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A Note on Coronavirus

Note to Self: Is there anything wrong with this analysis?: With 14 deaths in the U.S., a 1% death rate, and 4 weeks between infection and death, that means that as of Feb 8 there were 1400 coronavirus cases in the United States. If it is doubling every seven days, then now about 22,000 people have and in the next week about 44,000 people in the U.S. will catch coronavirus. These numbers could be five times too big. These numbers could be five times too small. But with only 1 in 10,000...

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Convincing Biden Victory in South Carolina: Warren’s My Guy, But I Will Happily Work Very, Very Hard for Biden…

Note to Self: For the record, of those above, my rank ordering of who is likely to make the best president goes: Warren, Bennet, Klobuchar, Patrick, Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Steyer, Delaney, Yang, Sanders, Gabbard... Impressively done by Joe Biden and his team: kudos: #moralresponsibility #notetoself #politics #2020-02-29

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 2020-02-23 00:15:04

Note to Self: MOAR political economy readings, 1920-1950 John Maynard Keynes (1925): "Review of Edgar L. Smith: Common Stocks as Long-Term Investments", Nation & Athenæum https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/readings/keynes-smith-review.pdf John Maynard Keynes (1926): The End of Laissez-Faire https://github.com/braddelong/public-files/blob/master/readings/keynes-end-of-lf.pdf John Maynard Keynes (1936): Concluding Notes on the Social Philosophy Towards Which the...

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 2020-02-17 23:35:31

Once again, playing my position requires not playing my position, and stating that Bill Barr does not speak like an official of the American government should. He is a civil servant, not an uncivil master: Scott Lemieux: Those Who Want Equal Protection of the Laws Give Unquestioned Deference to the Authoritiesy http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2019/12/those-who-want-equal-protection-of-the-laws-give-unquestioned-deference-to-the-authorities: 'Trump Family Capo Bill Barr expresses his...

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 2020-02-11 23:14:08

Note to Self: Polanyi: Aristotle Discovers the Economy: Hoisted from the Archives: A whole bunch of this article is simply wrong: the claims that "in the fourth century... Greeks initiated the gainful business practices that in much later days developed into the dynamo of market comnpetition" are false. This means that Polanyi is wrong when he says that Aristotle is examining a new phenomenon when he looks at the economy. Aristotle is examining an old phenomenon from the point of view of...

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 2020-02-02 04:05:20

Xenophon: Constitution of the Lacedaimonians http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0210%3Atext%3DConst.+Lac.%3Achapter%3D2: 'Lycurgus... gave the duty of controlling the boys to a member of the class from which the highest offices are filled, in fact to the “Warden” as he is called. He gave this person authority to gather the boys together, to take charge of them and to punish them severely in case of misconduct. He also assigned to him a staff of youths...

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 2020-01-17 16:28:04

Note to Self: Richard Dawkins's Existence Poses a Real Problem for the Darwinian Theory of Evolution! https://www.bradford-delong.com/2013/09/richard-dawkinss-existence-poses-a-real-problem-for-the-darwinian-theory-of-evolution.html: 'The author… doesn’t care for “Pride and Prejudice”: “I can’t get excited about who is going to marry whom, and how rich they are.”' On a branch of the evolutionary tree as social as we are, genes that predispose you to such a mind state should have been...

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality 2020-01-11 18:56:27

Note to Self: The Two Faces of Jean-Baptiste Say... https://www.bradford-delong.com/2010/04/the-two-faces-of-jean-baptiste-say.html: Say I (1803): A Treatise on Political Economy Book I, Chapter XV: To say that sales are dull, owing to the scarcity of money, is to mistake the means for the cause; an error that proceeds from the circumstance, that almost all produce is in the first instance exchanged for money, before it is ultimately converted into other produce: and the commodity,...

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