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    When is Research Inaccurate?

    Jun 13, 12 • 90 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Innovation, Regulation, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Frequently, it is tough to challenge respected researchers. Our story starts with a June 28, 2010 econlife post: In 1910, as a 22 year old Russian immigrant, Dr. Selman A. Waksman arrived in Philadelphia. Through the education he accessed, the mentors who...

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    Idea Incubators and Economic Growth

    Jun 28, 10 • 88 Views • Businesses, Economic History, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    It is so tempting to assume that we get the best results when we tell people what to do. If we want to use less oil, then pass laws that encourage us to invent better batteries. Yes? Using Selman Waksman as an example, retired Harvard professor David S....