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On French Men, And Iron Men…

June 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments
Economic Growth · Macroeconomics

First off, I will be the proud owner of this in 4-5 business days: In related news, Stephen Colbert offers up an explanation for the above item as it relates to Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century: In case you haven’t been following along, allow me to get you up to speed: French economist [...]

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A Belated Reinhart-Rogoff Rundown, Now With More Colbert…

May 9th, 2013 · 5 Comments
Economic Growth · Economic History · Fun With Data · Macroeconomics

I’ve been hesitant to write about this, since every time I try I just end up with phrases like “AN EXCEL ERROR ROFL!!!!” on the page, and I don’t feel like that entirely embodies what I would like to convey regarding the Reinhart-Rogoff situation. So I gave it the old college try on About.com instead. [...]

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Cartoonists Ask The Best Questions, GDP Edition…

February 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments
Econ 101 · Economic Growth · Macroeconomics

You may have noticed that I post a decent number of comics from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. While I do know Zach, it wasn’t until recently that I started meddling in the cartoon-generating process. In general, it’s more amusing to see what non-economists come up with on their own, but sometimes I just can’t help [...]

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The Birth Of Capitalism…

May 14th, 2012 · 6 Comments
Economic Growth · Just For Fun

Greg Mankiw refers to this as “Economic Principle Number 5: Trade can make everyone better off”: Trade is important because, without it, it would be pretty difficult for some of us to survive only consuming what we produce well, especially those of us who haven’t figured out how to eat economics lessons yet. Technically, however, [...]

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What Do Today’s Job Growth Numbers And John Blutarsky’s GPA Have In Common?

September 2nd, 2011 · 6 Comments
Economic Growth · Macroeconomics · Policy

I’ll give you a hint…via @joshorton: I’ve been waiting a long time to be able to relate economics to Animal House, so I am very excited about that right now. What I am not excited about is, well, the job numbers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Nonfarm payroll employment was unchanged (0) in August, [...]

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Economists’ Never-Ending Quest For Efficiency, Philanthropy Edition…

August 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments
Books · Economic Growth · Fun With Data · Policy

Last weekend, I went to Cape Breton to give a talk at a TEDx event. In case you don’t know, Cape Breton is wayyyy on the eastern part of Nova Scotia, and isn’t particularly flush with convenient flights into the area. So my weekend looked something like this: This observation is actually kind of relevant- [...]

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