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22 января, 03:00

Weekend Reading: Winston Churchill on January 27, 1942 on the War Situation

**Hansard**: **Winston Churchill** (January 27, 1942): [WAR SITUATION](http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1942/jan/27/war-situation#S5CV0377P0_19420127_HOC_280): "We prepared to set upon Rommel and try to make a good job of him... >...for the sake of this battle in the Libyan Desert we concentrated everything we could lay our hands on, and we submitted to a very long delay, very painful to bear over here, so that all preparations could be perfected. We hoped to recapture Cyrenaica and the important airfields round Benghazi. But General Auchinleck's main objective was more simple. He set himself to destroy Rommel's army. Such was the mood in which we stood three or four months ago. Such was the broad strategical decision we took. >Now, when we see how events, which so often mock and falsify human effort and design, have shaped themselves, I am sure this was a right decision. >General Auchinleck had demanded five months' preparation for his campaign, but on 18th November he fell upon the enemy. For more than two months in the desert the most fierce, continuous battle has raged between scattered bands of men, armed with the latest weapons, seeking each other dawn after dawn, fighting to the death throughout the day and then often long into the...

22 января, 02:53

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**Should-Read: Josh Marshall**: [Trump, Wolff and The Secret of the Russia Story](https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-wolff-and-the-secret-of-the-russia-story): "The onslaught of negative press allowed Wolff to pose as the only reporter who got the true nature of Trump’s greatness... >...not just publicly, but far more importantly in his private presentation and pitch.... Here was a prestige journalist who got it and could help. It was like offering crack.... Wolff... “I certainly said what was ever necessary to get the story.” To ensnare Trump’s coterie of gullible toadies he actually made the working title of his book “The Great Transition: The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration.” It was always hilarious and maddening to see Wolff... pose as the chronicler and connoisseur of Trumpite real America.... Trump got the biographer he deserved. Wolff is shamelessly manipulative and hasn’t the slightest hesitation about deceiving his sources to “get the story”, as he puts it. Indeed, this is a long, even darkly august journalistic tradition. Not my cup of tea, personally. But if real facts are unearthed and they’re important ones to know, who can say it’s a bad thing? Such a reporter sacrifices their honor and honesty–perhaps often their dignity–in the service of the public good–if they’ve...

22 января, 02:38

Yes, People at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Think Churchill Was a War Criminal for Not Making Peace with Hitler in May 1940. Why Do You Ask?: Hoisted from the Archives

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**Hoisted from the Archives**: [Yes, People at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Think Churchill Was a War Criminal for Not Making Peace with Hitler in May 1940. Why Do You Ask?](http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2011/07/yes-the-ludwig-von-mises-institute-is-full-of-crypto-fascist-wingnuts-who-think-churchills-biggest-crime-was-not-making-pea.html?asset_id=6a00e551f08003883401543366e9ba970c): David Gordon: >**Ludwig von Mises Institute**: Given this sorry record, it is hardly surprising that the renewed outbreak of world war in September 1939, which returned Churchill to the British cabinet as First Lord of the Admiralty, brought a new hunger blockade of Germany.... Franklin Roosevelt rivaled his British counterpart in his disregard for the rules of civilized warfare.... >Long before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on that "date which will live in infamy," December 7, 1941, Roosevelt hoped that the Chinese would bomb the major cities of Japan. Because of the presence of closely packed together wooden buildings, entire cities could readily be set afire.... Roosevelt was anxious for confrontation with the Japanese. Roosevelt's stationing of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor was intended to provoke them.... >The moral offenses of Churchill and Roosevelt were not confined to violations of the laws of war.... Hitler wished to expel [the Jews] from Germany, and those willing to emigrate were actively encouraged to do so.... Roosevelt did virtually nothing...

22 января, 02:36

Dictatorships and Double Standards: Jeet Heer Has a Ludwig Von Mises Quote: Hoisted from the Archies

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**Hoisted from the Archives**: [Dictatorships and Double Standards: Jeet Heer Has a Ludwig Von Mises Quote...](http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/11/jeer-heer-has-a-ludwig-von-mises-quote.html): An example of classical liberalism's elective affinity with authoritarian politics? Ludwig: >It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aiming at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has, for the moment, saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history. But though its policy has brought salvation for the moment, it is not of the kind which could promise continued success. Fascism was an emergency makeshift. To view it as something more would be a fatal error... So now I have to add Ludwig Von Mises, _Liberalism_ to the pile... **UPDATE**: Yes, Ludwig von Mises does indeed do it: he does claim that the reason Mussolini's thugs murdered Giacomo Matteotti was that they were driven to do it out of horror at the crimes committed by the Russian Bolsheviks. It's an old line: they are the monsters, and it's only because they are the monsters that they force us into a situation in which we must act monstrously: >Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism, 1.10: The Argument of...

21 января, 18:20

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**Should-Read: Tom Nichols**: [Trump’s first year: A damage assessment](https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trumps-first-year-a-damage-assessment/2018/01/19/0b410f3c-fa66-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.20638bbed6d0): "PJ Media’s Roger Simon has declared that Never Trumpers (like me) should apologize for their apostasy... >...and get into the trenches to fight the advancing leftist hordes. New York Times columnist David Brooks... suggests that were it not for the president’s bizarre tweets, “we’d see a White House that is briskly pursuing its goals.” This is nonsense. Trump’s presidency has done daily damage not only to the Republican Party and the conservative movement but, more important, to our constitutional system of government. The president is eroding the unwritten norms that serve as the civic girders beneath our political and legal infrastructure. And his foreign policy, insofar as he has one, is diminishing our global standing and jeopardizing our security...

21 января, 18:19

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**Should-Read**: The public intellectuals' public intellectual lays down his list of five underappreciated public intellectuals: **Dan Drezner**: [@dandrezner on Twitter](https://twitter.com/dandrezner/status/954490541105995776): "@Noahpinion: 'Open question for Twitter folks: Who would you list as the 5 most important intellectuals in America today?... >>[email protected]: 'I want to hear "five most undervalued"! 5 buys, in short'... >Okay, this I can answer right now: >1. @jtlevy [Jacob Levy] >2. @ProfSaunders [Elizabeth Saunders] >3. @tweetertation [Phoebe Malt Bovy] >4. @ebruenig [Elizabeth Bruenig] >5. @reihan [Reihan Salam]

21 января, 18:16

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**Should-Read**: In praise of the truly excellent Tim Jost: **Ann Marie Marciarille**: [Say It Isn't So, Tim](http://www.marciarille.com/2018/01/say-it-isnt-so-tim.html): "Sarah Kliff once noted that Tim Jost was 'scary fast/good' with his health law and policy analysis. I could not agree more... >...Tim Jost’s consistently stellar blogging on all things health law and health regulation-related has been a tremendous resource for me and for my students as we work to keep up in a fast-developing area. I wish Tim well in all the spare time he will surely have now that he has decided to end his Health Affairs ACA-blogging, close to nine years and over 600 blog posts later. I wonder if some of Tim’s more remarkable posts might not make a fine book of collected essays on health care reform, how the sausage was made. Some of my favorites, for those of you who have not dabbled in this area, include (in no particular order): >* [Implementing Health Reform: Essential Benefits and Medical Loss Ratios](http://www.pnhp.org/news/2012/february/timothy-jost-update-on-essential-health-benefits) (Feb. 18, 2012) >* [Taking Stock of Health Reform: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going](https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20161206.057800/full/) (Dec. 6, 2016) >* [The Tax Bill and the Individual Mandate: What Happened and What Does It Mean](https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20171220.323429/full/) (Dec. 20,...

21 января, 17:42

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**Should-Read**: Why hasn't globalization reduced inequality in emerging markets over the past generation? Jeffrey Frankel wants to say that it is because the HO-SS theory is misleading and unhelpful for inequality issues. I think that is not right. HO-SS says economic integration will reduce inequality if it raises the relative demand for factors of production controlled by the poor. But the most important shift in relative factor abundance has been the ability to plug yourself into the world economy: that is controlled by the rich in emerging markets, and that has become much much scarcer relative to demand: **Jeffrey Frankel**: [Does Trade Fuel Inequality?](https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/globalization-trade-inequality-relationship-by-jeffrey-frankel-2018-01): "Trade has been among the most powerful drivers of... the convergence between the developed and developing worlds... >...The HO-SS theory, which dominated international economic thinking from the 1950s through 1970s, predicted that international trade would benefit the abundant factor of production (in rich countries, the owners of capital) and hurt the scarce factor of production (in rich countries, unskilled labor).... Then... Paul Krugman and Elhanan Helpman introduced... imperfect competition and increasing returns... Marc Melitz... shift[ing] resources from low-productivity to high-productivity firms.... Not all of the HO-SS theory’s predictions have come true.... Pinelopi Goldberg and Nina Pavcnik.......

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21 января, 17:33

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**Should-Read**: Ronald Reagan was not up to the job. And he had lots of bad policy ideas and bad policy advisors. But Ronald Reagan was an American: **Ronald Reagan**: [Remarks to Members of the National Association of Minority Contractors](http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=40103): "We're trying to provide the broadest possible range of opportunities to all Americans without regard to race, creed, color, or sex. And sometimes it makes your day when you hear from people that understand this and agree..."

21 января, 17:25

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**Live from the Cryptocurrency Bulls' Self-Made Gehenna**: Who is holding 1.6B dollars of TetherCoin—and an additional 100M dollars each day of the past week—and why?:

20 января, 17:09

Free Riding, Unions, and "Right-to-Work"

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[_Amici Curiae_ in Janus v. AFSCME](https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/16/16-1466/28326/20180118155219419_16-1466%20bsac%20Economists%20and%20Professors%20of%20Law%20and%20Economics.pdf): No. 16-1466 :: In the Supreme Court of the United States :: MARK JANUS, Petitioner, v. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, COUNCIL 31, ET AL., Respondents. On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: Henry J. Aaron, Katharine G. Abraham, Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, Ian Ayres, Alan S. Blinder, David Card, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Angus Stewart Deaton, Bradford DeLong, John J. Donohue III, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Henry S. Farber, Robert H. Frank, Richard B. Freeman, Claudia Goldin, Robert J. Gordon, Oliver Hart, David A. Hoffman, Lawrence F. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, Alan Krueger, David Lewin, Ray Marshall, Alexandre Mas, Eric S. Maskin, Alison D. Morantz, J.J. Prescott, Jesse Rothstein, Cecilia Elena Rouse, Jeffrey D. Sachs, Stewart J. Schwab, J.H. Verkerke, Paula B. Voos, David Weil: BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE ECONOMISTS AND PROFESSORS OF LAW AND ECONOMICS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS: **INTRODUCTION**: _Amici curiae_ are leading economists, including three Nobel laureates, along with distinguished professors of law and economics, who submit this brief to discuss the free-rider problem this Court identified in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977).1 In Abood, the...

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20 января, 17:05

2018-01-21 FILED: Title IX

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**Limits to Confidentiality**: As UC employees, all course instructors and tutors are Responsible Employees and that we are required to report incidents of sexual violence, sexual harassment or other conduct prohibited by university policy to the Title IX officer. We cannot keep reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence confidential from the Title IX officer, but the Title IX officer will consider requests for confidentiality. There are confidential resources available to you, including the CARE Advocate Office (), which serves survivors of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Here at U.C. Berkeley the Title IX officer currently is: Denise Oldham 510-643-7985