Tagged: Colby Cosh

Kreskin Cosh - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Dec 17, 2014

Well, Colby Cosh called this one before it happened, didn't he?Cosh from last week:The point is not that Bismarck [subject of many assassination attempts] was particularly hated, although he was. The point is that this period of European (and American) history was crawling with young, often solitary male terrorists, most of whom showed signs of mental disorder when caught … Read More

Costs to the Economy, and the counterfactual - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Oct 30, 2013

When it comes to mental illness, the incremental loss “to the economy” of diminished human productivity is only relevant to policy to the degree that it could be corrected at no compensating expense. Otherwise, cost claims amount to the difference in earnings between ourselves and hypothetical, perfectly rational gods. The irony of mental health advocates waving the $50 billion figure … Read More