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Economics and the humanities

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“There is something thrilling about the intellectual audacity of thinking that you can explain ninety per cent of behavior in a society with one mental tool.” An interesting exploration of, as the title says, whether economists and humanists “can ever be friends.”


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August 8, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Following the data

Honesty is the best policy. Yes? Yes, as this story on the admirable economist Alex Tabarrok makes plain.

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May 15, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Political wisdom

A smart political comment, of wide application to life in general, from economist Tyler Cowen here

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April 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Posted in Economic writing, Life

Ancient typography

Use a single space after a period. Why? More here.

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March 12, 2018 at 8:54 pm

Direct Instruction

A post about education, but from an economics blog and with an economic concept subtly embedded. What is it?

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February 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm

Political freedom and economic freedom

Is there a relationship between “global freedom” and freedom of the marketplace? Read this article to explore the question—and ask what concepts can be put to work in thinking about the problem.

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February 4, 2018 at 8:20 pm

Conservation economics

Of dollars and turtles. What economic concept can be put to work here?

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January 28, 2018 at 9:47 pm