Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sachs' pronouncement

Article on Sachs' pronouncement of the death of Keynesianism.  (Link to original within).

Saturday, June 05, 2010


How to make fries...I mean really make fries.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Mental Spew

  • A good article on capitalism in Hollywood by Alex Tabarrok
  • A debate on the least Bohemian city.  For most Bohemian, my vote would be Baltimore.  
  • Interesting paper on the labor market in this current recession.  Echoes some things I am currently working on.
  • Good post on some issues in Asia by Daniel over at Facts and other stubborn things.  One thing to add...there are some flaws in the argument that the US situation is like Japan.  The US banking system is far more solid (look how fast they have managed to return the TARP money).  Japan's economy was under a dual decline of unemployment and consumer spending that helped magnify the issue (US spending has not suffered much since 2001).  Government borrowing was 130 percent of GDP.  I'm not downplaying the seriousness of US debt, but it is not in the same neighborhood.
  • Flyers tie it up!!

World Cup by economists

Article on the incidence of economists predicting the World Cup.  One note: it is troubling evidence of the ignorance of math that the author felt it necessary to add a disclaimer about the "snarls of math" referring to a simple linear equation.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Immigration policies

A good example of how our immigration system is atrocious.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Great NHL commercials

Great new NHL ad for the Stanley Cup Finals.

I also love this one with Crosby and Ovie and this series with the old coach.

Oh and this one from Boston is one of the best ever.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Putting in a claim

I'm calling the first "Philly fans get Toews-ered" joke!

Stanley Cup Finals


Teen werewolves

How's this for kids telling people they don't care what others think?  I love it.

Star vs. planet

Photos of a star engulfing a planet 300 times the size of Earth.

Monday, May 24, 2010

NFL vs American Needle Ruling

The ramifications if the NFL won this, it would negatively affect every major US sport.  Sorry baseball.  Loved Drew Brees' open letter...he's a well written Super Bowl winner.