Assorted links

by on June 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. Testing the Schelling tipping point segregation model, done by Bill Easterly.

2. Markets in everything: Ms.Taken, false engagement rings.

3. More on Zeke Emanuel, from TNR.

4. New developments on the origin of life on earth.

5. The Kennedy plan, as seen by the CBO.

1 PeterW June 15, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Fake wedding rings are apparently recommended to young women traveling in Egypt, according to a friend studying in Cairo this summer.

2 noto June 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm

The Easterly paper looks very interesting, but interested readers should first read Card, Mas, Rothstein (QJE, 2008) on tipping points. That paper is an absolute joy to read. If I become an economics professor I plan to use that paper to recruit students into the field of economics

3 Huggy June 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I think the health insurance plan is part of saving the unions. I think Kausfiles said the plan was to unionize retail workers, eg Walmart, since those jobs couldn’t be sent to China. The unions would need the health care costs to be picked up by someone else to be viable.

4 ogmb June 17, 2009 at 5:42 am

How about renting a fake husband for your Egypt trip?

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