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Economics

Book Re­view: Why Are The Prices So Damn High?

sarahconstantin
28 Jun 2019 19:40 UTC
62 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
149 points
80 comments18 min readLW link

High Stock Prices Make Sense Right Now

johnswentworth
3 Jul 2020 20:16 UTC
81 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

Six eco­nomics mis­con­cep­tions of mine which I’ve re­solved over the last few years

Buck
13 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
161 points
53 comments9 min readLW link

Re­fac­tor­ing EMH – Thoughts fol­low­ing the lat­est mar­ket crash

Alex_Shleizer
28 Feb 2020 15:53 UTC
35 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

Con­sid­er­a­tions On Cost Disease

Scott Alexander
10 Feb 2017 4:33 UTC
21 points
3 comments22 min readLW link

What Hap­pens Dur­ing a Recession

Elizabeth
20 Apr 2020 3:03 UTC
49 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

Zoom Tech­nolo­gies, Inc. vs. the Effi­cient Mar­kets Hypothesis

Zack_M_Davis
11 May 2020 6:00 UTC
69 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

Against Tulip Subsidies

Scott Alexander
6 Jun 2015 4:19 UTC
21 points
3 comments8 min readLW link

Limits of Cur­rent US Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets (Pre­dic­tIt Case Study)

aphyer
14 Jul 2020 7:24 UTC
167 points
37 comments7 min readLW link

Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria vs. Gover­nance of the Commons

Martin Sustrik
25 May 2018 13:17 UTC
190 points
19 comments14 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

Money: The Unit of Caring

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Mar 2009 12:35 UTC
133 points
131 comments4 min readLW link

The Cam­bist and Lord Iron: A Fairy Tale of Economics

Alicorn
19 Dec 2010 2:05 UTC
44 points
40 comments1 min readLW link

Prop­erty as Co­or­di­na­tion Minimization

Vaniver
4 Aug 2020 19:24 UTC
39 points
35 comments4 min readLW link

Mar­ket Rate Food Is Lux­ury Food

jefftk
23 Nov 2019 15:10 UTC
10 points
12 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Pric­ing ex­ter­nal­ities is not nec­es­sar­ily eco­nom­i­cally efficient

Orborde
9 Nov 2019 12:07 UTC
19 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(www.daviddfriedman.com)

Us­ing Vick­rey auc­tions as a price dis­cov­ery mechanism

epiphi
12 Jan 2020 1:00 UTC
16 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(kevinlynagh.com)

Re­pos­sess­ing Degrees

jefftk
13 Jan 2020 21:40 UTC
9 points
14 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Con­trar­ian LW views and their eco­nomic implications

Larks
8 Oct 2014 23:48 UTC
22 points
126 comments1 min readLW link

The Chilling Effect of Confiscation

jefftk
25 Apr 2020 2:50 UTC
39 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Should we be re­assess­ing the ar­gu­ment for global­iza­tion?

jmh
26 Apr 2020 13:52 UTC
5 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

Stuart_Armstrong
21 Apr 2020 17:10 UTC
26 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

The Eco­nomic Con­se­quences of Noise Traders

FactorialCode
14 Jun 2020 17:14 UTC
45 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.nber.org)

High­lights From The Com­ments On Cost Disease

Scott Alexander
17 Feb 2017 7:28 UTC
2 points
0 comments25 min readLW link

The Price Of Glee In China

Scott Alexander
24 Mar 2016 0:12 UTC
13 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Things Prob­a­bly Matter

Scott Alexander
21 Jul 2016 2:03 UTC
8 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

The Tragedy of the Anticommons

Kaj_Sotala
15 Mar 2009 17:32 UTC
40 points
47 comments5 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Com­pla­cent Class

Richard_Ngo
13 Oct 2018 19:20 UTC
21 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book re­view: 23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism

Richard_Ngo
18 Oct 2018 23:05 UTC
19 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Book Re­view: How Asia Works by Joe Studwell

Zvi
18 Feb 2017 18:43 UTC
1 point
0 comments15 min readLW link

Teach­ers vs. Tutors

[deleted]
26 Oct 2010 16:59 UTC
14 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Mazes and Duality

14 Jul 2020 19:54 UTC
49 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

Un­con­scious Economics

jacobjacob
27 Feb 2019 12:58 UTC
84 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

Co­or­di­na­tion as a Scarce Resource

johnswentworth
25 Jan 2020 23:32 UTC
112 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

The Costs of Reliability

sarahconstantin
20 Jul 2019 1:20 UTC
127 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Shap­ing eco­nomic in­cen­tives for col­lab­o­ra­tive AGI

Kaj_Sotala
29 Jun 2018 16:26 UTC
47 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala
2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
30 points
29 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Cash trans­fers are not nec­es­sar­ily wealth transfers

Benquo
1 Dec 2017 10:10 UTC
112 points
36 comments11 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Tech eco­nomics pat­tern: “Com­modi­tize Your Com­ple­ment”

gwern
10 May 2018 18:54 UTC
98 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Zero­ing Out

Zvi
5 Nov 2017 16:10 UTC
82 points
8 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] How has the cost of cloth­ing in­su­la­tion changed since 1970 in the USA?

DanielFilan
12 Jan 2020 23:31 UTC
14 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

In Defense of Finance

Jacobian
17 Dec 2018 16:59 UTC
54 points
31 comments1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

Perfect Competition

Zvi
29 Dec 2019 13:30 UTC
42 points
27 comments7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The Oil Cri­sis of 1973

Elizabeth
22 May 2020 15:50 UTC
57 points
9 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Pre­face to the se­quence on eco­nomic growth

Matthew Barnett
27 Aug 2020 20:29 UTC
45 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

A spec­u­la­tive in­cen­tive de­sign: self-de­ter­mined price com­mit­ments as a way of avert­ing monopoly

MakoYass
28 Apr 2020 7:44 UTC
5 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

Virgil Kurkjian
28 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
18 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

Liv­ing in an Inad­e­quate World

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 Nov 2017 21:23 UTC
130 points
48 comments20 min readLW link

Oops on Com­mod­ity Prices

sarahconstantin
10 Jun 2018 15:40 UTC
153 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Levels of Action

alyssavance
14 Apr 2011 0:18 UTC
126 points
47 comments9 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tions on Momentum

Richard Meadows
14 Dec 2018 10:53 UTC
109 points
29 comments10 min readLW link

The Power to Judge Startup Ideas

Liron
4 Sep 2019 15:07 UTC
87 points
31 comments8 min readLW link

Com­pet­i­tive Truth-Seeking

SatvikBeri
1 Nov 2017 12:06 UTC
105 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

The Power to De­mol­ish Bad Arguments

Liron
2 Sep 2019 12:57 UTC
85 points
53 comments10 min readLW link

The Mere Cable Chan­nel Ad­di­tion Paradox

Ghatanathoah
26 Jul 2012 7:20 UTC
81 points
147 comments12 min readLW link

Less Com­pe­ti­tion, More Mer­i­toc­racy?

Zvi
20 Jan 2019 2:00 UTC
81 points
13 comments20 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] Does anti-malaria char­ity de­stroy the lo­cal anti-malaria in­dus­try?

Viliam
5 Jan 2019 19:04 UTC
64 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Con­ver­sa­tional Pre­sen­ta­tion of Why Au­toma­tion is Differ­ent This Time

ryan_b
17 Jan 2018 22:11 UTC
70 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

The Robots, AI, and Unem­ploy­ment Anti-FAQ

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Jul 2013 18:46 UTC
65 points
268 comments22 min readLW link

Ap­proval Ex­trac­tion Ad­ver­tised as Production

Benquo
15 Dec 2019 14:51 UTC
85 points
28 comments19 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Coun­ter­in­tu­itive Com­par­a­tive Advantage

Wei_Dai
28 Nov 2018 20:33 UTC
80 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Mazes Se­quence Roundup: Fi­nal Thoughts and Paths Forward

Zvi
6 Feb 2020 16:10 UTC
66 points
24 comments14 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Free-to-Play Games: Three Key Trade-Offs

Zvi
10 Sep 2019 12:10 UTC
57 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The new dot com bub­ble is here: it’s called on­line advertising

G Gordon Worley III
18 Nov 2019 22:05 UTC
55 points
17 comments2 min readLW link
(thecorrespondent.com)

How to Make Billions of Dol­lars Re­duc­ing Loneliness

John_Maxwell
30 Aug 2019 17:30 UTC
60 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

Com­pet­i­tive Mar­kets as Distributed Backprop

johnswentworth
10 Nov 2018 16:47 UTC
50 points
8 comments4 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

[Question] Is the “busi­ness cy­cle” an ac­tual eco­nomic prin­ci­ple?

Liron
18 Jun 2019 14:52 UTC
45 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

UBI for President

Jacobian
18 Oct 2018 15:09 UTC
45 points
14 comments10 min readLW link

Value of the Long Tail

johnswentworth
26 Feb 2020 17:24 UTC
47 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Talents

Benquo
18 May 2018 20:30 UTC
48 points
15 comments4 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

The Tallest Pygmy Effect

Elizabeth
21 Jan 2018 23:00 UTC
52 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Fre­quently Asked Ques­tions for Cen­tral Banks Un­der­shoot­ing Their In­fla­tion Target

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Oct 2017 23:36 UTC
42 points
28 comments35 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Narconomics

ketchupduck
3 May 2020 1:19 UTC
65 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Im­perfect Competition

Zvi
30 Dec 2019 12:20 UTC
53 points
7 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Strip­ping Away the Protections

Zvi
8 Jan 2020 13:10 UTC
43 points
5 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why Destruc­tive Value Cap­ture?

Zvi
18 Jun 2018 12:20 UTC
40 points
13 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The cost of uni­ver­sal cryonics

handoflixue
26 May 2011 2:33 UTC
39 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

Bias in cap­i­tal pro­ject de­ci­sion making

jsalvatier
26 May 2011 18:06 UTC
41 points
23 comments4 min readLW link

Is the World Get­ting Bet­ter? A brief sum­mary of re­cent debate

ErickBall
6 Feb 2019 17:38 UTC
35 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(capx.co)

The Man­ual Economy

eapache
7 Aug 2020 22:29 UTC
8 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Front Row Center

Zvi
11 Jun 2018 13:50 UTC
32 points
12 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ad­di­tional ar­gu­ments for NIMBY

Zvi
11 Oct 2018 20:40 UTC
35 points
10 comments13 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Robin Han­son on Sim­ple, Ev­i­dence Backed Models

Raemon
16 Apr 2019 22:22 UTC
44 points
11 comments1 min readLW link
(www.overcomingbias.com)

Awful Austrians

Swimmy
12 Apr 2009 6:06 UTC
34 points
89 comments5 min readLW link

Risk-Free Bonds Aren’t

Eliezer Yudkowsky
22 Jun 2007 22:30 UTC
15 points
40 comments2 min readLW link

Ban the Bear

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 Sep 2008 18:14 UTC
1 point
39 comments1 min readLW link

Unem­ploy­ment explanations

Stuart_Armstrong
7 Nov 2014 17:12 UTC
31 points
113 comments7 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Cap­tured Economy

Zvi
11 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
30 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Things I Wish They’d Taught Me When I Was Younger: Why Money Is Awesome

ChrisHallquist
16 Jan 2014 7:27 UTC
34 points
234 comments6 min readLW link

Tax­ing in­vest­ment in­come is complicated

paulfchristiano
22 Sep 2019 1:30 UTC
34 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

The Be­hav­ioral Eco­nomics of Welfare

Vanessa Kosoy
22 Dec 2017 11:35 UTC
27 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Fi­nance Followups

Jacobian
17 Jan 2019 17:54 UTC
29 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

Q for GiveWell: What is GiveDirectly’s mechanism of ac­tion?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Jul 2013 20:02 UTC
27 points
28 comments8 min readLW link

Three Parables of Microeconomics

jimrandomh
9 May 2014 18:18 UTC
25 points
40 comments3 min readLW link

The US Already Has A Wealth Tax

jefftk
19 Aug 2020 14:50 UTC
45 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Sim­ple Solow Model of Soft­ware Engineering

johnswentworth
8 Apr 2019 23:06 UTC
26 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

What strange and an­cient things might we find be­neath the ice?

Benquo
15 Jan 2018 10:10 UTC
32 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Sys­temic risk: a moral tale of ten in­surance companies

Stuart_Armstrong
17 Nov 2014 16:43 UTC
26 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Valuable eco­nomics knowl­edge available, iron­i­cally, for free

Stuart_Armstrong
18 Jul 2013 11:30 UTC
29 points
37 comments6 min readLW link

Effect of Advertising

jefftk
26 Nov 2019 14:30 UTC
27 points
24 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Su­per­in­tel­li­gence 18: Life in an al­gorith­mic economy

KatjaGrace
13 Jan 2015 2:00 UTC
4 points
52 comments6 min readLW link

The fun­da­men­tal com­ple­men­tar­ity of con­scious­ness and work

KatjaGrace
28 Mar 2018 1:20 UTC
26 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)

[Question] Why hasn’t there been re­search on the effec­tive­ness of zinc for Covid-19?

Rudi C
24 Aug 2020 20:58 UTC
12 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Hoard­ing and Shortages

jefftk
25 Feb 2020 18:40 UTC
20 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Money isn’t real. When you donate money to a char­ity, how does it ac­tu­ally help?

Dagon
2 Feb 2020 17:03 UTC
19 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Do bond yield curve in­ver­sions re­ally in­di­cate there is likely to be a re­ces­sion?

bgold
10 Jul 2019 1:23 UTC
22 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Against boots theory

philh
14 Sep 2020 13:20 UTC
30 points
14 comments6 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage and when to blow up your island

dynomight
12 Sep 2020 6:20 UTC
102 points
24 comments7 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)