Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

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September 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm

The numbers add up

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Study writing and interpersonal skills, to be sure, as the previous post counsels, but knowing the numbers, beg pardon, counts out in the world.

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September 5, 2016 at 3:33 am

Op-eds for sale

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If this blog post is accurate, then writing op-ed pieces is a highly marketable skill worth mastering. Competitive advantage goes to those who excel in Econ 479…

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September 1, 2016 at 11:51 pm

The old college try

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

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