Browsing Catharsis – 07.27.12
July 27, 2012
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New internet cats: joker cat and a box of cats.
People in Greece are actually using local currencies as an inflation hedge. Contrary to normal, when people just use them because they are ignorant. HT Rick
Knock knock jokes + grammar nazis.
Someone from the alarmist left is using stuff I like to solve global warming. Specifically evolutionary psychology and Governing the Commons.
The EU might start using drones to stop illegal immigration.
Tool Time Rage.
Is peak oil dead? HT Tyler Cowen.
Chrono Trigger + Winnie the Pooh.
The Tea Party is quiet… too quiet. Very funny.
Alton Brown joins Mental Floss?
Euclids on the Block.
Thomas Jefferson never warned about the dangers of government provided health care, but he did say that guns are a good method for physical and mental exercise.
Cowen explains monetarism, Keynsianism, Real Business Cycles, and ABCT better than I ever could. Those are videos… no excuse not to watch them.
Some young economists talk about where they think economics is headed. In discussing the article, Eric Falkenstein links and trolls: “Krugman got his Nobel Prize for a mathematically elegant model of international trade. There was no new, true and important insight of that model, it was merely an elegant rationalization of some stylized facts that has zero predictive power. I glad to see he sees the pointlessness of such parochial models. Will he give back his Nobel Prize?”