In praise of folly

•October 1, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Why poverty and famines are almost never a supply problem – it is equally possible for starvation to develop in countries flush with fertile arable land, as in Zimbabwe now –  but an economic and entitlement problem

Surely you’re joking…

•August 27, 2007 • 4 Comments

Try to teach like that, if you can.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds

•August 22, 2007 • 7 Comments

Some of us were born (almost) with Powers of Ten. Some grew up with an astronomy book – I still have one given to me by an engineer cousin.

It’s comforting that the guys at Google continue to let their inner child out.

Google Earth Sky 

Cracking a nut with a sledgehammer

•August 13, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution on how to read and apply the First Theorem of Welfare Economics.