Study the Shocks

September 30, 2014

A system in motion stays in motion. A system at rest stays at rest.

Good so far.

But: our question is a little more interesting. We want to know how the system began to move. We want to know about those moments of change. When you think about it, or when you're not a mainstream [more…]

Wittgenstein’s Silence?

September 29, 2014

Because it is pointless adding to an already over stuffed vacuum.

Economics as currently construed is a discussion about a small percentage of all economic activity. It is therefore incapable of making a contribution to improve the daily lives and/or prosperity of people whose lives are not totally included within the purview of its theorized [more…]

Economics as the Third Culture?

September 8, 2014

Is economics a "third culture" the way Noah Smith suggests it is?

Is it sufficiently different that it deserves its own category apart from the humanities and the sciences?

Who cares?

Well, clearly Smith does. His article is interesting, though, more for what it shows us about the viewpoint of those who are trying to [more…]

There He Goes Again

I have a friend who can be guaranteed to wax lyrical about anything Barack Obama does.

Me? Not so much. I have never been a big fan. I look at him as being the least worst option. Good on a few social issues, making a start on health care, botching bank reform [horribly], and generally [more…]

First Friday

Coming soon are First Friday graphical presentations. [more…]