Sitemap - 2023 - Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality

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Nepotism Special: Across þe Spider-Verse

Trying to Think Through Our Crisis of Liberal Democracy, Part I

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DRAFT: Bringing Our Unfortunate Second Gilded Age to an End?

After þe Steampower Economy...

"Spiderman: Across þe Spiderverse" Is Hitting It Out of þe Park...

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HOISTED FROM ÞE ARCHIVES: Keynes, Marx, Trotsky, Yglesias

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Þe Grift Is Very Strong in Ron DeSantis—and in Elon Musk & David Sacks

Open letter to Jeffrey Sachs on the Russia-Ukraine war

Down þe Id of þe Internet wiþ Stable Diffusion & Camera

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Two Roberts Lucas: March 2009 & August 2009

DRAFT New Preface to "Concrete Economics: The Hamiltonian Approach to Economic Management & Policy"

Time for Another Book Project, a Follow-Up to "Slouching Towards Utopia"?

CORRECTION: Debt Ceiling

CORRECTED & UPDATED: Thanks to Josh Barro: Debt Ceiling: What Are þe Fallback Threat Points in þe Case of "No Deal"?

Time to Remind All Slackers to Buy "Slouching Towards Utopia"

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Our Current Moderate Inflation Is Just Not a Truly Serious Problem

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First Republic Falls, & What Happens to Banking Next

Breaking Twitter

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HOISTED FROM ÞE ARCHIVES: In 2005-2013, þe Long-Run Came First, & þe Short-Run Came Later

Print the Perpetual (Consol) Bond

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I Had Been Unaware of How Common People Are Who Claim Chat-GPT5 Will Be "Emergent" & Will "Generalize" & Be Nearly "AGI"

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Inflation Debate Talking Points

Preservation Award for Holgate House Restoration & Addition

Neoliberalism’s Final Stronghold

A Plea to Chad Orzel (or Anybody Else) for Help wiþ þe Foundations of Quantum Mechanics!

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"Slouching Towards Utopia": Excerpt at þe Milken Review

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Worshipping at the Cold Altars of Neoliberalism

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DeLong Base Camp

Slouching Podcasts Basecamp Page

Macroeconomic Outlook Basecamp Page

SubTuringBradBot Basecamp Page

Asking SubTuringBradBot 1.01 About Swallow Speed, the Devil of Malthus, & John Maynard Keynes

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My Introduction to My Class on "New Deal & Neoliberal Orders"

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Educating Future Bureaucrats for an Age of Activist Industrial Policy; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-18 Tu

MICROBLOGGING: How to Put Sand in þe Gears of Outrage Clickbait?; & Þe Potential Failure Mode of Substack Notes

CHIPS Act Lurching Forward; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-17 Mo

SubStack's Dilemma; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-15 Sa


Reviewing Charlie Maier’s Þe Project State & Its Rivals; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-14 Fr

NOTE TO SELF: Looking Inside þe Operation of SubTuringBradBot 1.0

My Inflation Outlook as of 2022-04-12 We; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-12 We

HOISTED FROM ÞE ARCHIVES: Why Do Economists Ignore þe Greatest of All Market Failures?

What Kind of Future Do SubStack & Twitter Have?; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-10 Mo

NOTE TO SELF: Turning Up þe Temperature in Chat-GPT

SubStack “Notes” Is About to Be a Thing, Perhaps…; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-09 Su

Very Brief Notes on Forms of Human Organization, & c.; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-08 Sa

Introduction to the “Post-1870 Political Economy” Unit of Econ 135: The History of Economic Growth; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-07 Fr

Continuing to Waste Time by Trying to Understand ChatBots; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-05 We

"Honor" as One of Eight Modes of Human Social Organization; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-03 Mo

No, I Do Not Think þe Microprocessor Doomed Social Democracy; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-04-02 Su

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DRAFT: For My Wednesday Night Lecture: Social Theory for þe 21st Century

My Recent Interviews Reveal Growing Optimism: On þe "Pitchfork Economics" Podcast; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-26 Su

Notes, Not so & Briefly Noted: For 2023-03-25 Sa

Continuing to Worry at þe Chat-GPT4 Issue, as If I Were a Dog, & It an Old Shoe

Silicon Valley’s Loss of Assibayah; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-21 Tu

MICROBLOGGING: Þe Nature of French Régimes in þe 1800s; & Oþer Topics to Be Added...

Brad DeLong on þe Human Condition in þe Long 20th Century; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-20 Mo

PODCAST: Keen On: Tom Keen & Brad DeLong Talk SVB Bank Collapse; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-19 Su

Welcome to "Modernity": A Comment on Living in Exponential Time; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-18 Sa

KV-Curious Podcast; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-17 Fr

Is Þere Someone Who Is a Reliable Narrator & Knows About Chile?: & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-16 Th

Testing Out Internet Search-Enabled Chat-GPT4

Unproductive & Productive Tech Bubbles: BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-14 Tu

Silicon Valley Bank: Monday Morning Quarterbacking, Moral-Philosophical Reflections, & an Extended Shakespeare Quote

READING: Now Why Did Joe Biden Pick Jay Powell Over Lael Brainard for Fed Chair, Again?

Saturday Night Thoughts on the Need for a Lender of Last Resort

Interviewed by Smart-Thinking Books; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-11 Sa

MICROBLOGGING: Was “Move Late But Fast” þe Right Strategy for þe Federal Reserve?; & Oþer Topics...

DRAFT: Review of "The Project-State & Its Rivals", by Charles Maier

FOCUS: ChatBotting with "The Project-State & Its Rivals", by Charlie Maier; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-08 We

Yes: Pre-Modern Economies Were Meaningfully "Malthusian" (Which Does Not Mean Incomes Were Stable); & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-07 Tu

DRAFT: Notes for Possibilities for an Afterword for the Paperback Edition of "Slouching Towards Utopia"

The Algorithm Society and Its Discontents; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-06 Mo

Q&A wiþ BradBot—So Far...

State of þe Macroeconomy; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-04 Sa

BradBot 0.4 Still Not Ready to Hold Office Hours; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-03-03 Fr

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DRAFT: Waiting for the Algorithmic Society

DRAFT: Feeding Audio to Chat-GPT3 & Getting Reasonable Results; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-28 Tu

Do Internets Dream of Electric Sheep?; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-27 Mo

ECONOFACT PODCAST: The Long 20th Century: Material Progress, Rising Inequality, and the Elusive Utopia; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-26 Su

WEEK 7: Day 11 & Day 12: 4.2. The Uneven Spread of the Industrial Revolution; & 4.3. The Coming of Modern Economic Growth

WEEK 6: Day 9 & Day 10: 3.5. On the Eve of the Industrial Revolution. & 4. Modern Economic Growth. 4.1.Industrial Revolution Puzzles

WEEK 5: Day 7 & Day 8: 3. Cracking the Ice: Why the Hinge in 1870 in the Dover Circle?. 3.1. The Dover Circle. 3.2. Institutions. 3.3. Culture. 3.4. Psychology :: History of Economic Growth

WEEK 4: Day 6: 2.4. Slow Pre-Modern Technology Growth :: History of Economic Growth

WEEK 3: Days 4 & 5: 2.2 Efflorescences & Dark Ages; 2.3. Inequality & Domination :: History of Economic Growth

WEEK 2: Day 3: 2. Ensorcelled by the Devil of Malthus: 2.1. Malthusian Logics :: History of Economic Growth

WEEK 1: Days 1 & 2: 1. Introduction: Five Questions About Economic Growth :: History of Economic Growth

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-25 Sa

"Slouching Towards Utopia" Sales Jump; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-24 Fr

DAY 10: Lecture Slides: 4. Modern Economic Growth; 4.1. Puzzles of the Industrial Revolution

DAY 9: Lecture Slides: 3.5. On the Eve of the Industrial Revolution

DAY 8: Lecture Slides: 3.3. Culture, & 3.4. Psychology

DAY 7: Lecture Slides: 3. Breaking Through: 3.1. The Dover Circle, & 3.2. “Institutions”

Conversations with Tyler: Brad DeLong on Intellectual and Technical Progress (Ep. 172)

Conversing wiþ Tyler Cowen; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-22 We

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Slides for Day 5 of þe Graduate Economic History Course...

PROJECT SYNDICATE: A History of Economic Whac-A-Mole

<strike>Wasting Time</strike> Experimenting with GPT-3 ChatBots; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-13 Mo

Slides for Day 4 of þe Graduate Economic History Course...

Slides for Day 3 of þe Graduate Economic History Course...

Current "AI" Is Three Things: Less Inhuman & Less Stupid ChatBots, High-Dimensional Nonlinear Regression & Classification, & a Way to Separate Gullible VCs from Money; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-11


How þe Long 20th Century Transformed þe World; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-09 Th

Industrial Policy: From Engels to Eisenhower, & Beyond

REVISITED: How Worried Should We Be About Rising Inflation?; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-07 Tu

DAY 6: LECTURE NOTES: 2.4. Slow Pace of Innovation & Discovery Before Modern Economic Growth


PODCAST: “Hexapodia” is þe Key Insight! XLVII: “Polycrisis” Was Just the New Cold War All the Time!

VIDEO: Þe Market Giveth; Þe Market Taketh Away: Blessed Be þe Name of þe Market?; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-05 Su

Brad DeLong Flies His Orthodox Engelsist Freak Flag on Transformations in þe Mode of Production; & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-04 Sa

Utopia or Bust?, & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-02-03 Fr

David Chance: REVIEW of “Slouching” at

DRAFT: For My February Project Syndicate Column...

Project Syndicate: Say More

Five Things, & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-01-30 Mo

Þe Meaning of 1870: Þe Year Everything Changed

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Basic Books UK Runs a Joint Social-Media Promotion!, & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2022-01-27 Fr

Learning From Past Fights wiþ Inflation

Slides for Day 2 of þe Graduate Economic History Course...

DAY 5: LECTURE NOTES: 2.3. Inequality & Domination Before Modern Economic Growth

On Re-Meeting bCourses, UC Berkeley’s CMS, & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-01-24 Tu

Toward a Theory of þe Natural Rate of Inflation, & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-01-23 Mo

Zach Carter REVIEWS “Slouching” for “Dissent"

DRAFT: Þe First Inflation Problem of þe 21st Century

“West”, “North Atlantic”, or “Dover Circle-Plus”?, & BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2023-01-21 Sa

MICROBLOGGING: Caffeine Debt Spiral, & Þe FOMC Inches Toward “Þe Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves”

DAY 4: LECTURE NOTES: 2.2. Efflorescences & Dark Ages in þe Agrarian Age

DAY 3: LECTURE NOTES: 2. Ensorcelled by þe Devil of Malthus: 2.1. Þe Logic of þe Malthusian Economy

Slides for Day 1 of þe Graduate Economic History Course...

LECTURE NOTES: Lessons from Simulating a Malthusian Economy

Lecture Notes Basecamp Page

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail

Readings for Econ 135 S 2023: History of Economic Growth

Hobbist & Lockeian Underlying Assumptions, & Adam Smith Thought, & BRIEFLY NOTED: for 2023-01-15 Su

It Is Harmful to My Psychological Health for Me to Read David Brooks, & BRIEFLY NOTED for 2023-01-13 Fr

Republicans Say: Democrats Must Be Responsible, & So Give Us an Advantageous Campaign Issue, & BRIEFLY NOTED

Chat-GPT: What Is It Good For?, & BRIEFLY NOTED

Steve Donoghue: REVIEW of “Slouching” at Open Letters Review

Playing wiþ Chat-GPT

PODCAST: “Hexapodia” is þe Key Insight! XLVI: Þe One Where We Talk About Everything, wiþ Special Guest Miles Kimball

Utopia & Its Enemies: Thomas Robert Malthus

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READING: Victor Serge (1938): 1938 Preface to “Year One of the Russian Revolution"

DRAFT: Preliminary History-Oriented Throat-Clearing on American Industrial Policy

MICROBLOGGING: Semester-Launch Virtual Event: Liu, Soll, DeLong: "The Market Giveth; The Market Taketh Away: Blessed Be the Name of the Market?: From Cicero to Mitch McConnell, via Adam Smith"

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My Commentary on þe Beginning of “Slouching Towards Utopia”, & BRIEFLY NOTED

Þis by Noah Smith May Well Be Better þan Anything I Read in All 2022, & BRIEFLY NOTED

Welcome to þe New Cold War Thunderdome!, & BRIEFLY NOTED

Þe Deceptive "Thucydides Trap", & BRIEFLY NOTED

Creeping Academic Idiocy—Academic Freedom Edition, & BRIEFLY NOTED