Carmen Reinhart, professor at Harvard, asks a really good question.
It's a fun game--everybody can play!
Very nice piece. I plan to read more of Mr. Weingarten's work.
Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study shows that over time some participants may become conservation martyrs.
In case you missed it, Megan McArdle summarizes an academic study that blows a huge hole in Senator Warren's career-making research.
Paul Solman at PBS is shocked--just shocked: "But maybe we’re wrong — all of us."
One of my graduate school classmates, now the Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson, makes what seems to me an excellent case for why the government should lose to AT&T, which is a bit different from whether it will.
Bloomberg's "Venezuelan Cafe Con Leche Index".
Neat story. (Pro tip: the Sea Salt Caramel is an excellent use of the calories.)
With a $20 ice cream maker and a hunger for a more healthful indulgence, Los Angeles lawyer Justin Woolverton concocted a dessert that quickly developed a cult-like following. . . .
For the 12 weeks that ended Aug. 6, IRI said, Halo Top had sales of $86.9 million, compared with $83.3 million for Ben & Jerry's and $78.6 million for Haagen-Dazs.
Note that about 15 years ago, the FTC told us how difficult it would be to compete against Ben & Jerry's and Haagen-Dazs. My, how things change.
"Proprietary Data Analytics--your number one source for high quality, proprietary data for economics research"
Made me laugh. (It's a parody.)