by Tyler Cowen
on August 23, 2010 at 11:39 am
1. Markets in everything, media edition.
2. Ode to a development consultant (a poem).
3. Interactive textbooks on the iPad.
4. Who says there is an innovation crisis?
5. Do high rejection rates make journals more likely to be wrong?, via Chris F. Masse.
6. Indian agency fights yoga theft.
7. Is there a Flynn effect for memory?
5. High rejection rates means more intense competition to get in, so means greater selection for whatever traits get you in. Unfortunately truth-seeking and honesty aren’t among them, not at the top anyway — otherwise the key information wouldn’t be buried in a mail-order supplement to the online supplement to the footnotes, and authors would happily share all their data on request.
2. Sophomoric and lame poetry, sorry.
A journal which prides itself on rejecting
19 articles for every one it publishes
is supposed to honor one of those
criteria which attest to high standards. I
would be more impressed if its articles
generally stood the test of time for at least
Someone should introduce Freedman to Robin Hanson.
I concur that the poem was terrible.
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