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Technical Problems 3/9/15

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July 3, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1501269

July 3, 2015, 4:18 pm, 1501270

Must-Read: Virginia Postrel: The Venus de Milo’s Arms: "The re-creation provides a plausible answer to a question posed...

...by the original advocate of a spinning Venus, archeologist Elmer G. Suhr, in the 1950s and 1960s. Suhr identified many classical sculptures with ...


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July 3, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1501237

Must-Read: With a more equal distribution of income, there would be a lot more demand for manufactured goods--both consumer and residential investment goods.

And here, as elsewhere, I think that there is confusion between what we used to think of as the short-term aggregate demand problem and ...


July 3, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1501236

Must-Read: So when I go back onto the Econ 1 teaching line in the spring of 2016, how do I organize (a) the excellences of markets, and (b) the failures of markets? Reich and Tyson have a nice four-part typology: 1. government creates markets, 2. government corrects ...


July 3, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1501235

Must-Read: There is an astonishing antinomy in this column by the Peterson Institute's Angel Ubide. (A) On the one hand, he says Greek nationalists and Keynesians are cynically and reprehensibly sacrificing the people of Greece in a proxy war to try to advance their anti-EU and anti-austerity ...


July 3, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1501234

Must-Read: Paul Krugman: Europe’s Many Economic Disasters: "It’s depressing thinking about Greece...

...So let’s talk about something else... Finland, which couldn’t be more different from that corrupt, irresponsible country to the south... a model European citizen; it has honest government, sound ...


July 3, 2015, 10:18 am, 1501148

Wikipedia: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777):

The 1777 Siege of Fort Ticonderoga occurred between 2 and 6 July 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga, near the southern end of Lake Champlain in the state of New York. Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's 8,000-man army ...


July 2, 2015, 8:18 pm, 1500932

Must-Read: At a time when nominal interest rates are at their zero lower bound, and when as a result there is neither a real resource cost nor a future burden in terms of higher tax wedges to put more people to work doing things for the government, the fact ...


July 2, 2015, 8:18 pm, 1500931

Live from FT's London Camp Alphaville: Izabella Kaminska: Izabella Kaminska on Twitter:: "But here's @ofnumbers and @delong...

...watching @FD 's short seller interview h/t @philippechuzel @awabot http://t.co/2Wqy0qmaSP