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Crooked Timber

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With a title pulled from Immanuel Kant's famous statement that 'out of the crooked timber of humanity, no stra [Read More]

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Not in our name
For as long as I can remember, the philosopher's stock example of a proposition that is morally uncontroversial has been "torturing babies is wrong". Yet it turns out that torturing babies, or at least toddlers, is US government policy, where that po...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Complexity
Well, I suppose we can take ‘Tender Age' Jail as a test of my Epistemic Sunk Costs hypothesis. For example, here's Ben Shapiro. "We've heard that the Trump administration has heartlessly sought to rip toddlers from the arms of their weeping mothers i...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Sunday photoblogging: footbridge, Madison WI
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Crooked Timber
Sunday, June 17, 2018


Economics in Two Lessons, Chapter 12
Thanks to everyone who commented on the first eleven chapters of my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons. Here's a draft of Chapter 12 on Predistribution Comments, criticism and praise are welcome. Earlier draft chapters are available. These ar...
Crooked Timber
Saturday, June 16, 2018


Shibboleths (repost from 2011)
Reading the latest post from John H, I was reminded of this one from 2011, about when the baton was being passed from Palin to Trump. A few thoughts on this Agreeing with Corey's take, there's very little in Trump's consistent denial of reality that ...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


The World Needs More Blogs
Remember when there were blogs? Ah, those were the good old days. Whenever I see we haven't been watering CT properly with fresh posts, I feel ashamed. You know who's got a blog? My dear old advisor at UC Berkeley, Hans Sluga! Here it is. Remember wh...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Epistemic Sunk Costs and the Extraordinary, Populist Delusions of Crowds?
Here's a thought about the Trudeau incident. (Remember that?) Possibly an obvious thought. Or obviously wrong. (You tell me.) The first rule of persuasion is: make your audience want to believe. Trump has a talent for that. But I think it's fair to s...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Social security won't be around long enough for me to collect it (repost from 2014)
The release of the trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare has produced the usual crop of alarmist articles, though with more pushback than in the days when the political class was united around the idea of a "grand bargain". So, I thought ...
Crooked Timber
Monday, June 11, 2018


The Creative Class Gets Organized
The staff of The New Yorker—the people behind the scenes: editors, fact checkers, social media strategists, designers—are unionizing. They've even got a logo: Eustace Tilly with his fist raised. If you're a loyal reader of the magazine, as I am, you ...
Crooked Timber
Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Economics in Two Lessons, Chapter 11
Thanks to everyone who commented on the first ten chapters of my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons. Here's a draft of Chapter 11: Market failure: Information, uncertainty and financial markets . Comments, criticism and praise are welcome. Ea...
Crooked Timber
Tuesday, June 5, 2018



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