Arnold Kling: April 2007 Archives

Should the Depression Have Been So Depressing?

[In 1937] Just after Christmas, Harold Ickes gave a radio speech assailing America's wealthy, charging that sixty families who ran the nation were on strike against the rest of the country...Those families, Ickes said, were demanding that government give... Read More

Politics, Decision Theory and Contradictory Complaints

"...the tales of woe and wrongdoing are blurring together -- at times in almost contradictory fashion, as when Mahar laments the excess of care, then, with whiplash-speed, segues into a condemnation of withholding treatments." -- Ezra Klein, in an... Read More

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