Conflicting Signals at the Marginal Revolution

Michael Giberson I’m getting conflicting signals from Marginal Revolution. No, not the disagreement between Alex and Tyler over Deidre McCloskey’s recent lecture on prudence in politics. It’s the The Shangri-La Diet, currently listed under the heading “We Recommend.” Click through to Amazon and check out the author’s name on the cover – “Seth Roberts, PhD.” … More Conflicting Signals at the Marginal RevolutionMore Conflicting Signals at the Marginal Revolution

The Business of Armani’s Fashion House

Lynne Kiesling Today’s Wall Street Journal has an interview with Giorgio Armani about the business side of his vastly successful fashion house (subscription required). Coming to prominence in the 1970s and 1980s for soft, yet elegant, tailored fashions for men and women, Armani has extended his name brand to home furnishings, fragrance, makeup, and accessories. … More The Business of Armani’s Fashion HouseMore The Business of Armani’s Fashion House

Topping the Singles Chart With Online-only Releases

Lynne Kiesling A coda (pun intended) to our music week features comes from this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, which had an article (subscription required) about U.S. hip-hop band Gnarls Barkley. Their single “Crazy” entered the U.K. singles charts at number 1, making this the first song to do so that has only been released on … More Topping the Singles Chart With Online-only ReleasesMore Topping the Singles Chart With Online-only Releases