Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

The old college try

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Why not go to college? Present company excepted, many people don’t—which, according to economist Erik Hurst, may not make the best financial sense.

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August 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm

Phlawed phishing

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Clearly the writer is not an alumnus of Econ 479. A tip: When in receipt of such message, count the errors. One is forgiveable, two not—and almost always a sure sign of a scam.

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August 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm

The devil in the details…

I’m obsessed with attention to detail. I don’t know that you can teach that—either that triggers you to stay for the next two hours to fix something, or you’re the kind of person who will just let it slide.

Soledad O’Brien, CEO of Starfish Media, interviewed in the New York Times

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June 13, 2016 at 3:03 am

That versus which

Which is which? Which is that? That which is the correct form is discussed here

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June 7, 2016 at 2:19 am

Mobility and the economy

An economic report on why Americans aren’t moving as often as in earlier decades trades on a new kind of capital—social, that is. More

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May 25, 2016 at 4:34 am

Of supply and demand in the sharing economy

Can gigs keep a person afloat? What about a corporation? More

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March 30, 2016 at 3:17 am

Do free trade agreements protect doctors?

This blogger thinks that the answer is—well, sort of. This one takes principled issue with some of the argumentation. Which one is correct?

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March 22, 2016 at 12:51 am