Some Quick Econ Videos

These are excellent. Brief and clear. Trade is important. Markets matter. Buy-local is foolish and backward. Ep. 1 of 5 – The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity – YouTube Ep. 2 of 5 – Division of Labor: Burgers and Ships…

Saturday Links …

Big list, have a good weekend! This week’s sign of the apocalypse Artisanal headphones? Check. Two thoughts. One, don’t be surprised. Two, it must be pretty bad if the NYT has the story: Gov. Cuomo’s Broken Promises – NYTimes.com Cuomo’s…

Math, A&W, and Burger Sizes

Submitted without comment. Why Do Americans Stink at Math? – NYTimes.com: “One of the most vivid arithmetic failings displayed by Americans occurred in the early 1980s, when the A&W restaurant chain released a new hamburger to rival the McDonald’s Quarter…

Colleges and Cruise Ships

We’ve visited quite a few colleges in the last two years. Most of them now seem like a 4-year stay on a parked cruise ship. Unbelievably, and certainly unnecessarily, opulent. Most of the opulence seems to have little to do…

Monday Links …

Don’t miss this: The Breitling AVI 765 Co-Pilot Series of Watches – Part I The Olympics of ham radio – South – The Boston Globe Uber vs Comcast, great points The Johnnie Walker Whiskey Cocktail Guide D@mn, this Seiko looks…