Saturday, September 15, 2018


  • Maeve Cohen, the director of Rethinking Economics, notes the absurdism of undergraduate economics teaching, even after the Global Financial Crisis. In this one page article in Nature, she calls for greater pluralism in teaching. (This has led to the usual whining and silliness in the usual places.)
  • The American Economic Association has a moderated discussion board. I suspect much of the discussion will be too focused on narrow questions for interest by non-economists.
  • Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman have estimates for income in the United States, over time, for various percentiles. These can be called distributional national accounts.
  • Yanis Varoufakis calls for an international movement to fight both a re-insurgent fascism and establishment globalists.
  • Georgist single-taxers are not too my taste. I found this website for the New Physiocratic League colorful. I find intriguing the concept of certifying a political party's platform.

No comments: