International Football Labor Market: Juventus Fire Sale

Lynne Kiesling The Italilan football league scandal has brought the relegation of the four culprit teams, including Juventus, the best team in the Italian Serie A. If I understand the stipulations of the contracts, this relegation means that players are not obligated to remain with the relegated teams. It is better for their careers for … More International Football Labor Market: Juventus Fire SaleMore International Football Labor Market: Juventus Fire Sale

The Wisdon of Crowds Tech Support

Lynne Kiesling OK, this is the kind of creative thinking that makes life beautiful. This CNET News article discusses a new service, Qunu, that aims to unleash distributed tech geek knowledge on tech support problems. In my experience, the best technical support on any product will come from somebody who actually uses and likes the … More The Wisdon of Crowds Tech SupportMore The Wisdon of Crowds Tech Support

Are Economists Tactless?

Lynne Kiesling Let me just state for the record that Alex’s telling his wife that he’ll appreciate the peace and quiet of an empty house is not a function of gender (or, at least not solely). I have been know to make similarly tactless (to use Tim Worstall’s word) remarks to the KP Spouse, who … More Are Economists Tactless?More Are Economists Tactless?