Lots of interesting tid-bits in other blogs over the last couple of days. Here are some pointers:
- Microcredit wins a Nobel Prize
- Outsourcing is on the out
- The economics of ratings
- A major new finding on CEO pay. It is explainable and taxable.
- How academic economists sort out PhD student placement.
- Poker chips going suspiciously missing
- Neuroeconomics city
- Giving stuff away is not for economists
- Lots on the ghettos (a nice summary here). Also here for the Australian bit.
- How many have died in Iraq? Let’s ask a statistician. And is it all like Battlestar Galactica?
- Boeing goes insane! Plan for lower lifetime utility folks.
- Eric Rasmussen thinks division might be evil. In contrast, I think division is easy (click here).
And I am going to work out if I can use Google Reader to make this little excursion easier. Stay tuned.
[Update: OK I have worked it out. If you want to see a list of the items I currently find interesting, click here. It will be a live update as I read stuff and tag them as interesting. It is also has a feed.]