404 not found

I was following up on an old entry and came across this link which no longer works. Here’s the original page: http://www.freakonomics.com/2008/10/10/my-colleague-casey-mulligan-in-the-times-there-is-no-reason-to-panic/
and it’s from Oct 2008 (hence the reassurance that the economy was going just fine). My other old Freakonomics links work fine but for some reason this one didn’t seem to make it over to the new site. If anyone knows how to get a copy of the original page, I’d appreciate it. Thanks.

6 Responses to 404 not found

  1. Ben Regenspan July 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    The Casey Mulligan article he was quoting remains at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/10mulligan.html . Closest remaining thing to a copy of the Levitt post seems to be http://www.libworm.com/rss/cliparticle.php?return=search.php&qu=&page=190&clipid=659316 . It is interesting that this one went missing but possible they chose to avoid importing entries in a certain category or entries that were just short text + blockquotes.

  2. Andrew Gelman July 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm #


    Yes, those I found on Google. But I thought that some computer whiz would be able to find a copy of the Levitt item itself.

  3. Sebastian July 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    unfortunately I don’t think this will work – the NYTs, which hosted the blog then, bans robots from archiving the page (apparently) – the wayback machine – which does this type if archiving usually doesn’t have anything

  4. Andrew Gelman July 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Perhaps blogging software could add a new feature where when you link to the page it automatically stores an image of the page for the blog archive. Then I wouldn’t have to worry about my old links disappearing.

  5. Jon July 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm #


    Andrew, it is my pleasure to present you with this evidence.

  6. Andrew Gelman July 11, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Jon: Thanks!

    P.S. Mulligan was correct, of course. 6.1% unemployment isn’t bad at all. We’d love to have 6.1% unemployment!