Arnold Kling: March 2007 Archives

Is There a Science of Success?

"The challenge is to get beyond the glib stage in which employees understand the words and concepts but haven't yet been able to apply them to achieve profitable results." -- Charles G. Koch, The Science of Success Several years... Read More

The Arbiter with the Golden Scepter: A Theory of Government

"In competitive market societies, the flow of novelty and innovation undermines existing conventions, habits, and institutions of commitment. It reinforces a bias for the short term. To secure commitment, people accept a great deal of voluntary restraint and even. Read More

Foundations of the Kling School

"Sociologists have a deep appreciation of imitation and conformity as a basic feature of human behavior. Economists rarely model this explicitly. If it is so important, as sociologists have shown, then economists are really missing the boat." -- Fabio... Read More

The Political Economy of Alternative Energy

"Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family's carbon footprint — a concept the right-wing fails to understand. Gore's office explains what Mr. Gore has asked is that every family calculate their carbon... Read More

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