GOOGLE FURTHER ENHANCES MY PRODUCTIVITY

Lynne Kiesling

Kevin Brancato is actually the one who has enhanced my productivity by posting on Google’s new tool for searching your hard disk. For people like me who are constantly on the knife’s edge of organization, this is the bee’s knees!

EVIDENCE FOR ECONOMICS

Michael Giberson

Does economics matter? For an assessment that says a once esoteric economic modeling technique — rational expectations — led to better policy practice, see David Warsh’s Economic Principals column, “A Day in the Life of Ed Prescott.

REDSKIN HOME GAME ELECTION PREDICTOR

Michael Giberson

From out of the depths of data mining comes this amazing fact:

“If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the party that occupies the White House continues to hold it; if the Redskins lose that last home game, the challenging party’s candidate unseats the incumbent president.” (From Snopes.com, via Geekpress.com.)

In fact, in a string of 17 consecutive “predictions” going back to the days of the Boston Redskins in 1936, a Redskins victory in the last home game before the election has presaged a victory by the incumbent party.

This year, the last Redskins home game before the election will be against the Green Bay Packers on October 31.