I’m not likely to be back blogging anytime soon. But there was a simpler time before I had a respectable number of readers, and I thought it would be a good idea to collect all my favourite posts in one place, for the sake of posterity, my own future reference and the outside chance that you may find it interesting. I really hope that you enjoy reading as much as I did writing.
Why Goldfinger’s plan wouldn’t have worked
My pet theory of capitalism
Thinking clearly about wealth: antibiotics edition
Should the Market Monetarists and Gary Gorton be friends?
A year is an arbitrary unit of time: corporation tax edition
The burden of public debt
My four (good) posts on this debate, which raged throughout the econoblogosphere back in January, can be found here, here, here and here. If Paul Krugman or Dean Baker ever again make the claim that it’s a matter of identity that domestically-held public debt can’t be a burden to future generations, I will come out of retirement and remind them of the Epic Defeat they were dealt last time round. There aren’t many things I am sure about in this world, but this is one of them.
Should we use market indicators for bank capital regulation?
We need to change the way we do financial regulation
Adventures in GDP accounting
The Williamson plan for economic prosperity
Wherein I contradict myself on GDP accounting
Barreling headfirst into confusion over GDP accounting
MV=PQ, and issues with GDP accounting
The difference between an intermediate good and a capital good
There is no fact of the matter as to what NGDP is, but that’s probably OK
On the ideal/non-ideal distinction in political theory (or, why policy is really hard)
A puzzle about intuition
Your knowledge or your life
Justifying the state
One strand in the consequence argument for incompatibilism
Other random musings
The world as a whole cannot save for retirement
A modest proposal on climate change
Manu Tuilagi, and the injustice and capriciousness of our immigration laws
Being altruistic towards ourselves (on discounting)
Principle, not principal (on the student loan controversy in the UK)
On civility, and the purpose of the blogosphere
Asking whether ‘corporations are people’ is not a helpful question – Part 1: the incidence of corporation tax
Asking whether ‘corporations are people’ is not a helpful question – Part 2: campaign finance
The Christensen/Williamson/Roth exchange
(Lars) NGDP targeting is not a Keynesian business cycle policy
(Me) How should ‘market monetarists’ talk about monetary policy?
(Lars) Be right for the right reasons
(Me) The semantics of stimulus, and how to win friends
(Steve) Monetary or Fiscal, Discretionary or Non? Think: Automatic Stabilizers
(Lars) Roth’s Monetary and Fiscal Framework for Economic Stability
(Me) This is what progress looks like