Posts Tagged ‘economists’

  • Thinking like an economist in 2013

    Economic Humor: A New Year’s Resolution

    Jan 1, 13 • 105 Views • Behavioral Economics, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Humor, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to “think economically,” please remember this top ten list: Whatever the question, always answer, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Defend a decision by declaring, “It...

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Blame, Bias and Belief

    Oct 5, 12 • 80 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Having just begun The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, I wanted to share a wonderful excerpt. While this student is commenting on the origins of the First World War, his comments take us far beyond. “Indeed, isn’t the whole business of...

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    Economic Humor

    Sep 7, 11 • 31 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Humor, Macroeconomic Measurement1 Comment

    For laughter and economic insight, the following are wonderful. A Cartoon: From gocomics.com, a very hypothetical illustration of “The First Economist.” A Daily Show Excerpt: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s problems with selling his house....

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    Starbucks or McDonald’s?

    Jun 10, 10 • 1024 Views • Behavioral Economics, BusinessesNo Comments

    A recent Pew Research Center survey asked 2260 adults whether they would, “prefer to live in a place with more McDonald’s or more Starbucks.” 43% said McDonald’s; 35% said Starbucks; 22% had no preference. According to the study, a key...