Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
- Topological modification of network data for AI applications.
- Archaic humans interbred with Neanderthals, Denisovians, and some other close neighbor hominids we havn't identified yet.
- Krugman on Cochrane on Keynesian economics. More here.
- Krugman on Summers on the "permanent slump".
- The current state of risk management and financial forecasting. 30 potential risk measures surveyed.
- Analysis of the recently leaked sections of the TPP.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
In which University of Chicago professor and asset pricing guru Dr. John Cochrane criticizes the traditional Keynsian view that government spending has a positive multiplier at the zero lower bound, only to be refuted by Drs. DeLong and Krugman, and the question "Does anyone believe this stuff anymore?"is answered.
Friday, November 01, 2013
- What is Ender's Game really about? Terrible choices in war, or child abuse?
- The Donna Minkowitz/Orson Scott Card interview referenced in (1). Jawdropping.
- Michael Flynn's marvelous series of articles on Galileo's role in the Copernican controversy of the 1600's begins here. Read the whole thing. One of the most fun and informative articles on the history of science in the late Renaissance/Early Modern period I've ever read.
- Brad DeLong's scenario analysis of the US economy going forward.
- Edward Snowden may be invited to testify on NSA spying in Germany.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
- The Roman Empire as seen by a 2nd c. Chinese historian.
- Daniel Radcliffe is a normal person with a weird sense of humor.
- Neil Gaiman on the worth of libraries.
- The "Northampton Clown" is unmasked as student Alex Powell. He'd been getting death threats from people who took his act a bit too seriously.
- I do not have a working theory of mind on Eugene Fama for his views on the macroeconomy.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Commonly called the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded today to three economists working in the area of finance: Eugene Fama, Lars Hansen and Robert Shiller. The advancements are in the area of the "empirical analysis of asset prices: Fama for his work on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis and related areas, Hansen for the widely used Generalized Method of Moments statistical technique, and Shiller for work on failures of rationality including financial bubbles. Tabarrok and Cowen provide good summaries over of Marginal Revolution (Fama, Fama, Hansen, Hansen, Shiller, Shiller).