Monthly Archives: November 2012

My column in this week’s Chronicle (in which I take on Warren Buffett and Paul Krugman): Fallacies and Errors.  Tweet

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As some of you may know, I currently work in medical research (specifically, my area of interest is childhood cancers). Today at work, I attended a talk given by a University of Cambridge researcher named Gerard Evan, who has done …

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Sorry for the all of my absences lately. Between putting together papers for submission at the lab and traveling for Thanksgiving (without my laptop), I have been super busy lately. It looks–knock on wood–like I’ll have a decent amount of …

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Paul Krugman put out a couple of pieces of writing today–a column and a blog post–that I’d like to address, mainly because I think they do a good job of illustrating some of the difficulties that I tend to have …

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Are the Secession Petitioners Hypocrites?

No matter how you feel about those signing secession petitions around the nation–and no matter the reason, either justified or unjustified, for which they might do so–I think that it’s important to keep critics honest. It’s valid, to me, to … Continue reading

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The Chronicle: Spontaneous Response to Disasters

My column in this week’s Chronicle, on the theoretical case against rationing and price ceilings after a natural disaster.  Tweet

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Secession Petitions

I’m going to take a quick break from my “Gas Rationing, Price Controls, and Crisis Response” series to make a comment on the secession petitions that have been making the rounds at the White House. A varying number of citizens … Continue reading

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Gas Rationing, Price Systems, and Crisis Response: Part I

Before getting into the current gas rationing situations in the North–as well as the theoretical arguments against these policies–I’d like to give a little historical background for the private sector response to Hurricane Katrina. I’m going to take my arguments … Continue reading

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Gas Rationing, Price Systems, and Crisis Response

Not on gas rationing or crisis response, but here’s a pretty good video from Andrew Napolitano and Steve Horwitz on the economic illiteracy behind the idea of “price gouging.” Below that is a pretty instructional video from Learn Liberty on … Continue reading

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Gas Rationing, Price Systems, and Crisis Response (to come)

Apologies for not posting much in the past week. Working late and preparing for a biochemistry exam kept me from the blog for a bit. Based on the positive feedback I got on the series format I used for my … Continue reading

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