Favorite Tweets: December 2014

Noahpinion

You know all those people who say “economics is about human behavior, and predicting human behavior is impossible”? Well, they’re wrong.

sweden / Elinor

My boss is phoning different gyms. He’s looking for one without “biffar”. Biff = steak = people with a lot of muscle.

nntaleb

With the information age the world looks uglier, dirtier, more corrupt, scheming, mostly because the malicious was hidden from us before.

LorcanRK

Schaeuble out campaigning for Syriza again, I see.

palmerandrew

Ownership of government debt, via @DeutscheBank. Greece’s debt now in the hands of official foreign creditors: photo

NinjaEconomics

Women who worked 34 hours or less per week earned 5.6% more than their male counterparts. http://on.wsj.com/1swQQqK

dsquareddigest

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?

jbarro

The problem with old people is it’s always the 1970s in their heads — whether we’re talking about inflation or crime.

MWStory

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

pjdoland

I actually feel bad for Sony. They’ve been put in a position like the Prime Minister in that first episode of Black Mirro

ozchrisrock

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…

t0nyyates

Come on FOMC. Just agree a state contingent interest rate path, publish it, and tell us about the contingencies. All this rune reading…

mattyglesias

Someone needs to ask Yellen about “The Interview”

AnsteyAsia

*KIM JONG UN MAY VISIT RUSSIA IN MAY, ASAHI REPORTS
Ruble collapse makes Russia affordable even for North Koreans.

TheStalwart

Tweet of the day. RT @barnejek: Ukraine, if you ever had a chance of invading Russia, this is it.

egghat

Ach kommt, den Rücktritt verschiebt Mehdorn doch auch noch ein paar Mal … #flachwitzmussabersein

TheStalwart

LAFF photo

oliverburkeman

Seriously considering a GMO-free superfood juice detox this year solely to annoy science journalists

macava

Das sind übrigens die sog. Mainstream-Medien, die von #Pegida-Leuten als Systempresse beschimpft werden. #nopegida photo

ValaAfshar

Top U.S. companies founded by 1st/2nd gen immigrants:

1 Apple
2 Google
3 IBM
4 Oracle
5 Facebook
6 Amazon
7 Qualcomm
8 EMC
9 eBay
10 VMware

RBS_Economics

For those worried about UK secular stagnation. Black Death led to 150 yrs of trend GDP decline. So it could be worse. photo

alanbeattie

Kerry, Baker and Powell wonder if they could hit Kissinger over the head & get away with it. (photo h/t @DannyQuah) photo

A banner day for economics, really:
Edelman: http://www.boston.com/food-dining/restaurants/2014/12/09/harvard-business-school-professor-goes-war-over-worth-chinese-food/KfMaEhab6uUY1COCnTbrXP/story.html
Gruber: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/issa-gruber-are-you-stupid
Nouriel: http://gawker.com/economist-nouriel-roubini-accidentally-tweets-booty-cal-1668751401

yesbutnosara

jedes jahr in den top 100 herausfinden, welche songs komplett an mir vorbei gegangen sind weil die videos auf youtube gesperrt waren.

TheStalwart

Best part of this is how after years of overoptimism, strategists predicted a flat year the year housing picked up: photo

davidmwessel

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.htmphoto

jneeley78

Maybe journalists should be required to wear body cameras?

AdrianChen

Ban longform journalism.

mark_dow

Italy gets downgraded from ‘fabulous’ to ‘merely stylish’

gpetriglieri

Watching Orion come back to earth. Always inspiring to see a new product of the marriage between science and imagination.

AcademicsSay

It’s not Twitter. It’s a social constructivist disruption of hierarchical structures by way of grumpy cat.

ComfortablySmug

Dead dinosaurs and shiny rocks seem to be losing favor as investments

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