My Organized-Tweet Stories, In Order of Popularity, in Their Flight from a Dying Storify to the Haven of Wakelet

Update: New wakelet stories since the ordered list below:

For me, Twitter has been and remains a good way to see what other people think about ideas I care about. For me, a good argument is when I either prevail or learn something. By that standard, I have had many, many good arguments on Twitter. The art of having a civil argument, and the even more difficult art of replying civilly to someone who is being uncivil, is something in short enough supply these days, that it has often seemed worthwhile to preserve a Twitter discussion as a story of organized tweets. For almost six years, I did that using Storify. But Storify is being abandoned by its parent company.

Fortunately, Wakelet has taken up the torch of providing a free website where tweets and other material can be organized into stories. Staff at Wakelet were good enough to transfer all of my Storify stories over to Wakelet. I should make clear that they chose the pictures at the top of each story, and I have decided to leave those pictures be. The most misleading result is that almost every story with "electronic money" in the title has a picture cryptocurrency symbols. When I talk about electronic money, I am talking about the checks, credit cards and debit cards that are already in common use. The key idea, as explored in everything you can see in "How and Why to Eliminate the Zero Lower Bound: A Reader’s Guide," is to make dollars in the bank—and more directly those dollars in the bank that are backed by reserves at the central bank—the unit of account rather than paper currency dollars.

I am probably kidding myself, but one of these stories may even have had a good effect on the world. I like to think that my story "The Marginalization of Economists at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" had some small effect in the strong status that economists now have in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I visited in 2016 and now think very highly of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and very much hope it survives the political siege it is under. My post "On the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" is a philosophical defense of what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is trying to do. In general, I am far to the the right of Elizabeth Warren in my political views, but I honor her for two important contributions: pushing for the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and pushing for much tougher capital equity requirements and stricter leverage limits on financial firms in order to avoid another financial crisis. 

To make sure all of my organized-tweet stories remain accessible, I list everything moving over from Storify to Wakelet below, in order of the number of pageviews it received, as listed after each title. Each title links to the Wakelet page for that story. Remember that you can search within this blog post using the normal text search command (Apple F on a Mac) for any particular title you are looking for.

Even if you never click on any of the links, I think you will learn a lot just by reading through the titles. First, the pageview data gives a window into what people are interested in. Second, scanning through the titles will give you picture of my views and concerns about a wide range of topics; including topics I have never written a regular blog post on.  

  1. A More Personal Bio: My Early Tweets 2962

  2. How the Mormons Became Largely Republican 2575

  3. Did the Gold Standard Help Bring Hitler to Power? (Twitter Round Table) 2009

  4. Noah Smith, Miles Kimball and Claudia Sahm on Math in Economics 1245

  5. How the Calories In/Calories Out Theory Obscures the Endogeneity of Calories In and Out to Subjective Hunger and Energy 961

  6. Miles Kimball and Brad DeLong Discuss Wallace Neutrality and Principles of Macroeconomics Textbooks 819

  7. Roger Farmer, Noah Smith, Miles Kimball, Tony Yates and Others on Math in Economics 736

  8. Umair Haque on Liberalism 676

  9. Why Does the Left Hate Markets? 672

  10. The True Marginal Product of Studying Hard and the Perceived Marginal Product of Studying Hard 657

  11. Jonathan Portes, Brad DeLong and Noah Smith Set Me Straight When I Praise John Cochrane's Shoddy OpEd 646

  12. The Marginalization of Economists at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 618

  13. Does the Fed Really Want 2% Inflation? 615

  14. The Time Miles was Called a "Neoliberal Sellout" by Matt Yglesias and was Glad for the Compliment in the End 565

  15. Why the Nominal GDP Target Should Go Up about 1% after a 1% Improvement in Technology 560

  16. Miles Kimball and Noah Smith on Balancing the Budget in the Long Run 552

  17. Noah Smith's and Matthew Yglesias's Unpopular Opinions That I Mostly Agree With 552

  18. Critiques of Economics 535

  19. Putting the Perspective from Jason Fung's "The Obesity Code" into Practice* 521

  20. Daniel Altman and Miles Kimball: Should We Expand Government or Expand the Nonprofit Sector? 495

  21. Brad DeLong on the Six James Buchanans 480

  22. Miles Kimball, David A. Levine, Robert Waldmann and Noah Smith on the Design of a US Sovereign Wealth Fund 471

  23. On Schools of Thought in Macroeconomics 457

  24. The Paul Ryan Tweets 453

  25. Narayana Kocherlakota and Miles Kimball Debate the Size of the US Output Gap in January, 2016 441

  26. Should We Have Tight Monetary Policy in Order to Help Virtuous Savers? 425

  27. Which is More Radical? Electronic Money or a Higher Inflation Target? 415

  28. Noah Smith on Multiculturalism and Assimilation 405

  29. On the Freshwater Style of Using Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models 402

  30. Unlearning Economics, Sanders Wagner and Miles Kimball: Nature, Nurture and Individual Agency 390

  31. Is Hari Seldon a Bad Influence on Macroeconomists? 383

  32. If You Had to Choose, Would You Want Your Employee to Know Some Statistics or Know Some Calculus? 382

  33. Is Math Used to Illuminate or Obfuscate in Economics? 381

  34. Claudia Sahm on Reforming the Refereeing Process in Economics 378

  35. Twitter Melee on Minimum Wages 364

  36. Chris Blattman on Lab Experiments and Field Experiments 361

  37. Noah Smith and Company: What Economic Things are Better Now than They Used to Be? 360

  38. Tomas Hirst Recoils at the Starkness of Efficiency Wage Theory 350

  39. Do Nordic Countries Do Well Because of Democratic Socialism or Because of Nordic Culture? 330

  40. On the Deregulation of Social Science Research 328

  41. Business Cycles: A Shocking Discussion 327

  42. Jason Smith and John Cochrane on the Refereeing Process in Economics 327

  43. Miles Kimball Debates Danielle DiMartino Booth and Her Friends about Monetary Policy 322

  44. Daniel Altman and Miles Kimball: Is It OK to Let the Rich Be Rich As Long As We Take Care of the Poor? 320

  45. On Fighting Obesity 318

  46. Miles Kimball and David Andolfatto Defend John Cochrane Against the Wrath of John L. Davidson 318

  47. Miles Kimball's Comments on the Scott Sumner/David Andolfatto Debate 306

  48. Noah Smith: California Shows the Racial and Ethnic Future for the US 299

  49. Where is the Republican Party on Monetary Policy? 285

  50. What is Consumption for the Purposes of a Consumption Tax? 282

  51. Noah Smith, Brad DeLong and Miles Kimball on Wallace Neutrality 279

  52. The Balance Between Persistence and Finding Your Own Comparative Advantage 279

  53. Sticky Prices, Sticky Inflation and the Cost of Inflation as Reflections of Cognitive Costs 277

  54. Gender Roles, Economics and the Labor Market 277

  55. Stephen Williamson and Miles Kimball Debate Nominal GDP Level Targeting 272

  56. Genes vs. Hard Work in Learning Math 271

  57. Matthew C. Klein and Miles Kimball on the Effects of Negative Interest Rates on Savers 264

  58. Anti-Construction is Anti-Poor 261

  59. Noah Smith's Tweetstorm on Making Everyone a 'Math Person' 257

  60. Twitter Debate on Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy: Take 1 257

  61. Edward J. Epstein, Miles Kimball, Brad Delong, Alex Bowles and Ramez Naam: Was Edward Snowden a Spy? 256

  62. Monetary Policy and Financial Policy Discussions Sparked by the Kimball and Konczal vs. Peter Schiff HuffPost Live 251

  63. Responses to the Great Recession 249

  64. Showing How Charles Murray is Wrong Instead of Shouting Him Down 249

  65. Preaching in the Temple: Presenting "Breaking Through the Zero Lower Bound" at the Fed 248

  66. Socialism and Capitalism: A Conversation of Miles Kimball, Unlearning Economics, Adam Gurri and Daniel Hart 245

  67. What is Monetary Policy? 243

  68. Are Central Banks Scared to Admit that the Zero Lower Bound is a Policy Choice, Not a Law of Nature? 241

  69. Why I Won't Join the AARP 239

  70. Beatrice Cherrier on the Weaponization of the Lucas Critique 235

  71. On Bringing the Questions and Concerns of Sociology into Economics 234

  72. Tomas Hirst and Miles Kimball on Fiscal Stimulus vs. Negative Rates 234

  73. Immigration Tweet Day, February 4, 2013: Archive 233

  74. Twitter Round Table on Targeting Core Inflation 230

  75. Why Wasn't There Massive Inflation or Massive Deflation During the Great Recession? 229

  76. College as a Marriage Market: A Twitter Discussion 229

  77. High Bank Capital Requirements Defended 228

  78. Noah, Richard, Miles and Jake Talk about God and SuperGod 222

  79. Is There Any Excuse for U-Shaped Average Cost Curves? 221

  80. Electronic Money, Nominal GDP Targeting, and the Transmission Mechanisms for Monetary Policy 221

  81. Daniel Altman and Miles Kimball on the Long-Run Target for Inflation 220

  82. Eliminating the Zero Lower Bound: An Introduction 215

  83. Twitter Round Table on Our Disastrous Policy of Pegging Paper Currency at Par 211

  84. Rich People Do Create Jobs 208

  85. Adam Ozimek, Miles Kimball and Neal Hockley on Paternalism and Other-Regarding Preferences 206

  86. Miles Kimball, Roger Farmer, Stephen Williamson and Joe Little on Recent Japanese Monetary Policy 204

  87. Minimum Wages vs. Wage Subsidies 203

  88. John Dearie, Miles Kimball and Others Debate High Equity Requirements for Banks 200

  89. TakingHayekSeriously on Neo-Kantianism on Campus 200

  90. JP Koning and David Beckworth on Negative Interest Rates in the Repo Market 195

  91. Paper Currency Policy: A Primer 193

  92. The Vicious Self-Fulfilling Prophecy That You Can't Do Math 193

  93. Negative Interest Rates, Helicopter Drops and NGDPLT-- Matthew Klein, David Beckworth and Miles Kimball 192

  94. On Religion and Conservative Ideology in Collision with Colleges 192

  95. Seignorage and Fractional-Reserve Banking 192

  96. The Moral Case for Immigration Reform 191

  97. Ritwik Priya's Estimates of the Cost of Paper Currency Storage (and Miles Kimball's Discussion of Izabella Kaminska's... 186

  98. Anat Admati Defends High Bank Equity Requirements 186

  99. The Politics of Electronic Money: Take 1 184

  100. Gold, Electronic Money, and the Determinants of the Prices of Storable Commodities from the Ground 183

  101. Defending Negative Interest Rates Against All Comers 182

  102. Taking Care of the Poor and Troubled Without Getting Tied Up in Knots About Race 180

  103. Allowing Construction of More Housing Units Within a Quick Bus Ride of Jobs as an Imperative of True Social Justice 177

  104. Arguing about Gay Marriage 176

  105. Why Equity Requirements for Financial Firms Should Be Dramatically Increased 176

  106. David Beckworth on the Zero Lower Bound as a Price Floor 175

  107. The Historical Effects of Monetary Policy Mistakes 173

  108. Miles Kimball, Marc Andreessen and Others on Head Transplants and Cyborgian Immortality 173

  109. Reihan Salam and Miles Kimball Disagree on the Right Benchmark for Judging the Progressivity of a Value Added Tax 173

  110. Against the Mortgage Interest Deduction, Zoning as a Tool of Exclusion, and Occupational Licensing 172

  111. Noah Smith and Miles Kimball on Exploring the Mystery of Consciousness and Bokononism 170

  112. Noah Smith on Why Economists Need to Take Racism Seriously* 169

  113. How Neoliberalism Got Itself Into Political Trouble 168

  114. David Aron Levine and Miles Kimball on the Effects of Low Interest Rates on Pension Funds 166

  115. Neutral Monetary Policy as Part of the Foundation for a Free-Market Economy 165

  116. Are Rape and Sexual Assault About Power and Lust or Only About Power? 165

  117. A House Mystery: Why Does House Construction Go Up in Booms and Down in Recessions? 165

  118. Diego Espinosa and Miles Kimball on Bitcoin and Electronic Money 165

  119. Answering Skeptics about Negative Rates 163

  120. 'Forget Calorie Counting. It's the Insulin Index, Stupid' in a Few Tweets 159

  121. Tom Nichols and Eric Weinstein on the Public's Attitude toward Experts 159

  122. Do the Minimum Wage and Other Labor Market Rigidities Hamper the Assimilation of Immigrants? 157

  123. Velocity 157

  124. Debating 'Forget Calorie Counting; It's the Insulin Index, Stupid' 156

  125. Twitter Round Table on Contrarian Sovereign Wealth Funds as a Way to Tame the Financial Cycle 156

  126. Miles Kimball and 'Jimmy Madison' Debate the Minimum Wage 156

  127. Twitter Melee Over Negative Interest Rates 156

  128. Ontology and Cosmology in 14 Tweets 155

  129. Twitter Debates Sparked by Miles's and Yichuan's Second Quartz Column on Reinhart and Rogoff 155

  130. A Discussion on the Politics, Ethics and Psychology of Immigration Policy 154

  131. Q&A about Negative Interest Rates--The Centre for Monetary Advancement and Miles Kimball 153

  132. Cyptocurrency Conference Tweets 153

  133. The New Abolitionists Discuss Tactics for Immigration Policy 153

  134. Tweets about How to Turn Every Child into a "Math Person" 152

  135. Electronic Money, Helicopter Drops and Seignorage 151

  136. Don't Discriminate against Asian Americans in College Admissions; Emulate Them in Study Habits 150

  137. Adam Posen, Miles Kimball, Ritwik Priya and Tomas Hirst on Electronic Money vs. Central Bank Asset Purchases 150

  138. Why I Am Not a Neoliberal—In Tweets 148

  139. Does Economic Stability Inevitably Lead to Financial Fragility? 148

  140. Twitter Roundtable: Will Donald Trump's Administration Be an Economic Disaster or Only a Moral Disaster? 148

  141. David Beckworth Recommends RATS--"Regression Analysis of Time Series" Software--for Vector Auto Regression 147

  142. Greg Ransom on Hayek and Modern Macro Models 146

  143. Implementation Issues for Electronic Money 144

  144. Technique and Substance in Economics 143

  145. Noah Smith on the Idea of a Colorblind Society 143

  146. Representative Agent Defends Negative Interest Rate Policy by Citing a Non-Representative Agent Model 143

  147. Twitter Round Table on Consumption Taxation 142

  148. On Rent Control in San Francisco 142

  149. Can Electronic Money Stimulate the Economy Even When Banks are Running Scared? 142

  150. Twitter Roundtable on Deep Negative Interest Rates 141

  151. Will Negative Rates Cause Malinvestment? Will They Harm Banks? 141

  152. Eric Lonergan and Miles Kimball Discuss the Transmission Mechanism for Negative Interest Rates 141

  153. Miles Kimball and JW Mason on the International Role of the Dollar 141

  154. Twitter Discussion of Inequality 140

  155. Noah Smith: No Group of Americans is the Problem; Ideas Are Problems, Organizations Are Problems, Systems Are Problems 139

  156. Are Low Short-Term Interest Rates Bad for the Middle Class? 139

  157. The Politics of Electronic Money: Take 2 135

  158. Soncharm Scolds Me for Sounding Too Sure of Myself 135

  159. Noah Smith Teaches Miles the Difference Between Vouchers and Charter Schools 133

  160. Narayana Kocherlakota on the Stimulative Effects of Cutting Interest Rates 133

  161. Exchange Rate Interventions as QE 133

  162. Climate Change Science and Climate Change Orthodoxy 129

  163. Analogies Between Economic Models and the Biology of Obesity 126

  164. Danielle DiMartino Booth, Michael Lebowitz and Miles Kimball on the Dominance of the Fed by Economics PhDs 124

  165. Ensuring Safety from Rape and Sexual Assault is Beautiful 124

  166. Miles Kimball, Steven Verner and James Feldman Debate School Choice 124

  167. Wikipedia, Linguistics and the Price System 124

  168. Debating Higher Capital Requirements in the Light of the End of the Zero Lower Bound 121

  169. Does the Online World Allow Us to Change the Past? 121

  170. Miles's Queasiness about Current Ways of Modeling Financial Frictions 120

  171. TakingHayekSeriously and Miles Kimball on Macroeconomic Experiments in History 118

  172. Monetary Policy in the Light of Likely Nominations of Marvin Goodfriend and Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve Board 117

  173. Confirmation Bias in the Interpretation of New Evidence on Salt 114

  174. Twitter Convo: Do Blogs Enhance Public Debate about Economic Research? 114

  175. Underneath What Looks Like Discontent with Central Banks is a Lot of Discontent with the Financial System 113

  176. The Fed Should Not Raise Rates Again Until It Says It Would Lower Rates Promptly If Later Data Suggests It Should 113

  177. Twitter Roundtable on Federal Lines of Credit and Monetary Policy 111

  178. Europe Needs Negative Rates, Higher Equity Requirements, Balanced Budgets and Supply-Side Reform 111

  179. A Bit of Personal History of Thought: Zero Lower Bound-->Quantitative Easing-->Electronic Money 110

  180. Up for Debate: There Is No Such Thing as Decreasing Returns to Scale 109

  181. Miles Kimball and Soncharm on Jesus in Politics 108

  182. Bringing Social Justice to Home Owners' Associations 106

  183. Miles Kimball, Jason Becker and Jordan Weissmann Discuss Affirmative Action 106

  184. Noah Smith on Racial Politics 105

  185. A Debate on Monetary Policy Primacy: Tomas Hirst, Miles Kimball and Christopher Cordeiro 104

  186. Vaidas Urba Stress Tests Sovereign Wealth Funds 103

  187. The Twitter Campaign for Repealing the Zero Lower Bound: September 2013 102

  188. Miles Kimball, Matt Yglesias, Brad DeLong and Ryan Decker Talk about Mitt Romney 102

  189. David Andolfatto, Miles Kimball and Mike Johnson: What Ails Housing Construction? What about Monetary Policy? 100

  190. Is Having the Young Pay for the Old 'Insurance'? 99

  191. The Argument that the Free Market Will Rectify Discrimination as a Guide to Business Opportunities 98

  192. Amod Agarwala and Miles Kimball on Equity and Debt Finance 98

  193. The Tweets on Faith 97

  194. On Abolishing the Penny 96

  195. Mormon Afterlife Tweets 96

  196. How The Talent Code Gave Colman Reilly a Myelin-Induced Toothache 96

  197. Noah Smith: Material Deprivation is Declining Because of Redistribution and Decolonization 96

  198. Reaching for Yield 94

  199. Heather Mac Donald is Wrong: Discrimination Is Not Just in People's Imaginations 93

  200. TakingHayekSeriously and Miles Kimball on Open Borders 93

  201. Everyone with a College Degree Should Be Equipped to Give the Arguments for Reasoned Discussion and Free Speech 92

  202. Twitter Roundtable on Insider Trading 92

  203. Doubting Tomas: Electronic Money in an Open Economy with Wounded Banks 89

  204. Charles Goodhart—Central Banking: Past, Present and Future 88

  205. Could Donald Trump Be Forced to Choose Among Existing Federal Reserve Governors for Chair If He Replaces Janet Yellen? 88

  206. Narayana Kocherlakota: Negative Rates are the Cleaner Economic Solution 87

  207. Bonnie Kavoussi's Tweetstorm on "Restoring American Growth" 86

  208. Richard Florida on the Level of Competition in Physics 86

  209. Are Negative Interest Rates a Drug That Requires Ever-Increasing Doses? 86

  210. Miles Kimball and Noah Smith on Job Creation 85

  211. Miles Kimball and John L. Davidson on CEO Pay 85

  212. Supply-Side Reform: A Portfolio of Tweets 83

  213. Twitter Convo About Miles's Dustup With Paul Krugman About the Dangers of Debt 82

  214. Twitter Roundtable on Jeffrey Friedman's 'Public Choice Theory and the Politics of Good and Evil' 82

  215. What is "the West"? 81

  216. Defending the Principles of Western Civilization While Excoriating Bad Behavior Then and Now 80

  217. Twitter Debate on "Politicism" (Political Prejudice) 79

  218. Twitter Roundtable on the Power of Negative Interest Rates Compared to Other Stimulative Policies 79

  219. On the Future of the Economics Blogosphere: Running Tweets by Audience Members 77

  220. How Electronic Money Can Eliminate Inflation 76

  221. A Perspective on the Mormon Church's Official Twitter Feed 75

  222. Negative Rate Policy in Switzerland, December 2014-September 2016 73

  223. Michael Martinez: If Banks That Tricked Consumers into Fees Were Eliminated, There Wouldn't Be Any Banks Left 72

  224. On Exercising Free Speech to Express Bearish Opinions about the Stock Market and the Best Approach to Regulation 72

  225. Jag Bhalla and Miles Kimball on the Idea of Economic Distortions 72

  226. Twitter Roundtable on Monetary Policy Tools and Targets 72

  227. John L. Davidson on Persuasion of Juries and Voters 71

  228. The Ethics of Immigration Policy, Revisited 70

  229. Miles Kimball and Anat Admati Argue for Higher Capital Requirements 69

  230. Could Andrew Jackson Have Averted the Civil War? 69

  231. The Role of Nonprofits in Dealing with Inequality and Other Problems 68

  232. Who Should Foster the Public Weal? Weighing National Government, State and Local Government, and the Nonprofit Sector 67

  233. Discussion of John L. Davidson's Guest Post "The Institutional Realities of House Construction" 67

  234. On the Relationship Between Government and Financial Firms 66

  235. Peter Conti-Brown on the Effect of Ideology on the Federal Reserve Board 65

  236. Discussing the Virtue of Scientific Disrespect 63

  237. Noah Smith on the Lack of a Forward-Looking Center-Left Agenda 63

  238. Miles Kimball and John L. Davidson Debate Economic Freedom 63

  239. The Reproducibility Crisis in Biomedical Research 60

  240. Denmark's Brilliant Stabilization Policy 59

  241. Don Luis Espinal on the Hatred of People with an Accent 58

  242. John L. Davidson Disses Economists and Resists Increasing Saving as the Best Route to More Balanced Trade 57

  243. Anonymity for Central Bank Digital Cash? 56

  244. Miles Kimball, Chris Oestereich, John Horton and Wayne Vernon on New York's War on Airbnb 56

  245. L. Naples on the Human Potential Movement 54

  246. Miles Kimball and Mike Johnson: Can We Make a Difference for Climate Change? 53

  247. On John Locke and Land Claims 53

  248. Dan Abrams on the Politics of Occupational Licensing Reform 47

  249. Thirumaran Defends Narendra Modi's Reputation 45

  250. Umair Haque and Miles Kimball Discuss Stagnation 44

  251. The Interest Rate as an Intertemporal Transportation Cost 43

  252. Technocracy vs. Political Passion 39

  253. Larry Summers and the Zero Lower Bound 38

  254. One-Tweet Wonders 35

  255. Integrity as the Foundation of Freedom 33

  256. Christianity is Not Helpful for Those Who Want to Look Down on Foreigners and Other Races 33

  257. Jason Smith and Miles Kimball: Technical Difficulties for Boost-Phase Interception of Missiles 29

  258. Proclamation of Immigration Tweet Day: Monday, February 4, 2013 29

  259. David Eli and Miles Kimball on Health Care Policy 25

  260. Christine Porath: A Lack of Basic Civility in the Workplace Takes a Big Toll on Productivity 21

  261. Tweets Too Flattering and Nice Not to Save 19

  262. Legal Counterfeiting as a Way to Enforce a Ban on Paper Currency 14

  263. Tweeted Reviews, April 14, 2013— 6

  264. Miscellaneous Maxims 3

  265. A Tour Through the Topical Sub-Blog Links on My Sidebar 2