Articles from John Quiggin
A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.
I’m back again with another Monday Message Board. Post comments on any topic. I’d be interested in suggestions for the blog, both in terms of substantive topics that readers might like me to discuss and in terms of layout, features and so on, now that I am managing all that for myself. Civil discussion and… Read More Monday Message Board
Hi everyone. As you can see, there have been a few changes. For many years, Jacques Chester has kindly hosted this site and other Australian blogs. He’s had to move on, and the site has been migrated to WordPress.com. In the process, the theme has been lost and some recent comments may also have gone.
At the same time, I’ve had a lot of commitments that have slowed me down. I’ll be restoring as much as I can over the next week or so, and trying to resume normal posting.
The blog has been pretty quiet lately. That’s partly because I’m trying really hard to focus on finishing my Two Lessons book, but also because so many of the debates that come up have been had many times before, and I don’t feel like repeating myself. So, I’m going to try reposting older material. The risk is that it will be out of date, but on an early sample, it’s surprising how little I would change if I were rewriting.
Thanks to everyone who the first nine chapters of my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons.
Here’s a draft of Chapter 10: Market failure -Externalities and pollution. Comments, criticism and praise are welcome.