Question Based on your political beliefs, would you never have implemented a quarantine and left it up to people to self-quarantine? If no, do you agree with all the government interventions that have been rolled out and/or are about to be rolled out in order to help individuals/businesses/industries affected by the quarantine? Please frame both … Continue reading COVID-19 Essay Question
On social media, people are up in arms with how the government is quick to take care of the filthy wealthy bankers and don't care at all about the working-class folk. "Oh, so the government can inject $1.5 Trillion in an instant to save the banks but can't provide free healthcare to the 99 percent … Continue reading Hysteria: $1.5 Trillion Injection From the Fed
Inspired by a podcast at MacroMusings, let’s talk about growth. Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, co-authors of a couple of excellent textbooks on the principles of economics, discuss what they mean by “cutting edge” growth and “catching up” growth. The reason for this distinction arises because of the claim that particular institutions promote economic growth. … Continue reading Master Chefs Grow Slower Than New Cooks
Humans make choices they believe will provide the greatest satisfaction according to their subjective values with the information they have on hand. These values are not only unique to each individual, they are unique to the circumstances under which a good or service is experienced.
A central question of economics is to understand how in the heck social coordination is able to exist in such a crazy world. With all our differences in beliefs, resources, abilities, and more, it is remarkable people can work together long enough to produce a Big Mac pretty much anywhere in the world. Economists will … Continue reading Clearly Ambiguous — Institutions