Economics, stale memes, and distraction from productive activity
Sunday, April 30, 2017
The siren song of homogeneity
The U.S. and Europe are in a time of great political change. Policies haven't changed that much yet, but the set of ideas that drive...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Why the 101 model doesn't work for labor markets
A lot of people have trouble wrapping their heads around the idea that the basic "Econ 101" model - the undifferentiated, sing...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Ricardo Reis defends macro
I really like this defense of macroeconomics by Ricardo Reis. He makes it clear that he's sort of playing devil's advocate here...
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Can rationalist communities still change the world?
In my last post, I recounted some historical examples of times when (broadly defined) rationalist communities - groups of smart generali...
Saturday, April 08, 2017
When rationalists remade the world
Defending the "rationalist" community from its most recent crop of assailants, Scott Alexander writes : There have been pas...
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