Tag Archives: Casey B. Mulligan

The Mortgage Interest Deduction

The interest I pay on my credit cards is not tax deductible. I don’t understand why interest on mortgages is tax deductible. What makes that economic activity so special? Economist Casey B. Mulligan writes for the New York Times: The … Continue reading

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Yisroel Pensack: Why Economists Cannot Think Clearly About Economics

The “Economix” blog at The New York Times today features an article headlined “Interest Rates and the Housing Cycle” by Casey B. Mulligan. Mulligan, an economics professor at the John D. Rockefeller-founded University of Chicago (read: citadel of privilege), treats … Continue reading

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