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Follow Up: Stephen Colbert On Tax Inversions…

August 28th, 2014 · 9 Comments
Follow Ups · Policy

Since we talked about Burger King and tax inversion yesterday, I figured it was only fair to point out that Stephen Colbert was ahead of the trend, since he did a couple of tax inversion segments (though he calls them “corporate inversion” segments) on his show on July 30: The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show [...]

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Follow Up: On The Hunt For The Elusive Upward-Sloping Demand Curve…

May 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments
Econ 101 · Follow Ups

Two years ago, I wrote a post about Giffen goods and the possibility of a demand curve that slopes upwards rather than downwards. Two days ago, presumably via the wonders of search engine optimization, someone on Reddit linked to said post (in a discussion on Bitcoin, strangely enough) with the following commentary: I usually find [...]

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Follow Up: Jon Stewart Responds To Paul Krugman…

January 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments
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I’m guessing that Jon Stewart doesn’t respond to everyone who calls him lazy or uninformed, but he did respond to Paul Krugman: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Paul Krugman & the Trillion Dollar Coin www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on [...]

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Follow Up: From The I Told You So Department, Voting Nudges Edition…

November 13th, 2012 · 3 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Follow Ups

Hey, remember that time last week when I pointed out that Obama’s campaign emails had social science research written all over them? If my strategy were to support the candidate that best incorporated behavioral economics into his campaign strategy, Barack Obama would clearly have my vote. Why? Because he presumably (though perhaps accidentally) took a [...]

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Follow Up: More On The Finer Points Of Graphing, Now With A Lesson On Homonyms…

October 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments
Follow Ups · Just For Fun

Apologies that this is all I could come up with today- I’m too busy watching stormporn…er, closely following the news coverage relating to Hurricane Sandy. So far, my favorite anecdote is Chris Christie being much less than amused when asked if Mitt Romney is going to tour the storm damage. I’ve posted several times before [...]

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Follow Up: Why I’m Beginning To Understand The Economist Dating Jokes…

October 28th, 2012 · 5 Comments
Follow Ups · Just For Fun

One of the main tenets of economics is that people do, or at least should, “think like economists,” either consciously or subconsciously. On the surface, “thinking like an economist” just amounts to being a utility-maximizing individual, but in reality this entails thinking about each and every decision one faces in life enough to figure out [...]

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