Monthly Archives: May 2015

Symmetry

This is kind of an important topic, so I won't put it behind the veil. There is a symmetry in economic arguments that people (and newspapers) don't often understand. For instance, why is the price of a thing what it … Continue reading

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Fury Road > Age of Ultron

Sorry, Joss, FURY ROAD takes the summer. No contest. I want it to stay in theaters forever so that it's there, expectant, waiting for me whenever I'm jonesing for a two-hour car chase with the most insane stunt-work I've ever … Continue reading

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Lucifer: The TV Show!

Loosely based on the excellent comic. Trailer here. I'm totally in.

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Comparative Advantage Again

Kinda regretting that I didn't put in a clause to put off these entries for this week. But I didn't. So here's another post.

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Comparative Advantage

One case for trade.

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First Pic

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Sunrise

Let's talk about the Social Security Trust Fund. I doubt you know how it works. I mean, how it really works. You see, there is a tax (part of FICA goes to Social Security). The tax takes in green paper … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones

Well... (One spoiler but I think it's a mildish one.)

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The Right Metaphor

I try to tuck my more boringer posts behind the veil. (Although maybe I forgot about that yesterday.) I'm deliberately leaving this one full page, though. This is about what I try to do when communicating economics. There are some … Continue reading

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Utility

The development of economics is tied with the development of moral philosophy. Economists are people, and people naturally find it difficult to observe behavior without giving opinions on that behavior. "Scientifically" we might say that we might merely observe how … Continue reading

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