Using U-Haul pricing for one-way trips to figure out where people want to move. Very clever idea.
One-Way Trip (August 2005)
Los Angeles to Las Vegas – $454.00
Las Vegas to Los Angeles – $119.00
One-Way Trip (October 2010)
Los Angeles to Las Vegas – $223.00
Las Vegas to Los Angeles – $234.00
Marginal Revolution: Leaving Las Vegas (if they can)
Tyler Cowen: “Doesn’t everyone who might suffer a loss have a potential claim to complain? At what percentile of wealth does your claim to complain go away or diminish?” And also: “Beware of moral arguments which do not address ‘At which margin?’”
Marginal Revolution: Does the well-off law professor have cause to complain?
Tyler Cowen summarizes some of the contents of his new book. Some bits I’m curious about:
2. A new vision for how “autistic cognitive strengths” are a major dynamic element in human history and that includes a revisionist view of the autism spectrum.
3. New ways of thinking about what you’re really good at (and not so good at).
4. A view of why education is much more than just signaling, but why you should be cynical about most education nonetheless.
7. Why the Sherlock Holmes stories are a lot more interesting than most people think.
10. The importance of neurology for unpacking debates about aesthetics, especially when it comes to music.
I finished his Discover Your Inner Economist last week, which was wide-ranging and breezy and smart, just like the blog he co-writes. Looking forward to this new book.
Marginal Revolution: *Create Your Own Economy*, standing on one foot