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

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