Lots of economics this week. We celebrated the Dr. Jekyll side of Paul Krugman (after having lamented his Dr. Hyde a week ago), explored the economics of college admissions and of work and play, and ended the week with a pop quiz. I’ll discuss some of the quiz answers in the near future.
Midweek we took a break to celebrate the centenary of the great Johnny Mercer.
To round out the week’s economics theme, here’s some recommended reading from around the web:
- John Cochrane’s devastating rebuke of Paul Krugman
- Bill Easterly on the perils of declaring health care a “right”.
- Robert Murphy takes on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis. I don’t completely agree with this one, but Murphy definitely scores some points and it’s way fun to read.
I’ll be back next week with more economics, along with some math, science and philosophy. Keep coming back and you’ll see names like Darwin and Godel at least as often as the likes of Krugman. (And if there’s something in particular you’d like addressed, feel free to suggest it in comments or at questions at landsburg dot com.) See you Monday!