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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Reading Higgs

Further to Bob Higgs’s earlier post, Thinking Is Research, Too!, down in Texas, the Chairman of the Dallas Fed has the odd practice of looking beyond government stats and actually (gasp!) asking real people how they think the economy is going. From a profile of the President and CEO of the Dallas Fed, Richard...
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Bloomberg: Put Higgs’s Name on That Nobel

In a Bloomberg report today, “Economic Recovery Is Languishing as Americans Await Signal of Better Times,” Peter Coy casts about for explanations for why the economy is not in recovery, and ends with this offer: A Nobel prize goes to whoever can end this routine and get America growing again. OK, Mr. Coy, send...
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Congressional Democrats’ Adviser Joins Call for Regime Certainty

Joining the growing tide of those calling for an end to federal regime uncertainty, Moody’s economist Mark Zandi, a frequent adviser to Congressional Democrats, on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on the importance of quickly extending the tax cuts scheduled to expire at year end: I wouldn’t raise anyone’s taxes in 2011. I mean, I...
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More Economists Join Higgs’s Call to “Do Nothing”

The Wall Street Journal has been polling economists throughout the recession on their forecasts, including for unemployment—which have not been very accurate—as well as advice on government policy. Their most recent response: “Economists Want Policy Makers to Back Off Now.” Despite the continuing challenging conditions, 30 out of 48 economists ... said the economy...
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Was Nature’s Publication of Higgs’s Peer Review Critique a Call for Help?

The ClimateGate emails exposing leading global warming activist scientists’ efforts to game the peer review system of scientific journals to suppress findings contrary to those serving their own interests makes one wonder whether Nature Magazine’s publishing Robert Higgs’s commentary regarding the vulnerability of the peer review system might not have been a proverbial cry...
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