Delong On Reading The History Of Economic Thought

This Brad DeLong post on reading the classics of economic thought is wonderful. Brad uses a Machiavelli letter to illustrate an important point — reading the classics in a body of thought give depth and nuance to your understanding of the current state and practice of methodology. I teach history of economic thought, and I … More Delong On Reading The History Of Economic ThoughtMore Delong On Reading The History Of Economic Thought

More On Iraqi Oil

On Tuesday in the Houston Chronicle, Michael Economides addressed the question of the US taking control of Iraqi oil fields in a post-Saddam scenario. He argues that according to existing international law, such an act would be a war crime. Some aspects of such an act would also contradict the Administration’s stated position (via Colin … More More On Iraqi OilMore More On Iraqi Oil

What A Pest

Yes, it’s 6:45 here in Chicago and I’m wide awake. I can thank the Lumpen ProletariCAT for that one. Good thing she’s cute, she’s such a pest. … More What A Pest