Assorted links

by on March 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. Influences on Scott Sumner.

2. Via Chris F. Masse, interview with Guy Kawasaki.

3. The economics of a fundraising concert.

4. Markets in everything, signaling through lipstick edition.

5. Kieran Healy's book list.

6. The joy of indices.

7. The portfolio effect, a continuing series, this time on green consumers.

Careless March 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm

#6 was definitely worth the few seconds it took

Gabriel E March 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I also really enjoyed the Scott Sumner post. Very thoughtful.

BKarn March 21, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Posts like that from Sumner only make me boggle even more at the other comments he makes with regard to the United States (bad country that may as well give it up) and China (awesome country that can do little wrong and will dominate the earth so greatly that anyone else may as well give up even trying to compete).

Pedro Magalhães March 22, 2010 at 5:59 am

On the “joy of indices”, there’s of course the famous short story by J.G. Ballard, which consists exclusively of an index (“The Index”, 1977). The Spectator even ran a competition based on it some time ago: http://www.spectator.co.uk/wit-and-wisdom/all/629151/index-linked.thtml

Candadai Tirumalai March 22, 2010 at 9:14 am

In the index from Wigs at Work, “Eton, trouble at, traced to
classics” certainly caught my attention. I imagine the classics
have always been central to Eton College, England’s famous
public (private) school. It seems that the classics have lessons
to teach outside the strict curriculum.
It is an index with “attitude.”

Industrial Heating Elements December 22, 2010 at 11:18 am

Kieran Healy’s book list is just what i needed for this crazy cold Winter. Thanks:)

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