Archive for the ‘economics’ Category

This opinion piece (PDF) in Notices of the American Mathematical Society, argues that since mathematicians increasingly rely on software in generating their results, we should be increasingly concerned about the use of proprietary math software, since (a) not everyone has access to that software and (b) the code used by that software is usually closed-source, […]

The Economic Consequences of Mr. Bush: Politics & Power: When we look back someday at the catastrophe that was the Bush administration, we will think of many things: the tragedy of the Iraq war, the shame of Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib, the erosion of civil liberties. The damage done to the American economy does […]

I read a blog post by an IPCC member yesterday (sorry, forgot the link) that claimed that many IPCC scientists don’t buy the anthropogenic CO2 emissions story. First and foremost, I don’t believe this argument, sounds like a guy whose perceptions of the opinions of others are clouded by a personal bias. But I probably […]

Radiohead’s Tips Might Be Higher Than You Expect — The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics If the era of the album is truly over, and the era of free music is truly upon us, than this tipping business model just might work in the long term. It’s something we as music fans will have […]

The economist has an article on the subject of the Nobel-winning research of Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson. As it happens, I just took a final exam on this very subject. And while I’m not convinced that I aced the exam (but I do suspect that I passed), I am convinced that it […]

Paul Krugman – Op-Ed Columnist – New York Times Blog

Via Kottke, despite the fact that I’m an economics PhD student who studies race issues… Hatred and Profits: Getting Under the Hood of the Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan reached its heyday in the mid-1920s, claiming millions of members. In this paper, we analyze the 1920s Klan, those who joined it, and the […]