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A 19th century style president has created a good old fashioned 19th century-style financial panic. I’m reminded of the Panic of 1893 which plunged the economy into a depression/recession for about four years.  If my recollection serves me, the panic was a function of corporate overexpansion (railroads) which lead to a bank crash because of […]

Pandemic Vlogging

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On March 12, 2020

Because why not? A few notes: The Foreign Policy article that I mention is available here. I overstate the extent that regulation in large markets leads industries to produce the same goods. You can c

Coronavirus Blogging

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On March 7, 2020

Just a very quick note that Joshua Busby, an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School who specializes in climate change and global health, has been writing and curating a good series of

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Rick Santelli, a decade off of leading off the corporate-racist freakout against Obama that created the Tea Party, is back wishing 2% of the world would die of coronavirus so that the markets would just keep going up, no doubt to 36,000. Rick Santelli on @CNBC just made the argument that we’d be better off […]
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