Sitemap - 2021 - Noahpinion
Yes, most Americans own capital
How are the post-Soviet economies doing?
The liberty of local bullies
Christmas Omicron update
Can we actually "brain-drain" China?
Jamaica is doing OK
Why the CTC is so important
Love it and leave it
Omicron update, Inflation update
Crypto and the global financial system
Four reasons Biden's spending bill won't make inflation worse
Video interview: Greg Sargent on the threat of election subversion
Progressives need to tell the positive story about immigration
Techno-optimism for 2022
The Omicron situation, Week 2
Yes, the U.S. is still a (flawed) democracy
The George Floyd protests were not a civil war
How to fix Twitter
The Omicron situation
Video interview: Eric Topol on the Omicron variant
One year of Noahpinion
Is China's catch-up growth over?
Examining an MMT model in detail
Is America normalizing?
People have a right to be upset about inflation
Inflation Is Up, But the Inflation Truthers Are Still Wrong
Why steel tariffs are always bad
Inflation is real; now it's up to the Fed
The Metaverse and (near-)infinite economic growth
What if Xi Jinping just isn't that competent?
Thoughts on the Virginia election
Much of what you've heard about Carter and Reagan is wrong
Cutthroat capitalism vs. cuddly capitalism
Who were the most important individuals of the 2000s and the 2010s?
"Defund the police" is dead as a doornail
What makes a cultural superpower?
Some problems with unrealized capital gains taxes
This year's econ critics make a few good points
People Aren’t Lazy (Including You!)
Natsec is how America gets things done
Beware shoveling money at overpriced service industries
Who is the real problem when it comes to climate change?
OK, NOW is it time to worry about inflation?
The Econ Nobel we were all waiting for
Life in the New American Suburbs
Why do people worry about deficits?
Nuclear vs. Solar
Why the Build Back Better negotiations are going to disappoint me
Interview: Jason Crawford, nonprofit founder
What happened to construction productivity? Part 1: Measurement
Pass the damn infrastructure bill, dammit
What does China have to lose from a real estate crash?
Climate optimism of the will
A failed economic theory of everything
U.S. vs. China: A battle of ideas, not militaries
China's real estate trilemma
Guest post: The Negro Subversive on Critical Race Theory
It's time for variant-specific boosters
The 9/11 Era is over. Good.
The Shouting Class 2: Last Refuge of Scoundrels
Interview: Larry Summers, economist
People are realizing that degrowth is bad
My anime recommendations
China's "Profound Transformation" is not so profound
Why is the Squad attacking Jerome Powell?
Towards the abolition of animal farming
Revolution, Afghanistan, Asia
The sci-fi futures we didn't get
Epistemic trespassing, or epistemic squatting?
Why has the gig economy been a disappointment?
Biden is sandbagging on immigration
The 2020 Census and America's racial future
The Afghanistan occupation and the Japan occupation
Don't rely on supply-side policy to fight inflation
How might China's industrial policy fail?
Score 2 for Bidenomics
Calling the top on our Age of Unrest
Does America really lose all its wars?
Is an economics PhD still a great deal?
Hidden gems of Twitter
Why don't Americans trust each other anymore?
Are big companies just better?
The Shouting Class
What kind of economy leads to national power?
The homevoters and the haut precariat
Orwell's "The Lion and the Unicorn"
Should you trust science, or scientists?
Why is China smashing its tech industry?
Video interview: Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, grad student, organizer, and writer
The economists' revolt
Some pictures of rabbits
Haiti vs. the Dominican Republic
Drawing pictures of cities
The Climate Left is a useful farce
The U.S. Military won't allow an insurrection
Why Cuba is having an economic crisis
Interview: Matt Yglesias, author and blogger
The U.S. didn't start Cold War 2
Is the U.S. a "land of opportunity"?
The War on Poverty was a success
Interview: Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Is economics an excuse for inaction?
Fourth of July thoughts
Yuppie Fishtanks: YIMBYism explained without "supply and demand"
Hispanic voters and the American Dream
Bidenomics takes on government investment
What Studwell got wrong
Charles Blow's dream of a Black Quebec
A response to Scott Alexander on Jewish achievement
Why would Pakistan grow?
Who can push back when wokeness overreaches?
Interview: Marc Andreessen, VC and tech pioneer
Losing sight of the Future
Of course there's a STEM crisis
Social class in America
Murphy's Law? or, Follies of a Finite Physicist
Covid doom predictions that never happened
The terrific triviality of Twitter
A virtuous cycle of worker power and technology?
The social conservatives won more than you think
We aren't going to defund the police (nor should we)
Why do people feel like their academic fields are at a dead end?
America's scarcity mindset
Science fiction novels for economists
Bangladesh is the new Asian Tiger
How to criticize China without abetting racism
Are we better off?
Answering the Techno-Pessimists (complete)
Answering the Techno-Pessimists, Part 4: Science Slowdown?
That time conservatives canceled the KKK
A few thoughts on depression
Why do people hate inflation?
Status Anxiety as a Service
Time to temper my optimism?
The future of war is bizarre and terrifying
When to worry about inflation
Yes, lockdowns were good
Masks after the pandemic
Getting rich has never been so random
How Clubhouse might still win
Rabbit = Good Friend
Writing about fertility is really hard
Pandemic UI needs a redesign
Wokeness as old-time American religion
Podcast interview with Cory Doctorow
Contemporary China vs. Imperial Japan
Why politically guided science is bad
Is the Labor Theory of Value useful at all?
The deep economic theory of Bidenomics
The vaccine insurrection
China's government is starting to screw up
Someone has to run the fabs
A tall stack of hot takes
Who should we export the vaccine to?
Ally with Vietnam
How successful are Jews really?
Andrew Yang's ideas are better than you think
Interview: Julia Galef
Noah Smith's writing advice
Republicans and the Great Replacement
Why has climate economics failed us?
I don't get the high-speed rail thing (yet)
Bitcoin is upending the world of the rich
The Great Protest Wave
Guest post: Bill Janeway on "Lessons from the first New Deal for the Next One"
Bitcoin mining and resource use
Immigration as the new abortion
China is very 20th century
Yes, experts will lie to you sometimes
Wokeness as respect redistribution
The return of the Macro Wars
Your local price changes aren't inflation
China just isn't very popular
Substack complaints miss the mark
Decarbonization: Think globally, act locally
The Time of Consolidation
Distributed service sector productivity
Checking in on the Global South
Biden is triangulating the Left
Kim's Convenience: The end of the dream
How long will the COVID recession last?
We will not ban cars
Interview: Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe
Biden's first big win (and what comes next)
Answering the techno-pessimists, part 3: The productivity slowdown
Five reasons COVID's ass is grass
Is conflict with China fueling anti-Asian attacks?
All futurism is Afrofuturism
Interview: Saikat Chakrabarti, creator of the Green New Deal
How to fix U.S. foreign policy
Why not tie minimum wage to local rent?
Anti-immigration is a relentless meme
Who cares about the Ivy League?
Video interview: David Shor, political data scientist
Texas vs. The Future
It's not Cancel Culture, it's Cancel Technology
The U.S.' vaccine rollout is world-beating
Silicon Valley isn't full of fascists
Is Biden the "Reagan of the Left"?
Triumph of the HODLers
My sci-fi novel recommendations
Hexapodia podcast, Episode I
Carbon removal is how we make climate change fair
COVID relief isn't stimulus, it's social insurance
Hispanics or coups
Larry Summers' misplaced stimulus anxiety
The end of the War on Islam
Interview: Liam Kofi Bright, philosopher
Innovation: It takes a village
What do short-sellers really do?
Taiwan is a civilization
Interview: James Medlock
What kind of bubble is Gamestop?
The minimum wage pushback
Can knowledge industries escape superstar cities?
Minimum wage cabals, China showdown, vaccine optimism, and more
The Bernie movement: An assessment
Answering the techno-pessimists part 2: Green energy
No one knows how much the government can borrow
Cyberpunk came true. So what's next?
What was the Trump Era?
The Left-NIMBY canon
Bitcoin cannot store energy
Short thoughts + Bloomberg roundup, 1/16/21
Interview: Claudia Sahm
Why $15 minimum wage is pretty safe
20 predictions for the 2020s
Short thoughts on the insurrection, 1/13
More short thoughts on the coup
Considerations for a new Fairness Doctrine
Short thoughts on the coup
Housing and wealth-building
Thoughts on America's Cold Civil War
Japanese lessons for the American coup
A Singapore plan for public housing
The Vaccine War
This Week at Bloomberg, 1/3/2021
Will the U.S. have another civil war? Interview with Paul Staniland
Answering the techno-pessimists, Part 1: life expectancy