Tyler’s NYT article — important and well worth reading

Lynne Kiesling Mike already anticipated me and beat me to it with his great post surveying the Cochrane and Critical Review reactions to what Alex Tabarrok today calls “Krugman’s theya culpa” in the New York Times magazine. I think all of the commentaries that Mike linked to are well worth reading and considering; not surprisingly, … More Tyler’s NYT article — important and well worth reading

Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report

Lynne Kiesling Today the Fraser Institute has released its 2009 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report. Written by James Gwartney and Robert Lawson, with assistance from other authors as well, this report is one of the most valuable quantitative comparative economic analyses of the form and extent of economic freedom around the world. As … More Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report

The wisdom of crowds has no use for predicting the lottery

Michael Giberson English illusionist Derren Brown hosted a live television show last week during which he appeared to have predicted winning lottery numbers.  He subsequently claimed (among other things) that he used the “wisdom of crowds” to generate the prediction. In a follow-up show last night, watched by 3 million people, Brown said he used … More The wisdom of crowds has no use for predicting the lottery

Better Place has deal to provide taxis in Toyko

Michael Giberson Japanese taxis represent a mere two percent of all passenger vehicles on the road in Japan, yet they emit approximately 20 percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) from vehicles due to their average distance traveled in a given day. From a news release by Better Place.  The company statement highlights the projects ability … More Better Place has deal to provide taxis in Toyko

Reactions to Krugman on the state of macroeconomics

Michael Giberson Krugman’s long essay in the New York Times Magazine last week continues to stir responses. (All of which are much more substantive and engaging than my supercilious remarks on Jane Smiley’s goofy Marxism in the Huffington Post. ADDED: For a more measured response to Smiley, see Steve Horwitz and Art Carden’s short explanation … More Reactions to Krugman on the state of macroeconomics