Tag Archives: China

A Rare (Earth) Case of Wisdom

By Alex Tabarrok donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. Four years ago we were being warned that China’s monopoly on rare earths was a threat to the United States. Since rare earths are key resources for both national defense … Continue reading

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From the comments, on infrastructure

By Tyler Cowen donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. David wrote: the point about unnecessarily fancy infrastructure with weak maintenance is endemic to all the corrupt east asian economies, really if you want to quickly assess a city’s transport … Continue reading

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Is stopping climate change a free lunch?

By Tyler Cowen donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. We’re again seeing the return of magical thinking in the economics profession and elsewhere. Limiting climate change is indeed worth doing, but it is not close to a free lunch. … Continue reading

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Is stopping climate change a free lunch?

By Tyler Cowen donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. We’re again seeing the return of magical thinking in the economics profession and elsewhere. Limiting climate change is indeed worth doing, but it is not close to a free lunch. … Continue reading

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How good a climate change solution do we need?

By Tyler Cowen donkeyrock shared this story from Marginal REVOLUTION. Responding to the recent Henry Paulson piece, Paul Krugman writes today: In policy terms, climate action — if it happens at all — will probably look like health reform. That … Continue reading

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