I would love to run a series of posts that simply ask readers to guess whether or not the information is from the Onion. Maybe this one is too obvious, but here goes. Suggestions for Eliminating Food “Waste” “Avoid impulse buying by only going to the grocery store for one ingredient at a time. Hire […]
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Bank lending and TARP, dog bites man edition: “Together, these results suggest that political considerations influence credit allocation in a politically mature system like the United States without the formal possibility of political interference in lending decisions, and that this influence is larger if the flows between banks and politicians are reciprocal” Watts Bar Unit […]
I just lost a bunch of bets, so why not one more (talk about irrational!). I do not think Donald Trump will last a full four years as President. How confident? I’d put it at 60%.
To retire. The goal should really be the goal, right? While there will always be issues to fight for, if your goal is, for example, to “save the whales” we should aim to make sure whales are healthy and happy and numerous. Then the activism is over, no? Don’t get me wrong, this is not […]
We’ll be taking a hiatus for a while, not that we haven’t intellectually done so for the past 2+ years. In the meantime, I report now that (1) the union drive at U of R is likely toast, so thank you to all of you for your interest in that story; and (2) I see […]
Healthy life expectancy has increased by 1.8 years since 1992. Disabled expectancy? Down a half-year. Shocker. Not. Supply shocks are expansionary, even at ZLB. All of this stuff about the “rules being different” at the zero lower bound astound me, as if there is some magic to the number zero as opposed to a number […]
Food stamps work. Sure to be widely reported on the right. Definitely spend the time to read this article on the Sugar Conspiracy.
This morning, two different people sent me these two links: What the hell is going on? What the hell is going on? To answer Tyler’s question at the end of (1), I think we are going to find out.
Just because something is popular … you know, over 58% of my students favor eliminating studying as a requirement to do well in college; over 58% of the children in my kids’ school think Reeses Pieces are an essential part of a quality diet; over 58% of Catholics want the rest of the world to […]