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2017-03-13T10:09:09-07:00

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2017-03-27T07:49:07-07:00

**Should-Read: Pseudoerasmus**: _[Economic Growth in Ancient Greece][]_: "The causes of [Ancient] Greek economic growth may have been 'ordinary'... [Economic Growth in Ancient Greece]: https://pseudoerasmus.com/2015/04/02/ancient-greece-econ-growth/ >...but certainly their effects somehow were not. Ober is quite right that the peculiarly egalitarian institutions of the ancient Greeks cry out for an explanation. Here’s...




2017-03-27T07:44:05-07:00

**Should-Read:** Grifters gotta grift... _The Roanoke Times_ cannot say "we told you so" because they were enthusiastic Trump supporters. And, for some reason, _The Roanoke Times_ does not yet dare tell its readers: we—and you—got grifted; we are sorry; we and you need to apologize to the rest of the...



Monday Smackdown: Why Would You Think Niall Ferguson Was a Trustworthy Information Source?

2017-03-27T07:46:55-07:00

**Sam Bowman**: _["Was finding @nfergus's piece today quite interesting, until he cited this figure (which is based on a falsehood)][]_: ... ["Was finding @nfergus's piece today quite interesting, until he cited this figure (which is based on a falsehood)]: https://twitter.com/s8mb/status/846355869772271621 >>[Ferguson:] This problem isn’t going away. Ask the French. About...




2017-03-27T07:01:35-07:00

**Must-Watch: Stephen Shortell, Jesse Choper, Brad DeLong, Ann O'Leary, Ann Marie Marciarille, and John Ellwood** (2012): _[Reactions to the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act][]_: [Reactions to the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmDQiLICGZo

Must-Watch: Stephen Shortell, Jesse Choper, Brad DeLong, Ann O'Leary, Ann Marie Marciarille, and John Ellwood (2012): Reactions to the Supreme Court's Ruling on the Affordable Care Act:

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2017-03-27T06:56:24-07:00

**Must-Read: Ann Marie Marciarille** (2014): _[The Medicaid Gamble][]_: "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was an unprecedented gamble... [The Medicaid Gamble]: http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1314&context=jhclp >...transform[ing] Medicaid from an unevenly and underfunded program for the poor and disabled to a program to offer those priced out of commercial insurance markets government-funded...



A Historical Document: "In the Long Run It Is the Majority Who Will Determine What the Constitutional Rights of the Minority Are": Hoisted from 2003

2017-03-26T20:24:55-07:00

**Hoisted from the Archives from 2003**: _[A Historical Document: "In the Long Run It Is the Majority Who Will Determine What the Constitutional Rights of the Minority Are"][]_: The judicial philosophy of Chief Justice Rehnquist, taken from Rehnquist (1952), "A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases"[1]. This memo expressing Rehnquist's...



Links for the Week of March 26, 2017

2017-03-26T16:32:58-07:00

**Must-Reads:** * **Nicholas Bagley**: _[The GOP Obamacare replacement would help the rich, hurt the poor and unleash chaos][]_: "Republicans have finally released their long-awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act... * **Bob Christie**: _[380,000 Arizonans May Lose Medicaid][]_: "The report looks at the patients who gained coverage under a Medicaid...



Procrastinating on March 26, 2017

2017-03-26T16:29:36-07:00

**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must- and Should-Reads:** * _[The Need for a Reformation of Authority and Hierarchy Among Economists in the Public Sphere | Equitable Growth][]_ * **Bridget Ansel**: _[Weekend Reading, “the antitrust” edition | Equitable Growth][]_ * **Ezra Klein**: _[How Paul Ryan Played Donald Trump][]_: "Donald Trump promised to...



Ian Morris: Why the West Rules--for Now: Econ 210b: Hoisted from the Archives

2017-03-21T10:09:53-07:00

_[Ian Morris: Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future][]_ Supplementary: * Ian Morris: *Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve* * Ken Pomeranz: "How Big Should Historians Think?" * Ken Pomeranz: "Beyond the East-West Binary: Restating Development Paths in...




2017-03-21T05:58:21-07:00

**Live from the Orange-Haired Baboon Cage: Duncan Blck**: _[Crass Trump][]_: "If he didn't have the manners and style... >... What [would] elite centrist pundits... find objectionable... except maybe the foreign policy stuff?... It's good that we're starting to discover that taking away health insurance from people isn't very nice, but...




2017-03-19T20:04:23-07:00

**Must-Read: Bob Christie**: _[380,000 Arizonans May Lose Medicaid][]_: "The report looks at the patients who gained coverage under a Medicaid expansion pushed through in 2013 by former Gov. Jan Brewer... [380,000 Arizonans May Lose Medicaid]: http://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article139276663.html >...Brewer said in an interview earlier this week that "it weighs heavy on my...




2017-03-19T18:41:58-07:00

**Should-Read: Nancy LeTorneau**: _[There Is No Grand Strategy to Repeal Obamacare][]_: "The Congressional Budget Office... released their report.... What we’ve seen from conservatives/Republicans/the White House since then... [There Is No Grand Strategy to Repeal Obamacare]: http://washingtonmonthly.com/2017/03/14/there-is-no-grand-strategy-to-repeal-obamacare/ >...If anyone can see a grand strategy here, I’d like to hear about it:...




2017-03-19T18:41:06-07:00

**Should-Read: Anton Howes**: _[Inducing Ideas for Industrialisation][]_: "Perhaps the most popular modern theory of the causes of the Industrial Revolution is Robert C. Allen’s “Induced Innovation”... [Inducing Ideas for Industrialisation]: http://antonhowes.tumblr.com/post/107971837365/inducing-ideas-for-industrialisation >...as outlined in his 2009 book _The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective_. The argument is straightforward, but compelling:...



On Nicholas Lemann's Partial Recantation of His "Neoliberalism": Hoisted from the Archives

2017-03-19T18:34:33-07:00

**2014**: _[On Nicholas Lemann's Partial Recantation of His "Neoliberalism"][]_: On the career of the _Washington Monthly_: Nicholas Lemann: A bygone age…: [On Nicholas Lemann's Partial Recantation of His "Neoliberalism"]: http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2014/03/on-nicholas-lemanns-partial-recantation-of-his-neoliberalism-thursday-focus-march-13-2014.html >In... 1976... our mission was to help [Jimmy] Carter make liberalism, the country’s reigning creed, function better. Our name for...




2017-03-19T18:23:45-07:00

**Live from the Orange-Haired Baboon Cage: Erik Loomis**: _[Dumbasses of America][]_: "The genre of 'let’s talk to idiotic white voters who support Trump even though he will decimate their lives' is already more stale than bread baked on November 8... >...However, it does lead to the occasional special anecdote that...