Robert Frank / Biography & Images - Atget …

The official website of Robert H. Frank, professor of economics at Cornell University.


Robert Frank makes many good points. However, his most salient examples for unnecessary competition are mostly about small groups, living in close quarters: stags, car-racers, people who like mansions, etc...Obviously I don't tolerate blatant inequality when it comes to my kids, but then I'm reminded of a famous Hayek quote:

Robert Frank, “The Americans”

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A contact sheet, now available for viewing via the Robert Frank Collection Guide on the National Gallery website, documents the split-second evolution of a photograph that easily could have gotten away. Of its three frames of the scene, the first depicted the couple midground and from behind, quietly talking. The third is a complete blur. As Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery, observed, it supports Mr. Frank’s assertion that he quickly turned away once he got his picture, pretending that he was focused on something else.

Great job in the comments rebutting Robert Frank - but I think I'd state my disagreements a bit more softly:

Vast economic inequality inevitably threatens political equality, a point I wish Roberts and Frank had discussed. Enlightenment republican thought distrusted the institutions of aristocracy in part because such were based on birth, not merit, but also because enormous gulfs in economic outcomes tend to lead to conditions of domination and unfreedom, as a wealthy few seek to subvert democratic governance for their own benefit.

As an experiment Robert Frank could build a big plush home in a bad neighborhood, disguised from the outside and live there for a while.

Robert H. Frank’s “Economic View” column on capping …

Nice podcast that did, as promised on twitter, appeal somewhat to my personal #BoudreauxBias. However, it seems to me that Robert Frank is no John Quiggin when it comes to rigor. That's ok, I don't mind some moralizing (suspect it's inevitable) in my economists, but playing economic hide and seek with your moral choices (as I think Frank tended to do with some "everyone would agree" statements) is positively Epsteinian.

Robert Frank, Telling It Like It Was - The New York Times

I would like you Roberts to elaborate more on this issue in future podcasts since it is a very important and interesting subject. Me, being a Swede, tend to have much more acceptance to redistribution than the average american. What are the fundamentals that form our belief or non-belief in the governments abillity to govern the state. Social capital? Ethnic hetrogenicy? Equality? Opportunity? Heterogeneity?

Falling Behind by Robert Frank Essay - Robert H

One problem I have with a lot of comments attacking Robert Frank on here as some horribly intrusive "social engineer" is that much of what Robert seems to be advocating is not a MORE intrusive government, but making the intrusions already being made more efficient and less harmful. I find this to be an area where many libertarians seem to have a serious blind spot.

Robert Frank - The American Prospect

Fuchs, ed.,Responsible Society: Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-Term Care in America, NBER, 1995."Group Selection and 'Genuine' Altruism," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, December 1994."Talent and the Winner-Take-All Society," The American Prospect, Spring, 1994: 97-107."The Evolution of One-Shot Cooperation," with Thomas Gilovich and Dennis Regan, Ethology and Sociobiology, 14, July, 1993: 247-256."Wages, Seniority, and the Demand for Rising Consumption Profiles," with Robert M.

Walker Evans and Robert Frank, an essay on influence …

I think that Robert Frank needs to acknowledge that the worst thing about being a "poor" American is that poverty in a developed country correlates strongly with bad habits, meaning the poor in America make bad neighbors. It is not so much that schools in poor neighborhoods are bad because of inadequate building or teachers but because they have bad students. College dorms and military barracks are often cheap and low per person living space but if the neighbors are nice, as they often are, life in them can be good. Bad neighborhoods are bad because of the people who live there.