(Early) Monday DeLong Smackdown (Perhaps?): Carbon Pricing, Coal, Free Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Technology Transfer

Must-Read: Erik Loomis: Jacobin: Walking on the Fighting Side of Me: "Were you thinking, I really need to know what Jacobin has to say about Merle Haggard? Probably not...

...Unfortunately, Jacobin decided to publish a Merle Haggard obituary of sorts, by Jonah Walters. It is, without exaggeration, the worst essay I have ever seen in that publication and one of the worst essays on music I have ever read. It is essentially an exercise in Aesthetic Stalinism, arguing that Merle Haggard was a terrible person and overrated artist because he was supposedly the voice of American reaction for a half-century...

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