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Ideas (David Friedman)

"I am an academic economist who teaches at a law school and has never taken a course for credit in either field.”


May 21, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1749443


May 15, 2017, 1:43 am, 1747564
A  link in a recent post on my favorite blog took me to a piece on a recent article from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. It describes a procedure which appears to reverse aging in mice. These are early results, they might be wrong, ...


May 13, 2017, 5:43 pm, 1747360
My younger son writes, among other things, fiction set in the world of super heroes and super villains. This morning he pointed me at someone else's work in that genre, a novella: Interviewing Leather. I read it.
The narrator is a ...


May 2, 2017, 1:43 am, 1743026
My recent posts here have dealt with my current project of putting together a book of short works of literature that have interesting economic ideas embedded in them. I've gotten suggestions both here and in response to emails that I sent to people who I thought might help. ...


April 29, 2017, 5:43 pm, 1742404
At least since I successfully used this blog to get a design for the cover of the third edition of my first book, I have been intrigued with the idea of using the internet as a way of collecting ideas and information. My current project, described in ...


April 16, 2017, 5:43 pm, 1738257
In two previous posts I described my current project to put together a collection of works of literature that teach economics. Inspired in part by comments to those posts, I now have almost half a book's worth and am looking for more. Here is the current ...


April 2, 2017, 5:43 pm, 1734263
A while back, I put up a post about an idea for a book, a collection of works of literature that taught economic ideas. Thanks to comments on that post, my list has expanded from two works to four, with a few other possibles. The purpose of ...


March 27, 2017, 3:43 am, 1731930
Both of the courses I am teaching this year are being video recorded and webbed. It occurred to me that some of my readers might find one or both interesting.

Economic Analysis of Law
Class Page
Book: Late Draft in HTML  Page Images with Virtual Footnotes


March 17, 2017, 1:43 pm, 1729636
I recently came across a news story which struck me as a good example of how to mislead people, probably for political purposes, without saying anything that was not actually true. The title was "Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says." The story reported ...


March 11, 2017, 3:43 pm, 1727818

Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in ...