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How early do you arrive at the airport?

The late great George Stigler once observed something to the effect: “If you’ve never missed a flight, you’re spending way too much time at the airport.” (See also Natasha Geiling’s excellent essay here.) However you answer this question, Justin Wolfers … Continue reading

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When was your first time …

… on the Internet!

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What I am most thankful for …

… my children!

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Merry Christmas?

Since the powers that be, in their infinite and risk-averse and hypocritical wisdom, have decided to cancel the Thanksgiving holiday, we will fast-forward to take this opportunity to wish our readers a Merry Christmas!

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Adam Smith in Love: The Lost Letters

I have blogged on a previous occasion about the potential existence of a travel diary that Adam Smith may or may not have kept during his Grand Tour of France (1764 to 1766), but this lost diary–even assuming it exists–may … Continue reading

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If the U.S. Interstate Highway System Were a Continental Metro

If you love trains but hate massive highways as much as I do, you must be asking: Where did we go wrong?

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Bayesian Counties?

According to the N.Y. Times map pictured below (and putting aside for the moment possible issues of voter fraud), President-Elect (?) Joe Biden “flipped” many more counties in the 2020 presidential election, including Maricopa County in the pivotal southwestern State … Continue reading

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A modest academic proposal

Instead of a final exam, why not conduct “exit interviews” with our students? That’s exactly what I have decided to do to conclude my course on Advanced Topics in Business Law. For your further reference, below is a screenshot of … Continue reading

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Adam Smith in Love Update: A Fourth Conjecture

Three weeks ago, I shared the following three conjectures about Adam Smith’s love life in one of my previous posts: (1) that Adam Smith may have fallen in love upon his return to Kirkcaldy in 1746 after completing his formal … Continue reading

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Asshole of the month?

No, it’s neither Trump nor Biden, but rather the venerable Gavin Newsom, the deceitful Governor of California. “White privilege,” anyone? (Yes, the Governor of N.Y., Andrew Cuomo, came in a close second.) In any case, Newsom must resign or be … Continue reading

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