Economics Blogger and Columnist, Slate
Have blog, will travel. Cover economics for Slate.
nytimes.com — A labor union representing 12,000 federal officers who issue immigration documents will join forces on Monday with the union representing deportation agents to publicly oppose a bill overhauling the immigration system that is making its way through the Senate, arguing that the legislation would weaken public safety.
slate.com — Frank Chiachieri tweeted this morning "[s]aw Star Trek yesterday and now awaiting @mattyglesias post on how Federation $$ convinced SF NIMBYs to accept massive density increases." I don't think Federation money is the real issue here. It's simple logic. Memory Alpha, the web's leading Star Trek wiki states: San Francisco...
slate.com — Attorney General Eric Holder has said that he doesn't want the Obama administration's leak prosecutions "to be his legacy." But he has also trumpeted the cases-six and counting-in response to criticism from Senate Republicans. "We have tried more leak cases-brought more leak cases during the course of this administration than...
slate.com — A lot of people who I think don't genuinely believe that the interests of foreigners should play no role in our thinking about immigration policy at least claim to believe that during Twitter conversations. But I defy you to look at Vlad Sokhin's photos of children sold into slavery in...
marginalrevolution.com — By now it is well known that hanging out with healthy peers predicts (causes?) good health, and unhealthy peers predict (cause?) bad health, for instance as it applies to weight and diet. So what might that mean? But perhaps medical care should indeed be given preferentially to those who, in receiving such care, will yield a better return on the investment?
ft.com — Whatever the reasons for Britain's EU membership, I concluded last week, they cannot be economic. So have I turned into a newly converted eurosceptic? Far from it. I remain an unrepentant EU fanatic. Where I differ from many pro-Europeans in the UK
amazon.com — Glyn Morgan's book represents a refreshing approach to the literature on the nature and future of the European integration project. . . . [B]y tackling the issue of justification rather than legitimation, Morgan tackles the crucial issue that appears to be the biggest current obstacle to further European constitutionalization.
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