Daily Archive: July 7, 2010

The future of online advertising

Kevin Drum asks: Are magazines generating — or on track to generate — more online revenue than I think? Are there hybrid models out there that I’m unaware of? Or is the future of...

Procedure v. Innocence (ctd.)

Time for a quick clarification of my defense of the 9th Circuit this afternoon. Responding to a defense of the 9th Circuit’s actions in refusing to permit an untimely habeas petition based on the...

Is winning everything? (for an athlete)

I’m not much of a basketball fan – correction, I’m not a basketball fan at all – but the heavily-reported saga of Lebron James’ free agency has struck a bit of a chord with...

We’re already at war

James Poulos thinks I’m wrong to advocate against Arthur Brooks’ culture war: Alas, the cultural conflict is already blazing. Some people think a federal tax on tanning is a legitimate tool of economic policy....

Perverse Incentive Jujitsu

Lionfish are an invasive species. The solution? Eat them, say some: Sustainable-seafood advocates typically advise consumers to stay away from overfished, endangered species, but in this case they’re taking the opposite tack. Federal officials...

The limits of doing this for free

Will Wilkinson links to this post by Ezra Klein, who makes a very good point: Fairly few political commentators know enough to decide which research papers are methodologically convincing and which aren’t. So we...

A Candidate after My Own Heart

Alvin Greene, in South Carolina. I’m not making an endorsement, but I sure like what I’m reading: Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little...

A Response to Paul Krugman

by Christopher Carr Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman’s existence in the popular consciousness largely rests on ideological antagonism.  Krugman’s infamous September 2009 New York Times Magazine editorial, “How Did Economists Get It So...

More On Intellectual Decline

The friend who pointed me to Joseph Epstein’s essay in the first place takes exception to some of what I wrote earlier on Epstein and the (non)decline of intellectual life: I’m glad you posted...