist?

2002-09-18 Thread Bryan Caplan
, they would suffer a lot of headaches without getting a big raise. Government subsidies and private charity give universities the cushion they need to avoid being put out of competition by performance-oriented for-profits. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

[Fwd: FW: SLOGAN SHORTAGE SHOCKER]

2002-09-09 Thread Bryan Caplan
This is too funny not to share. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have

Re: Median Voter and Sampling

2002-08-28 Thread Bryan Caplan
use of it. Knee jerk use is appropriate in this case. The theoretical objections are weak, and the empirical evidence in favor is strong. Fabio -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http

Re: how to eliminate unemployement

2002-08-27 Thread Bryan Caplan
their buildings, etc? , it would be possible to recoup the value of improvements. The only difference would be, that one could not fence off land he was not occupying or using himself, and charge others for access to it. From: Bryan Caplan [EMAIL PROTECTED] What about the effect

Re: Median Voter vs. The Sub-optimal Equilibria

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
preference is whatever his preference is, within some limits. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one

Re: Median Voter vs. The Sub-optimal Equilibria

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Interesting Survey

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
and other things that get in your personal space. It's not the dollar value of the issue so much as its immediacy and intrusiveness. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL

Inter-racial Adoption

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
that really flip 80% for to 51% against? Highly implausible. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt

Re: how to eliminate unemployement

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
to eliminate unearned benefits is to eliminate the existence of benefits. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he

Re: Median Voter vs. The Sub-optimal Equilibria

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Median Voter and Sampling

2002-08-26 Thread Bryan Caplan
? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Environmental and economic effects of Speed Limits

2002-08-20 Thread Bryan Caplan
(or to make them change their policy), it's still going strong I suppose they don't pay the higher insurance premiums - probably 80-90% of the full amount you pay for a traffic offense. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

Re: Public support for farm subsidies

2002-07-31 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Public Opinion On Spending

2002-07-31 Thread Bryan Caplan
. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

Re: Public support for farm subsidies

2002-07-31 Thread Bryan Caplan
Bryan Caplan wrote: You can check your public opinion guesses about various kinds of spending at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/GSS/ Click S for spending. But first click Subject on the left-hand menu! Sorry. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

Re: Public Opinion On Spending

2002-07-31 Thread Bryan Caplan
certainly expect initial support to be lower, leading to initially smaller programs. Once the programs exist, people come to want larger programs, and politicians respond accordingly. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

Re: Silent Takeover

2002-07-29 Thread Bryan Caplan
Kevin Carson wrote: From: Bryan Caplan [EMAIL PROTECTED] First, the roads and airports are already here, so there would not be much of a decentralizing effect of cutting off subsidies and eminent domain now. But because of the effect of subsidies in distorting the market price link

[Fwd: availability]

2002-07-24 Thread Bryan Caplan
I've previously given Kuran and Sunstein's Stanford Law Review piece on available cascades an enthusiastic recommendation. If you remember the idea, you'll like the attached joke. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

The Public Believes in Mean Reversion

2002-07-23 Thread Bryan Caplan
A kind of funny result from Excite's informal poll: 48% surveyed think that the Dow will rise over the next month, vs. 32% who think it will fall. http://poll.excite.com/poll/results.jsp?cat_id=1 -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics

take-in/eat out

2002-07-22 Thread Bryan Caplan
the work of thousands of local stores. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have

Re: from whence, belief? Better society comparisons

2002-07-22 Thread Bryan Caplan
I think this topic is getting too far afield for armchair. Take it off the list, if you please. :-) -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote

Re: Republican Reversal

2002-07-22 Thread Bryan Caplan
is the easiest way to share and print your photos: http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did

Re: Why do people pick stocks?

2002-07-15 Thread Bryan Caplan
and holding in the lowest cost mutual fund is a lot more than .2% per year. - - Bill Dickens -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did

Re: Index mutual funds

2002-07-15 Thread Bryan Caplan
and active trading, (b) managed mutual funds, (c) index funds, and (d) buy and hold with discount brokers? I would still guess that (c) closes 90% of the distance between (a) and (d), but I'd like to hear your guesstimate. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department

Re: Silent Takeover

2002-07-15 Thread Bryan Caplan
with that. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say, and besides

children and cooperation

2002-07-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
drastically the 12th-grade high school culture differs from the 1st-year college culture. Other ideas? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote

Re: children and cooperation

2002-07-11 Thread Bryan Caplan
-- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did not post it because he felt that no one would have understood what he wanted to say

double vs. single entry

2002-06-27 Thread Bryan Caplan
What exactly is the advantage of double-entry accounting over single-entry accounting? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He wrote a letter, but did

Re: double vs. single entry

2002-06-27 Thread Bryan Caplan
you mistakenly count a debit as a credit. The advantage is huge when you have to do things by hand. It also helps you track errors more quickly. What's wrong with negative numbers?! -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

shameless self-promotion

2002-06-13 Thread Bryan Caplan
I just updated my cv. I'm particularly pleased with my recent piece in the Economic Journal. http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/cv.htm -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http

Re: re : securities analysis

2002-04-05 Thread Bryan Caplan
effect? Thaler says average ROR in January is 3.5%, versus an average of .5% for all other months. Is this another case of basis points being exagerated into percentage points? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason

Re: re : securities analysis

2002-04-05 Thread Bryan Caplan
, no? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] Smerdyakov suddenly raised his eyes and smiled. 'Why I smile you must understand, if you are a clever man,' he seemed

Panic Room

2002-04-04 Thread Bryan Caplan
David Fincher's new movie *Panic Room* may be the finest artistic expression of game theory around. Beautiful illustrations of commitment problems, subgame perfection, focal points, backwards induction... And its pure entertainment. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan

Median Voter and Welfare

2002-02-06 Thread Bryan Caplan
wants. They only support radical reforms conditional on things that are sure to never happen. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He was thinking

Life Expectancy and Immigration

2002-01-25 Thread Bryan Caplan
Life expectancy varies widely between countries. When someone moves to a new country, what best predicts their lifespan? Country of origin? Or country of destination? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University

Re: Life Expectancy and Immigration

2002-01-25 Thread Bryan Caplan
of any data? -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He was thinking that Prince Andrei was in error and did not see the true light, and that he, Pierre

[Fwd: Photographers]

2002-01-24 Thread Bryan Caplan
From Mark Steckbeck: -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He was thinking that Prince Andrei was in error and did not see the true light, and that he

Re: Photographers

2002-01-23 Thread Bryan Caplan
And of course normal developers always include the negatives. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He was thinking that Prince Andrei was in error and did

Re: Photographers

2002-01-23 Thread Bryan Caplan
who try to buy the negatives from you are precisely the people who would be willing to pay a lot for extra copies. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] He

Re: The Median Voter Theorem and Adoption Law

2002-01-08 Thread Bryan Caplan
Fred Foldvary wrote: --- Bryan Caplan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm highly dissatisfied with interest group explanations. Simple reason: Most of the policies traditionally blamed on interest groups are in fact *popular*. Adoption laws seem like a case where existing policies

Re: The Median Voter Theorem and Adoption Law

2002-01-08 Thread Bryan Caplan
, is that positions on a lot of little issues add up. And it isn't the absolute size of the issue, but the size relative to the effort that counts. -- Prof. Bryan Caplan Department of Economics George Mason University http://www.bcaplan.com

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