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Posts Tagged ‘economic concepts


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

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

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


“Because of the sheer costs of sludge, rational people are effectively denied life-changing goods and services; the problem is compounded by the existence of behavioral biases, including inertia, present bias, and unrealistic optimism.” Cass Sunstein of Harvard discusses sludge. What economic concept(s) do you find in the abstract?

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November 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

The virtues of brevity

Being gassy around Steve Jobs won’t cut it. (Story behind firewall.)

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September 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm