Economics, pessimism, and distraction from productive activity
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
You and whose army?
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" - Mao Zedong I recently read a ...
Friday, November 25, 2016
Are current trends in econ methodology just fads?
The Economist has an article about the booms in machine learning and randomized controlled tri...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Steve Bannon and the Last Crusade
I heavily doubt Steve Bannon is the anti-Semite many on the left now claim he is. It's mostl...
Monday, November 14, 2016
The real danger
Right now, lots of people are afraid of the wave of racist and sexist harassment incidents that ...
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
The collapsing math genius gender gap
Via Allison Schrager , Andy McAfee, and others, here comes a chart of the gender gap in upper-ta...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Do economists have physics envy? (Part 2)
Last year I wrote a post called " Do economists have physics envy? ". Historian Philip...
Monday, October 17, 2016
David Sloan Wilson's econ critique
There's a new website called Evonomics devoted to critiquing the economics discipline. They...
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Freedom of speech in the digital age
I noticed today that the user "Ricky Vaughn" has been kicked off of Twitter . "Ri...
Monday, October 03, 2016
Hunting the Rational Expectations whale
1. Why is Rational Expectations still around, anyway? Rational Expectations is (are?) one of ...
Monday, September 19, 2016
What do white Americans stand to lose?
An article by Zack Beauchamp in Vox tries to draw a parallel between Donald Trump and the rise ...
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