What would Ysidro do?

  In a 1950 paper, Paul Samuelson wrote: The most rational man I ever met, whom I shall call Ysidro … More

Adam Smith on education

I just read this and had to share it. It seems that universities haven’t changed radically for a good couple … More

Poetry in archives

Poetry pops up the strangest places… Stephen Ziliak was recently in the news for inspiring Haiku Economics, and I had gotten … More

The audience, yet again

No theorizing today, just a quote from the last paragraph of the preface of the very interesting Let us now … More

Summing it all

Who’d have guessed it was Irving Fisher who summarized it all? Of all the great mysteries the greatest to me … More

Choosing to remember

Kathryn Harrison writes in the New York Times a review of Laurel T. Ulrich’s Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. … More