by Tyler Cowen
on July 14, 2012 at 10:16 am
in Uncategorized |
1. Moral hazard, in a few senses of that word.
2. Swiss photo essay on where Greeks hide their euros.
3. How to improve transportation, and Yglesias bait.
4. Does published language really show we are becoming more individualistic?
5. Who objects to painful tests on animals?
6. Evan Soltas on the culture that is Japan.
#4: I’ve read several of Mark Lieberman’s posts over the years, and his analyses are generally interesting and well thought out. I’d have to bet on his morning hour reanalysis.
#4 The Twenge, et al. paper is emblematic of a larger problem in the social science — the date on which so many studies are based are kept secret, making replication all but impossible
+1 When electrons are cheap, there is no reason the author cannot attach a data appendix.
If more people file data appendices, we will be able to do meta-analyses, just as they do in medicine and pharmacy.
And, fewer bad theories will fly.
I mean “data”, not date
#3: Yes, 30 year T-Bond yields are low, but are the Feds selling $150B chunks at one whack?
Also, Matt’s going off message. The _official_ number for Iraq and A-stan, according to progressives is $3 Trillion, not $1.4T.
Or is he not going off message and crediting Obama for saving $1.6T?
Oh, shit, only $1.4T? That changes everything!
#2 “Sauber: Der Staubsauger als Euro-Versteck ist schon hohe Schule.” I don’t get it.
the phrase basically says that hiding money in a vacuum cleaner is pretty sophisticated. “hohe schule” means like “high level handicraft / science / advanced style etc…
Also, an earlier caption said basically “they teach you to look in the closet in robber Kindergarten.” Pretty funny…good to see the Germans (don’t believe Zeit.de is Swiss!) having some fun with the euro crisis for once.
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