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Random Link: When Economists Write Commencement Speeches…

April 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments
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Ok, so he’s no Steve Jobs, but Charles Wheelan has some pretty good, if not flowery, advice to offer. He even manages to overlap with the sentiment of Mr. Jobs at one point: Read obituaries. They are just like biographies, only shorter. They remind us that interesting, successful people rarely lead orderly, linear lives. Hm. [...]

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Meet The World’s Cutest Economists…

February 20th, 2012 · 10 Comments
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Seriously, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers are the economics equivalent of Nermal, the world’s cutest kittycat, except for the fact that I don’t feel the overwhelming desire to put them in a box and mail them to Abu Dhabi. People at the New York Times seem to have caught onto this, and they wrote a [...]

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Apparently This Is What Happens When You Lay Economists End To End…

February 2nd, 2012 · 8 Comments
Fun With Data · Policy · Random Links

I think the joke goes something like “If you laid all the economists in the world end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion.” This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, mind you, but on a lot of issues it’s almost certainly true. At least now we can observe what happens when all those economists [...]

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Random Link: On Rick Perry, Social Security And Ponzi Schemes…

September 1st, 2011 · 11 Comments
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My latest on About.com regarding whether Rick Perry is totally wrong with his “Social Security is a Ponzi scheme” comments…also, what a Ponzi scheme is. Plus, a bonus cartoon for your viewing pleasure. From The Dollar Vigilante: Update: Here is a long-winded link from the Social Security Administration explaining why its system is not a Ponzi [...]

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Random Link: Where Are The Female Economics Bloggers?

March 27th, 2011 · 19 Comments
Fun With Math · Gender · Random Links

That’s the question that Matthew Kahn poses in The Christian Science Monitor: There are 39 women who rank in the top 1000 and 0 of them blog. Contrast that with the men. Consider the top 100 men. In this elite subset; at least 8 of them blog. Consider the men ranked between 101 and 200. [...]

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Random Link: If Scientists Were Like Rockstars…

March 13th, 2011 · 7 Comments
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I got the following request from reader Tristan T. as a comment on my last post: We need more nerdy talk. Or at least some bad econ jokes to lighten the mood. Let me be clear- it’s not like I disagree with this assessment in the least, but sometimes I have stuff to do…like a [...]

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