October 2012
M T W T F S S
12
Posts published on this day
3
Posts published on this day
4
Posts published on this day
5
Posts published on this day
6
Posts published on this day
7
Posts published on this day
8
Posts published on this day
9
Posts published on this day
10
Posts published on this day
11
Posts published on this day
121314
15
Posts published on this day
16
Posts published on this day
17
Posts published on this day
18
Posts published on this day
19
Posts published on this day
2021
Posts published on this day
22
Posts published on this day
23
Posts published on this day
24
Posts published on this day
25
Posts published on this day
26
Posts published on this day
2728
Posts published on this day
29
Posts published on this day
30
Posts published on this day
31
Posts published on this day
 

Archive: The Dismal Science October 2012

How computer automation affects occupations: technology, jobs, and skills

Paul Walker Sep 22, 2016

A common argument you see with regard to computers and employment is that computer automation leads to major job losses. James Bessen deals with this issue in a new column at VoxEU.org. A modern version of the Luddite story. Bessen argues that this line of argument, however, ignores the dynamic economic responses that involve both changing … Read More

1 1

TVNZ on immigration: Hard Stuff or MBIE puff piece?

Michael Reddell Sep 13, 2016

According to TVNZ,  “The Hard Stuff sees Nigel Latta tackling the key issues facing NZers”, funded with taxpayer’s money through NZ On Air. I don’t think I’d watched any of Latta’s programmes previously, but when I heard a couple of years ago that he was planning to tackle immigration I suppose I welcomed the notion that a mainstream broadcaster … Read More

1

Pharmacy only access for e-cigarette nicotine

Eric Crampton Sep 09, 2016

The folks over at the public health blog argue that access to nicotine for vaping should only be through pharmacies, or maybe through some licensed registered shops. One thing is obviously missing from their tallying of the relative costs and benefits of pharmacy-only access. I’ll copy their table below. A brief summary table Attribute/issue Pharmacies Vape stores Product array … Read More

Another advantage of legal medical marijuana

Paul Walker Sep 08, 2016

Another post at the ProMarket blog highlights the cost advantages of medical marijuana, at least in the institutional framework for healthcare currently in use in the US. A new working paper by University of Georgia researchers shows that medical marijuana leads to sharp drops in the number of prescriptions for branded drugs.The paper estimates savings of … Read More

Site Meter