Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

That vs. which

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Here‘s a video that (not which) explains the workings of restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.

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November 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm

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Stranded…

An economic concept glimmers in this bleak story about the collapse of a travel company. Can you find it?

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September 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm

Recession

Since our first assignment concerned the definition of a recession, this piece might be of interest…

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September 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Splices and run-ons

Don’t commit comma splices or run-on sentences, you’ll regret it.

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May 7, 2019 at 8:26 pm

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Publish tax returns?

An argument in the affirmative, with numerous economic concepts drawn on to support the case.

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April 19, 2019 at 2:49 am

Scale

A useful social media meme that’s going around is worth holding in mind, and it concerns the difference between a million and a billion. A million seconds is a bit shy of 12 days. A billion seconds is a bit shy of 32 years. Scale!

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February 23, 2019 at 3:04 am

Amazon and taxes

In (on the edges) re the matter of our last assignment, this from Tyler Cowen, a leading (not entirely but generally) libertarian economist, always worth your attention…

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February 21, 2019 at 3:44 am