Yes, this is where Wintercow first roamed a grass field. Of course, most of our games were played on turf (St. Johns and Hofstra). There’s some interesting history if you are a football fan. And if not, well, you can see a little bit about where I grew up. OK, so there’s not much […]
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From this morning’s perusal of the fresh academic literature (the papers are gated, but worth perusing should you track down a free version). In my less bloggy retired days I’d pull out excerpts for you. Poverty in the developing world is very likely falling much faster than previously thought (and it was falling fast already). […]
Posted in Flotsam and Jetsam on Jan 17th, 2014
If I am not mistaken, a loyal reader and good fellow, is a part of the family:
Happy New Year to all of you. I hope to raise the quality of our offerings here in the next year. May you and your families flourish this year and beyond.
We had the pleasure of watching the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Volleyball National Championships last night. (Penn State won 3 sets to 1 to take its 6th national title). The matches were fast paced, full of terrific skill and high drama to boot. Highly recommended. Just as I predict that football as you know it […]
In my morning e-mail today comes this headline: Joel Seligman, Danny Wegman React to Economic Development Funding Two things about such an announcement stand out. First, the article is summarizing comments made by our college President and Danny Wegman (yes, of Wegman’s fame), who are co-chairs of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council, in […]
Posted in Flotsam and Jetsam on Dec 7th, 2013
You may have found yourself confronted with the idea that “America” is illegitimate because really it was a bunch of landed, rich, elite, white dudes trying to craft a regime to protect their own property and interests. Now, that may be a good argument insofar as it goes toward identifying the political legitimacy of the […]
There are lots of articles out there criticizing economics and asking questions about whether it is a science. I think these are good questions. When I do a google search on “Is Economics a Science?” I get 482,000 results. However, when I do the same search for Political “Science” which is certainly no more scientific […]
1. “My policy was perfectly fine. I was not tricked. I am willing to bet I am at least as smart as David Firestone. I am positive I am smarter than Barrack Obama. And yet my policy was cancelled.” Read more from Coyote. 2. The deficit “shrinks” to the largest in forever how long prior […]
(1) Hmmm, jobs are less likely to be created when unemployment “benefits” are extended. (2) Hmmm, when you are given retirement health benefits, you save less during your working life. (3) Jeff Sachs breathes new life into the “geography is the reason nations are poor” story (in the panoply of reasons). (4) Why I Hate […]