I lead a local discussion group here in Vermont. The group is small, about 16 members, most retired, 30% women, a good mix of ex-business [more…]
Let me be brief.
One of the fascinations in the current presidential election campaign is that both parties are being challenged by relative outsiders. Let's [more…]
So where are we?
Nowhere further forward. Except, perhaps, that we now know about half of the Democrats in Iowa think Clinton is an extension [more…]
Well kind of. If you count a caucus as an election. So here we go, the 2016 presidential election gets under way with something more [more…]
When investment advisors want to justify their expensive and ineffective advice they look for red herrings to batter their clients with. One such example surfaced [more…]
Notes from the cutting room floor:
Lest anyone be mistaken I am aware that we live in a world of models. Everything we do can [more…]
Paul Krugman came remarkably close to giving economics a big negative review in his New York Times blog last week. To sum up his argument: economics [more…]
No I am not going to get upset about mainstream economics. Today I have a different issue to be vexed about: why do degrees in economics [more…]
Well, that didn't last long. I promised myself I would not waste any time this year on complaining about mainstream economics. There is no value in [more…]
That is the question.
A friend of mine pointed me to Thomas Friedman's latest effort in the New York Times. It's too long for me [more…]