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Externalities and interfaces

As someone who has been weathering the healthcare system, I can attest to the thought that a big problem lies in getting one hand to know what the other hand is doing. It’s a problem of, as the subject line has it, externalities and interfaces

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August 26, 2018 at 8:06 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

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

Blow, ye winds, blow

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September 11, 2017 at 1:14 am

Lab work

A downbeat essay on politics and decline—but with appropriate use of the economic concept of public goods.

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August 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Economics and piracy

The new Pirates of the Caribbean movie may not be any good, but it’s a pleasure to see the sunk cost fallacy brought to bear on it in this excellent review

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May 26, 2017 at 3:32 am

Pay your taxes, work hard

Or work hard, pay your taxes: Chef Anthony Bourdain’s secrets of success, such as success might be…

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March 21, 2017 at 12:38 am