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Monday, August 31, 2009

Hpergamy

Another data point:

"Among the women, those with the greatest number of spouses were themselves considered high-quality mates, the hardest working..."


Marginal Revolution: Serial monogamy and hypergamous women

What If She Were Always in the Mood? | Psychology Today

What If She Were Always in the Mood? | Psychology Today

“The Savings Rate Has Recovered…if You Ignore the Bottom 99%” « naked capitalism

The top .01% of US (14,000 families) had a total savings of 171 billion. Half of all savings.
Stunning income distribution. And Republicans argue that slightly higher taxes will make these guys work less?


Guest Post: “The Savings Rate Has Recovered…if You Ignore the Bottom 99%” « naked capitalism

New evidence on international trade, offshoring, and US wages | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

This is a better interpretation than Krugman's "too soon to tell" explanation.
Less educated and lower wage US workers are hurt by globalization. The inverse is true for Chinese workers.


New evidence on international trade, offshoring, and US wages | vox - Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

Friday, August 28, 2009

Nation's Unemployment Outlook Improves Drastically

That is why vacations are so good.


Nation's Unemployment Outlook Improves Drastically After Fifth Beer | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Edward Moore Kennedy

On torture.

Edward Moore Kennedy

Financial Armageddon: A Member of the Delusional Set Slips Up

Finally people are starting to look at the real unemployment number:
U6.

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.



Financial Armageddon: A Member of the Delusional Set Slips Up

If the Median Economist Set Health Care Policy, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Reasonable solutions that are not being proposed.


If the Median Economist Set Health Care Policy, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Economist's View: "The Dangers Ahead for Bernanke"

Economist's View: "The Dangers Ahead for Bernanke"

Economist's View: The Size of the Bush Tax Cuts vs. the Cost of Health Care Reform

Ethical choices versus moral choices.

Economist's View: The Size of the Bush Tax Cuts vs. the Cost of Health Care Reform

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Why Poach Another’s Mate? Ask An Expert - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com

Mate Poaching.

Why Poach Another’s Mate? Ask An Expert - TierneyLab Blog - NYTimes.com

How Shazam Works « Free Won’t

Sometimes Occum's razor does not apply.


How Shazam Works « Free Won’t

Matthew Yglesias » The Work Goes On

"The Dream shall Never Die"


Matthew Yglesias » The Work Goes On

More Parent-Child Quality Time? Thank Harvard - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com

Why are you spending so much time with your kids?
Early on I decided mine were not going to Harvard.

More Parent-Child Quality Time? Thank Harvard - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com

Is the Fundamental Attribution Error Fundamental or Even An Error?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

It is not who, it is what the circumstances are?



Is the Fundamental Attribution Error Fundamental or Even An Error?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Obesity in 1956

This was the definitive fat American of 1956.


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Great Obits

"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

Read the full story

Smile for the week ~ Angry Bear

Advice on writing research articles - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Good review for both papers and presentations.

Advice on writing research articles - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Marginal Revolution: Gompertz Law of Mortality, or, your body wasn't built to last

Probability of dying doubles every 8 years.


Marginal Revolution: Gompertz Law of Mortality, or, your body wasn't built to last