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Jun
29

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Best day of the week – best links from Giorgi! 1.  Sad news first – Anna Schwartz, famous for being Milton Friedman’s collaborator, passed away at the age of 96. RIP… 2.  A somewhat original way of saving the Euro, from NY Times. 3.  And an orthodox approach to the same problem, from Economics Help blog. 4.  Not exactly economics (in fact, not economics at all!) but I’m sure you, as well as I, have long been interested why supermarket fruits and vegetables look so well and taste, erm, not so well. Here’s the answer for tomatoes. I’...
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Jun
15

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Best day of the week – best links from Giorgi! 1.  A short note about inflation targeting pros and cons from Economics Blog. 2.  Bloomberg tells us how the banks really became “too big to fail”. 3.  The Economist tells us about of yet another reason to envy China. At least, from the India’s point of view. 4.  Noah Smith tells us, what the college education is really about. 5.  Nick Rowe has a new (at least for economists) meaning for the word “nonlinearity” and tells us what problems are there with linear and nonlinear presen...
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Jun
08

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TGI Friday – let’s see, what have economist bloggers and blogging economists prepared for us! 1.  Interesting examples of perverse incentives from Mark Perry. Can you think of other examples? 2.  How companies are replacing oil – from LA Times and Startribune. Again, examples from our reader would be appreciated. 3.  Not exactly a blog post but an ingenuous business idea. Shall South Caucasus offer its united forces for sale too? J 4.  What happens, when policymakers don’t know their Econ 101, from EclectEcon. 5.  Pros and co...
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Guest — Ulrich Koester
The collection about perverse incentives is very interesting. You may add the famous one – The Cobra Effect -which is even to be f... Read More
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:10 AM
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Jun
02

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Another Friday – and a slightly overdue post with the news from all around econoblog-world. Some of my favourite bloggers seem to have taken a hiatus – hence the somewhat short post today. 1.  Let’s start with some description of future events, were the Greece to leave the Euro. 2.  And talking of the devil – a survivor’s guide for the end of the Euro itself, from the Baseline Scenario. 3.  The Economist’s Free Exchange blog has a nice post on the “Facebook economy”. 4.  And the same blog has a long but very interesting discussion ...
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May
11

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Another Friday – another post with interesting links on economics. 1.  Let’s keep the tradition and start with a link from Michael Fuenfzig – property rights and internal migration in Russia. 2.  Economics Blog tells us how austerity could be self-defeating. 3.  For any Star War fans out there – was Death Star really worth all the fuss? 4.  From The Atlantic – how being kidnapped by pirates is just something from game theory. 5.  Noah Smith has an interesting post on the essence of financial crisis. 6.  Again from Noah ...
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Guest — Zak
Interesting list, as usual! But let me say this, Giorgi: you shouldn't be reading the number 10.
Saturday, 12 May 2012 10:10 PM
Guest — Giorgi
It's too late for me anyway )
Monday, 14 May 2012 9:09 AM
Guest — Eric
Related to 9, I've just bought (and read) a book by Ha-Joon Chang "23 things they don't tell you about capitalism". His #23 is cal... Read More
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May
04

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It’s Friday – best day of the week and day of best links from around the world of econobloggers! 1.  Let’s keep the tradition and start with two links from Michael Fuenfzig. First – a small post on identity in Georgia. 2.  And second – projects like Lazika seem to gain popularity in the world. And this post argues that it’s not finances, that the developed countries should provide to such projects. (And also have a look at Michael’s last week post on our blog). 3.  Calculated Risk blog has some nice graphs on US population distribution b...
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