You know all those people who say “economics is about human behavior, and predicting human behavior is impossible”? Well, they’re wrong.
My boss is phoning different gyms. He’s looking for one without “biffar”. Biff = steak = people with a lot of muscle.
With the information age the world looks uglier, dirtier, more corrupt, scheming, mostly because the malicious was hidden from us before.
Schaeuble out campaigning for Syriza again, I see.
Women who worked 34 hours or less per week earned 5.6% more than their male counterparts. http://on.wsj.com/1swQQqK
Seriously, there is no need to produce more bourbon than is needed to wash the barrels out with. Barley grows in America, so why use maize?
The problem with old people is it’s always the 1970s in their heads — whether we’re talking about inflation or crime.
Is it easier to date within class lines but across nationalities or within nationality, across class? First is more common. I’ve noticed both relationship types are more common among eccentrics- easier to define norms if you don’t have a common background
I actually feel bad for Sony. They’ve been put in a position like the Prime Minister in that first episode of Black Mirro
To people saying “pulling The Interview means the terrorists won”: we’ve been taking our shoes off at airports for no reason for 14 years…
Come on FOMC. Just agree a state contingent interest rate path, publish it, and tell us about the contingencies. All this rune reading…
Someone needs to ask Yellen about “The Interview”
*KIM JONG UN MAY VISIT RUSSIA IN MAY, ASAHI REPORTS
Ruble collapse makes Russia affordable even for North Koreans.
Tweet of the day. RT @barnejek: Ukraine, if you ever had a chance of invading Russia, this is it.
Ach kommt, den Rücktritt verschiebt Mehdorn doch auch noch ein paar Mal … #flachwitzmussabersein
Seriously considering a GMO-free superfood juice detox this year solely to annoy science journalists
Top U.S. companies founded by 1st/2nd gen immigrants:
For those worried about UK secular stagnation. Black Death led to 150 yrs of trend GDP decline. So it could be worse. photo
A banner day for economics, really:
jedes jahr in den top 100 herausfinden, welche songs komplett an mir vorbei gegangen sind weil die videos auf youtube gesperrt waren.
Best part of this is how after years of overoptimism, strategists predicted a flat year the year housing picked up: photo
It took Japan a long time to realize that the late 1970s drop in fertility wasn’t temporary. http://www.imf.org/external/np/speeches/2014/120514a.htm – photo
Maybe journalists should be required to wear body cameras?
Ban longform journalism.
Italy gets downgraded from ‘fabulous’ to ‘merely stylish’
Watching Orion come back to earth. Always inspiring to see a new product of the marriage between science and imagination.
It’s not Twitter. It’s a social constructivist disruption of hierarchical structures by way of grumpy cat.
Dead dinosaurs and shiny rocks seem to be losing favor as investments