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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.”

June 19, 2017, 11:43 am, 1756685
Two cities I have enjoyed visiting and hope to visit again. They are quite a long distance apart and in many ways very different, but they have one thing in common. In both cities, all the architects are crazy.

Not, however, in the same way. Shanghai architects are science ...

June 19, 2017, 11:43 am, 1756686
It has been very hot in San Jose the last few days. One solution is air conditioning, which we have and sometimes use. The other is to open the windows in the evening, when it cools off, close them in the morning. Sometimes–last night, for instance–that cools the ...

June 14, 2017, 11:43 pm, 1755822
I have just webbed the first draft of the project I have been discussing here, a collection of short works of literature that contain economics with some brief comments by me. Most of the works are available online, so I could do it as a collection of links ...

June 14, 2017, 1:43 am, 1755523
I have just webbed the latest draft of the book I have been writing. To give you a quick idea of what's there, here is the table of contents:


1. Imperial Chinese Law
2. Romani Law
3. The Amish
4. Jewish Law
5. Islamic Law
6. ...

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 ...