Econ 479

The Art of Writing, the Science of Economics

Blow, ye winds, blow

On the economics of storms.


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September 11, 2017 at 1:14 am

Jason Fried on Writing Skills

Comparative advantage announces itself always, as here. In short, dear colleagues, apply yourselves in this class.

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September 3, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Tips for aspiring op-ed writers

A bit of prolepsis: There’s an op-ed in your future in this class. Here are some useful tips from the New York Times.

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August 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm

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

Toiling on the river is hiring economists. Have a look at the last requirement. Onward!

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May 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm

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