Thursday, 25 November 2021

Around the Traps 26/11/21

 It is time again for Around the Traps.

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,Oy,Oy

Northern America

Europe

Asia

Wonk

General

Climate

Andrew Gelman (mainly stats)

Econometrics

  • nuttin

Dianne Coyle ( quirky + book reviews)

Vox wonk

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

The proscribing of terrorist organisations

 Yesterday the government proscribed The Base and Hizballah as terrorist organisations.

The decision on the base makes sense because they could kill australians. On the other hand no-one has stated anyone from hizballah is ever likely to kill anyone in Australia. Their total concentration is in the Middle East and fighting Israel. Thus it seems the only possible reason for this is to deny hizballah any funds from Australia.


Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Kevin Bonham on voter ID

 Kevin Bonham ,a must read on polls, has an excellent article on the prosed new laws on voter ID.

A must read


Monday, 22 November 2021

Three simple low cost actions that can accelerate transition to zero emissions

 David Leitch write a thought provoking article with the above title.

Although not in the first three he recommends a price on carbon. I totally agree. The reason is there is no can do capitalism. Pigou a long time ago showed up instances of where ,as in this case, there is negative externalities. The  price of carbon does not have the effect of pollution or emissions in the price. Put it in and only then do you get can do capitalism.

Sunday, 21 November 2021

sound advice from Thomas Lumley

 Thomas Lumley runs a wonderful blog called statschat.

his latest article is entitled vaccinate-for-the-holidays.

Short but sweet.

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Around the Traps 19/11/21

 It is time again for Around the Traps

Aussie,Aussie,Aussie,Oy,OyOy

Northern America

Europe

Asia

Wonk

General

Climate

Andrew Gelman ( mainly stats)

Econometrics

  • nuttin

Dianne Coyle ( quirky + book reviews)

Vox Wonk

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Inflation in America

 No it is not a song.

Quite a few people are writing about it.

Tyler Cowen

A few linked Twitter pieces from Tyler  A twitter conversation from Kruggers  from Tyler

Noah Smith has three pieces

  1. HERE
  2. HERE
  3. HERE

Great and interesting reading