- How much capsaicin would you like/can you stand? For the true chili aficionados among you, perhaps the Dorset naga?
An older, but still very actual interview with Charles Plott on the value of experimental methods in Economics
S. Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2008. I plan to try number 10 (Noma, Copenhagen, the only Danish restaurant on the list) this year.
A very nice article about GMU’s Econ department. I love for instance the following bit, despite its capitalizing on stereotypes (but we love those sometimes :-)); so here’s Arnold Kling: My simple way of describing it is that at Chicago they say, ‘Markets work; let’s use markets.’ At Harvard and MIT they say, ‘Markets fail; let’s use government.’ And at George Mason, we say, ‘Markets fail; let’s use markets.’”
Barack Obama might be very good at writing books (see here my assessment of his most popular book); however, he fares pretty poorly so far, in his economics policies.
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[…] Basescu has repeated his insistence that Székelyföld will have no more nor less autonomy than anywhere else. This is not a position with which I disagree in principle, but since he trotted it out two years ago and has done absoultely nothing towards decentralisation in Romania since, it is clear that what he means by “Covasna will have the same amount of autonomy as Calarasi and Constanta” is, in fact, “absolutely none”.
Here’s my favourite bit of the best essay I’ve read today:
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The reality is that democracy is a very blunt instrument, and in today’s environment we are choosing between ways of muddling through. We may hear that the election is about different visions for America’s future, but the pitches may be more akin to selling different brands of soap.