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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

An unstated concept

The takeaway from this consumer-oriented newspaper piece falls neatly under the umbrella of a single economic concept. What is it?

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February 12, 2019 at 4:18 am

Un(der)employment by major

Hmmm.

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February 12, 2019 at 4:09 am

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Greek life and other challenges

Fraternities afford lifelong networking opportunities. But do they pay off? See here for more on economics as it relates to student life…

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January 14, 2019 at 8:01 pm

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